NFL Analyst Feels it’s on the Green Bay Packers to Repair Relationship With Aaron Rodgers

Published 05/08/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Oct 5, 2020; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs for a gain against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter during their football game Monday, October 5, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


The drama and rumors surrounding Aaron Rodgers refuse to die down. The quarterback is reportedly disgruntled with the franchise regarding his treatment over the past few seasons.

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Despite Rodgers carrying his side to the NFC title game over the past few seasons, the franchise hasn’t given any clear indication that they wish to keep the quarterback for the long run. 

While Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur and GM Brian Gutekunst have maintained that the side has no intentions of trading Rodgers, there’s been little to no talk about a possible contract extension. 

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With the 2020 MVP and the franchise that drafted him now suffering from a strained relationship, an NFL analyst feels it’s on the Packers to fix the mess.

Aaron Rodgers deserves a contract extension  

Appearing on NFL Live, former NFL player turned analyst Jeff Saturday pinned the blame on the Green Bay Packers organization. 

“This is on the Packers. They have screwed this up from the beginning, and continue to allow this thing to fester, which is negative, all the way,” he said.

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Saturday said that the team must do everything to ensure that Aaron Rodgers stays at Green Bay.

“Bring Rodgers back to your building or all of you go out together. GM, head coach, whoever needs to be there. Get them out there, sit down and get this thing settled.”

The analyst said that this saga boils down to a relationship issue between the two parties. One which the Packers must fix at all cost.

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“At the end of the day, this is 100% a relationship issue. I don’t care what any fan says. Whether you’re on the side of the Packers, or on the side of Aaron Rodgers, these guys got to work together every day. They got to have meetings every day. You have to get this settled,” he said.

November 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

“Get this thing fixed. Get him to sign an extension. It should be the easiest extension in the NFL and just get the deal done,” he added.

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Given how things stand, what do you think the Packers must do for Aaron Rodgers to make amends?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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