GREEN BAY - After a year of attempts to mend the bridge, conflict is brewing between the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers before Thursday night's opening round of the NFL draft.
Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Packers that he has told some within the organization he does not want to return to the team, PackersNews confirmed. Rodgers’ desire to not return was first reported Thursday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The team has done nothing to placate Rodgers since the season's end, including converting no guaranteed money onto the remainder of his three-year contract. The three-time MVP quarterback said following the NFC championship game he had an "uncertain" future with the team. Publicly, the Packers have stated their commitment to Rodgers remaining their quarterback for the "foreseeable future," an indefinite timeline general manager Brian Gutekunst reiterated this week.