Aaron Rodgers will speak to reporters on Friday

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t spoken publicly since the draft. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers will do so on Friday, at 2:00 p.m. CT.

Rodgers has spoken privately to former Packers quarterback Brett Favre, and Favre’s public characterization of the call has made it clear that Rodgers wasn’t pleased with the draft picks made (a quarterback in round one) and not made (no receivers in any of the rounds) by the team, that Rodgers will finish his career elsewhere, and that Rodgers is starting to feel like the odd man out.

Everything Rodgers says and doesn’t say on Friday will be closely scrutinized. He will, as he always does, choose his words carefully. He may scoff at the notion that he’s unhappy. He may reiterate his intent to remain with the Packers until he retires.

Although his remarks will be calculated and tactical, his explanation could conflict in whole or in part with the things Favre said. If that happens, here’s hoping that Rodgers will be asked specifically to reconcile his words with Favre’s. Indeed, if Rodgers disagrees with the things Favre said on multiple radio shows after talking to Rodgers, Rodgers should be willing to say that we shouldn’t waste our time reading crap like that.

42 responses to “Aaron Rodgers will speak to reporters on Friday

  1. They say ask him if he’s ok with Packers drafting a qb to replace him. And how’s double check doing. Lol

  2. Vikings fans everywhere, including Florio, can’t wait till the day Rodgers leaves Green Bay and stops tormenting them, but it may not happen anytime soon.

  3. I would loved to see someone bring up his statistical decline so we can see Rodgers stink eye

  4. 1st question…”So Aaron at the rate you are declining how long do think it will be before the Packer eat your cap space and roll the dice with Love?”

  5. All he is going to tell us is that he saved a lot of money by switching to Geico.

  6. How many here would be unhappy if:

    They got to play professional sports and make $235,000,000?

    I would be quite happy.
    I wouldn’t complain.

  7. Packer fans everwhere are besides themselves anytime anything about this is brought up. They are having Rodgers like tantrums. They want everybody to put their head in the sand about this OR toe the company line just like them. Not a single one will say how they really feel about it.

  8. I would loved to see someone bring up his statistical decline so we can see Rodgers stink eye
    —–
    So does it make you feel better or worse that a QB in such “steep decline” took your team’s lunch money twice last season?

  9. Rodgers never says anything interesting in press conferences. About 90 percent of the time he’s quoted, even during the season, it’s from a radio show.

  10. Rodgers doesnt owe you an explanation of his explanation. Nor does he have any obligation to square what he says with what Favre reportedly did or did not say. The nerve of some people. I’m still waiting for Gutekunst to call me back and justify the Jordan Love pick. Im appalled that he didnt check with me first.

  11. No matter what Aaron Rodgers says, one thing’s 100% certain: it’ll cause every Viking fan’s head to explode like an overripe melon dropped from a fourth floor window.

  12. He will be professional, pleased with everything and looking forward to the season and to working with Love. The guy is no dummy. This is no time to stir the pot and no doubt he won’t. If he can dodge a blitzing linebacker, he can dodge a couple of tough questions.

  13. Sometime in late 2021 Aaron Rodgers will throw his 400th TD pass as a member of the Green Bay Packers. I will be happy for him. Soon after anything could happen.

  14. I think it’d be great if he Favre’s them and retires then unretires after they cap adjust thus forcing their hand. Perhaps he could even sit out a year if he wants. His body could likely use the rest.

  15. Maybe Jordan Love could join him in the State Farm commercials. They could write some interesting commercials which focus on the State Farm guy trying to lure Jordan Love to his insurance. It would be an upgrade to Mahomes.

  16. The packers press takes it easy on the team because if they don’t, the packers will pull the press credentials. Rodgers won’t admit until years later the Love draft choice bothered him.

  17. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 14, 2020 at 5:07 pm
    1st question…”So Aaron at the rate you are declining how long do think it will be before the Packer eat your cap space and roll the dice with Love?”

    Second question, “And how do you compare that with Tom Brady and the fact that they didn’t roll the dice with someone else in the same time period, rather excusing it for lack of Gronk and other receivers instead of ‘you can’t throw it accurately 5 yards now. Oh and Aaron we know you have zero assets that you were expecting the team to deal with this draft and they didn’t. How do you respond to that?”

    And I am no AR fan.

  18. Rodgers will say:

    I got nothing against Love, wish him success.

    Not sure I’d have drafted the same way, but I’m just the QB, and I’m not in the draft room making the calls.

    I’m under contract with the Green Bay Packers.

    OR

    He’ll announce his retirement.

    Either way, his comments will not make Packerland happy.

  19. If Rodgers declining skills dismantles Zimmer’s defense again this year and his team quits on him like in past years – Zim may be spending 365 on his 160 acre farm.

  20. It’s the Curse of the Discount Double-Check. It just hasn’t been the same for him since he started doing those lousy commercials.

  21. dragonfly99 says:
    May 14, 2020 at 4:57 pm
    Vikings fans everywhere, including Florio, can’t wait till the day Rodgers leaves Green Bay and stops tormenting them, but it may not happen anytime soon.

    ______________

    The Packers have had in some peoples eyes 2 QB’s who rank in the top 10 to have ever played the game for the best part of 30 years. As a Viking fan I’m very comfortable with what they’ve both achieved as it could and should have been way better.

  22. A MacBeth-ean tale brought to you by State Farm…

    Rodgers forces McCarthy out only to in turn be squeezed out by Lafleur.

    Funny how polite these guys are while shoving knives into each others back…

  23. He’s going to ask the refs why they haven’t flagged the Packers for hurting his feelings.

  24. I expect he’ll give us a preview of the latest State Farm commercials he cut with Patrick Mahomes and Jake Fromm.

  25. scottishvike says:
    May 15, 2020 at 5:22 am

    The Packers have had in some peoples eyes 2 QB’s who rank in the top 10 to have ever played the game for the best part of 30 years. As a Viking fan I’m very comfortable with what they’ve both achieved as it could and should have been way better.
    _________

    As a Packer fan, I am just as comfortable as you are.
    I’m a season ticket holder that’s had the pleasure of watching two of the NFL’s true greats firsthand.
    I’ve seen a lot of great wins and dominating performances over the years.

    And I’ve even had the privilege of attending two Super Bowls in person, while witnessing my favorite team hoist the Lombardi Trophy twice.
    Two truly great lifetime experiences. Bucket list stuff.
    Some fans wait an entire lifetime and never get an experience like that.
    As lifelong fans of the Green Bay Packers, we’ve all been truly blessed.

  26. He knows he can’t be traded. He’s not going to retire. He may not like the move, but he’ll live with it. Football is a game of replacement.

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