• The Green Bay Packers are not trading Aaron Rodgers, according to team general manager
  • The Packers haven't set a deadline on contract negotiation talks with Rodgers
  • The 49ers and Rams have inquired about Rodgers' availability

At 37 years old, one would think that NFL veterans like Aaron Rodgers would want to end their career quietly but on a high note.

However, former Super Bowl champion created quite a stir before the 2021 NFL Draft when word got out that he wanted to be traded.

Such marred the NFL rumor mill, and most were pondering what the Green Bay Packers are up to.

But when the smoke cleared, it turned out that the team had no plans of trading him and that he is part of the Packers’ long-term plans.

This was explained no less by Green Bay team manager Brian Gutekunst via ESPN.

"We've been working through this for a little while now, and I just think it may take some time," Gutekunst said. "But he's a guy that kind of makes this thing go. He gives us the best chance to win, and we're going to work towards that end."

Rodgers is under contract with the Packers until 2023 but has no more guaranteed money left in his current deal.

As far as Gutekunst is concerned, the rant of Rodgers is nothing new and that they never told the quarterback he would be traded. Better yet, there are no plans to do so for now.

"We're not going to trade Aaron Rodgers," he quipped.

Several teams have expressed interest in Rodgers, but nothing official came out. The San Francisco 49ers allegedly inquired about his availability, as well as the Los Angeles Rams.

Gutekunst would not confirm this but stressed that Rodgers was never available for trade.

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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. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

A good way to seal this drama is to see the Packers sign Rodgers to a contract extension.

Nothing close to that has happened so far, but Green Bay is expected to continue courting the veteran NFL quarterback moving forward.

"It's kind of a hypothetical and it's kind of, like I said, our desire is to have Aaron as our quarterback leading this team and competing for championships," Gutekunst stated. "So, it's a little bit of hypothetical, so we'll get to that. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it."