Former Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn revealed that he had a conversation with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers but he didn't want to publicly reveal the exact details. Rodgers, who has spent his entire career with the Packers, is reportedly not happy with the team's front office and he wants out.
"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," Kuhn said during his appearance on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio.
"He's watched friends leave, he watched Brett Favre's career toward the end. He's watched all these things play out in front of his eyes; he's taken notes throughout his career. He's seen some situations that didn't feel were done or finished the way that they could or should have.
"He's just trying to take his earned 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.
Aaron Rodgers has an opportunity to take a little bit of that power."
Kuhn thinks Rodgers will stay with the Packers
"If I used my gut and I used everything that I hear from the Packers organization, it makes me feel really, really good," Kuhn said.
"If I used the football business acumen and see the tough spot that the Packers are in right now with that first-round pick that they used last year on Jordan Love, that's what makes me pull back a little bit. I still think it's somewhere around 70, 75% that Aaron Rodgers is the starting quarterback for the Packers this year."
There was a report that Rodgers would return to the team if general manager Brian Gutekunst was fired. "I really don't think Aaron is that cynical of a person, no matter what differences they have," Kuhn said.
"He's proven to the Packers brass that just because he has differences with the head coach or a general manager, it doesn't necessarily affect his play and his professionalism. I can't see that being a direct quote from Aaron Rodgers.
"I still believe there's an opportunity at a resolution here. I just think it's going to take two men that are dug in right now and try to meet in the middle somewhere they're both happy."