As we all know, the Detroit Lions will have a new starting quarterback under center in 2021 as Matthew Stafford has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams.
But what we did not know, until today, is that Stafford was option No. 2 for the Rams.
On Thursday, Adam Schefter not only dropped a bombshell that Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay but he also revealed that the Rams tried to trade for Rodgers before trading the Lions for Stafford.
From Adam Schefter:
The Packers are aware of his feelings, concerned about them and have had team president Mark Murphy, general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur each fly out on separate trips to meet with Rodgers at various points this offseason, sources told ESPN.
“As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond,” Gutekunst told ESPN. “Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team.”
Rodgers has not budged this offseason, but neither have the Packers, who have made it known they are not interested in trading Rodgers anywhere.