If Las Vegas sports books are to be believed, Aaron Rodgers will announce his retirement from the NFL before the Packers’ first training camp practice. According to Bill Huber of SI Fan Nation’s Packer Central, the Westgate SuperBook has closed their NFC North odds, and other books have followed suit.
Writes Huber: “Two other sportsbooks contacted after that initial message said the expectation is Rodgers is going to announce his retirement sometime before the first practice on Wednesday.”
Packers season win total bets aren’t available at PointsBet, DraftKings, or Bet Online, according to Huber, and there aren’t any odds for Rodgers’ touchdown or passing yardage totals at Bovada.
Rodgers reportedly turned down a two-year extension that would have made him the highest-paid player in the NFL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 2020 MVP made it plain that money will not be the deciding factor in this case.
As contract talks between Green Bay and wide receiver Davante Adams draw to a halt, the Packers appear to be dealing with a slew of concerns that extend beyond Rodgers. Rodgers, on the other hand, isn’t helping matters by remaining evasive about his intentions, having yet to publicly demand a trade or disclose his plans for 2021.
However, if the sports books are correct, Rodgers’ retirement might be announced very soon.