Aaron Rodgers sent a strong message to the Green Bay Packers last week by skipping mandatory minicamp. But does the disgruntled veteran quarterback truly want to play for another organization? Is he ready to leave Green Bay?
One former Packers legend remains unconvinced on the matter.
"There's no way he wants to be traded," LeRoy Butler told the Tiki and Tierney show on Tuesday. "Because if you look at the legacy of what he's trying to accomplish, you've got to do it with the Green Bay Packers. Maybe I'm biased with that. Most teams, if they have to give up a lot of stuff to get you, they're not winning the Super Bowl. Your best chance of beating Tom Brady is with Green Bay.
"The motivation should be beating Tom Brady -- the guy came came here [to Lambeau Field] and won a game. And now you're playing in this golf tournament [next month] and he's still trolling you and saying, 'You didn't go for it.' That's your motivation... But sooner or later, I think it will be fixed, he will be in training camp next month."
Rodgers, the reigning league MVP, completed a career-high 70.7-percent of his passes for 4,299 yards with 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions last season. He also set three NFL records, including the most games with a passer rating over 120.0 in a season (10) and the most games with three-plus touchdowns and no picks in a season (9).
According to Spotrac.com, Rodgers, 37, has three years remaining on his contract with the Packers, and his cap hit of $37.2 million this upcoming season is expected to lead the NFL.
The entire Rodgers-Packers conversation between Butler and Tiki and Tierney can be accessed in the audio player above.