There was a lot of unnecessary drama at the start of the NFL season for the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers, who in the summer hit the front office hard, by going all out in a press conference about how the Packers treated veteran players, how they went about signing new players, and how he wants to be involved in the decision-making process of the team.
The Packers brass cut Bronson Kaufusi, a player Aaron Rodgers thought highly off, which led to another press conference filled with jabs at the front office. Rodgers stated at the time that "I'm not asking for anything that any other great quarterbacks across the last few decades have not gotten," in regard to having a say in important team matters.
Now after a 2-1 start to the NFL season and a few words with the front office, Aaron Rodgers is finally seeing a better relationship between himself and the Packer bosses. Here is what Aaron Rodgers had to say about the growth of the Packers front office.
Aaron Rodgers on the Packers front office
“From a day-to-day (perspective), guys I see and talk to every day, guys like Preston Smith, and Allen Lazard, and Robert Tonyan, just the things that they talk about, that they’re into, I see a lot of growth in those guys. I see a lot of growth in other areas, too. Guys in the front office, coaches, and that’s really exciting to me… I’m not taking credit for any of it. I think that’d be the most egotistical thing to do. But I do know that part of my role is to continue to speak about things that are important to me, and positive and growth and that mindset is very important to me. And to see other people making those decisions to change and grow and better themselves is really cool.”
A happy Rodgers is a better Packers who bounced back from a shutout defeat in week 1 to two wins in a row. Now they will face the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, in which the Steelers got off to 1 win followed by 2 defeats.
Aaron Rodgers is currently in his 17th season with the Packers and is a one-time Super Bowl winner, and three-time NFL MVP. Rodgers has a record of 128 wins, 64 losses, and 1 draw in his 200 NFL games as a pro.