Aaron Rodgers Speaks Out On Packers Drama; Says ‘Philosophy’ Is The Issue

SEATTLE - AUGUST 21: Superbowl Champion Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks on Qwest Field after winning a football game August 21, 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

Shutterstock

Aaron Rodgers is breaking his silence.

During a late-night appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter, the final show of Kenny Mayne’s tenure, the star quarterback opened up about the ongoing saga between himself and the Green Bay Packers.

Rodgers has made it clear that he does not want to return to the team, and now we are learning why.

It was believed that Rodgers’ relationship with the franchise soured after their selection of Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but that is not Rodgers’ main issue.

Instead, Rodgers is unhappy with the way things are being run and the philosophy and culture of the team.

“With my situation, look, it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan. I love Jordan. He’s a great kid. A lot of fun to work together. I love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. Incredible 16 years,” Rodgers said, via NFL.com. “It’s just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It’s about character, it’s about culture, it’s about doing things the right way.

“A lot of this was put in motion last year and the wrench was kind of thrown into it when I won MVP and played the way I played last year. So this is just kind of, I think, a spill-out of all that. But look, man, it is about the people and that’s the most important thing. Green Bay has always been about the people, from Curly Lambeau being owner and found to the 60s with [Vince] Lombardi and Bart Starr and all those incredible names to the 90s teams with coach [Mike Holmgren] and [Brett Favre] and the Minister of Defense [Reggie White] to the run that we’ve been on. It’s about the people.”

It is clear that Rodgers’ relationship with the franchise is irreparable, and he is firm in his stance.

The only question is whether the Packers will grant Rodgers his wish of a trade or whether Rodgers will stick to his guns and ultimately retire instead of returning to the team. We will have to wait and see.

Julio Jones Says He’s Done With Falcons During Phone Call He May Not Have Known Was Live On Air (VIDEO)
Julio Jones Says He’s Done With Falcons During Phone Call He May Not Have Known Was Live On Air (VIDEO)
  • 12847423802543462