It doesn’t appear that the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be reconciled anytime soon.
The two sides have been going at it since shortly after the 2020 season ended, with Rodgers indicating he wanted out of Green Bay. He joins Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson as starting quarterbacks that have been upset with their current team. And yet, neither has gone anywhere.
Rodgers, however, appears to be the player most likely to be moved. The Seahawks appear to have made things right with Wilson, by working on shoring up their offensive line. As for Watson, his legal issues have given the Texans plenty of leverage, in how they approach his situation going forward. The NFL may step in as well, with the possibility of him being placed on paid leave looming, in the wake of the 22 lawsuits filed against the Texans quarterback.
And then there’s Rodgers, who’s been with the Packers since they drafted him in 2004. He’s been fairly quiet recently, and this time, it was Packers president Mark Murphy who spoke about the team’s quarterback, at a recent event at Lambeau Field.
“I’m often reminded though, of Ted Thompson, as most of you know, just a great general manager, passed away (earlier this year),” Murphy said, via NBC26. “(Thompson) often talked about Aaron, that he’s a — and it wasn’t just Aaron, a lot of different players — he would say ‘He’s a complicated fella.’ So I’ll just say that.”
Complicated is putting it mildly. The manner in which Rodgers has handled this situation really isn’t a good look.