Former Green Bay Packers player John Kuhn believes the Packers need to do something exceptional this season if they want to keep Aaron Rodgers beyond 2021. Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, publicly said he was unhappy with the Packers organization but the team decided against trading him.
The drama between Rodgers and the Packers has been one of the main stories of this offseason. “Boy, it’s hard to look at the writing on the wall and think that’s not the case,” Kuhn said the Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio.
“I think the Packers need to do something exceptional this year, and maybe something out of the ordinary. Not just make a deep playoff run but maybe find a way to add a position here before the trade deadline throughout the season or make a trade right before the beginning of the season that proves, hey, they’re in it to win it.
Because Aaron Rodgers quite frankly is looking at the last few holes of his back nine of his career. . . ”. “The reality is he’s got three, five, six years left in this thing, and he feels like this year [if] the Packers don’t go all in, that just might be all the sign that he needs to leave,” Kuhn said.
“So I think it’s gonna take a successful season, not just a good season offensively for the Green bay Packers but a successful season with some sort of deep playoff run, hopefully a Super Bowl berth, and then maybe doing it outside what we’ve seen the Green Bay Packer organization to do over the last twenty to twenty-five years”.
Rodgers had an offer on the table
This summer, the Packers wanted to make Rodgers the highest-paid NFL player but the quarterback rejected their offer. Some even speculated that Rodgers would rather retire than play again for the Packers.
But this week, Rodgers reported for Packers' training camp. Elsewhere, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey praised quarterback Sam Darnold. “I think he’s really good at talking through things with guys, whether it’s receivers, or running backs in protection stuff, and kind of getting a feel for each guy and what their ability is and what their capabilities are,” McCaffrey said, via Josh Klein of TheRiotReport.com.
“And with that, adjusting his game — or if he needs me to run a route at a different depth, he’ll let me know and nothing goes unsaid”.