Aaron Rodgers’ complex relationship with the Green Bay Packers is a matter of public record at this point.
Rodgers wanted the team to trade him during the offseason. The front office refused. Eventually, a one-year compromise was reached. And now, as a result of that agreement, Green Bay is in the midst of an excellent 2021-22 run that will see them contend for a Super Bowl.
Despite the success that all parties involved have had, some of the root issues that Rodgers originally had with the organization don’t seem to have gone away. There is still a lack of trust there.
This week, Rodgers appeared on Pac McAfee’s show and spoke about all the leaks from the Packers regarding his health stuff. Everything ranging from his COVID-related matters to his toe to everything in between.
In the process, Rodgers seemed to call his squad out.
“With these reports, I don’t know where they’re coming from,” he said. “I don’t know who’s talking. It seems like there are certain coaches that may have friends in the media that they don’t realize are actually just trying to report things.”
Rodgers then went on to add that “there were guys for a while who had their people who they would leak stuff to.”
Take from that what you will.
On a week to week basis Rodgers seems to vacillate between hating the Packers completely to having a really fun and jovial relationship with certain members of the organization. It’s tough to get a read on where he truly stands.
Brian Kelly immediately took a shot at Notre Dame. https://t.co/0Qd9adxw0D
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 2, 2021
In the preseason one of Rodgers’ Packers teammates revealed how petty he could be. In that spirit, given some of the negative things he has said about his team’s coaches and front office, it’s hard to see a scenario where he stays in Green Bay long term.