The last few months have been tumultuous to say the least for the Green Bay Packers, who are still trying to coax quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Recipient of the NFL MVP title last season, the 37-year-old veteran has been at the center of controversy due to issues with the Wisconsin organization.
Missing out on mandatory June activities, he finally showed up to training camp in late July after agreeing to contract changes. He will be able to enjoy his autonomy at the end of the 2022 campaign without the Packers being able to grant him the label of concession player.
Until then, number 12 will have a lot of work to do on the pitch, but also outside. Among other things, he admits that his relationship with Managing Director Brian Gutekunst needs to be fine-tuned.
“I think it’s constantly improving. In my opinion, bonds don’t form in a matter of days, he told NFL.com. There are times when respect grows and communication follows.
“The best relationships you have with friends and loved ones include conversations and following. You can’t chat with a close friend for a few months and pick up where you left off. ”
« There is no break in communication, or forced discussions where you bump into the person because it’s on your to-do list for the day, » he added. It’s all about the willingness to have these dialogues and to be involved in such a conversation. We have had a few and they have been positive. ”
Rodgers were deeply dissatisfied with the selection of quarterback Jordan Love in the NFL draft last year. Also, some have spoken of the pivot’s dissatisfaction with the decisions made by the Packers.
However, the acquisition of wide receiver Randall Cobb from the Houston Texans last week would have altered his perception of the situation, ESPN reported, citing the CEO’s comments.
Rodgers led his team to an appearance in the National Association finals last season. In the regular season, he totaled 4,299 yards and 48 passing touchdowns.