The mystery involving Aaron Rodgers and his future in Green Bay continues to grow and grow. It all started with his cryptic comments following the Packers’ loss in the NFC Championship game and now a former teammate has chimed in to give his opinion on just what exactly is going on between Green Bay and Rodgers.
T.J. Lang, who is a close friend of Rodgers having spent multiple seasons as part of his offensive line unit, joined ‘The Ticket’ in Detroit and explained he thinks Rodgers is “hell-bent on some revenge” against Packers ownership. Lang, and most fans and even media members, saw Green Bay’s 2020 draft pick of quarterback Jordan Love as a direct slap in Rodgers’ face.
“I think he was quietly pissed when they took [Utah State quarterback] Jordan Love a year ago,” Lang said. “The one thing I’ll say about Aaron Rodgers, pretty much the last 10 years of his career he’s wanted that team to just go all-in for one year. ‘Just give me some pieces, let’s just go all-in, let’s trade a future first if we have to get a couple guys. Let’s just go all-in and try to win this thing.’
“And then last year, he hinted at them doing that, ‘Hey, I’m excited, let’s see who they can bring in,’ and they bring in a quarterback. I think that was the ultimate slap to the face when you feel like you’re one piece away from winning the whole thing.”
The Packers deciding to trade up in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft for Love was the ultimate head-scratcher. Green Bay needed to draft pieces that would help Rodgers succeed, but instead of doing that, it went out and drafted someone that could eventually take Rodgers’ job.
Rodgers has come out and explained what he meant with his ‘uncertain’ statement following the loss in the NFC title game and said he should be back in Green Bay next season. However, he also made it a point to explain that there aren’t any certainties in the NFL, which will likely continue to fuel the trade and retirement rumors surrounding Rodgers’ name.