Mike Holmgren puts Packers on blast for Aaron Rodgers treatment
Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Holmgren is not a fan of how the organization has handled the Aaron Rodgers situation. As a matter of fact, the Super Bowl-winning coach did not hold back his criticism for how he thinks the Packers have shown utter disrespect to their soon-to-be-former cornerstone quarterback.
According to Holmgren, he firmly believes the Green Bay front office could have done a much better job with regards to Rodgers’ current status with the team:
“They didn’t handle it very well, I don’t think,” Holmgren said of the Packers on ESPN Radio in Chicago today, via Michael David Smith of NBC Sports.
In his mind, Holmgren sees this as a repeat of the Aaron Rodgers-Brett Favre situation some 16 years ago:
“This is the second time the Packers have gone through this. They went through it with Brett too when they drafted Aaron,” Holmgren said. “With a franchise quarterback and a guy as good as Aaron, you don’t treat all players the same.”
Fair point. The Packers should already have the benefit of hindsight working for them, but as Holmgren expressed, it seems like they never learned their lesson.
Holmgren served as the Packers head coach between 1992 and 1998, which is considered by many as one of the most successful coaching stints in the history of the league. Holmgren is adamant that this would not have happened under his watch:
“I can’t imagine a relationship between the coach, or management, or whoever is making the decisions and a star quarterback like that getting to this point,” Holmgren said. “I just can’t imagine it. I wouldn’t allow it. It wouldn’t happen.”
Holmgren is just the latest personality to blast the Packers for how they have mishandled the issue at hand. Aaron Rodgers is a future Hall of Famer and he’s done so much for the franchise for many, many years. Surely, he deserves to be treated much better than this, right?