Trouble in Paradise?
The first sign of drama between Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur
By Jared Schwartz
June 17, 2019 | 11:08am | Updated
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It’s only June, but there’s already some friction in Green Bay.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers registered his first passive-aggressive gripe Sunday, directed at new coach Matt LaFleur. The former MVP apparently isn’t thrilled with the amount of control he’s given at the line of scrimmage in the new offense.
“I don’t think you want me to turn off 11 years,” Rodgers told NFL.com
. “There’s stuff that not many people in the league can do at the line. That’s not a humblebrag. That’s just a fact.”
“I mean, obviously, Tommy (Brady) can do it, no doubt. Peyton (Manning) could do it. Drew (Brees) can do it. (Patrick) Mahomes will be able to do it. Ben (Roethlisberger) has called the two-minute for years. There are a few of us who’ve just done it; it’s kind of second nature. And that’s just the icing on the cake for what I can do in this offense.”
Rodgers’ comments mark the first whiff of discord between him and his new head coach, but his frustration is a familiar tune heard often around Lambeau. Rodgers previously clashed with former head coach Mike McCarthy, who was fired after the Packers’ Week 13 loss to the Cardinals last season. The two were often at odds over control in the offense.