Aaron Rodgers suggests Packers coaches are blabbing about his broken toe

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Every Tuesday during football season (and on at least one very memorable Friday), Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appears with Pat McAfee and A.J. Hawk on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. Rodgers almost always says something that creates news and/or raises eyebrows, often through the voicing of complaints.

This week, Rodgers complained about reports regarding his broken pinkie toe.

“With these reports, I don’t know where they’re coming from,” Rodgers said, via Mediaite.com. “I don’t know who’s talking. It seems like there are certain coaches that may have friends in the media that they don’t realize are actually just trying to report things on . . .”

Asked by Hawk whether Rodgers is referring to members of the Green Bay coaching staff, Rodgers said, “There were guys for a while who had their people who they would leak stuff to.”

Rodgers’s latest Green Bay grievance seems odd, given that the vast majority of the talk about his broken toe has come from Rodgers himself. Yes, the Packers listed him as having a toe injury on the same day he returned from the COVID reserve list. They had to. But Rodgers then spoke repeatedly and candidly about his toe, calling it worse than turf toe before joking (not everyone got the memo) that he has COVID toe to ironically blaming the wrong person for not getting the joke about COVID toe to talking openly after Sunday’s win over the game that he’d have further testing on Monday to determine whether surgery is needed.

The only reporting about the toe that came not from Rodgers himself related to the Monday decision that he won’t have surgery for now. That’s it.

So why take shots? Why cast aspersions? It helps no one for Rodgers to do that.

Taking a broader look at his newfound propensity to utilize his platforms to speak for himself, Rodgers needs to ask himself whether he’s doing more harm than good to his overall image and brand by being so open with his views. Although his decision to put the front office on blast after showing up for training camp after weeks of building a mystery more carefully than constructing a ship in a bottle drew rave reviews, his pivot to saying whatever whenever however isn’t helping him in the eyes of the average fan.

I want him to keep talking. It’s good for business. But just like Ben Roethlisberger, who eventually pulled the plug on weekly radio visits that were creating more trouble for him than they were worth, Rodgers would be wise to ask himself whether his chattiness is truly having the desired effect.

77 responses to “Aaron Rodgers suggests Packers coaches are blabbing about his broken toe

  1. I love how the entire world hangs on his every word each Tuesday with Pat and the boys, and Rodgers just laughs at the losers in the media.

  2. This guy is a heck of a football player and I have nothing but respect for his play on the field, but his diva tendencies are starting to get old

  3. Yeah, dude just needs to shut up. The more we hear from him the more unlikeable he becomes. He’s awesome on the field but I only want to see and hear him on Sundays. And Thursdays…and Mondays…and sometimes Saturdays in December or whatever. How about only when he’s in pads.

  4. Gee, I thought that once the vax status thing died down he could stop looking like such an idiot in the headlines. But one of the things that makes him great on the field is his ability to improvise so I guess I should have seen this coming.

  5. This guy is just so high on himself that he feels above the others, he feels above his coaches, he feels above his teammates, he feels above his owners. If they were not in the position they are as far as the record, as a coach I would bench him and make him sit. Who would care at that point. Everyone on the planet knows this is his last season in Green Bay anyway.
    Dude there are 53 others on the roster that make the team what it is.. stop being the biggest QB diva in the history of the NFL!!!

  6. So the guy who lied about his vax status is crying that people are talking about his broken toe?

    Does it ever stop with this guy?

  7. Niners Football League you are spot on with your comment, love it.

    “Man this guy wants to be a victim so badly. What strange behaviour.”

  8. Problem is if Rodgers asked himself whether his chattiness is serving him well, Rodgers will point out (to himself) that if he’s doing it then it must be the smartest way forward. And he will agree.

    Get yer #12 Dunning-Kruger Packers jersey on, it’s game time.

  9. As talented as he is, eventually off-field distractions like this impact teams at inopportune times. Rodgers can’t keep blaming coaches or journalists for things he keeps saying.

  10. If I were to refer to Rodgers as a horse’s rear end it would be an insult to horse’s rear ends.

    He’s much worse than that

  11. Yep, because the media NEVER obsesses over other star player’s injuries. It simply HAS to be the coaching staff leaking stuff. Does he realize how weird he sounds with these sorts of comments? It’s like every single normal event is somehow only an issue for him and is totally unlike what anybody else has ever faced before. He’s the same sort who when they can’t find cranberries the day before Thanksgiving thinks there’s a conspiracy against him.

  12. This guy just doesn’t get it. He shoots his mouth off and blames everyone else. Remember the old days when players didn’t discuss injuries. They just played the game. Rodgers, you are no Ronnie Lott, or Jack Youngblood.

  13. KCFinfan says:
    December 1, 2021 at 10:19 am
    Well, they are.
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    NFL coaches are required to discuss injuries and reveal the status of players. There is nothing wrong with a Packers coach revealing the status of AR’s injury to the media or to anyone else.

  14. Godzilla says:
    December 1, 2021 at 10:03 am
    Gee, I thought that once the vax status thing died down he could stop looking like such an idiot in the headlines. But one of the things that makes him great on the field is his ability to improvise so I guess I should have seen this coming.>>>

    Vax status wasn’t the issue. Lots of players are not. The bold faced lie, and then the flippant attitude after, is the issue. I’m done with this moron for good.

  15. Word is Bill Parcells has updated his list of 13 Things Not To Be as a QB to add: Don’t be a Rube Diva QB.

  16. Only a few more games of Packer fans having to endure Rodgers, then they can go back to the good old days of the 70s and talk about how to get more than 5 wins in a season….

  17. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ― Maya Angelou

  18. This is the kind of behavior I go out of my way to encourage my kids not to do in life or on the field. Remember where you came from and thank those that helped you succeed. This is such a bad look for him, the team, the league, and the sponsors who pay him handsomely to represent them.

  19. It’s been well documented what a jerk he is. Lest we forget, his family dislikes him, he has no real friends, and only GB Packer fans wish him well in life. By all accounts, he’s just a miserable and terrible human being.

  20. I respected him at he beginning of his career and was in awe of him for the balance but this dude is just crazy. He has literally come unhinged with some God or Buddha complex. He has legit lost his mind but to him everyone else has.
    I’d cut him in offseason.

  21. it’s become very obvious why the team decided to start the process of moving on from AR when he is still playing at a level good enough to lead a team to a title.

    if all this stuff the last year has happened publicly, you have to assume this has been going on privately for years. at some point a team just gets sick of it.

  22. Is he ever NOT creating a problem? If there is ONE guy who I would never want to win…it’s Aaron Rogers.

  23. philmccracken says:
    December 1, 2021 at 9:57 am
    I love how the entire world hangs on his every word each Tuesday with Pat and the boys, and Rodgers just laughs at the losers in the media.
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    I don’t hear any laughing from Rodgers directed to the media . I do hear a constant barrage of whining along with an unhealthy amount self pity .

  24. Recall when Mark Murphy was lambasted for the diplomatic phrase, “complicated fella,” when referring to #12?

  25. Oh, just shut up already! Getting tired of hearing this guy yap about himself so much. He may care about winning, but it’s obvious he doesn’t care about winning with Green Bay.

  26. What is it with this guy? With all the drama this year from Rodgers ( feeling disrespected, trade-me, vaccination, ‘The Toe’ ) … Rodgers continues inventing ways to be the victim. It’s time we start worrying about Rodgers’ mental stability.

  27. Again diva boy its all about him. He knows dam well the team is required by NFL rules to describe injuries to the NFl certain days before the game. Its never ever been, oh we cant discuss whats really wrong with a player but he will be out for while. Ya the bookies dont like that and thus neither does the NFL.

  28. I just cant see any GM going gaga over this guy in the off season, he is becoming that pain in the you know what a lot of people dont want to deal with.

  29. I don’t think too many GM’s are going to be knocking each other over for a 39 year old drama queen best known for lying and throwing teammates and coaches under the bus.

  30. as good as this guy is, imagine if he just trained and studied and stopped all the press and nonsense? he’d be off the charts! life long packer fan and i hope Denver makes it happen this off season.

  31. “topcide says:
    December 1, 2021 at 11:11 am
    it’s become very obvious why the team decided to start the process of moving on from AR when he is still playing at a level good enough to lead a team to a title.

    if all this stuff the last year has happened publicly, you have to assume this has been going on privately for years. at some point a team just gets sick of it.”

    I would agree except this same kind of garbage went on with favre at the end as well.

    Is it a player issue or a team culture issue? He’s obviously throwing a barb at someone in the organization he feels is leaking info. Perhaps Rodgers is tired of a poor culture at the executive level that fueled Favre’s issues as well and is going down guns blazing over it.

    It’s worth considering….

  32. Why should he care what anyone thinks? Regardless of whether you like him as a fan or not, he’s rich/set for life and doesn’t have to tip toe around what he says.

  33. I’ve never met the guy, but I don’t like the person he projects to the media. Having said that, he’s one of the most accurate QBs I’ve ever seen play. That will always trump the words that come out of his mouth. It’s not like being a jerk is a crime and the NFL tolerates criminals who play well. Reminds me of school. Jocks get a free pass.

  34. This guy reminds me of the expression, “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

  35. Poking the coaches is an interesting move. Any other player would be disciplined, but in this case, I guess we stay tuned.

  36. I have a feeling that once this guy retires and he’s about 40 or so, he’s gonna be alone. I just can’t imagine anyone wanting to spend a lot of time with him.

  37. ragnarthegreat says:
    December 1, 2021 at 11:57 am
    Poking the coaches is an interesting move. Any other player would be disciplined, but in this case, I guess we stay tuned.

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    The organization is responisble for enabling this. They could have dealt him to Denver for picks, been rid of it and start building a juggernaut.

    Instead, they chose this route.

  38. Was it one of the coaches who put Rodger’s foot up on camera so that all of us could view his broken toe and listen to him speak about it? I swear that Rodgers thrives on stirring things up…things of his OWN doing. There’s no denying that he’s a great QB, but as a person, he leaves something to be desired.

  39. You think Rogers is loose-lipped now. Wait until the Packers are eliminated from the playoffs.

    It will he everyone’s fault but his no matter what happens on the field.

    I hear Seattle may be in the markey for a QB.

  40. One of my favorite players to watch play football (except for twice a year), and the Pack would be absolutely nuts to dump him after this year, but the lack of self-awareness and arrogance for a guy that smart is pretty surprising. Maybe he isn’t that smart after all.

  41. Aaron would do well to read Shakespeare:

    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

    —— William Shakespeare — from Julius Caesar

  42. egomaniac247 says:
    December 1, 2021 at 11:48 am
    Why should he care what anyone thinks? Regardless of whether you like him as a fan or not, he’s rich/set for life and doesn’t have to tip toe around what he says.

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    He can’t tip toe “REMEMBER IT’S BROKEN”,he sure can run on it tho.

  43. I just can’t with this guy anymore. The faux intellectualism. The persecutory delusions. It’s too much. He’s insufferable.

  44. Yeah, it’s the coaches. Lmao.
    Rodgers has turned into a real unlikeable character, as in a bad Looney tune.

  45. Guy who talks constantly and can’t stop talking about himself is surprised that there’s a lot of conversation about him

  46. I love how ARod12 just keeps playing with the media and it never fails the media just takes the bait….. every time. It’s comical.

  47. Go, just go. I’ll take five years worth of 70’s Dark Years just to get rid of Rodgers.

  48. Rodgers seems like the most unlikeable guy in the world. There has to be more to him than what we’re seeing. I think he’s hiding something about himself. I suspect we’ll find out sooner or later. I think that’s why he lashes out at everyone. He’s under some pressure.

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