‘Not a Lame Duck Quarterback’ – Aaron Rodgers Finally Airs His Grievances Against Green Bay Packers Front Office

Published 07/28/2021, 8:23 PM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 30: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


It’s been a long offseason for Green Bay Packers fans. Since news of Aaron Rodgers wanting to leave the franchise first surfaced on draft day, speculation was rife surrounding the future of the quarterback. 

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Skipping OTAs and mandatory minicamp, there were rumors of Aaron Rodgers quitting the sport altogether. But now, putting to bed months of speculation, the 2020 NFL MVP returned back to Lambeau Field for training camp. 

Sep 20, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with head coach Matt LaFleur. The side were taking on the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking to the media for the first time about his issues with the Green Bay Packers front office, Rodgers didn’t hold back. 

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Aaron Rodgers not one to mince his words 

After Day 1 of the Packers’ training camp, everyone was after one person – Aaron Rodgers. The world needed answers and the quarterback was finally ready to deliver. 

“I just want to be involved in conversations that affect my ability to do my job,” Rodgers said. Pointing out how the franchise cut several veterans over the years, the QB said he was hoping to make the franchise realize their mistakes.

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“I wanted to help the organization, maybe learn from some of the mistakes in the past… about the way that some of the outgoing veterans were treated.” 

Wanting to be more involved in conversations, Aaron Rodgers said he has made it clear that he wants to be a part of conversations regarding the franchise’s decision making going forward.

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“The fact I haven’t been used in those discussions is something I wanted to change moving forward,” Rodgers said. “And I felt like based on my years, the way I can still play, that that should be a natural part of the conversation.”

The quarterback said that after an MVP season he was no longer going to remain a “lame duck quarterback.” “I had to assess the situation, not necessarily wanting to be a lame-duck quarterback, especially after an MVP season.” 

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As for giving any assurances about coming back in 2022, Aaron Rodgers gave no assurances. But it’s clear that moving forward, the QB’s opinion is going to have a lot gravitas than it once did. 

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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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