The Aaron Rodgers situation in Green Bay might be “fixable” according to his former teammate John Kuhn and he says things between two parties can probably be resolved over money.
Just last week it was reported that Rodgers, who is currently negotiating a contract extension with the Packers, turned down a deal that would have made him the highest-paid QB in the league.
Via The Athletic
According to sources, Rodgers has mocked Gutekunst in group chats with his teammates in Green Bay by referring to the GM as Jerry Krause. The late Krause, the general manager of the Chicago Bulls during their run of six NBA championships, was loathed by Michael Jordan for some personnel moves with which Jordan disagreed.
The Packers are well aware of Rodgers’ hard feelings toward Gutekunst but, at this point, are taking the high road insisting their sole focus is having Rodgers as their quarterback in 2021 and beyond.
Kuhn’s appeared on the NFL Network on Wednesday night and said that he’s “sure” Rodgers isn’t really interested in being the highest-paid QB but actually wants security in his next contract.
“@AaronRodgers12 and I are friends.”
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) May 13, 2021
“I’m sure contract is part of that,” “I’m sure that years guaranteed is a part of that. Not just being a highest-paid quarterback or the highest paid at your position. But I believe the security going forward is a part of that, and I also believe being on the same page as having open communication where all sides feel like they are being heard. Aaron and I are friends. We spent a decade of our lives together in the same meeting rooms, on the same practice field. So we do talk. And quite frankly this is something that I believe is fixable.”
NFL insider Ian Rapoport also seemed to confirm Kuhn’s report during his appearance on the Pat McAfee show.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 12, 2021
“To me it’s not about the overall yearly averages,” “… It’s about, from what I understand, security and him knowing that he is the Packers starter going forward, guaranteed contractually.”