Aaron Rodgers landing with the 49ers was always going to be a long shot, but the 39-year-old veteran took that off the table at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Rodgers while teeing off was asked by the broadcaster on CBS if he could give them any news. After a brief pause, Rodgers responded.
“I’m not going to San Fran,” Rodgers said.
This doesn’t come as a huge surprise given what head coach Kyle Shanahan said about the team’s future under center during his end-of-season press conference. Shanahan bluntly stated that the team was satisfied with its quarterback room and that he did not foresee taking a big swing to add a high-profile name under center.
There are other hiccups the 49ers might have come across as well if they did covet the four-time MVP. Green Bay may not have been interested in sending him to San Francisco. The 49ers don’t have any premium assets in the 2023 draft. There are also significant salary cap hurdles that would need to be cleared.
Perhaps Rodgers doesn’t want to play in the Bay Area. He could also see the writing on the wall with all of the roadblocks and Shanahan’s statement about the 49ers’ QB room. Regardless, Rodgers suiting up in red and gold isn’t on the table this offseason.
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Story originally appeared on Niners Wire