Nearly every NFL team would want Aaron Rodgers to be their starting quarterback, and a few have actually looked into trying to make it a reality. In the hours leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, multiple reports claim that the Green Bay Packers have received trade calls about their reigning MVP.

The trade rumors aren’t expected to amount to anything with Green Bay quickly rejecting the notion that they might give up Rodgers. The San Francisco 49ers reached out to the Packers about Rodgers’ availability, but no formal offer was made, NFL Network reports

San Francisco has the No. 3 overall pick in the draft after trading up from No. 12 a few weeks ago. The 49ers plan to take a quarterback and eventually replace Jimmy Garoppolo under center.

Rodgers won his third NFL MVP award in the 2020 season. The 37-year-old led the NFL with a 121.5 passer rating, 48 touchdown passes and 70.7 completion percentage. 

Green Bay was defeated in the NFC Championship Game for the second straight year. It was the 49ers who defeated the Packers with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line two seasons ago.

After last year’s draft, it seemed conceivable that Green Bay might want to trade Rodgers. The Packers traded up to select Jordan Love with the No. 26 pick in the first round. Rodgers has since admitted that there’s a good chance he could finish his career with another team.

Rodgers has been selected to eight Pro Bowls in the last 10 seasons. The Packers haven’t reached the Super Bowl during that time. 

Five quarterbacks could be taken within the top 10 picks of Thursday’s first round. 

Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are viewed as locks to be the first two selections. San Francisco will likely pick Mac Jones or Trey Lance. Justin Fields might not make it past the No. 7 overall pick.

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