Matt LaFleur recently said in an interview that he and Aaron Rodgers are on good terms despite the Green Bay Packers drafting rookie Jordan Love. The second-year head coach for the Packers took to the Radio to clarify that he shares a rather strong bond with his franchise quarterback.
Both Matt and Rodgers “understand that this a business”. Jordan’s drafting has been called a chess move to counter the perception that it is Aaron Rodgers who is vastly responsible for the team’s performance. However, Rodgers isn’t the only player on the team who is responsible for the Wisconsin team.
Instead of addressing the need for a wide receiver, the team chose to draft a backup quarterback. Rodgers, according to many, is still in the position to win championships. “It was just one of those situations where there were a couple of guys targeted that had just previously been picked… And so, we went with the best player at the time“, explained coach LeFleur while talking to ESPN Radio.
Aaron Rodgers decided to end his silence three weeks after Jordan Love’s draft to Green Bay. “The general reaction at first surprised; like many people“, said Rogers.
The 34-year-old has just ended his eighth Pro Bowl selection. He is a two-time league MVP and Super Bowl champion. Acknowledging that a change might become inevitable, Rodgers told reporters, “My sincere desire to start and finish with the same organization… may not be a reality at this point“.
Ending (or having to end) their careers with a different team seem to be catching on for top of the line players. It is growing into something we might see for a while.