Aaron Rodgers apparently doesn’t want to work with Packers GM Brian Gutekunst and no amount of money will change his mind.
On Wednesday, The Athletic’s Bob McGinn released a bombshell report that revealed Rodgers openly mocked Gutekunst in group chats with teammates by referring to the Packers GM as “Jerry Kraus”, the former Chicago Bulls GM who was hated by Michael Jordan.
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.
According to McGinn, the Packers have offered Rodgers an extension that would make him the highest-paid QB in the NFL but he turned them down amid his beef with Gutekunst.
In recent months, according to sources, the Packers have offered to make the 37-year-old Rodgers the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback. Those overtures were turned aside. The fractured relationship between quarterback and team seems to have little or nothing to do with money.
McGinn’s report comes days after Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported that Rodgers wants Gutekunst fired because he feels he can’t’ trust the Packers GN after he drafted Jordan Love. Gutekunst fired because he feels he can’t’ trust the Packers GN after he drafted Jordan Love. Gutekunst fired because he feels he can’t’ trust the Packers GN after he drafted Jordan Love.