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Report: Rodgers doesn't want to return to Packers

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Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers has told some within the Green Bay Packers organization that he doesn't want to return to the team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Packers president Mark Murphy, general manager Brian Gutekunst, and head coach Matt LaFleur met with Rodgers at various points this offseason to discuss his concerns. The team also offered to extend the 37-year-old's contract, Schefter adds.

Rodgers' agent held several meetings with the Packers over the last month, but Rodgers refused to restructure his contract and instead wants an extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The quarterback's issues go beyond his contract, as he doesn't like anyone in the team's front office, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

"Aaron's our guy. He's going to be our quarterback for the foreseeable future," Gutekunst said Monday.

Gutekunst made another statement Thursday, reiterating the franchise's commitment to Rodgers.

Multiple teams have already reached out to the Packers about trading for Rodgers, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Among them is the San Francisco 49ers, Rodgers' hometown team. However, there's a "0% chance" of such a deal, reports NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Rodgers has three years remaining on his contract with the Packers.

Some of Rodgers' unhappiness likely stems from last season's draft, when the Packers - who went 13-3 and reached the NFC Championship Game in 2019-20 - used their first-round pick on a quarterback. Green Bay again went 13-3 and lost in the NFC Championship Game this past season.

Following the 2020 draft, Rodgers said he believed his future with the Packers was out of his hands.

The three-time league MVP spent part of this offseason as a guest host of "Jeopardy!" and said he'd like to keep playing football and host the show full-time.

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