Aaron Rodgers kept Jordan Love in the loop while contemplating his future

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The Packers’ selection of Aaron Rodgers in 2005 wasn’t greeted warmly in the quarterbacks room. Brett Favre, then the 35-year-old starter, once famously said: “My contract doesn’t say I have to get Aaron Rodgers ready to play. Now hopefully he watches me and gets something from that.”

Rodgers spent three years behind Favre and obviously learned something, having won three MVP awards and a Super Bowl MVP.

All of that to say, Rodgers has been where Jordan Love is, and Rodgers appears to have taken his heir apparent under his wing, having been where Jordan Love is.

Love spent this offseason preparing as if he was going to start, with Rodgers’ future with the Packers in doubt as he skipped the team’s offseason program.

Rodgers said he tried to put himself in Love’s shoes.

“And then I just reached out; I reached out a number of times [to] check on him [and] see how he’s doing,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I didn’t hold things from him. I let him know where I was at mentally and what I was thinking about, and hopefully he appreciated that.

“I just felt that’s what I would want in that situation, just to hear from the guy. And also, there’s a love and an appreciation and a friendship there, just like it was with me and Brett. So I wanted to make sure I checked in with him and let him know I was thinking about him.”

Rodgers repeatedly has said his grievances with the Packers is nothing personal against Love, who had no say in the Packers’ selection of him in the first round of the 2020 draft.

“I have a lot of respect and love for Jordan, and I understand it’s got to be tough what he went through,” Rodgers said. “I went through it for two years in the offseason, going in ’06 and ’07, I was the guy the entire offseason, going through quarterback school, going through most of the OTAs, taking all the reps, and then here comes Favrey coming back — and obviously I’m back on the bench. Thankfully I went through that, and I can understand a little bit about what he’s going through, so I just try to keep that in mind the entire time.”

19 responses to “Aaron Rodgers kept Jordan Love in the loop while contemplating his future

  1. This whole situation is a lot less juicy than was lead on. The pic of Gutey and Rodgers laughing it up at practice today shows as much. This sounds like a very tight team from top to bottom. GO Pack GO!!

  2. I like Rodgers more when he explains his thoughts and feelings instead of having others do it for him

  3. I was surprised Aaron said he was thinking of retiring this off season after how Favre ended his packer career, it sounded very similar. Love stated he was working like he was going to be the starter this fall so it doesn’t matter.

  4. 50Stars says:
    August 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm
    This whole situation is a lot less juicy than was lead on. The pic of Gutey and Rodgers laughing it up at practice today shows as much. This sounds like a very tight team from top to bottom. GO Pack GO!!

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    And yet, on the same day aaron says “it is still a work in progress”

  5. Looks like Aaron is not going to get the fabled Jeopardy job. Green Bay may be looking better and better!

  6. Rodgers told love it was not love, it wad the Packer organization that had rodgers contemplating retirement rather than playing football

  7. 50Stars says:
    August 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm
    This whole situation is a lot less juicy than was lead on. The pic of Gutey and Rodgers laughing it up at practice today shows as much. This sounds like a very tight team from top to bottom. GO Pack GO!!

    ———

    Rogers will still flame out early in the postseason…

  8. Every day Aaron Rogers comes off as a little more of an arrogant jerk.

  9. what a wart. i thought all along he was passing his mystery on to certain player’s and telling them to keep quiet. they all knew he was coming back.

  10. Maybe it’s me but I think there’s a really nasty
    passive-aggressive tendency with this Rodgers dude.

  11. This whole thing sounds like some drama that Rodgers created and wanted to keep going so he could stay in the news. Tell all the players that he is coming back but tell them not to say anything to keep the story going. What a head case he is.

  12. Aaron Rodgers would make a great used car salesman. He could sell ice to an Eskimo.
    Or he’d make a great P.T. Barnum who “told them what they want to hear”.
    I just wish Rodgers would get on the field and play and end all of this drama that he alone created.
    I think all NFL fans are simply tired of hearing from and about him. The focus should always be on the teams and the games, not one player.

  13. You mean the complete opposite of what the Packers have been doing to Rodgers for the last few years?

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