NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers' release of WR Jake Kumerow was the "death knell" in the team's relationship with Aaron Rodgers.
The organization's decision to cut Kumerow just 24 hours after Rodgers publically praised him was reportedly the last straw of a disagreement that begun bubbling the moment QB Jordan Love was drafted. The 37-year-old has a "5% chance" of returning as the team's starter next year, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky, and appears to already have one foot out the door — whether it's for Jeopardy or another team is to be determined. It's a storyline that needs to be monitored since any franchise would become an immediate threat for Super Bowl LVI the moment it lands him.
SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
May 3, 2021, 1:38 PM ET
Timing is terrible just after the draft, but at least he's coming off an MVP season and not a flop. Should still get a nice package in return, few teams out there that would still be very interested imo besides the teams Rodgers named. No need to do him favours now and trade him to his preferred destinations.
AJ Hawk on Pat McAfee show settled a lot of mistruths. 0% chance he retires, he isn't saying "it's me or Gutey" and the drafting of Jordan Love has nothing to do with his decision. It sounds like it has just been a number of things that have built up over the years.
Unfortunately I'm starting to come to the realisation he might be gone which will be a super hard pill to swallow because ultimately it means we go from super bowl contender to a 5-7 win team.