Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback, has spoken out about his recent feud with the team.
Aaron Rodgers talked about his situation in Green Bay nearly a month after news broke that he wanted out of the Packers organization and that a trade agreement was close.
Rodgers said that he enjoys playing for the Packers and their fans in Green Bay, but that he does not enjoy being a member of the team that runs the team.
Rodgers made an appearance on ESPN Monday night as part of Kenny Mayne’s farewell to SportsCenter. The fact that the Packers traded up to pick quarterback Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL Draft was not the cause of his latest split with the organization, according to the Packers quarterback.
Rodgers said Monday night, “With my case, it’s never been about the draft selection, choosing Jordan.” “I adore Jordan; he’s a fantastic young man. Working together has been a lot of fun. I adore the coaching staff, my colleagues, and the Green Bay fan base. It has been an amazing 16 years. It’s all about an ideology, and it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that it’s the people who keep the machine running. It’s all about the character, the history, and doing things the right way.”
He was referring to general manager Brian Gutekunst, who has admitted that he should have told Rodgers about the team’s plans to draft Love from Utah State in 2020.
Rodgers replied to the 2020 Draft by going 13-3, earning his third MVP award, and leading his team to the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field, only to lose to eventual champion Tampa Bay.
“A lot of this was set in motion last year, and the wrench was thrown into it when I won MVP and played like I did last year,” Rodgers said. “I think this is just a spillover from all of that. But it’s all about the people, and that’s what matters most. Green Bay has always been about the peopleâ€”from Curly Lambeau being owner and founder to the ’60s with Lombardi and Bart Starr and all those incredible names to the ’90s teams with coach [Mike] Holmgren and [Brett] Favre and the Minister of Defense [Reggie White] to the run that we’ve been on. It’s all about. This is a condensed version of the information.