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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Report: Aaron Rodgers ‘frustrated’ over lack of communication from Packers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers would like to come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension before the start of the 2018 season, but it does not appear that the two sides are in the best position to negotiate at the moment.

Rodgers has made some passive aggressive remarks this offseason that indicate he is unhappy with the Packers for not keeping him in the loop on roster and personnel decisions. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, that is precisely the case and it is impacting the way Rodgers views his contract negotiations.

League sources told Robinson that Rodgers is “frustrated” and “emotional” over Green Bay’s front office not consulting him when deciding to move on from wide receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.

“Both of those decisions [with Nelson and Van Pelt] were made without him,” a source close to Rodgers told Robinson. “In both situations, he had no influence with [the front office] before anything went down. I know he’s thinking about that stuff when it comes to the next contract because he should have earned a voice by now.

“In other places with [elite] quarterbacks, consideration is given to those guys. I think Aaron wants to be engaged in some decisions. But that’s just not the way it works [in Green Bay]. I think that’s obviously frustrating and it’s going to keep coming out.”

If you want to know how Rodgers feels about the Packers not keeping him in the loop, just read the latest comments he made about the front office.

Rodgers is still signed through 2019 and Green Bay could franchise tag him after that, so the only sense of urgency to get a deal done is coming from Rodgers’ side. He’s grossly underpaid considering he is arguably the best quarterback in the league and is making about $7 or $8 million less than guys like Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins. If the Packers want to keep one of the most important players in franchise history happy, it sounds like they have a lot of work to do.

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