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Rams ‘made a run’ at Aaron Rodgers before Matthew Stafford trade, per report

A-Rod a Ram? Possibly in an alternate actuality.

The Rams rocked the NFL world on Saturday evening, paying a hefty value to amass quarterback Matthew Stafford from the Lions: two first-round draft picks, a third-rounder and quarterback Jared Goff. However the name for Stafford wasn’t the one time basic supervisor Les Snead picked up the telephone; he additionally gave the parents in Inexperienced Bay a dial to inquire about one Aaron Rodgers.

In a spot on the NFL Community, Los Angeles Occasions NFL author Sam Farmer mentioned the Rams “made a run” at Rodgers however that finally it got here all the way down to Inexperienced Bay not eager to deal him.

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“They (the Rams) needed to improve from Jared Goff, they felt like there have been a sure variety of quarterbacks that would do this,” Farmer mentioned. “I believe Deshaun Watson was out of their value vary. They made a run at Aaron Rodgers, however the Packers had been adamant that they weren’t buying and selling him.”

It is vital to notice that the Packers had no want to maneuver Rodgers, which needs to be welcome sounds for Inexperienced Bay followers in all places, given the tumult over the previous week surrounding Rodgers and his future in inexperienced and gold.

Whereas Rodgers has mentioned — in considerably lower than unsure phrases — that he desires to be a Packer in 2021, that hasn’t stopped groups from calling and asking questions on his availability. Rodgers cryptically mentioned following the NFC championship recreation that his future in Inexperienced Bay was “unsure” after which strengthened that concept later within the week on the “Pat McAfee Present,” saying that “there’s not many absolutes in this business,” no matter meaning. 

Inexperienced Bay and Rodgers appear to be in it together for one more season in 2021, so a California homecoming wasn’t within the playing cards for Rodgers — not but, not less than, and positively to not the Rams.

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