Sport Matt LaFleur comments on ‘bad blood’ with 49ers over Aaron Rodgers
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During the NFL offseason, there was a brief moment where it sure seemed like thewere star quarterback . The seemed pretty wide and it didn’t seem like it was going to be fixed. , even if Rodgers is still .
However, a few NFL teams looked around at one point or another and wondered if they might want to try to trade for Rodgers before the season started. One of those teams was the.
Matt LaFleur Has Very Telling Admission On Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers’ offseason behavior led many to speculate about his relationship with Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur. However, while Rodgers’ relationship with the Packers’ front office might be subpar, he is apparently on very good terms with his head coach. ESPN NFL insider Jeff Darlington shared some telling details before kickoff on Sunday. […] The post Matt LaFleur Has Very Telling Admission On Aaron Rodgers appeared first on The Spun.
“We heard it like everyone else,” 49ers general manager John Lynch. “There had been a lot of murmurs for a long time, like, ‘Hey, Aaron’s not happy.’ We’re human beings, we watch SportsCenter, we do those things. Something’s going on here.”
At the time, Lynch called head coachand asked him to inquire with Packers coach , whom he knew from working together, about the possibilities of trading for Aaron Rodgers. Lynch then said that LaFleur told Shanahan, “No chance.”
However, that may not have stopped the Niners from contacting Rodgers directly and. That would be considered tampering, although the Packers never filed charges because they almost certainly wouldn’t have been able to prove it.
After an offseason apart, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers looked lost together
As starts to an NFL season go, this wouldn’t be categorized as merely suboptimal or less than perfect for the Green Bay Packers. “We played bad — I played bad,” Rodgers said in his postgame news conference. It was the kind of bad where Rodgers was pulled out of the game with nearly 11 minutes left. It's a game that will be at Lambeau Field, and on Monday night, no less, which means plenty of talk leading into the broadcast about what went so wrong in Week 1, not to mention that whole offseason tiff between Rodgers and the Packers.
Video: No drama when 49ers asked Packers about Rodgers (NBC Sports)
So given that LaFleur knows that Shanahan was interested in Rodgers and the Packers think the Niners tampered with him,with his former co-worker as the two teams prepare to play one another this weekend?
Not really, no.
“Kyle’s a great friend of mine. … I haven’t talked to him in a while, [but] it’s just part of the business [and] you start kind of getting into your own routine,” LaFleur said. “But yeah, absolutely, I hold no ill will toward him.”
“It is what it is,” LaFleur said of the 49ers’ efforts to woo Rodgers. “Like, I understand. He’s trying to do whatever he thinks he needs to do for his football team. He’s got a responsibility to everybody in that organization, and if there’s an opportunity, I don’t hold that against him. So that will have no effect on our relationship.”
Matt LaFleur Admits If Aaron Rodgers Drama Was A Factor
The Green Bay Packers looked lifeless on offense against the New Orleans Saints this past weekend, as Aaron Rodgers finished the 2021 season opener with 133 passing yards and two interceptions. Rodgers’ performance was quite disappointing for a player who spent the majority of his offseason questioning whether or not he wants to remain in […] The post Matt LaFleur Admits If Aaron Rodgers Drama Was A Factor appeared first on The Spun.
If LaFleur is telling the truth (and to be fair, “it is what it is” is doing a lot of work here), then all that matters is that Rodgers is still in Green Bay and both teams are vying to get back to the NFC Championship Game, which they met at in 2019, with Shanahan’s Niners winning and advancing to the Super Bowl. The outcome of this weekend’s game won’t get either of them there just yet, but it’ll give one of them a slightly better start to work from.
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