Wilson: 'I think it's a 5-percent chance' Rodgers returns to Packers

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
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The ongoing standoff between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers is nearing crunch time, as the organization is scheduled to begin training camp early next week, on July 27.

And although no one can say for sure whether Rodgers will report to training camp on time or even make an appearance, CBS Sports reporter Ryan Wilson is rather confident that the reigning MVP's time with the Packers has ended.

"I think it's a 5-percent chance he comes back to Green Bay. And I'm on the low-end, obviously. I work with people who think it's much closer to 50-50," Wilson told The DA Show on Friday. "I think he can be traded at any point between now and the first week of September. I love the idea of him going to Denver. I think that makes that division so much more interesting. But look, if the Packers want to roll with Jordan Love, who they traded up for last year, then they'll find out what Jordan Love has.

"The problem is, if they stumble out of the gate -- their schedule is pretty tough to start -- and they're 1-3 with no Aaron Rodgers, I mean, that's a wrap for [head coach] Matt LaFleur. [Packers president] Mark Murphy has a lot of stuff to deal with. And then there's the pressure on Jordan Love to overcome all of that. So, ideally, you would have Aaron back. But it doesn't sound like he's coming back soon -- or if he is, he's coming back with a smirk on his face because he just stuck it to those people he felt had wronged him."

According to a recent report from ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Rodgers, 37, declined a record-breaking contract extension offered by the Packers earlier this offseason. The deal would've tied him to the franchise for another five seasons, and made him the highest-paid quarterback in the league.

Rodgers 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 (10) with a passer rating over 120.0 in a season -- and led the Packers to an NFC title game appearance.

Green Bay, which opens the regular season against the Saints in New Orleans on Sept. 12, is currently the favorite (-135) to win the NFC North, according to the William Hill Sportsbook. The team also has the fourth-best odds (+850) to win the conference.

The entire football conversation with Wilson can be accessed in the audio player above.

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