It seems all but certain that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will be parting ways, and the latest development from general manager Brian Gutekunst only seems to confirm that.
Gutekunst was speaking at the NFL owners’ meetings in Phoenix, Arizona this week when he said the team was struggling to get ahold of Rodgers all offseason. After failing to get ahold of Rodgers, the Packers reached out to the quarterback’s representatives who informed the team that Rodgers wanted to be traded to the New York Jets.
“I was really looking forward to the conversations with Aaron to see how he fit into that,” Gutekunst said, according to ESPN.
“Those never transpired. So there came a time where we had to make some decisions, so we went through his representatives to try to talk to him [about] where were we going with our team. At that point, they informed us that he would like to be traded to the Jets.”
Because there was a lack of communication between the two parties, the Packers had no choice but to plan for the future without the 39-year-old Rodgers.
“Our inability to reach him or for him to respond in any way,” Gutekunst said, “I think at that point, I had to do my job and kind of reach out [to other teams] and understand that a trade could be possible and see who was interested.”
As things stand now, there have been reports of the Jets and Packers working on a potential trade for Rodgers, but nothing has been finalized at this time.