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Sport Aaron Rodgers closing in on reworked contract with Green Bay Packers as part of 2021 return

16:21  27 november  2021
16:21  27 november  2021 Source:   msn.com

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One of the biggest mysteries of the NFL offseason just gained a little bit of clarity.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is close to an agreement with the Green Bay Packers on a reworked contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones, seemingly bringing at least a temporary end to the months-long stalemate between the reigning NFL MVP and the franchise he has been with for 16 seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field: Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers celebrates defeating the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. © Stacy Revere, Getty Images Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers celebrates defeating the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report the development.

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Under terms of the agreement, according to ESPN, the final year of Rodgers' existing contract would be voided, leaving only two remaining. Green Bay would not be allowed to place the franchise or transition tag on Rodgers, and the team would agree to review the contract at the end of the season, per ESPN.

Neither team president Mark Murphy nor general manager Brian Gutekunst would address earlier reports Monday that Rodgers was poised to return for this season when asked following the Packers' shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field.

"We have been working tirelessly with Aaron and his representatives,” Gutekunst said Monday. “We’re hopeful for a positive resolution."

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Murphy added that the Packers are committed to Rodgers beyond the 2021 season. Murphy also said he was unsure whether the quarterback would participate in training camp this week. Veterans are due to report Tuesday.


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Should Rodgers opt not to attend any portion of training camp, he would incur a $50,000 fine for each day he misses.

Rodgers, 37, skipped the team's entire offseason workout program, including mandatory minicamp, for the first time in his career amid reports of his discontent with the Packers' front office. Though he seldom addressed the matter during the late spring and early summer, Rodgers indicated in a "SportsCenter" interview with Kenny Mayne that his objections were more rooted in personal matters than financial ones.

"I think sometimes people forget what really makes an organization," Rodgers said. "History is important, legacy of so many people who've come before you, but the people. That's the most important thing. The people make the organization. The people make the business. Sometimes that gets forgotten. Culture is built brick by brick, the foundation of it by the people. Not by the organization, not by the building, not by the corporation. It's built by the people.

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"I've been fortunate enough to play with a number of amazing, amazing people, and got to work for some amazing people as well. And it's those people that build the foundation of those entities. I think sometimes we forget that, you know."

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Rodgers said he did not object to the team trading up to select quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of last April's NFL draft, but he was unhappy with how Gutekunst handled the situation. Guiding the Packers to a second consecutive NFC championship game berth while earning MVP honors for a third time, however, further complicated matters, Rodgers acknowledged.

"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. [It's been] 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."

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Gutekunst has reiterated throughout the last three months that the team would not trade Rodgers, maintaining that the franchise sees a path forward with its disgruntled star.

Rodgers has three years remaining on the four-year, $134 million contract extension he signed in 2018, but the deal contains no guaranteed money past this season.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Aaron Rodgers closing in on reworked contract with Green Bay Packers as part of 2021 return

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