NFL 2021 The quarterback pointed out his bad relationship with Brian Gutekunst
Lto nfl season She ended up surrounded by a controversy that had already been dragging on since the beginning of 2020. Green Bay seemed to run out of its star man Aaron Rodgers, despite reaching the final of the Conference and being the MVP.
It was in the 2021 draft that ESPN anticipated that the quarterback will seek a team change in the offseason to get away from the troubles he faced with Packers, but without making clear the exact reasons for your discomfort.
It was until Monday that he spoke in an interview for ESPN, where emphasize that it is not about having a young quarterback, Jordan Love, behind him, rather it is a matter of how the franchise has managed the General Manager Brian Gutekunst.
“With my situation, look, it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan. I love Jordan; he’s a great kid. We have so much fun working together. I love the coaching staff, I love my teammates, I love the fan base in Green Bay. An incredible 16 years. It’s just a kind of problem of a philosophy and perhaps forgetting that it is about the people who make things work. It’s about character, it’s about culture, it’s about doing things the right way. “
The posture of Rodgers is that despite everything he has given to the institution, the treatment that has been had in recent years is not according to the history that Green Bay represents.
“Much of this was launched last year, and the key was put in when the Most Valuable Player won and I played like I played last year. I think this is kind of a spill-over of all that. But it’s about the people, and that’s the most important thing. Green Bay has always been people-centered, from Curly Lambeau as owner and founder to the sixties with Lombardi and Bart Starr And all those amazing names for the teams of the nineties with the coach Holmgren and Favre and the defense minister, to the end it’s about the people. “
Although I did not mention his name, Rodgers made clear his annoyance with the general manager, with whom he has not had a good deal for over a year.
“I think sometimes people forget what they really do to an organization. History is important, the legacy of so many people who have gone before you. But people, that’s the most important thing. People run an organization, people run a business, and sometimes that is forgotten. Culture is built brick by brick, on the foundation of it by the people, not by the organization, not by the building, not by the corporation, it is built by the people.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play with a number of amazing people and I also got to work for some amazing people. It is those people who build the foundations of those entities. I think sometimes we forget. “
Although he has not made a decision yet and was absent at the beginning of the voluntary trainings, Rodgers would have already said that in order for him to come back another year, Brian Gutekunst would have to go.