The biggest story in the NFL this offseason is the ongoing Aaron Rodgers drama in Green Bay where the disgruntled QB has apparently been unhappy with Packers management and demanded a trade.
He’s talked to players both on his team and around the league about joining him on another squad and is officially a holdout from minicamp.
President Mark Murphy has not helped things this week. Murphy said last week that the Rodgers situation has “divided our fan base.” He had more to say at an event at Lambeau Field on Thursday, and he drew inspiration from former Packers general manager Ted Thompson.
“I’m often reminded though… of Ted Thompson, as most of you know, just a great general manager, passed away (earlier this year),” Murphy said, per NBC26 in Green Bay. “(Thompson) often talked about Aaron, that he’s a… and it wasn’t just Aaron, a lot of different players. He would say ‘He’s a complicated fella.'”
Social media had a lot to say about this:
One of Rodgers’ former teammates, Greg Jennings, believes the future Hall of Fame quarterback would even consider retirement if the situation doesn’t improve.
“Aaron, he thinks a little differently than everyone else,” Jennings said recently on the Colin Cowherd show. “As much as we want to say he loves football, yeah he loves football but he also loves other things and he has expressed with great admiration his relationship with the former Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. But he also understands this is a once in lifetime opportunity, not that playing football for the Green Bay Packers, being the MVP of the NFL and winning Super Bowls isn’t, but he’s done that. He’s experienced that.”