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Fans react to Aaron Rodgers' frustration with the Packers

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Posted at 7:04 PM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 20:04:10-04

GREEN BAY, Wis (NBC 26) -- This drama around number Aaron Rodgers potentially leaving Green Bay has some fans recalling a tumultuous time when Bret Favre left the Packers. Today Packer fans chimed in regarding the similarities between Rodgers and Favre.

Brett Favre spent 16 years with the Green Bay Packers and wouldn't you know it, Aaron Rodgers just finished up season number 16.

"Deja vu is the perfect word for it," says Packer fan Charlie Cronin of Kimberly.

The team drafted Rodgers in the first round to eventually replace Favre. And just last season Green Bay spent its first-round pick on a quarterback in Jordan Love.

"Overall, you understand that it is a business and they gotta do what they gotta do and what's best for the organization," adds Cronin.

Three years after signing Rodgers, Favre left the organization. It was a move that shocked fans, even Jet's fans who acquired him.

"You know it's like Babe Ruth leaving the Yankees kind of thing," says Jet's fan Jerry Carney.

But those on the receiving end of the hall of fame quarterback didn't shed any tears for Green Bay.

"As a Jets fan, we have no sympathy for you guys. You have 30 years of unbelievable quarterbacks and a history of coaches, I mean it's the holy grail," adds Carney.

Today though, fans are wondering if history is about to repeat itself.

"He's not going to play up to his potential if he's unhappy," says Barbara Osterbrink of Sheboygan Falls referring to Rodgers.

Especially after reports surfaced about Aaron Rodgers being disgruntled, with the organization.

"I think he should play out this year with us and then if he's still unhappy i think we should let him go," adds Osterbrink.

For now, at least, it seems as if the odds of Rodgers leaving immediately is unlikely. But that's not to say fan's perceptions of the MVP haven't changed.

"It really hurts. It let me down. I'm not really happy about Aaron Rodgers," says Bill Vansistine of Luxemburg.

But as any team or fan base for that matter knows, a solid organization isn't created overnight or on the shoulders of one player, and all too often change is inevitable.

"It's kind of a dubious distinction for someone to say they're the best because there is always somebody better that comes along," says Michael Spiering of Ashwaubenon.