Packers prez: Aaron Rodgers situation has divided fan base
The Aaron Rodgers situation apparently has caused the Packers fan base to take sides. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Packers president Mark Murphy: Aaron Rodgers situation has divided fan base

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. 

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.  

The three-time MVP is reportedly adamant about not returning to Green Bay unless Gutekunst is fired. He also reportedly mocked the general manager in group text messages with his Packers teammates.

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.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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