Yes, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy actually referred to star quarterback Aaron Rodgers as “a complicated fella.”
“I’m often reminded though… of Ted Thompson, as most of you know, just a great general manager, passed away (earlier this year),” said Murphy at an event at Lambeau Field. “(Thompson) often talked about Aaron, that he’s a… and it wasn’t just Aaron, a lot of different players. He would say ‘He’s a complicated fella. So, I’ll just say that.”
Let’s just say Murphy echoing the late Ted Thompson’s sentiments of Rodgers being challenging is not a good look.
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says Aaron Rodgers is “complicated”
Look. It does not matter if Rodgers is supposedly difficult to work with or not. He is the reigning NFL MVP and the Packers will be irrelevant the second he leaves the organization. Jordan Love could be a good player one day, but he is not going to be Rodgers or Brett Favre once he takes over the reins of the Green Bay offense. Rodgers and Favre have set the bar so insurmountably high.
Rodgers may be growing apart from the Packers and their fanbase, but they would be foolish to not make an exception for an exceptional football player. He may only play one more year in Green Bay anyway, as there is an opt-out in his current contract. Ultimately, it only sounds like small potatoes to call the best player your franchise has had in a decade-plus “a complicated fella.”
The Packers and Rodgers will inevitably breakup, as it is only a matter of time before it happens.