NFL Analyst Explains How the Situation Between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers Deteriorated

Published 05/12/2021, 1:08 PM EDT
Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during their football game Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


Aaron Rodgers wants to leave Green Bay. That is the latest on the situation between the reigning league MVP and the Packers. While the Packers are trying to negotiate with Rodgers to convince him to stay, they haven’t made any progress so far.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This has been a long road for Rodgers and the Packers. But how did they end up here? One NFL analyst explains how this entire situation came about.

NFL analyst Albert Breer spoke to Rich Eisen about the current situation between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. He believes that their problems communicating are causing further complications.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This situation between the Packers and Rodgers could have been avoided with a simple phone call before the 2020 NFL Draft. If the Packers had just asked Rodgers about potentially drafting Jordan Love, all of this could have been avoided.

Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) during the third quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
DIVE DEEPER

OPINION: Could the Buccaneers Model Help the Green Bay Packers Keep Aaron Rodgers Happy?

about 1 month ago

“I still think communication is the issue here. And I think this goes back to the communication before the 2020 draft.

“And I think if the Packers had called Aaron a week ahead of time, or five days ahead of time, or even two days ahead of time, and say, ‘Hey look, heads up, we really like the Utah State quarterback. Are we going to take him? I don’t know. But we just want to put this on your radar’.”

The Packers didn’t communicate with Aaron Rodgers

Breer added that Rodgers and the Packers would be in a much different situation right now if the two parties had a proper line of communication between each other.

However, things aren’t looking like they will improve anytime soon. But things really took a turn for the worse when they didn’t talk to him about Jordan Love. And unless the communication is improved going forward, they will not reach middle ground.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“I just think this whole thing would be a lot different than it has wound up being because it caught Aaron off guard and because they called him the night of the draft and told him then. I really think communication has been at the heart of the problem all along.”

DIVE DEEPER

Davante Adams Backs Aaron Rodgers Amid Packers Conflict

about 1 month ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Can Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers come to some sort of a solution? At the latest, the Packers have reportedly offered Rodgers a large multi-year contract. But there isn’t any update if Rodgers is close to re-signing with the franchise or not.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Aaditya Krishnamurthy

1313 articles

Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT