If the Aaron Rodgers situation is “fixable,” why hasn’t it been fixed?

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Former Aaron Rodgers teammates, led by James Jones, continue to say that the situation between Rodgers and the Packers is “fixable.” Fine. So why hasn’t it been fixed?

It would be foolish not to account for the possibility that Rodgers is leading people like Jones to believe that it’s fixable, so that they’ll publicly say that it’s fixable. And if enough people hear and believe that it’s fixable, they’ll likely conclude that Rodgers is being reasonable and that the Packers — who continue to fail to fix the unfixable — aren’t.

These things aren’t just happening accidentally or spontaneously. Rodgers has a P.R. plan, and the Packers have a P.R. plan. Rodgers wants fans to blame the team, and the team wants fans to blame Rodgers.

It really is that simple. So when Packers CEO Mark Murphy says that the situation is dividing the fan base, Murphy is trying to sow such division. And when Rodgers tells Jones that it’s fixable and when Jones says so on TV or radio, Rodgers is trying to recruit fans toward the thinking that he’s in the right and the team is in the wrong.

Meanwhile, the “beautiful mystery” continues to unfold. While it’s definitely still a mystery, few would regard it as beautiful.

53 responses to “If the Aaron Rodgers situation is “fixable,” why hasn’t it been fixed?

  1. This can be answered with one word, ‘Attention.’ Rodgers craves ‘Attention,’ and by holding out he’s getting a lot of it.

  2. The longer the soap opera drags on the more the GB fans will want it to end regardless of how it ends. Time marches on ,let him sit this year and trade next spring to the AFC so he can pout on someone else’s sideline when the going gets rough.

  3. Maybe he wants to take the summer off with his new bride, then walk back in in Week 1.

  4. Right. Because every successful negotiation is completed in one session, and if it isn’t done immediately, it will never get done.

  5. Rodgers is an attention seeker, hopefully Love crushes this opportunity and Rodgers can come back and ride the pines as Love goes and wins the Super Bowl. This would be awesome!!

  6. GB fans should blame Rodgers for what? Giving them a consistently great product at QB?

  7. Im going to say its because AR is a spoiled brat. This is why normal working folks always side with NFL owners. Regular people wouldnt dare to pull this stuff with their employers. There are actual consequences for normal people.

  8. This is getting very strange. Both sides dug in , in trench type negotiations.

  9. This is simple. The Packers are playing games with the twilight of Rodgers prime. He doesn’t want to give them just 1 kore year, nor should he.

    He wants them to admit the love mistake and value him as the franchise again, OR trade him and rip the bandaid off.

    If I’m Rodgers I sit out. I’m not taking injury risk for the packers.

    Take a year off and then get traded somewhere where they will treat you like Brady.

    If fans and the packers and league havent re-realized that qbs make the world go round, last year and the bucs going from 7 and 9 under Jameis to superbowl under Brady is proof.

    Packers need to extend Rodgers, trade Love, and fire that GM. Period.

  10. The answer is simple. Each party wants what the other is not willing to give up.

  11. Since the Packers are not keeping Rodgers away and is he still under contract it is hard to see the Packers not being flexible in this situation. Is it ultimately what he wants probably not, but he should fire his agent if its a contract issue that he negotiated.

  12. It’s actually pretty simple.
    Rodgers wants to see if he can force GB to give him more guaranteed money and a big voice in roster decisions, or if they won’t, whether they will trade him to a team that will do those things. But he’s going to have to wait another year, at least as far as any trade is concerned.

  13. If not traded wouldn’t he hold out to week 10?so his contract tolls if he is truly upset?

  14. If he comes back he’ll get booed without mercy the first time he steps in Lambeau. He will have to be MVP again to win back Packers nation.

  15. Because it’s June, nothing happens in the next 7 weeks so there is no hurry.

  16. He’s going to holdout, retire, unretire next season, and get traded.

  17. Anybody that has ever had a leaky sink or toilet knows the answer to that question.

  18. What are the fans who side with Ridgwrs going to do, sell their tickets? Become Lions fans? Go to the game and hold up a “Fire Gutekunst”? Players come and go. No matter the circumstance, fans get over it eventually. This is an offense Jared Goff got to the Super Bowl with. If the other guys play well, Love only needs to be that good.

  19. This whole drama was put in motion over 2 years ago and is never supposed to get fixed. A popular, professional, multi billion dollar NFL franchise was stuck with a superstar QB, passive aggressive, team antagonist, A-hole, who can’t inspire a win when it counts; and wanted nothing more than to cheaply move off him permanently. They probably used a Media PR firm to set the stage and coach up Lafleur on delivering his lines to the camera (watch his early reactions to the scene again, he’s clearly acting). Also, had a psych profile on A-A-ron and knew his every move in advance. Florio’s right again and well done Packers Front Office!

  20. it hasn’t been “fixed’ because minicamp is meaningless and if it was “fixed” he’d have to show up…just like Favre hated OTAs and minicamps at the end Rodgers is now feeling the same way…49ers just cancelled all OTAs and minicamp…like James Jones said, it’ll get “fixed” right before camp because that is when he will get fined real money that can’t be waived.

  21. It’s fixed, it’s been fixed. The Packers are not trading Aaron under any circumstances. Aaron has 2 choices. Play for the Packers or retire. That’s it, done.

    Aaron has said to teammates and ex teammates that he is 100% not retiring.

    Aaron will be at camp on July 27th when it starts.

    Very simple…story over, move on👋

  22. James Jones. This is the foundation upon which your point is built?

    Good luck.

  23. Rodgers has a strange way of promoting his upcoming celebrity golf match against Tom Brady.

  24. i don’t believe Rodgers is going back. Murphy and Gutekunst were probably planning on switching next year anyways. Only another MVP performance would save Rodgers because these guys think they are so smart. You will see how dumb they are this year.

  25. It’s fixable if they potentially fire Gutekunst. Rodgers previously had reportedly said this. I can’t blame the Packers for not setting that precedent by refusing. I am sure they’re hoping he will come to his senses. I doubt it. They should trade him while the return is high.

  26. I take way more stock in comments from his former/current teammates than anyone else who has reported on this.It is common knowledge that Jones,Hawk,etc communicate with AR on a regular basis.For everyone outside of WI the so called “Packer Insiders”like Demovsky and others are only spewing the ESPN company line.Rodgers doesn’t talk to any of these people.
    AR overplayed his hand and now he is using his friends to start the return process.Little more gets leaked every day to make it look like is going to be resolved.By start of camp he will sign an extension making him the highest paid player in the league with a no trade clause.This will give him everything he wants.GB can’t move on from him unless he gets to go to a team he chooses.GB protects themselves as well.If Love doesn’t look like starting QB over this preseason they move him next offseason and still have AR.If they believe he could be the next guy they deal AR.
    Pretty hilarious that people truly believe that the people involved in this are stupid and do not know how to resolve this.Negotiations take time especially with salary cap issues GB has.Structure and timing of salary/bonuses are huge in this.and then throw in the cap is lower this year and it is unknown how much it will grow next year makes it all more difficult.

  27. I, for one am quite curious to see how well the Packers would perform without Rodgers.
    I have often opined that I believe his capabilities and heroics account for at LEAST 4 or 5 games each year they would not have won without him.

    They have decent talent and a good defense, but I really think without Rodgers, this is about a 9 win team.

    Time will tell…

  28. Remember – Rodgers hasn’t taken a meaningful snap in training camp/pre-season games for years. He plays like garbage first couple of games and gets better. Remember “We have a Defense”?

  29. Let the most overrated qb in NFL history sit and kick rocks. He won a sb great. His postseason record is atrocious, and me first attitude is a joke. He’s 37 and will be 38 before the end of the season. Time is running out for Mr salty. So either shut up and play or go host Jeapardy.

  30. The only ‘beautiful mystery’ is how much money Rodgers wants to lose from his outrageous contract. All the Packers need to do is say ‘no trade’ and Rodgers has two options: show up for work or retire.

  31. So Mr Beautiful mystery really wants to play, expects a public apology and a huge contract to show the other side was wrong.
    Hopefully the Packers decline?
    Rather I was hoping they would have come out and said, we didn’t tell Rodgers about the trade because he has a big mouth.

  32. Clear heads in Denver. Play the season and see what if. They could end up with high draft picks and future young gun via the draft. Save the hassle of paying big bucks and giving away the future. jokes on Rodgers he isn’t in as much demand as his ego thinks

  33. According to several on-line sites that track this sort of thing, Aaron Rodgers’ net worth is, wait for it, $120 million. Also, he takes in about $10 million a year in endorsement income. He owns — no mortgage — a $12 million home in California. What this means, of course, is that Rodgers can sit out the upcoming season comfortably; the Packers have no financial leverage. Advantage, 12.

  34. Be careful what you wish for. You couldn’t wait to get Favre’s boot off your neck and look where that got you.

  35. Not sure what “fixing” it would even look like. It sounds like both sides don’t respect each other and that’s really hard to fix. Another complicating matter is that even if they haven’t been terrible tactful in how they’ve done things the front office has simply been doing their job. Some of those moves were arguably wrong (using a first rounder on Love) while others were unquestionably the smart move (releasing Kumerow and not re-signing Jordy Nelson). Nobody is going to apologize for doing what they’re paid to do.

  36. I very seriously doubt that Rodgers wants or needs attention, since most of it is negative. Just don’t think he’s built that way. It is pretty clear he’s ticked at Pack management, justified or not, and at minimum wants to hold their feet to the fire a bit, and at worst, get the heck out of Green Bay. Both are entertaining.

  37. These lost fools of Packers fans who have been so spoiled by Rodgers honestly think this team can win with Love. Enjoy your 4 win season if Rodgers does not play.

  38. thetomahawk says:
    June 10, 2021 at 7:24 am
    I take way more stock in comments from his former/current teammates than anyone else who has reported on this.It is common knowledge that Jones,Hawk,etc communicate with AR on a regular basis.For everyone outside of WI the so called “Packer Insiders”like Demovsky and others are only spewing the ESPN company line.Rodgers doesn’t talk to any of these people.
    AR overplayed his hand and now he is using his friends to start the return process.Little more gets leaked every day to make it look like is going to be resolved.By start of camp he will sign an extension making him the highest paid player in the league with a no trade clause.This will give him everything he wants.GB can’t move on from him unless he gets to go to a team he chooses.GB protects themselves as well.If Love doesn’t look like starting QB over this preseason they move him next offseason and still have AR.If they believe he could be the next guy they deal AR.
    Pretty hilarious that people truly believe that the people involved in this are stupid and do not know how to resolve this.Negotiations take time especially with salary cap issues GB has.Structure and timing of salary/bonuses are huge in this.and then throw in the cap is lower this year and it is unknown how much it will grow next year makes it all more difficult.

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    The one flaw in your comment is that this is not about only money as they have offered him an extension paying him 45 million a year on average and he said no. I also doubt he feels he overplayed his hand in any way. He never needs to play again for money or recognition. He will go down as one of the best either way. Going back to the Packers with no changes is not going to win him another SB most likely so why does he need to care. At least if he gets traded he may have that chance again.

  39. Rodgers signed a contract, time to honor it…………..if not, let him go earn his living on Jeopardy, see how much money he makes there? He is already the butt of many jokes on being less of a man, real men fulfill their obligations, step up to the plate, he signed on, now time to do his job!

  40. Rodgers only has two or three years left in his career, milk some team for as much as you can and build around Jordan Love!

  41. Rodgers signed a contract, time to honor it…………..if not, let him go earn his living on Jeopardy, see how much money he makes there? ————————————————————–

    Letting Aaron retire would be the dumbest decision Green Bay could make. There are teams willing to give up multiple first-round picks and you’d rather just let Rodgers go for nothing?

  42. If I were the Packers, I’d hold fast. Make his Diva self play or retire. This is why so many professional sports teams fall apart: catering to the whims of these spoiled Diva players. Furthermore, nice for him that he has made enough money off of us sports fans that $90k a day fines don’t matter. Well, for MOST of the sports fans in the US, it’s more than they make a year. So I find his BS totally insulting to the average American, and even more insulting to Green Bay fans. I personally hope he never plays again after all of this.

    And you know, this all started by him getting mad over the Packers selecting Jordan Love. What do you think GB should do, wait till you retire and THEN start looking for a QB? That just shows how selfish he really is. I think GB did the right thing cuz Aaron is getting old. GB needs to be looking to the future. Shame he’s so selfish he can’t understand that.

  43. This is so much fun it never gets old. One day Packer fans turn on Rodgers the next day they turn on the Packers then the next they say there is nothing to see here but a media creation.

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