Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers chose not to go the nuclear route by opting out before Friday’s deadline. However, that doesn’t mean his situation with the Packers is close to being resolved, and the teams continue to watch.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Saturday morning “Sports Center” (h / t 247Sports) that the Denver Broncos, who are very interested in the future Hall of Famer, are still monitoring Rodgers’ situation in Green Bay. Fowler said:
“They’ve told me from a Broncos perspective that yes, they’re monitoring Rodgers and whatever situation there may be with the quarterbacks, but they like his current setup. They like Drew Lock and think he’s a different guy this year with their work ethic. And they like Teddy Bridgewater. They think he can win games too. If he’s available, they’ll see Rodgers, he’s not, so they’re certainly not going to overreact right now. “
On Thursday, however, Fowler said there is currently “no trade market” for Rodgers as the Packers continue to insist they won’t trade him this offseason.
If the Packers end up trading Rodgers, or if he is left out, Green Bay will be forced to turn to second-year quarterback Jordan Love, whom they traded to select in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
With no end in sight for Rodgers’ situation, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told Love when he left for summer break to continue preparing to be the starter this season.
The Utah State product did not play any games during the 2020 campaign as a rookie, so it would be ideal if the Packers resolved their situation with Rodgers sooner rather than later.