Packers: Twitter reacts to Aaron Rodgers trade drama

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Well, that escalated quickly. From the Green Bay Packers saying they remain committed to a future with Aaron Rodgers, to now ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting that Rodgers wants out.

It’s been a wild day already and the draft hasn’t even started yet.

Will Rodgers be on the move? Won’t he? Should the Packers have traded up for Jordan Love? Have they made a huge mistake? So many questions that it’s easy to forget that later tonight, the Packers will be adding a player to the roster in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Where this story will end is anybody’s guess. There’s so much to digest with Rodgers’ future but, as ever, Twitter has weighed in on the report by Schefter.

As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported, Rodgers refused a contract restructure and wanted an extension. When the Packers eventually offered him an extension, there was no deal. Wow.

After trading up for Jordan Love a year ago, the Packers can only blame themselves for this mess.

However, there’s another way to look at it. Packers salary cap expert Ken Ingalls made a great point about Rodgers’ contract situation.

Unfortunately though, Zach Kruse of Packers Wire makes a great point.

One thing we all need to consider is how it would impact the salary cap. Can the Packers even justify trading Rodgers considering what it would mean for their cap in 2021? Here’s the breakdown by ESPN’s Field Yates.

But is it about just a contract? Or is there more to it? Aaron Rodgers has had multiple opportunities to commit to his future with the team, but the fact he hasn’t is particularly telling.

Here’s a great point from Cheesehead TV’s Andy Herman.

But regardless of what happens next with Rodgers, remember that none of this is Jordan Love’s fault, just as it wasn’t Rodgers’ fault when Brett Favre was traded.

What are your thoughts?