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Aaron Rodgers tells Packers he doesn’t want to return; reigning NFL MVP upset with organization

Green Bay (OnFocus) – As reported by multiple sources Thursday afternoon and followed up with additional media outlets during Thursday evening’s NFL draft, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has told the team he does not want to return to the Packers for next season.

There has been speculation since the Packers fell to Tampa Bay in the NFC Championship Game that Rodgers had thoughts about not wanting to remain in Green Bay.

Earlier this week, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst shared in a press conference the Packers were committed to Rodgers for the “foreseeable future.”

“We’re excited about kind of the things we’re going to try to accomplish here over the next couple years,” Gutekunst said on a  conference call with reporters this week, via the Packers website. “We had to do a lot of things (with contracts) to bring guys back this year and we’ll have to do that again. So we’re not done by any means yet, and we are working through that with a number of our players, including Aaron.”

Speculation has begun on which teams Rodgers would like to be traded to, including the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Las Vegas Raiders. Whether or not that trade could occur during the remaining rounds of this year’s draft is not certain.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]