Former Packers FB John Kuhn’s eye-opening Aaron Rodgers comments as drama continues
Former Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn spent nine seasons with Aaron Rodgers, so he knows a thing or two about the quarterback. While things look bad for Rodgers and the Packers right now, Kuhn thinks there’s still a decent chance for a resolution.
Kuhn revealed in an interview with CBS Sports’ Zach Gelb that he has talked with Rodgers about the situation. The 38-year-old believes Rodgers is “conflicted.”
“I have talked to Aaron Rodgers,” Kuhn said. “I won’t say exactly what we talked about. I will say he’s conflicted because this man loves to play the game of football. This man loves to be a Green Bay Packer and this man truly sees careers. He’s watched friends leave. He watched Brett Favre’s career towards the end. He’s watched all these things play out in front of his eyes. He’s taken notes throughout his entire career. He’s seen some situations that didn’t feel were done or finished the way that they could or should have. And he’s just trying to take his own destiny within his own hands. To that effect I actually admire him because not many players in the NFL have that opportunity. I sure as heck didn’t. I played until everybody told me you can’t play anymore and it’s a humbling feeling and Aaron Rodgers has an opportunity to try and take a little bit of that power back.”
Rodgers is reportedly upset with Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and is trying to use his leverage to regain some power in the organization. Kuhn claims Rodgers wants more commitment from Green Bay when it comes to a long-term contract, and the quarterback would surely also like more say in personnel decisions.
The Packers have reportedly had contract talks with Rodgers, but no deal has come to fruition. Green Bay has no interest in a trade and Gutekunst isn’t going anywhere, so there’s a standoff.
However, Kuhn thinks the situation can be saved:
“I still believe there’s an opportunity for a resolution here. It’s going to take two men that are dug in right now trying to meet in the middle somewhere where they’re both happy.”
The Packers are a Super Bowl contender with Aaron Rodgers, so they’ll surely do what they can to get him back in the fold.