The San Fransisco 49ers reportedly reached out to the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday about the possibility of trading for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Green Bay responded that there was a “zero per cent chance” that it would move its franchise quarterback, sources told Pelissero.
The #49ers reached out to the #Packers on Wednesday about trading for Aaron Rodgers, but no formal offer was made and a source said there is a “zero percent chance” that Green Bay deals the reigning NFL MVP.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2021
This report supports what Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said on Monday when he stated that they were committed to Rodgers for the “foreseeable future.”
The Packers were one win away from the Super Bowl last season, as the 37-year-old Rodgers led them to the NFC Championship game where they lost to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Meanwhile, the 49ers’ quarterback situation remains one of the huge question marks ahead of Thursday’s draft.
Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the San Fransisco roster, but many believe the 49ers will be taking a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick. The team gave up a substantial package to move from No. 12 to the third spot, and with QBs like Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Trey Lance most likely all still available at that point, head coach Kyle Shanahan will probably have a new toy to work with next season.
The first round of the NFL draft kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday.