Before coming back to Green Bay Aaron Rodgers alluded to this season being “The Last Dance.” He talked about how the front office wouldn’t commit to him past the 2021 season. Rodgers also felt left out of roster decisions the team was making. However, throughout the year he’s stated how that’s changed. He and general manager Brian Gutekunst have had good conversations. Rodgers appeared on “The Adam Schein Podcast” this week. Schein asked Rodgers on his perspective now. Specifically, Schein asked about the grass being greener outside Green Bay.
What Rodgers Said
“The grass is greener where you water it… I think that where you spend your time and energy and what you choose to water will always be the greenest part of your life. I decided when I came back that I was going to be all in with the team and all in to see things move forward to a better place. And that’s what the conversations were about, you know, during the offseason, was about being a part of those conversations that impact my ability to do my job.
And I, you know, from one of the first days, Brian [Gutekunst] and I sat it down and got on the same page and it’s been a really nice Fall and Winter. I appreciate his approach, how it’s been, and it’s been very meaningful to me. So I’m thankful for that relationship, where it’s at at this point, and that’s made my life that much more enjoyable. So I gotta give Brian a lot of credit for meeting me in the middle.”Aaron Rodgers
What it Means
Rodgers discusses how when he came back he wanted to be “all in” on seeing the team move to a better place. One of his biggest concerns when he came back was a disconnect between him and the front office. However, from what he says it seems like things are in a much better place. As for his other concern, Green Bay will still need to make a true commitment to Rodgers past this season. If Rodgers wins MVP and brings a championship back to Green Bay it’s hard to imagine Green Bay moving on with Jordan Love taking over. Rodgers is open about his new relationship with the front office. His words make it seem like he would like to stay in Green Bay. However, until it actually happens, all anyone can do is speculate.
Adam Scein’s full episode of “The Adam Schein Podcast” can be found here