Peter Kraus' chances of becoming the next The Bachelor star are apparently much slimmer than fans probably believe.

The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss sent out a tweet on Thursday suggesting that producers aren't exactly eyeing Rachel Lindsay's runner-up as the franchise's upcoming Season 22 star.

"Do we really want a Bachelor who isn't ready to settle down with a woman he loves?" Fleiss wrote on his Twitter account. "Hmmm. Not what #thebachelor is all about."

The comment is pretty clearly aimed at Peter, who made it to Rachel's Final 2 suitors on The Bachelorette's thirteenth season but made it known his heart was not ready to propose. 

In order to make Rachel happy and avoid losing her as his girlfriend, Peter expressed before the Final Rose Ceremony he'd be willing to sacrifice his core values and propose to her. But Rachel didn't want to force Peter into an engagement knowing he needed more time, nor did she want him to end up bitter and resentful had they stayed together.

Rachel and Peter therefore went through an excruciating breakup. Many The Bachelorette viewers have even argued Peter would have been the last man standing had he been ready to pop the question because Rachel genuinely appeared in love with him.

Rachel, however, did not want to leave the show with just a boyfriend following such an emotional roller-coaster of a journey, and she ended up getting engaged to Bryan Abasolo.

Chris Harrison recently revealed that producers won't decide the franchise's next leading man until after the Bachelor in Paradise season wraps, but a source told People that Fleiss' tweet is definitely about Peter.

"Peter is every Bachelor producer's worst nightmare: the perfect guy who cannot be coerced into proposing at the end," the source said of the Wisconsin-born personal trainer.

"The fact that no one could talk Peter into buckling under and just giving her the ring -- and that he wouldn't play along -- absolutely enraged the higher-ups at the show, including Fleiss, definitely. [Peter] is totally on their sh-t list forever, and there is no way they will reward him with a shot at The Bachelor. No way."

The source added to People, "Even if they weren't so mad, his unwillingness to play by the rules of the game has them afraid he'd be another Brad Womack or, worse, [Juan Pablo Galavis]. Not gonna happen."

As fans recall, Brad rejected both of his Final 2 bachelorettes during the finale of The Bachelor's eleventh season. (He did end up redeeming himself on Season 15 when he proposed marriage to Emily Maynard).
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Juan Pablo starred on The Bachelor's 18th edition and selected Nikki Ferrell at the final Rose Ceremony; however, he gave his winner nothing but the final rose. Juan Pablo refused to even say, "I love you," during the After the Final Rose special.

Bachelor in Paradise's fourth season just premiered earlier this week, while The Bachelor's new season will premiere in 2018.

To read what Peter had to say about potentially starring on The Bachelor after Rachel broke his heart, click here.

And to read whether Dean Unglert would be open to The Bachelor opportunity after campaigning last month for his pal Peter to take on the leading role, click here.