Aaron Rodgers recently opened up during a press conference about his frustrations with the Packers organization regarding personnel issues.
He spoke up about how players like Charles Woodson, Jordy Nelson, and Randall Cobb all left the Packers despite wanting to play in Green Bay for a longer time.
Amidst all the other problems, Rodgers said his biggest issue wasn’t with the fact that he wasn’t in charge of every roster move Green Bay made, but that he wasn’t involved in those conversations. He just wanted a little more say and representation with everything going on, not full blown control.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) July 28, 2021
Ike Taylor, former Pittsburgh Steeler, sat down with Colin Cowherd recently to discuss Rodgers’ comments, and he revealed that there’s a quarterback in the league who has what Rodgers is looking for from Green Bay.
Ike Taylor Reveals Ben Roethlisberger Has The Respect Aaron Rodgers Is Looking For To Colin Cowherd
As you may or may not have guessed, the quarterback Ike Taylor was referring to is Ben Roethlisberger. Of course, it makes sense that Taylor has the inside scoop on ‘Big Ben’ given that the two played together in Pittsburgh.
Cowherd opened up the question-answer session by asking Taylor is Roethlisberger would get dramatic when things wouldn’t go his way regarding roster decisions.
To answer him bluntly, Taylor straight up said that Roethlisberger has what Aaron Rodgers has been demanding from the Green Bay Packers.
If Ben liked you in the locker room, you could probably expect that you were going to stick around in Pittsburgh, and he had a say in which players to sign and bring in too, according to Taylor.
“What Aaron Rodgers is looking for… Seven been having that” 😳
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) August 7, 2021
Roethlisberger is in an iffy situation with the Steelers right now as last year, he showed clear signs of regression despite Pittsburgh’s stellar record and playoff berth. Many felt that he was holding the Steelers back from reaching their full potential.
Roethlisberger is returning to Pittsburgh for at least this year, but after this, there will be genuine questions about his future with the franchise as the former Super Bowl winner may just retire or be benched or let go in some way as the Steelers try to build for the future.
It’s funny to hear Ike talk about Ben and Rodgers this way, given that Rodgers is still dominating the league (won the NFL MVP last year) while Roethlisberger is in the twighlight stages of his career. Yet, the two have drastically different outlooks when it comes to their roster involvement.