A Brutally Honest Aaron Rodgers Unloads On The Packers For Disrespecting ‘High Character’ Veterans, Not Listening To His Input On Free Agent Signings

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  • Aaron Rodgers showed up to training camp this week after threatening to sit out season due to issues with the Packers front office.
  • On Wednesday, Rodgers held a press conference to reveal the grievances he had with the team
  • During the presser Rodgers said he didn’t like the way the team treated several high character veterans who were either let go or given low-ball offers
  • Rodgers was also unhappy the team didn’t listen to his input on free agent signings or used him to recruit other players
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Aaron Rodgers is finally speaking out about all the drama that went down between he and the Packers front office over the summer.

After revealing that he was coming back to Green Bay for at least one more season, Rodgers held a press conference and aired out all the grievances he had with the team.

According to Rodgers, he was angry at the way the team treated “outgoing veterans” and didn’t retain many “high character” players he felt were important to the locker room.

“I wanted to help the organization maybe learn from the mistakes in the past in my opinion about the way that some of the outgoing veterans were treated and just the fact that we didn’t retain a number of players that I felt like were core players to our foundation, to our locker room, high character guys, I’m talking about Charles Woodson, Jordy Nelson, Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jon Kuhn, TJ Lang, Bryan Bulaga, Casey Heyward, Micah Hyde…Guys who were exceptional players for us but great locker room guys, high character guys, many of them who weren’t offered a contract at all, or were extremely low-balled, or maybe, in my opinion, not given the respect on the way out that guys of their status and stature high character deserved’

Rodgers went to talk about how he felt he wanted to have “input” in the team’s free agency decisions and wanted to recruit players on the team but was never used by the front office or was ignored altogether.

“The other part was wanting to be a part of conversations involving free agents, which has never happened in my career…I’ve tried to pass along information. Hasn’t really been used.”

“I think we can all understand, Green Bay isn’t a huge vacation destination. People are coming here to play with me, to play with our team and knowing that they can win a championship here.

“I felt like based on my years, the way I can still play, that that should be a natural part of the conversation. As that progressed from that point, nothing really changed from that front. So we got into March, the conversation changed.

“As I felt like, if you can’t commit to me past 2021 and I’m not a part of recruiting process and free agency, if I’m not a part of the future, then instead of letting be a lame-duck quarterback, if you want to make a change and move forward, then go ahead and do it. That didn’t happen.”

It seems like Rodgers and the Packers still have plenty of issues to work out but as of now it appears that he’s going to be in Green Bay for at least one more season.

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