It seems hard to believe, but there was once this offseason where an unnamed Aaron Rodgers was the biggest story in Green Bay. Re-signing running back Aaron Jones to a four-year, $ 48 million contract was arguably the Packers’ biggest off-season move, in a year they failed to bring in new free agents.
Jones continued “The Rich Eisen ShowThursday to discuss the Packers offseason, and he was asked several questions about Aaron Rodgers, who would like to leave Green Bay. In a small twist, Jones referred to Rodgers ‘surprisingly close relationship with Jordan Love, the quarterback the Packers drafted to replace him (and apparently was the source of Rodgers’ displeasure).
“You see him working with Jordan every day, all day, trying to teach him as much as he can,” Jones said. “That’s what’s cool about A-Rod.
“Maybe it could be a play, and what he saw if it was the first reading or the second reading or the third reading, maybe a little bit on the mechanical side, it just gets into so much. different things. Or, it could be the sound of the cadence, trying to blow them aside, little things. He’s just trying to improve the players around him, really.
Rodgers was reportedly frustrated with Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst for a number of reasons, one of them being the draft pick Love. According to Jones, however, his frustration didn’t stop him from getting closer to his alleged heir.
Jones said he was in contact with Rodgers when he signed his contract and that Rodgers also checked him out at another point in the offseason. As to whether the reigning MVP will return to the Packers in 2021, however, Jones is just as in the dark as everyone else.
“I’m just sitting down, I see what everyone is seeing, I haven’t heard from Aaron or anyone so I’m going to wait until I get to Green Bay to see for myself or hear it myself- same, ”Jones said. “I don’t get caught up in reading articles and things like that, I just wait for it to play out and I control what I can control.
“We all want A-Rod to come back to Green Bay, I think that’s obvious. He’s a great leader, a great player and a great person off the pitch, just someone to learn from. He probably believes in you more than you believed in yourself when you first arrived. It just helps players develop. I love having him with him and hope he continues to be my quarterback.
“So what’s going on?” Eisen asked Jones. He answered correctly:
“I have no idea.”