Packers president downplays Aaron Rodgers’ role in coaching moves
Monday’s overriding message from the Green Bay Packers is that Aaron Rodgers didn’t get Mike McCarthy fired and won’t get a new head coach hired.
Packers president Mark Murphy pushed back against chatter that Rodgers was a major catalyst in McCarthy’s firing Sunday. He also said that, while Rodgers was free to offer input, he would not be a decisive figure in the team’s upcoming coaching search.
Murphy says Aaron Rodgers will be "free to add input" but will not be part of the process of finding the next coach. Murphy also adds that "Aaron was no part at all of the decision to move on" from McCarthy.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) December 3, 2018
It’s understandable why the Packers would want to have this out there, but given the tension between McCarthy and Rodgers, there’s no way the quarterback’s thinking won’t be taken into account during the hiring process. Maybe he won’t be involved, but Green Bay will make certain that Rodgers is comfortable with their hire.