Aaron Rodgers has never been one to shy away from bashing the Green Bay Packers when he feels they give him cause to do so.
Beginning with his outspoken disgust about the team’s decision to draft Jordan Love without consulting him and ending with his bizarre holdout this offseason – Rodgers has always kept it pretty real when it comes to airing his grievances.
Rodgers’ pettiness is so legendary, in fact, that his own teammates can’t help but be blown away by it.
With that in mind, when the reigning league MVP took some time this week to discuss the relationship between him and head coach Matt LaFleur, folks were intrigued.
After all this relationship didn’t get off to the best of starts. Plus, as recently as this July Rodgers couldn’t help but point out that the front office failed to consult him on LaFleur’s hiring.
In response to recent chatter that Rodgers and LaFleur have a ‘fractured’ relationship, the Packers quarterback decided to address the criticism head on with an Instagram post:
Beyond that, Rodgers reiterated this week that he’s all-in on Green Bay’s pursuit of a Super Bowl title this year.
“I think we all know what’s at stake,” Rodgers said, per Michael David Smith of NBC Sports. “I talked about that a little bit the other day about perspective and how important that perspective is to focus on this season and enjoy the most out of this season, because there are a lot of unknowns.”
This is going to be a big year for the Packers. It’s something of an open secret at this point that some of Rodgers’ teammates absolutely hate him for how he’s conducted himself over the past few months. Similarly, Rodgers has signaled quite plainly that this will be his last year in Green Bay unless something crazy happens.
Jake Paul won twice last night. https://t.co/hwq8OroRtW
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 30, 2021
If the Packers somehow overcome the odds and win a championship this season, all past issues will become moot and everyone will likely be very happy with each other. But that scenario is unlikely. The far more probable situation sees Green Bay struggling amidst all the drama and coming up short once more – followed by Rodgers’ exit.
Either way, 2021-22 promises to be a crazy ride.