Why the Packers are to blame for Aaron Rodgers wanting out
By Steve Risser
On Saturday, Aaron Rodgers said that he wants the Packers to fire GM Brian Gutekunst and says he won’t return to the team if he’s still there. At this point, there’s no way Gutekunst and Rodgers are going to coexist. One will have to be gone before the season starts. All the friction that is going on in the Packers organization is not on Rodgers. All he’s done is win 3 MVP’s and has been one of the top QB’s in the league for the last decade. It’s on Gutekunst and the Packers organization. Rodgers and the Packers never had a great relationship. Him and former coach Mike McCarthy had a lot of ups and downs in the 12 plus seasons that McCarthy was head coach. McCarthy was eventually fired before the end of the 2018 season. In 2019, Gutekunst hired Matt LeFleur as their head coach everything seemed to go well. In year one, they went 13–3 and made the NFC Title game, but after the first round of the draft in year 2, things started to take a turn. With their first round pick, they chose to take QB Jordan Love which, to many people, made no sense at all seeing that they needed another weapon for Aaron Rodgers. They ended up taking a guy that would not help their team that year. In 2020, Aaron Rodgers had a great year throwing 48 TD’s and only throwing 5 INT’s, but during the NFC title game, LeFleur made a decision which mostly likely will ruin his relationship with Rodgers. With the Packers down 8 late in the game, LeFleur decided to kick the FG instead of going for it and the Packers eventually lost the game 31–26. Lastly, the NFC title game could be the last game Rodgers plays in a Packers uniform and the team has no one blame but themselves.