While the Green Bay Packers prepare for the NFL Draft, they also have to consider if the man they think is their quarterback will play for them. Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is not happy in Green Bay, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. ESPN reports that the problems have been simmering, for a while, starting with last season’s draft and the Packers picking a quarterback in the first round.
The Packers' general manager Brian Gutekunst released a statement from the team, reiterating the Packers' commitment to Rodgers:
“As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond,” Gutekunst said. “Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team.”
At age 37, Rodgers had one of the best seasons of his career in 2020. He led the league in touchdown passes with 48, while throwing a scant five interceptions. Green Bay went 13-3, losing in the conference championship to the Buccaneers, the eventual Super Bowl champs. He even had a winning offseason, doing a guest-host stint on Jeopardy.
Jordan Love, the quarterback the Packers traded up to get in last year’s draft, didn’t play a single down in 2020.