The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... We’re only a few days into Rodgers' saga with the Packers moving into the light, and all options are already on the table for the quarterback. The reigning league MVP remains adamant that he won’t return to the team under the current stewardship of GM Brian Gutekunst, a source in Rodgers’ camp said, and that he’s willing to weigh hardline options at his disposal -- from refusing to show up for offseason activities to holding out of training camp and possibly retirement. Asked if anything could be done to repair the relationship between Rodgers and the team, the source told Yahoo's Charles Robinson a reconciliation may not be possible if Gutekunst remains and that team president Mark Murphy is aware of the quarterback’s feelings about the general manager. “The ball is in Mark’s court,” the source said.
Diehards Line:Robinson went on to suggest Rodgers is entering some of the same territory that Tom Brady trekked near his end with the Patriots. That's when Brady began to question the appreciation for his achievements in New England and whether he had any sway over some of the decisions that impacted him. This is part of what convinced Brady he needed a new setting when his contract ultimately came to an end with the Patriots. It’s part of what is driving Rodgers to have his own questions about whether the Packers' front office values him at this stage of his career. That and his suspicion that Gutekunst wants to ultimately move the team toward last year's first-round pick Jordan Love sooner than later has brought Rodgers to the brink of no return. ... Regardless of how you frame it, that’s a messy situation for Rodgers and the Packers.