Aaron Rodgers is ‘weak’ for the way he’s handled his situation at the Green Bay Packers, according to one NFL great.

NFL great Terry Bradshaw has taken aim at disgruntled Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers over his reported reluctance to return to Lambeau Field.

ESPN reported in the hours leading up to the draft that Rodgers doesn’t want to come back to the Packers, citing unidentified sources, that claim the Packers have offered to extend the reigning MVP’s contract and that team CEO Mark Murphy, Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur each met with Rodgers during the offseason.

Rodgers, 37, has spent his entire career with Green Bay since the Packers selected him with the 24th overall pick in the 2005 draft. But his long-term future has been a topic of speculation ever since the Packers traded up four spots in the first round to select Rodgers’ potential successor, Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, with the 26th overall pick in last year’s draft.

Bradshaw, a Hall of Fame quarterback and NFL analyst, said he doesn’t understand why Rodgers is being so sensitive about the issue.


“With him being that upset shows me just how weak he is,” Bradshaw told WFAN radio

“Who the hell cares who you draft? He is a three-time MVP in the league and he’s worried about this guy they drafted last year [in the first round].

“I don’t know what was said behind the scenes,” he said. “I don’t know if he said, ‘Look I’ll play [in 2020] and then I want out of here,’ and they said, ‘Fine.’ Then he is the MVP of the league. None of us know unless he told some insiders and they are saying it. I don’t hear it. For him to be upset, my God, I don’t understand that.”

According to a Yahoo Sports report, Rodgers would consider returning if general manager Gutekunst – who rose through the Packers organisation after beginning as a scout – is fired.

“Are you kidding me?” Bradshaw said. “Really? Aaron, that’s where this is?

“Here’s what I would do: I wouldn’t budge. Let him gripe. Let him cry. Retire. You are [37]. Go ahead and retire. See you later. I’m really strong about stuff like that. It just makes him look weak. How dare you draft somebody?”

Since Rodgers is under contract through 2023, the MVP may consider holding out all season and pursuing non-football interests.

“Obviously he doesn’t need the money,” Bradshaw said. “Probably he should just retire and go [host] ‘Jeopardy.’ Either he gives in, or Green Bay don’t give in. Move on.”

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