Three questions each NFC North team must answer before 2021 NFL season: Is Aaron Rodgers staying in Green Bay?

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What did the Packers offer Aaron Rodgers?

This off-season, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid QB and player in football. ... “I don't know,” Rodgers said. If Rodgers does not show up for camp, he will be fined $50,000 for every day he is absent. WBAYReport: Aaron Rodgers turned down contract extension offer

Sources -- Aaron Rodgers declined Green Bay Packers' extension offer that would have made him highest-paid QB

ESPN 21 July, 2021 - 12:01pm

Aaron Rodgers turned down a two-year extension offer from the Green Bay Packers this offseason, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal, sources said, would have tied the reigning MVP to the Packers for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid quarterback and player in football.

Sources told Schefter in April that Rodgers does not want to return to the team because of issues he has with management. Despite his stance, the Packers have remained adamant that they will not trade the three-time MVP.

Since then, Rodgers has failed to show up to voluntary OTAs for the first time in his career. Training camp is scheduled to begin July 28.

Rodgers, 37, has said one of his issues with the team is that general manager Brian Gutekunst failed to give him advance notice that the team would trade up to draft quarterback Jordan Love in 2020.

"With my situation, look, it's never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan," Rodgers said on SportsCenter in May. "I love Jordan; he's a great kid. [It's been] a lot of fun to work together. Love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. An incredible 16 years. It's just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It's about character, it's about culture, it's about doing things the right way."

Although away from the Packers, Rodgers has stayed busy this offseason, including appearing as a guest host on "Jeopardy!" and participating in a made-for-TV exhibition golf event alongside Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau.

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