Day: July 27, 2021

Aaron Rodgers Back at Green Bay Packers Training Camp amid Contract Disagreement

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers is back for another round of training camp with the Green Bay Packers, indicating he may stay with his longtime team after all.

After reports of the reigning NFL MVP wanting to leave Wisconsin, Rodgers, 37, was spotted walking into training camp on Tuesday, with the team tweeting out his arrival.

One day earlier, ESPN’s Adam Schefter had reported that Rodgers appeared to be making headway in contract negotiations with the Packers, where he’s played for his entire 16-year professional career. The agreement would include canceling the final year of his contract, making it more likely that the upcoming 2021 season will be his last in Green Bay.

Rodgers was selected by the Packers as the 24th overall pick in the 2005 draft, and has three years remaining on his contract after signing a four-year, $134 million extension in August 2018.


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ESPN’s Jay Bilas Has A Big Suggestion For The ACC

Jay Bilas speaks at the espnW Women + Sports Summit.

Jay Bilas speaks at the espnW Women + Sports Summit.

With the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, it’s only a matter of time before the Big 12 are no more. With his former conference in a position to grab up some of the Big 12 schools, ESPN’s Jay Bilas has a suggestion for what the ACC should do next.

Appearing on SportsCenter today, Bilas suggested that the ACC contact the SEC and propose a merger of their conferences. He pointed out that the natural (geographic) rivalries that the two conference have would be great for allowing them to grow even bigger.

“If I were commissioner of the ACC, the one thing I would be thinking about is approaching the SEC and saying ‘look at all of the natural rivalries we have in our conference.’ Why don’t we start thinking about a merger?”

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Aaron Rodgers closing in on reworked contract with Green Bay Packers as part of 2021 return

One of the biggest mysteries of the NFL offseason just gained a little bit of clarity.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is close to an agreement with the Green Bay Packers on a reworked contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Jones, seemingly bringing at least a temporary end to the months-long stalemate between the reigning NFL MVP and the franchise he has been with for 16 seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the development.

Under terms of the agreement, according to ESPN, the final year of Rodgers’ existing contract would be voided, leaving only two remaining. Green Bay would not be allowed to place the franchise or transition tag on Rodgers, and the team would agree to review the contract at the end of the season, per ESPN.


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