Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been a happy camper this offseason.
The latest bit of candid commentary from the Green Bay Packers quarterback was aimed at the team’s wide receivers. Rodgers laid into the group after a practice he saw what he believed to be one of the worst practice’s they’ve had as a group.
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— Joe Kipp (@JuhKipp) August 7, 2018
Davante Adams and Randall Cobb headline the group of returning wideouts in Packerland, but there are five rookies in the group (Kyle Lewis, Adonis Jennings, Equanimeous St. Brown, Marquez Valdes Scantling, and J’Mon Moore) and two players (De Angelo Yancey, Jake Kumerow) who have one year zero experience under their belts. I suppose Rodgers’ frustration could stem from having to work with so many new pieces, but it’s still such an uncharacteristic public airing of grievances from the star quarterback. I wonder how his teammates are going to react. Shrug.
With all of that said, this isn’t an entirely new thing for Rodgers, who has publicly expressed a sense that he was let down by the team letting his position coach go and been believed to be “frustrated” with the team’s offseason decision making, which includes disappointment in the team’s ultimate decision to part ways (and reportedly low-ball) popular and productive receiver Jordy Nelson. And of course the lingering contract situation hanging over everyone’s head up north probably doesn’t make things any easier. perhaps it’s all connected.
Or perhaps Rodgers needs to R-E-L-A-X. After all, it’s just training camp.