It's been a wild Day 1 of the NFL Draft, and not a single pick has been made yet.
The big story of the day was a bomb dropped by ESPN's Adam Schefter: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is unhappy with the organization and does not want to come back to Green Bay in 2021.
Since that report from Schefter dropped, the rumors and news have been all over the place regarding Rodgers and his future.
Here's what we know so far: Rodgers is legitimately upset and has been for a while, dating back to the Packers trading up to draft Jordan Love in the first round last year instead of giving him another weapon on offense. He also may have been frustrated about the team choosing to a kick an infamous field goal on fourth down late in the NFC Championship loss to Tampa Bay.
The Packers remain committed to Rodgers and have no plans to trade him, and they've sent multiple members of the front office to visit with him this offseason. They've even offered a contract extension.
But Rodgers isn't budging. He recently got engaged to Shailene Woodley, has hosted "Jeopardy!", and is generally at a different point in his life right now. Nothing seems imminent right now, because the Packers have no reason to trade him unless he's 100 percent serious about not wanting to play for them anymore, but who knows what will happen in the coming days and weeks.
As you can see, the reports are somewhat all over the place. Like with Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson earlier this offseason, it's anyone's guess if this is just smoke or if something really might happen.
Update: the Packers might be coming around on the idea that they'll have to trade Rodgers, per Chris Mortensen. Also, it sounds like a deal with the Broncos might be in the works.
Regardless, this type of drama is good news for Vikings fans. If Rodgers does end up forcing his way out of the division, Minnesota would become the favorites to win it, and Kirk Cousins would suddenly be the NFC North's best quarterback after the departures of Rodgers and Matthew Stafford.
This could all amount to nothing if Rodgers and the Packers end up working out an extension. But it seems like a very serious situation right now and something to keep monitoring going forwards.
NFL Draft weekend is the best, isn't it?
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