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Since a source claims Aaron Rodgers is retiring, Vegas has pulled the Packers’ odds.

The Green Bay Packers division odds and season victory total were taken down by several Las Vegas sportsbooks on Friday amid uncertainty regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ future.
During the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game on Saturday, Jan. 12, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws under pressure from Los Angeles Rams quarterback Aaron Donald (99).
Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 16, 2021
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers scrambles during the first half of Sunday’s NFL football game against the Chicago Bears (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke).
The date is set on March 3, 2021, in Chicago.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) FILE – On January 1,
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the NFC championship NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 24, 2021, in a file photo.
Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, said in a news conference on Monday, July 5, 2021, that he has spent this offseason concentrating on better himself in every way, including making sure he is in peak physical shape.
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown throw during an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 16, 2021
(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) On Friday, the Westgate knocked down the Green Bay Packers division odds and season victory total after learning from “a trustworthy source” that quarterback Aaron Rodgers plans to retire.
The NFC North odds and Green Bays season win total were likewise taken off the board by BetMGM, Station Casinos, and William Hill.
The South Point lowered the Packers’ win total, but the division odds remained same, with Green Bay favored at +120.
Jay Kornegay, vice president of Westgate Sportsbook, said the source has proven to be reliable over the years, though he cautioned that it is not 100 percent correct.
“Rodgers is going to announce his retirement in the next few days,” the source added, according to Kornegay.
“That could turn out to be overdone, and you could see Rodgers back in Green Bay,” Kornegay said. The Westgate opted to be cautious and take the odds off the table because of the sources’ track record.
“I’d take it with a lump of salt rather than a grain of salt,” he added.
We reacted appropriately because of the source’s integrity.” Rodgers was named The Associated Press MVP last season after leading the Packers to a 13-3 record before losing in the NFC title game to eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.
According to various sources, Rodgers has made it obvious throughout the offseason that he wants out of Green Bay.
He has missed all offseason workouts and minicamps, and if he does not report to training camp, he will be fined.
Circa Sports changed the Packers odds, but left all other wagering options open.
The Minnesota Vikings are now the +125 favorites to win the NFC North, with the Green Bay Packers at +195, the Chicago Bears at +335 and the Detroit Lions at +1,515 respectively.
Circa also offers a -250 wager on the Packers failing to win the division.
The division odds were still up at Boyd Gambling, the Golden Nugget, and the Wynn, with the Packers favored at +100 to +110.
At halftime, the Packers’ victory total is now 8 1/2.
Green Bay’s win total was remained at 9 1/2 (under -150) according to Boyd Gaming.
The total for the Golden Nugget and the Wynn is nine.
Super Bowl odds remained unchanged, while most bookmakers kept the Packers at 15-1 to 20-1 odds thinking Rodgers would be their quarterback.
The Westgate increased Green Bay’s chances to 40-1 from Circa’s 25-1.
According to Kornegay, the pricing anticipated Rodgers would not play for the Packers.
Some bookies have the Packers’ Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints off the board.
At the time of writing, the Packers are a 3-point road underdog at the bookies that are still taking wagers on the game; Boyd is at +2 1/2.
Rodgers is still the second-best bet to earn league MVP, trailing Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes by 7-1 to 10-1.
Only Circa made a significant change in that market, increasing Rodgers’ odds to 30-1.
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