San Francisco has the third pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft.
With the 2021 NFL draft beginning in a matter of hours, a number of teams have reached out to the Packers regarding a possible trade for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported on Thursday that the 49ers reached out to the Packers on Wednesday about trading for Rodgers but no formal offer was made. According to one of Pelissero’s sources, there is a “zero percent chance” that Green Bay trades its franchise quarterback.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer also reported on Thursday that a few teams had called the Packers about Rodgers, but did not provide specifics about any particular franchises.
Earlier this week, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said the franchise was committed to Rodgers “for the foreseeable future.”
“Aaron’s our guy,” Gutekunst said on Monday in a pre-draft Zoom session. “He’s going to be our quarterback for the foreseeable future.
“We’re excited about the things we’re going to try to accomplish here over the next couple years.”
In last year’s draft, the Packers traded the No. 30 pick and a fourth-round pick to the Dolphins for the 26th pick and selected quarterback Jordan Love. In doing so Love became the first offensive player drafted by Green Bay in the first round since 2005.
Last season, Rodgers led the Packers to a 13–3 record and an appearance in the 2020 NFC championship game. He won his third MVP in the 2020 season and finished with 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
Green Bay has the No. 29 pick in Thursday’s draft, while San Francisco has been one of the most discussed teams during this year’s draft cycle, currently holding the No. 3 selection.
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