The Green Bay Packers made a controversial move at the 2020 National Football League Entry Draft when they maneuvered their way into a position in which they could select quarterback Jordan Love, presumably drafting the air apparent to star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The move was a controversial one because Rodgers believes himself to still be in the prime of his football career and has on several occasions expressed his desire to play for the Packers well into his 40s.
Recently legendary NFL reporter Peter King had a chance to catch up with a former Packer in linebacker A.J. Hawk and has the chance to ask Hawk about the relationship between Rodgers and the Packers moving forward. Although you might expect there to be some animosity between Rodgers and Love, two people who will ostensibly be competiting for the starting job at some point down the line, Hawk appeared more concerned with how things would now play out between head coach Matt Lafleur and Rodgers moving forward.
“It does make me wonder now what their relationship will be like,” Hawk said of Rodgers and LaFleur. “I think Aaron’s relationship with Jordan Love will be great. Aaron will be open with him. I think the frustrating part for him, and for the organization, will be this story will not go away after the first press conference for Aaron when the team finally is back together. It’ll keep coming up—not just this year. It probably doesn’t help that [Rodgers and LaFleur] probably won’t be in the same room for a while.”
Hawk is correct in his assessment that this is going to be an ongoing storyline in Green Bay for quite some time, likely until either Love moves on to another team or until he replaces Rodgers in the starting role as the Packers number one quarterback.
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