Aaron Rodgers turned down a two-year extension offer from the Green Bay Packers this offseason, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal, sources said, would have tied the reigning MVP to the Packers for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid quarterback in football.
Sources told Schefter in April that Rodgers does not want to return to the team because of issues he has with management. Despite his stance, the Packers have remained adamant that they will not trade the three-time MVP.
Since then, Rodgers has failed to show up to voluntary OTAs for the first time in his career.
Rodgers has said one of his issues with the team is that general manager Brian Gutekunst failed to give Rodgers advanced notice that the team would trade up to draft quarterback Jordan Love in 2020.
“With my situation, look it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan,” Rodgers said on SportsCenter in May. “I love Jordan; he’s a great kid. [We’ve had] a lot of fun to work together. Love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. An incredible 16 years. It’s just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It’s about character, it’s about culture, it’s about doing things the right way.”
Information from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky was used in this report.