On the first night of the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter told the world that Aaron Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay, according to sources. Ever since that time, there has been constant speculation, drama, and accusations about who is to blame for the situation. Obviously, there is an issue between Rodgers and the Packers. Both sides have admitted to such, while both have remained silent on what their discussions have entailed.
Jay Glazer’s Claim
Despite the two sides keeping their discussions private, Jay Glaze, while appearing on the Pat McAfree Show, claimed that he “knows” Aaron Rodgers still wants out of Green Bay:
"I know he still wants out. Without a doubt. Absolutely. Still wants out"@JayGlazer on Aaron Rodgers
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 16, 2021
Analyzing the Claim
It should be noted that Jay Glazer has not claimed to have had any conversation with Aaron Rodgers whatsoever. In other words, this claim is only his opinion based on what he has heard and read.
While it may be true that Rodgers does want out, it also is not confirmed. Even the sources that Schefter originally said he had turned out to be nonexistent. A few days after setting the Packers’ fan base on fire with his report, Schefter admitted on The Dan Patrick Show that there was no source.
If Rodgers does want out of Green Bay, it would mean, among other things, that he lied to some of his past teammates. John Kuhn, AJ Hawk, and James Jones have repeatedly stated that they believe that the situation between the Packers and the MVP is fixable. Jones has even offered to mediate the conversation.
In other words, what Glazer “knows” is nothing more than his own opinion on the matter. His opinion is shared by many, but the sheer number of people who share an opinion do not make that opinion a fact. There are just as many, if not more, people who believe Rodgers will be under center for the Packers come Week One.
The Green Bay Packers, according to Matt LaFleur, “desperately” want Rodgers back. Even Jay Glazer admits that the Packers immediately turned away any calls about a possible trade. Now, that does not mean Rodgers wants to be back with the Packers; it simply means the Packers want him back with them.
Does Rodgers really want out of Green Bay? Maybe, maybe not. The only person who really knows the answer to that is Aaron Rodgers. He is not saying anything one way or another yet. Therefore, it is irresponsible for Jay Glazer to come out with such a claim. He will have to play the waiting game, just like the rest of us.
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