The Green Bay Packers still have not resolved their situation with disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and fans are beginning to either side with the quarterback or believe that the franchise should move on from him.
Packers president Mark Murphy wrote in his monthly column on the team website that the franchise's situation with Rodgers has "divided" the fan base. He adds, "The emails and letters that I've received reflect this fact."
It's been more than a month since Rodgers' unhappiness with the organization was made public. In May, Murphy said that he had been working on the issue with Rodgers and his agent for several months.
During a recent appearance on Kenny Mayne's final "SportsCenter" show, Rodgers implied that his unhappiness with the franchise lies with the front office.
Aaron Rodgers to Kenny Mayne tonight: “I love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay...It’s just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go.”— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) May 25, 2021
Full answer when asked if he’s demanding a trade: pic.twitter.com/F4aqndiYPx
Rodgers is reportedly unhappy that general manager Brian Gutekunst moved up in the 2020 draft to select his potential successor, Jordan Love. However, the veteran quarterback told Mayne that his issue isn't with Love but rather how drafting him was handled.
Rodgers has not participated in Green Bay's offseason program, forfeiting his $500,000 workout bonus. If he misses next week's mandatory minicamp, he could be fined $93,085.