The reported issues between the Packers and their future Hall of Fame quarterback took a few more twists and turns Monday.
NFL Network reports it "drove Rodgers nuts" when the Packers cut Jake Kumerow last September, just one day after Rodgers publicly praised the wide receiver. That was a "death knell" in Rodgers relationship with the front office, according to the report.
The Buffalo Bills then signed Kumerow to their practice squad.
From NFL Now: Summing up the #Packers situation with QB Aaron Rodgers, who also wanted more input in personnel decisions... and how the Jake Kumerow release (!!) played into it. pic.twitter.com/EOGG9aQg3R— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 3, 2021
YAHOO! SPORTS REPORT "garbage," according to A.J. Hawk
Former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, who was with Rodgers at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend, said the Yahoo! Sports report that Rodgers wants Brian Gutekunst fired is "garbage." Hawk also added he thinks there is a "zero percent chance" Rodgers retires before next season.
WARNING: Video in Twitter link contains profanity.
"My opinion would be there is a 0% chance Aaron retires"@OfficialAJHawk makes it clear he IS NOT speaking for @AaronRodgers12 just sharing his own opinion #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/AbnTG4hSx9— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 3, 2021
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Packers superstar receiver Davante Adams sent fans into a frenzy Monday with a cryptic tweet that simply read: "Gotta appreciate what u got while ya got it!" Adams did not clarify if the tweet was in any way related to Rodgers, though many fans speculated that's what he was referring to.
RODGERS TRADE RUMORS
In an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he called Matt LaFleur about a potential Aaron Rodgers trade. Shanhan said LaFleur told him John Lynch, the 49ers GM, would be "wasting his time" if he tried to trade for Rodgers.