By Adam Roberts – 5/25/2021
While I don’t think anyone really expected any groundbreaking information to come out of Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ appearance on Sportscenter last night, there were some interesting nuggets to take away from his conversation with departing anchor Kenny Mayne.
Maybe most notable was that Rodgers isn’t upset with Jordan Love, but the club’s philosophy he believes has gone awry. Rodgers says it wasn’t that general manager Brian Gutekunst traded up or even drafted Love, it’s how he handled it. “I Love Jordan, he’s a great kid,” Rodgers told Mayne on his final show with ESPN. He explained it’s about the philosophy that it’s about the people that make the organization great, not vice versa. In Rodgers’ opinion, the team’s front office feels too much like a corporation and isn’t entirely personable.
Of course while Rodgers made time for Kenny, he did not show up for the first voluntary team OTAs yesterday. This was an almost certainty, and he’s not required to be anywhere until June 15th for mandatory minicamp.