Report: Aaron Rodgers plans to play for Packers this year
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The months of off-season drama and rumors that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may leave the team could be finally coming to an end.
That’s according to NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport, who tweeted Monday that Rodgers has told people close to him that he plans to suit up in green and gold this season.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for GB this season, sources say. That is the expectation. Many factors at play, but with GM Brian Gutekunst saying he is “hopeful” for a positive outcome, there is a glimmer of optimism.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2021
Rodgers has not yet made any public statements regarding his reported return to Green Bay.
According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, though, Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst said the organization is working to resolve issues Rodgers has had with the team’s management. Gutekunst said he’s “hopeful for a positive outcome.”
Looking ahead, Gutekunst says he looks forward to building off a dominant 2020 season with a returning nucleus led by Aaron Rodgers. Says they’ve been working tirelessly to resolve the issues “and remain hopeful for a positive outcome.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2021
Throughout the course of the offseason, Rodgers has skipped out on optional team activates, despite making a point to attend ahead of previous seasons.
The team’s training camp kicks off Wednesday. Players are expected to report Tuesday.
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