GREEN BAY — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has arrived at Lambeau Field for training camp as media reports swirl that he is close to a new agreement with the Green Bay Packers that will see him play for the team for at least one more season.
Aaron Rodgers has arrived at Lambeau Field. pic.twitter.com/QMuoYsAIk3— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) July 27, 2021
Late Monday night, TMJ4's sister station NBC 26's cameras saw Rodgers arriving at an airport in Green Bay on his private jet. After greeting some people on the tarmac, he was whisked away in a car.
Earlier Monday, reports emerged that Rodgers does plan to play in Green Bay this season and is close to a new agreement with the team.
Ian Rapoport first reported that sources close to the MVP said he does plan to play for the Packers this season and that many factors are still at play.
According to ESPN senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the team is offering concessions to Rodgers, and is "close to an agreement that would bring Aaron Rodgers back to Green Bay for at least this season," citing sources.
Schefter says the new agreement "would help set up Aaron Rodgers’ departure from Green Bay after this season."
The ESPN insider continues that the 2023 year in Rodgers’ contract would be voided in the agreement, "with no tags allowed in the future," according to sources.
The new agreement, once finalized, would help set up Aaron Rodgers’ departure from Green Bay after this season, per sources. https://t.co/NojVojcHjy— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2021
According to the Associated Press, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said he’s optimistic Rodgers will play for the team this season.
Murphy said Rodgers hasn’t told him about his plans.
The Packers hold their first training camp workout this Wednesday.
Murphy said there is no scenario in which the team would trade Rodgers, according to the AP.