The Green Bay Packers continue to sit on uncertain terms with Aaron Rodgers. The star quarterback hasn’t shifted from his desire to play elsewhere. With the uneasiness still prevalent, Tom Brady didn’t hesitate to fire a verbal jab at Rodgers and the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers’ dilemma continues to linger in Green Bay
Since the end of the 2020 season, the Packers remain on shaky ground with their star quarterback.
Rodgers’ internal issues with the organization became public hours before this year’s draft, leading to serious doubt festering concerning his long-term future. The nine-time Pro Bowler reportedly voiced he wants to play elsewhere, but the front office hasn’t moved toward considering trade scenarios.
The Packers still hold no clarity if or when Rodgers will return to the team ahead of next season. With that relationship on rocky terms, Brady took a playful verbal shot at the reigning league MVP.
Tom Brady doesn’t pull any punches with his playful jab at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers
While the Packers continue to hold a tension-filled standing with Rodgers, the star quarterback prepares to participate in Capital One’s “The Match” on July 6.
The three-time league MVP will team up alongside Bryson DeChambeau to take on Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson. During a group video call to promote the event Tuesday, Brady took the opportunity to poke fun at the Packers quarterback’s shortcoming in the 2021 NFC Championship game.
“I do think you do have a partner that would probably would have liked to go for it a little more often than he has in the past,” Brady remarked. “So Bryson I’m glad you’re encouraging him to go for it when it’s on the line, rather than just knocking it into the fairway and playing for the next shot.”
DeChambeau responded by stating he wouldn’t push anybody to perform something that they are uncomfortable doing. Meanwhile, the 37-year-old wasted no time acknowledging Brady’s comments by sending a verbal jab toward Green Bay.
“Well yeah, I usually don’t get the option to,” Rodgers said.
Brady’s remarks reference the Packers’ decision to settle for a field goal on fourth down while down eight points late in the NFC Championship game. Green Bay cut the deficit to five points but never got another opportunity to score. It’s a reminder of a painful moment for Rodgers, but he took it in stride by using the stage to publicly barb the Packers.
Jordan Love believes he’s ready to start
The Packers remain hopeful Rodgers will return before the 2021 season.
However, the 37-year-old hasn’t budged toward ending his hold that will extend through mandatory training camp this week. As a result, Green Bay sits stuck in a difficult spot of navigating through the offseason without the face of the franchise.
Meanwhile, the situation lends well for Love to garner much-needed experience working with the first team in practice. The former Utah State product voiced last week he’s ready for the possible scenario ahead.
“Obviously, this is a time where I’m getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance,” Love said via. Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “So I’m just going to take it day by day. But yeah, that’s what I’m here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I’ll definitely be ready Week 1.”
Green Bay prefers Rodgers leading the charge but holds an ever-growing comfort with Love starting Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. Ultimately, time will tell if the front office can amend the fractured relationship.