Packers president Mark Murphy puts foot in mouth with weird Aaron Rodgers comment
Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy had some more strange comments Thursday when addressing the Aaron Rodgers holdout situation.
Murphy referenced late Packers general manager Ted Thompson, who purportedly used to call Rodgers a “complicated fella.” As Mike Sando of The Athletic noted, the comments were incredibly curious because Thompson so rarely made public remarks about players or his coaching staff. Additionally, why say even the slightest thing that could irk Rodgers further?
Actually, it is not entirely surprising to see Murphy make more questionable statements with respect to Rodgers. He has been all over the board about the longtime Packers signal-caller’s future with the franchise.
Murphy indicated there was no chance the team had any intention of moving on from Rodgers after A-Rod made some eyebrow-raising comments following Green Bay’s NFC Championship loss. However, Murphy doesn’t seem to follow his own advice:
“The situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base,” Murphy wrote in a recent column. “The emails and letters that I’ve received reflect this fact. As I wrote here last month, we remain committed to resolving things with Aaron and want him to be our quarterback in 2021 and beyond. We are working to resolve the situation and realize that the less both sides say publicly, the better.”
Note the last line. Murphy explicitly states both sides are better off avoiding public statements on the matter. Yet, less than a week later, he offered comments on Rodgers’ personality in a fairly strange manner.