Aaron Rodgers is still the franchise player for the Green Bay Packers. But lately, it’s not feeling that way. And right now, he is reportedly growing frustrated with his lack of say in personnel decisions. Yahoo’s Charles Robinson has more:
“Aaron Rodgers would like more inclusion when the Green Bay Packers are making major personnel decisions that impact him.”
But, why now? What suddenly brings this about?
“While the relationship between Rodgers and the Packers isna��t in total disrepair, two league sources familiar with the quarterbacka��s mindset described him as both ‘frustrated’ and ’emotional’ over a lack of communication from the front office prior to some significant decisions this offseason.”
Most specifically, Robinson notes both wideout Jordy Nelson and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. It remains to be seen if this impacts his next contract, of course. But at the very least, it’s apparent Rodgers doesn’t get the voice many other elite quarterbacks get. Now, we’re not suggesting the Packers should let the two-time MVPA�make these decisions. But at the very least, let him into the room? There can’t be too much harm in that.
In the meantime, Rodgers is coming off the second collarbone injury of his career. And the Packers are coming off a season in which they missed the postseason for the first time since 2008. But QB1 probably doesn’t have too many years left at the top of his game. While Tom Brady is defying conventional wisdom at age 40, Rodgers is one collarbone injury away from there being real concern.
And still, he remains Green Bay’s most important player until proven otherwise. We saw what happened last season when he went down for more than half the season. But are the Packers willing to accommodate him more as he gets closer to the end of his contract?
Something tells us we’re about to find out.