Terry Bradshaw keeps it raw with Aaron Rodgers.
The former Steelers quarterback and current NFL studio analyst made his displeasure known for Rodgers’ handling of his current standing with the Packers in a radio spot with WFAN’s “Moose and Maggie” in New York on Monday.
In the hit, Bradshaw was asked whether Rodgers has a right to be this disgruntled with Green Bay, to which the Hall of Fame QB held back no punches.
With him being that upset shows me just how weak he is. Who the hell cares who you draft? I mean, he’s a three-time MVP in the league and he’s this worried about who they drafted last year, No. 1? Now, I don’t know what was said behind the scenes. I don’t know if he said, “Look, I’ll play this year, then I’ll want out of here,” and they said, “Fine.” Then he’s the MVP in the league. I don’t know — none of us know, unless he told some insiders. …
For him to be upset, my God. I don’t understand that. Pittsburgh drafted Mark Malone No. 1, Cliff Stoudt in the third or fourth round — I had them coming at me from all angles. I embraced it, because when we went to practice, I wasn’t worried about those guys. They didn’t scare me a bit. So I don’t understand why he’s so upset at Green Bay. Then, if they fire the general manager, he’ll come back? Are you kidding me? Really, Aaron? That’s where this is? Here’s what I’d do: I wouldn’t budge. Let him gripe, let him cry. Retire. You’re 38. Go ahead and retire, see you later. I’m really strong about stuff like that and it just makes him look weak.
A recent report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicates that Rodgers has presumably played his last snap with Green Bay, and nothing short of the franchise firing general manager Brian Gutekunst would change his mind.
Rodgers and the Packers have been playing a cat-and-mouse game this offseason, with Rodgers’ contract at the forefront of the issues: The team presumably wants to retain Rodgers for at least a year, but restructure his deal. Rodgers reportedly wants a contract extension, not a simple restructure.
Green Bay drafted quarterback Jordan Love with its first-round pick in 2020, leading to speculation that the Packers would be showing Rodgers the door. After an MVP season, trade rumors surrounding Rodgers surfaced, with the Rams and 49ers supposedly checking in on the availability of the superstar quarterback.
Rodgers seemingly had the support of his organization in recent months, but let it be known that he has no ally in Bradshaw.