Greg Jennings, who spent seven seasons as Rodgers’s teammate in Green Bay, appeared on The Carton Show on Wednesday and dropped a bombshell.
Jennings said that Brett Favre constant avoiding criticism and blaming others wore on his teammates toward the end of his Green Bay tenure, and that included a young Aaron Rodgers. In fact, Rodgers swore he would never become that person, but low and behold, he has certainly morphed into the one thing he said he never would.
“I recall a young Aaron Rodgers identifying that and saying ‘I’m never gonna do that. I’m not gonna be that,'” Jennings said. “And then you grow, you have success, everybody starts to tell you how great you are, and you forget that the guys in the locker room are your greatest accountability.”
Rodgers has been very vocal about things needing to change in Green Bay, citing the need for better chemistry with receivers, but he has also stated that mistakes by them should get reps taken away as punishment.
The four-time MVP finished 23-for-43 for 291 yards with one touchdown while throwing three interceptions for the first time since 2017 in the Packers’ 15–9 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers are 3-6 and have lost five games in a row. Nothing gets better for them this week as they get set to face the Dallas Cowboys.
“I’ve been counted out many times in my life, as have many of my teammates,” Rodgers said earlier this week, via ProFootballTalk. “And I hope we just dig deep and find a way. We will truly be underdogs for many games moving forward. Hopefully, we can embrace that. We have two games at home. We’ve got to go win those two games in a week, and then this thing looks a little different.”
Currently, Green Bay ranks 14th in total yards, 15th in passing yards, and 27th in points scored per game.
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