The 49ers were Rodgers’ top landing spot amid the offseason drama that nearly saw him retire as the Packers repeatedly said they had no intention to trade him, インクルード NFL Network 報告.
Talks between 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and Packers coach Matt LeFleur took place before San Francisco traded up to get the No. 3 で選ぶ 2021 NFLドラフト, eventually selecting Trey Lance, the NFL Network reported. San Francisco traded for the マイアミドルフィンズ’ No. 3 pick on March 26. It means that there were talks being held before the ESPN report dropped on draft day that Rodgers wanted out.
Rodgers suggested he thought talks were close.
“There were points where I thought anything was possible. Definitely. But not a strong possibility,” 彼は記者団に語った.
Shanahan was asked Wednesday whether he would be laughed off the phone when he called LeFleur.
“ええ, I thought it’d be a quick no. Which was exactly what I thought it would be. But you hear enough stuff and I think everyone knew what was going on at that time that it didn’t seem like it was worth the call, but I know how we would’ve felt if it was going to happen and we didn’t call. そう, you call, you get a quick answer, which was what you’re expecting, and then you move on,” 彼は言った.
The drama between Rodgers and the Packers appeared to have died down for now. Rodgers renegotiated his contract in the offseason and may not be on the team beyond the 2021 シーズン. 今のところ, he and the Packers are focused on trying to get back to the Super Bowl.