Aaron Rodgers explains discontent with Green Bay Packers: ‘It was never about Jordan Love”
MVP defender Aaron Rogers says his uncertain future with the Green Bay Packers was never related to the organization’s decision to draft Jordan Love: “It’s just a philosophy and perhaps forgetting that it’s all about people.”
On Monday, Aaron Rogers shed light on the NFL’s biggest offseason saga, citing “philosophy” and “culture” as the main contributors to his disappointment with the Green Bay Packers.
One of the theories of Rogers ‘frustration was the Packers’ decision to select quarterback Jordan Love with 26th overall pick in 2020 over an offensive weapon, while another centered around a controversy surrounding his contract. There has also been speculation that his riots were related to Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and a desire for more voice in personnel decisions.
In a speech at SportsCenter Monday night celebrating Kenny Maine’s final performance on ESPN, Rogers admitted that it was about “doing it right.”
“In my situation, look, it was never about the draft, Jordan’s pick,” Rogers said. “I love Jordan, he’s a great kid. [We’ve had] a lot of fun working together. I love the coaching staff, I love my teammates, I love the fans in Green Bay. Incredible 16 years old. It’s just philosophy and perhaps oblivion that it’s all about people. It’s about character, culture, doing things right. “
“A lot of it started last year and the key was just thrown into it when I won the MVP and played the way I played last year. But this is about people, and this is the most important thing.
“Green Bay has always been about people, from Curly Lambo, who was the owner and founder, until the 60s with [Vince] Lombardi, Bart Starr and all those incredible 90s team names with a coach [Mike] Holmgren and Favri [Brett Favre] and defense minister [Reggie White] to the run we were in. It’s about people. “
Rogers says Green Bay is about people
Rogers completed 48 major league touchdown assists in his 2020 MVP campaign, leading the Packers to their second straight NFC Championship game where they were defeated by future Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Packers have extended their streak from not selecting a long-range first-round receiver since 2002 this year, opting to use number 29 against Georgia full-back Eric Stokes. However, they provided their quarterback with some extra firepower in the third round by picking Clemson out of Amary Rogers, their respective initials fitting the headlines.
General manager Gutekunst was quick to downplay the prospect of Rogers’ exchange following reports of his unrest.
Rogers continued, “I think sometimes people forget what the organization is really doing. History is important, the legacy of so many people who came before you. But people are the most important thing. People create an organization, people create a business. and sometimes they forget about it. Culture is built brick by brick, its basis is people, not an organization, not a building, not a corporation. It is built by people.