Once again, the Green Bay Packers fell short of their goal this season. Despite being one of the most dominant teams in the NFL throughout the regular season, they couldn't get the job done at home in the NFC Championship Game.
Aaron Rodgers is coming off one of the best seasons of his career and is the frontrunner to win the MVP award. However, he looks far from satisfied with that accolade and with the way the team handled the personnel this season.
So, even though it's quite unlikely that he forces his way out of the franchise, former teammate T.J. Lang believes that he's going to stick it to the front office one way or another for not giving him enough weapons.
T.J. Lang Says Aaron Rodgers Is Pissed Off At The Packers, Will Make Them Pay
“I think he was quietly pissed when they took Jordan Love a year ago. The one thing I’ll say about Aaron Rodgers, pretty much the last 10 years of his career he’s wanted that team to just go all-in for one year. ‘Just give me some pieces, let’s just go all-in, let’s trade a future first if we have to get a couple guys. Let’s just go all-in and try to win this thing'," Land told John Healy of Radio.com.
"And then last year, he hinted at them doing that, ‘Hey, I’m excited, let’s see who they can bring in,’ and they bring in a QB. I think that was the ultimate slap to the face when you feel like you’re one piece away from winning the whole thing," he added.
The offensive linesmen also claimed that he doesn't think that Rodgers is going to leave any time soon and that he will force the Packers' hand to pay him a huge sum of money and/or bring in more players:
“I think he’s gonna make them pay, man. I think he’s gonna want some sort of new deal where they guarantee a couple more years for him, security-wise, being in Green Bay. I don’t think he wants to go anywhere, but I think he’s going to hold their feet to the fire and say, ‘Hey, if you’re going to keep me around, A) you’re going to pay me, and B) you’re going to bring in some players that I want to play with where we can take this next leap," he concluded.
At the end of the day, the Packers know that Aaron Rodgers is the only guy capable of leading the way and that they'll only go as far as he can take them, so they better try and get on the same page.