Packers prez: We're committed to Rodgers for '2021 and beyond'
Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants out of Green Bay and is even willing to retire in order to make that happen. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Packers president Mark Murphy: We're committed to Aaron Rodgers for '2021 and beyond'

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reportedly doesn't want to play for the franchise again in 2021 and beyond. 

With rumors swirling, Packers president Mark Murphy addressed the situation and said Green Bay is committed to Rodgers in "2021 and beyond" in a column posted Saturday on the team's website:

"Thursday was definitely a day filled with more intrigue than usual. The day started with the report that Aaron Rodgers is upset with the Packers and doesn't want to return to the team. When a report like that involves the reigning MVP, it is obviously a huge story, and it dominated the sports news for most of the day.

"This is an issue that we have been working on for several months. Brian Gutekunst, Matt LaFleur and I have flown out on a number of occasions to meet with Aaron. We are very much aware of Aaron's concerns and have been working with him (and his agent Dave Dunn) to resolve them. We remain committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond."

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst previously said Rodgers would be the team's quarterback for the "foreseeable future," adding on Thursday that he would not trade Rodgers. 

Rodgers is under contract with the Packers through the 2023 season but wants a new deal. The two sides couldn't agree to an extension, partially causing Rodgers unhappiness with the franchise. 

Rodgers' frustration also stems from Green Bay's decision to draft Jordan Love last year instead of getting him some help on offense. The veteran quarterback has not spoken publicly since saying on "The Pat McAfee Show" nearly a month ago that the future is uncertain. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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