Aaron Rodgers is being criticized more than ever these days after an offseason filled with trade rumors and a less than stellar performance in his first game of the regular season in what appears to be his final year with the franchise.
Appearing on ESPN’s KJM, former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said he doesn’t see the “hunger” in Rodgers to compete anymore. He added that it might be time for Rodgers to step aside and let Jordan Love take the reins.
“I just don’t see the work ethic in Aaron Rodgers that I have in previous years,” Finley said at the end. “And actually, you can see it right through his helmet. The eyes and the face tell everything about the personality. And I don’t see that NFL hunger and that hunger to go win another championship.”
Finley, who caught passes from Rodgers from 2008 through 2013, explained he thinks Rodgers has simply lost his fire.
“Bro, it’s the National Football League,” Finley told Max Kellerman on the “Keyshawn JWill & Max” show. “Each offseason you’ve got to work like it’s your last season.”
Rodgers threw for just 133 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 38-3 loss to the Saints.
Jermichael insisted he was not “hating” with his strong takes Tuesday.
“I’m not a hater,” Finley said. “I’m looking out, actually. I just want the guys to do their best and play Packer football.”