KEY POINTS

  • A local pub has joined Green Bay Packers fans in convincing Aaron Rodgers to stay
  • The Wisconsin-based pub has made an enticing offer for Rodgers and his fiancée
  • The rift between the Packers star quarterback and GM Brian Gutekunst seems to be intensifying

Some in Wisconsin are willing to go to the extent just to convince Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers to stay.

Rodgers’ Packers exit saga has been one of the most followed stories in the NFL this offseason.

The reigning MVP is still linked to a move away from Green Bay in a trade that could become a first in the history of the league.

Surely, Wisconsin natives don’t want to see the Packers superstar to leave. In a wild attempt to make the quarterback stay, a local pub, “Mr. Brews Taphouse,” has decided to offer Rodgers and his fiancée Shailene Woodley free burgers and beer for life.

Apparently, the said establishment still believes in the old adage that “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” and it is clearly the approach founder and CEO Steve Day is sticking with.

“Seriously, we can’t let Aaron go. No way, no how,” Day said in a news release, per the  Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Not only is he coming off yet another MVP season, but he is the face of our beloved franchise. We aren’t in a position to renegotiate his contract, but we can offer him and Shailene [Woodley] a delicious meal and great brews whenever they like.”

“Come on, Aaron, please stay,” he added.

If reports are to be true, things have gone worse between Rodgers and Packers GM Brian Gutekunst these past few days.

It has now become a widespread rumor that Rodgers has mockingly referred to Gutekunst as the late Jerry Krause, the long-time Chicago Bulls general manager who had contradicted with Michael Jordan during his time with the team. 

Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb #18 during the fourth quarter of a game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Weighing in on the seemingly growing conflict between Rodgers and the Packers, the former’s ex-teammate John Kuhn assumed that the player may have not agreed on some of the team’s views and plans.

However, the former Packers fullback emphasized that Rodgers’ passion is still there.

"He's conflicted because this man loves to play the game of football, this man loves to be a Green Bay Packer and this man truly sees careers," Kuhn said of Rodgers during a recent interview with “The Zach Gelb Show" on CBS Sports Radio.

"He's watched friends leave, he watched Brett Favre's career toward the end,” he continued. “He's watched all these things play out in front of his eyes; he's taken notes throughout his career. He's seen some situations that didn't feel were done or finished the way that they could or should have. He's just trying to take his earned destiny within his own hands.”