Aaron Rodgers trade: All bets are now officially off

Aaron Rodgers

The Aaron Rodgers offseason soap opera is over for this offseason and there will be no trade for the reigning NFL MVP.

Rodgers has agreed a four-year contract extension with Green Bay worth a total of $200million, which makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history at an average of $50million. The pact includes a staggering $153million in guaranteed money.

Eventually the two sides kissed and made up for good after 2021 had seen a long standoff which made a parting of the ways seem almost inevitable.

Rodgers trade had looked likely

Rodgers eventually reported for the 2021 season but a contract restructure appeared to pave the way for a trade this offseason – voiding 2023 on his existing deal.

Instead though the relationship between Rodgers and the Packers appeared to thaw though – particularly with GM Brian Gutekunst. Rodgers meanwhile again played at an MVP level and led Green Bay to the league’s best regular-season record. They were defeated in the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers.

As Rodgers considered his decision he had three options – re-sign with Green Bay, retire or request a trade. Denver, Tennessee and Pittsburgh all reportedly had deals lined up had he decided on the final option.

Instead though Rodgers will now likely finish out his career as he started it – a Packer.