A-Rod an Aries? Maybe in an alternate reality.
The Rams rocked the NFL world on Saturday night, paying a hefty price to acquire quarterback Matthew Stafford from the Lions: two first-round draft picks, a third round and quarterback Jared Goff. But the call to Stafford wasn’t the only time General Manager Les Snead picked up the phone; he also gave the people of Green Bay a dial to inquire about an Aaron Rodgers.
In an NFL Network spot, Los Angeles Times NFL writer Sam Farmer said the Rams “had a run” on Rodgers, but ultimately it was Green Bay that didn’t want to deal with him.
“They (the Rams) wanted to move on from Jared Goff, they felt like there were a number of quarterbacks who could do it,” Farmer said. “I think Deshaun Watson was out of their price bracket. They made a run for Aaron Rodgers, but the Packers were adamant they weren’t trading him.”
It’s important to note that the Packers had no desire to move Rodgers, which should be welcome sounds for Green Bay fans everywhere, given the uproar over the past week around Rodgers and his future. in green and gold.
Although Rodgers has said – in somewhat less than uncertain terms – that he wants to be Packer in 2021, that hasn’t stopped teams from calling and asking questions about his availability. Rodgers said cryptically after the NFC Championship game that his future in Green Bay was “uncertain” and then reinforced that idea later in the week on the “Pat McAfee Show”, saying that “there aren’t many absolutes in this business, “whatever that means.
Green Bay and Rodgers seem be together for one more season in 2021, so a homecoming in California wasn’t in the cards for Rodgers – not yet, at least, and certainly not for the Rams.