In a Suprise to No One, Everyone is Overreacting to Rodgers’ Comments
Aaron Rodgers spoke for the first time since the news broke that he was unhappy with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers did not show up to OTAs yesterday. And if Green Bay wants, they can start fining him on June 8th if he continues to no show. While Rodgers did his best to avoid talking about his situation with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne whose last show was on Monday, it bled into the conversation. Rodgers talked openly about the people around the organization and didn’t mention the front office at all. This sent off a wave of reactions and takes that will be prevalent all day. But in a lot of ways, it’s too early to tell what the outcome will be.
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Even though it’s not about Jordan Love per Rodgers, it is about Love. It’s about Green Bay doubting their star quarterback by drafting a rookie quarterback when Rodgers had four years left on his deal. Additionally, they did not inform Rodgers that they were doing such a thing. Green Bay is not the type of organization that caters to anyone. But the problem stems from treating Rodgers the same way they do with a backup. He is showing his frustration with everything, but it’s not a declaration of war. Rodgers didn’t say he wants to be traded. Rodgers didn’t announce he was holding out. He added a carrot of ‘This is about the organization, not the guys in the locker room.’
Still, you wonder what more could Gutekunst do? He put together a Super Bowl roster for their quarterback. If Rodgers executes down the stretch in the NFC Championship, Green Bay could have won last year. CBS Sports had Green Bay as one of the top teams in the NFL with Rodgers. The dude has it good. Not many other teams can say that. Sure, other teams are more transparent with their stars, and maybe that’s all Rodgers wanted in the first place.
We’ll see where this ends up, but right now, it’s a nothing burger. Nothing changed from Sunday to Monday. We just heard from the player that he doesn’t like the front office which we already knew.