Aaron Rodgers demanded a trade from the Green Bay Packers heading into this year’s NFL Draft.
To date, the team has yet to oblige his request.
Because the two sides seem so far apart on a resolution, Rodgers has opted to skip minicamp – engaging in what could potentially turn into a holdout that costs him millions of dollars.
In the weeks following his initial trade demand, Rodgers’ teammates came out and acknowledged that he was petty enough to see this thing through. As far as they were concerned, if he is truly dead set on leaving Green Bay – he’d eventually force his way out.
With that in mind, many have taken to wondering: how do Rodgers’ teammates and coaches really feel about him?
This week we got an answer.
Recently NFL insider Matt Lombardo spoke with an ex-GM who went into great detail regarding why Rodgers’ teammates and coaches hate him.
“The guy’s selfish,” the GM said. “Teammates don’t like him. Coaches don’t like him. It’s all about Aaron.
“They all deal with him, because he’s a superstar. He helps guys make money and put food on the table for their kids, and people respect him for that.”
And as far as the GM is concerned, this most recent incident of Rodgers holding out is a perfect illustration of the off-the-field bad that accompanies Rodgers’ on-the-field good.
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“The longer this goes on, it shows how selfish Aaron really is,” the former GM said.
Currently the market for Rodgers isn’t as great as one might expect. There is really only one legitimate suitor his services. And although the Packers have quietly made their asking price clear, it has yet to be met.
One way or another, this situation with Rodgers is going to get resolved. Whether that resolution will ultimately involve him playing for a new team next year remains to be seen.