Relationship status: very complicated.
Packers President Mark Murphy recently stated that Aaron Rogers and The Packers split the fan base, And his comments on Rogers last week of course are of no avail.
In a recent event at Rambo Stadium, Murphy recalled the words of wisdom of the unique personalities of former Packers general manager Ted Thompson and Rogers (Through NBC26). Rogers is a “complex” guy:
“However, I am often reminded that as most of you know, Ted Thompson was just a great general manager and he passed away (earlier this year),” Murphy said. “(Thompson) often talks about Aaron, he is a-not only Aaron, but also a lot of different players-he would say,’He is a complicated guy.’ So let me just say that.”
Confusingly, Murphy recently stated that the less talk about Rogers in public, the better:
“We are working hard to resolve this situation and realize that the less openly both sides say, the better,” He wrote recently.
The defending MVP has not yet reported to the Packers’ mandatory mini training camp, nor has he participated in OTA. There is no word yet on how close (if close) the situation between the two parties is to reach a settlement.
There is no specific reason for Rogers’s problem with the Packers. Some reports indicate that he is dissatisfied with his contract status, general manager Brian Gutkunst and/or the team’s lack of respect and drafting his replacement in 2020.
However, Murphy cast a vote of confidence in Gutekunst, which means that Rogers’ reported desire to remove Gutekunst may not be met. Murphy also stated that he hopes Rogers will be the team’s signal caller in 2021 and beyond.
But Murphy’s recent remarks may make people wonder whether this is really the case.