Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers chose not to go the nuclear route by opting out by Friday’s deadline. However, that does not mean his situation with the Packers is close to being resolved, and teams are continuing to watch.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Saturday morning’s “SportsCenter” (h/t 247Sports) that the Denver Broncos, who are heavily interested in the future Hall of Famer, are still monitoring Rodgers situation in Green Bay. Fowler said:
“I’m told from the Broncos perspective that yes, they are monitoring Rodgers and whatever situation might be out there with quarterbacks, but they like their current set up. They like Drew Lock and believe he’s a different guy this year with his work ethic. And they like Teddy Bridgewater. They believe he can win games too. They’ll look into Rodgers if he’s available, 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 that they will not trade him this offseason.
If the Packers end up trading Rodgers, or he sits out, Green Bay will be forced to turn to second-year quarterback Jordan Love, whom they traded up to select in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
With no end in sight to the Rodgers situation, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told Love as 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 for the Packers to sort out their situation with Rodgers sooner rather than later.