NFL News: Aaron Rodgers Might Not Be Coming Back to the Packers
The ongoing drama surrounding the holdout between reigning league MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers just got much more interesting following the news that broke this Tuesday. Is there any chance left whatsoever that Rodgers will remain in Green Bay considering the latest developments?
Read on as we take a closer look at what had happened in the negotiations between Rodgers and the Packers, and how that has impacted Green Bay’s odds to win Super Bowl LVI. And to be on top of all the developments from the NFL offseason and beyond, head on over to Nitrogen Sports Blog after this.
An Offer That Rodgers Did Refuse
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that three-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers just turned down a massive contract extension from the Green Bay Packers that would’ve made him the highest-paid player in all of football.
The particulars of the deal itself have not been made public to this writing, but it was reported to be an extension that would’ve kept the 37-year-old quarterback in Green Bay for the next five years. For Rodgers to turn down such an offer that’s somewhere in the ballpark of what Patrick Mahomes makes in a year (roughly $21.4 million or ~719.9 BTC) is an indication that the disgruntled QB’s relationship with the team is virtually unrepairable.
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Chaos in Cheesehead County
This could be the last and best effort that Green bay has in store in hopes of retaining Rodgers’ services. Rodgers’ reluctance to entertain the team’s lucrative offer should be taken as a final word that the QB is not interested in dealing with the organization’s current management whatsoever and that he’s willing to hold out until he’s dealt.
That being said, the Packers would be wise to start shopping the future Hall-of-Famer while they can. Rodgers does warrant huge demand and a hefty penny on the market, but they’ll need to act fast as training camp is just a week away and Rodgers will certainly not be with the team during this period as he’s already didn’t bother participating in voluntary OTAs for the first time in his 16-year NFL career.
Green Bay Packers Updated Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI
As of this writing, the Packers have the seventh-best odds in the league to win Super Bowl 56 at a price of (+1,475). The Kansas City Chiefs (+450) are still the odds-on favorites to win the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in three years, followed by the reigning Super Bowl champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+650).
Green Bay still remains the overall favorite to win the NFC North at (-164), but the Minnesota Vikings (+275) could very well shift the tides of the odds in the event that Rodgers does indeed end up getting shipped before the regular season kicks off.
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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.