The last time Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy spoke about Aaron Rodgers, it fanned some flames. So this time around, the CEO is being a bit more tight-lipped.
Speaking Monday at the Wisconsin Tech Summit at Lambeau Field, Murphy joked when asked about the Rodgers situation.
"Yeah and you know, we've got no other news really going on," Murphy said, laughing, via WLUK-TV Green Bay. "I would love to tell you everything you want to know about Aaron Rodgers and the Jets, but I'm sworn to secrecy not to say anything."
On March 10, speaking at a WIAA girls' basketball state tournament, Murphy stoked the trade speculation by noting in an interview when asked if there is a scenario where Rodgers is QB1 for Green Bay, "Yeah, I mean, unless things don't work out the way we want them."
That comment further bolstered the belief that the Packers wanted to move on from Rodgers and give Jordan Love a shot at being the starter.
Since then, Rodgers confirmed last week he intends to continue his career and do so with the New York Jets.
A trade has yet to be consummated as the outside world squabbles over which side has more leverage (the simple truth is that if one side had clear leverage over the other, a deal would be done already). The Packers and Jets are entrenched in their positions, and until we get closer to any deadline to move the needle -- the first soft one would be the NFL draft in late April -- the standoff could continue.