As rumors, reports, and logic all point to disgruntled Green Bay quarterback and reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers eventually returning to the Packers to prepare for the upcoming season, some fans of the organization may find ahead of the weekend that no confirmed news is good news.
Per Nick Shook of the league's website, Packers president Mark Murphy explained during a Friday Zoom conference call meant to focus only on the club's financials that he couldn't offer any information about Rodgers' future.
"This is really limited to questions regarding financial statements," he answered a question about the star signal-caller. "I would just say there's nothing new to update on the issue that you raised."
Rodgers hasn't revealed if he plans to report for training camp July 27, but former teammate A.J. Hawk raised eyes earlier in the week when he said he feels Rodgers is "going to be in Green Bay" through at least the 2021 campaign. Former Packers wide receiver James Jones said something similar last month, and ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported Thursday there is a "slightly growing sense" among some individuals around the league that Rodgers will rejoin the Packers at some point this summer.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has insisted he's not trading his top player and asset whom he has signed through 2023, and that could leave Rodgers choosing between playing for the Packers this fall or retiring until Green Bay is willing to trade his rights to a different team next year.