GREEN BAY – In an attempt to mend their relationship with Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers offered a contract extension this offseason that would have tied the quarterback to the team for the next five seasons, multiple people with knowledge of the discussions confirmed to the USA TODAY Network. The people spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the talks.
Ultimately, Rodgers did not accept the offer.
The offer was not made immediately after Rodgers’ third MVP season, but rather after it became apparent the relationship between team and quarterback was fractured, one person with knowledge of the offer told the USA TODAY Network. It was believed the Packers’ initial hesitancy to make any meaningful alterations to Rodgers’ contract after the season only exacerbated the quarterback’s frustrations.
But the Packers regrouped to offer an extension that would expire after Rodgers’ age-42 season, multiple people familiar with