‘People Like to Sugarcoat Sh*t’ – Kyler Murray in Awe of Aaron Rodgers’ Honesty in Packers Press Conference

Published 07/31/2021, 11:54 AM EDT


After months of staying away from the limelight, Aaron Rodgers finally opened up about his relationship with the Green Bay Packers. Especially, his relationship with the team’s front office. 

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Rodgers reportedly considered retiring because of his strained relationship with the team’s management. Now back, the Packers QB though has placed certain demands which give him the power to decide his future. 

 

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In a bold and fearless manner, Aaron Rodgers called out the Green Bay Packers front office for the treatment dished out to him and several veterans in the past. Saying that he’d not be a “lame duck quarterback” after an MVP season in 2020, the quarterback showed that he isn’t afraid to step up for himself and his teammates when needed.

This gesture won Aaron Rodgers a lot of plaudits. And among them is Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. 

Kyler Murray respects guts shown by Aaron Rodgers

Speaking to reporters, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was asked his thoughts about Aaron Rodgers’ eventful press conference. Not one to shy away from making a comment himself, Murray lauded the quarterback’s display of honesty.

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“People like to sugarcoat sh*t,” Murray said to Darren Urban of the team’s official website. “I love how honest he (Rodgers) was.”

Murray, who enters his third season in the league has earlier said that he too like Rodgers wishes to be a part of the discussion when it comes to player recruitment and team building. Especially, through the draft. 

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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)

This is often a controversial topic. Many people believe that players shouldn’t meddle with the front office’s proceedings and let the men in the suits take all the major decisions. 

While the final decision making should come from a franchise’s front office, there is a growing demand among franchise stars to at least listen to their inputs when it comes to making recruitments of retaining players. 

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Rodgers too feels that after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers he deserves a place on the table to join such discussions. And when the Packers refused to entertain his request, the quarterback had to do things the hard way to earn back his respect. 

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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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