Report: Packers, Aaron Rodgers nearing agreement for Rodgers to play in 2021
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon that the Packers front office and disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers are nearing an agreement to have Rodgers show up to training camp on time and play for the Packers this upcoming season.
Per Schefter, the sides agreed to terms of the weekend that “are close to convincing Rodgers to abandon plans he had to skip training camp and instead return for it.”
Schefter is reporting their agreement would include “an approximation of the following conditions:
* The 2023 year in Rodgers’ contract — the last one in his current deal — would be voided, with no tags allowed in the future.
* The Packers would agree to review Rodgers’ situation at the end of this season.
* Rodgers’ contract would be adjusted with no loss of income to give the Packers more cap room now.
* Mechanisms will be put in place to address Rodgers’ issues with the team.”
Schefter goes on to explain that the agreement to “review” the situation means the team would trade Rodgers if he still feels how he has been about the organization. The Packers could conceivably trade Rodgers with one year left on his deal next year, or the two sides could agree to let him walk.
NFL insider Trey Wingo is reporting Rodgers’ return to the Packers is also contingent on the team trading for former Packers receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb, who turns 31 on August 22, is currently with the Houston Texans and is entering the second year of a three-year, $27 million contract. Given Schefter’s report, the Packers may indeed adjust Rodgers’ contract to provide the cap room necessary to bring Cobb back to Green Bay.
After publishing his initial report, Schefter sent out another tweet saying that with Rodgers coming back, wide receiver Davante Adams is open to negotiating with the team. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported over the weekend Adams and the Packers had broken off contract extension talks. Adams is under contract through this 2021 season.
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