Aaron Rodgers first spoke with the Green Bay Packers executive team on Monday, insisting that it was about nothing more than what the team culture had become in the organization.
“A lot of this was put in motion last year, and the wrench was just kind of thrown into it when I won MVP and played the way I played last year,” said Rodgers in the interview.
When Rodgers appeared for an interview on ESPN on Monday night, it was to support his friend and longtime ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne’s final SportsCenter show after 27 years. However, the biggest news was about his own issues with the Packers management.
Rodgers, 37, believes he has changed the Packers’ plans, having played so well last year — when he led Green Bay to a 13-3 record and second-place finish in the NFC Championship Game.
The Packers quarterback did not talk either by name about the Green Bay Packers or explicitly mention the Green Bay Packers’ front office, but he did make a philosophical point that the organization is built up “by the people.”
Rodgers confirmed on Monday, as ESPN reported, that he skipped the team’s first offseason training activities (OTAs), but would not say how he plans to exit the position.