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 retiting, Packers fans have been on absolute roller coaster this year.
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. In a recent press conference at training camp today, Rodgers opened up about everything that has been going on with his situation.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) July 28, 2021
Aaron Rodgers Says He Made The Green Bay Packers
Due to his unhappiness with the Packers front office over various moves they’ve made throughout Rodgers’ career, the Packers star did not hold back when it came to speaking about them.
He voiced his displeasure over not being involved in team discussions, impactful players being lowballed, and the Packers not committing to keeping their stars around.
At the same time, he also made sure to tell people that he was the only reason free agents had even ever considered coming to the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers: “Green Bay isn’t a huge vacation destination, people are coming here to play with me…” pic.twitter.com/8QNdX5DVVb
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 28, 2021
To say it that way, and boldly declare that you are the reason Green Bay is still a respected team, is a confident take from Rodgers. Given his circumstances, it makes sense. He’s unhappy with the front office, and he wants to let them know that the only good thing about their organization in recent memory has been him, and now he’s unhappy.
That doesn’t reflect too well on the Packers and the status they’re trying to achieve. Rodgers is coming back from one more year, so they’re definitely going to be contenders once more, but after that, everything is up in the air regarding where the superstar will finish his career.