Aaron Rodgers can’t seem to stay out of headlines. After showing up for training camp, Rodgers recently had an eye-opening and revealing press conference.
The Packers quarterback has had one of the most turbulent offseasons for a superstar in recent memory. From potentially demanding a trade, to holding out of training camp and the 2021-22 season, to even retiring, Packers fans have been on an absolute roller coaster this year.
Rodgers had his first press conference after coming back yesterday and had a lot to say about the Packers. And not a lot of it was positive. Rodgers has agreed to return to the team for at least this year, but the amount of stress and pressure he’s put on Green Bay has been incredible.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) July 28, 2021
NFL Fan slams Aaron Rodgers for his attitude
Rodgers said that the issue with the Packers was less about financial security and more about career security, and things came to a head when quarterback Jordan Love was selected in 2020 without his knowledge.
“I felt like if you can’t commit to me past 2021, and I’m not a part of recruiting process in free agency, and if I’m not a part of the future, then instead of letting me be a lame-duck quarterback, if you want to make a change and move forward, then go ahead and do it. That obviously didn’t happen.
“Post the draft, what basically happened was [the front office] said, ‘We’ll give you some money now. Let’s see if we can throw some money at you,’ and I said from the start it wasn’t about the money. … Obviously, I didn’t show up for the offseason program or minicamp. To me, it was bigger than this. It was about being a resource for the organization.”
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me–basically selfish petulant 3 yo- I want–nothing new
— Ronald Lee Allen (@RonaldLeeAllen1) July 29, 2021
Rodgers may have returned to play this season, but his long-term future in Green Bay is still up in the air. It should be very interesting to see how the Packers fare in 2021.