GREEN BAY, Wis. — If anybody understands what Aaron Rodgers is considering as he weighs his NFL future, it may be former Inexperienced Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn.
Kuhn says he has talked with Rodgers because the information broke final Thursday of the reigning NFL MVP’s unhappiness with the Packers group.
Throughout an look Wednesday evening on “The Zach Gelb Present on CBS Sports activities Radio,” Kuhn stated he would not disclose the precise particulars of their dialog however painted an image of a quarterback who’s evaluating all elements of the scenario and hasn’t made up his thoughts for sure.
“He is conflicted as a result of this man likes to play the sport of soccer, this man likes to be a Inexperienced Bay Packer and this man actually sees careers,” Kuhn stated through the interview. “He is watched associates go away, he watched Brett Favre’s profession towards the top. He is watched all these items play out in entrance of his eyes; he is taken notes all through his profession. He is seen some conditions that did not really feel had been accomplished or completed the best way that they might or ought to have.
“He is simply attempting to take his earned future inside his personal fingers. To that impact, I truly admire him as a result of not many gamers within the NFL have that chance. I certain as heck did not. I performed till everyone advised me ‘you may’t play anymore,’ and it is a humbling feeling. Aaron Rodgers has a possibility to take a little bit little bit of that energy.”
Kuhn, an everyday golf associate of Rodgers’, performed for the Packers from 2007 to 2015 earlier than returning to the group to do some media work after his retirement. The previous fan favourite supplied a extra optimistic outlook for Rodgers’ return than a suggestion earlier Wednesday from Favre, who stated his intestine advised him that “if there’s not a commerce … [Rodgers would] slightly sit out than play.”
“If I used my intestine and I used all the things that I hear from the Packers group, it makes me really feel actually, actually good,” Kuhn stated. “If I used the soccer enterprise acumen and see the robust spot that the Packers are in proper now with that first-round choose that they used final 12 months on Jordan Love, that is what makes me pull again a little bit bit. I nonetheless assume it is someplace round 70, 75% that Aaron Rodgers is the beginning quarterback for the Packers this 12 months.”
Kuhn stated he doesn’t imagine the report that stated Rodgers wouldn’t return if Brian Gutekunst remained as common supervisor.
“I actually do not assume Aaron is that cynical of an individual, it doesn’t matter what variations they’ve,” Kuhn stated. “He is confirmed to the Packers brass that simply because he has variations with the pinnacle coach or a common supervisor, it would not essentially have an effect on his play and his professionalism. I am unable to see that being a direct quote from Aaron Rodgers.
“I nonetheless imagine there’s a possibility at a decision right here. I simply assume it’ll take two males which might be dug in proper now and attempt to meet within the center someplace they’re each completely happy.”