KEY POINTS

  • Packers coach Matt LaFleur says there's no chance Rodgers will leave Green Bay
  • The Rams reportedly made a move for Rodgers but ended up signing a different quarterback
  • LaFleur claims Rodgers will be a Packer "for a long time"

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has reiterated the team’s trust and confidence in Aaron Rodgers after reports swirled that the Los Angeles Rams are making a move for the prolific quarterback.

The two-time NFL MVP awardee expressed uncertainty about his future with the Packers after their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Conference championship game, which led to questions about a potential trade.

According to LA Times’ Sam Farmer, the Rams had already plotted an attempt to tap the services of Rodgers next season. However, the pundit revealed that the Packers are "adamant" to keep the 37-year-old Chico, California in their ranks.

With the Packers spoiling their plans, the Rams eventually signed Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions as the franchise’s new quarterback.

Meanwhile, LaFleur used no uncertain terms when describing Rodgers' place in the organization. The young mentor believes will be a Packer "for a long time."

"Is that a trick question? Absolutely," LaFleur said, as quoted on NFL's official website. "There's no doubt about it. You're talking about the guy that's going to win the MVP of the league. We're not in this position without him.

"So I couldn't be happier with not only his performance but how he led this football team, all the little things he does within that locker room to ensure that everybody is locked in, focused, ready to go," he continued. "So yeah, absolutely, he will be here. For a long time. I know I've said that before, but for a long time."

Rodgers walked off Lambeau Field following the Packers’ 31-26 loss to the Buccs.  The player has put together an MVP campaign in 2020, having completed a career-high 70.7% of his passes for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns and threw just five interceptions.

The Super Bowl XLV winner is under contract with Green Bay through 2023, and he seems determined for at least one more Vince Lombard trophy to add to his impressive resume.

Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers leaves the field following the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images