sport news Aaron Rodgers WILL have his trade request granted if he makes one, says Packers ... trends now
The Packers will not stand in Aaron Rodgers' way if the quarterback requests a trade this offseason, the team's president and CEO Mark Murphy confirmed Friday.
Rodgers' future has been a source of massive speculation this offseason, with he and the Packers appearing to edge towards an exit after 18 seasons.
And after the Jets were granted permission to speak with the 39-year-old this week, Murphy indicated Friday that both Rodgers and Green Bay could be ready to move on from each other.
'It's a situation where I think we wanted to help Aaron achieve what he wanted, as well as the Packers,' he told WBAY. 'Hopefully it'll create a situation where it's a win for both sides.'
While Murphy noted that discussions were still ongoing, he spoke about Rodgers' Green Bay career in the past tense.
'Very few players play for only one team. Brett [Favre] had a great career here. Aaron had a great career here,' he said.
The New York Jets brass think they're on the brink of acquiring four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini
Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy spoke about Rodgers' Green Bay career in the past tense
'Regardless of what happens, Aaron will be in the Pro Football HOF, he'll be in our hall of fame, and we'll bring him back and retire his number.'
Rodgers met with Jets owner Woody Johnson and the team's front office staff in his native California this week, and New York emerged confident from the meeting