Rodgers responds to contract talks, appears to deny Yahoo Sports report

Aaron Rodgers talks to reporters on Tuesday after the start of the Packers offseason workouts.
Aaron Rodgers talks to reporters on Tuesday after the start of the Packers offseason workouts.(WBAY)
Published: Apr. 17, 2018 at 4:02 PM CDT
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The Packers have made it very clear they would like to get a new contract in place for Aaron Rodgers.

At the NFL Annual Meeting in March, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said he is "very optimistic" they will get a deal done this offseason.

At the NFL Combine, Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst said "they would like to [sign Rodgers] sooner rather than later."

Now Aaron Rodgers has responded.

"I’m under contract for the next two years. Obviously we’d like to lock something in at some point," Rodgers said Tuesday after appearing for day one of the team offseason workouts. "The team has made that public knowledge that they’d love to do that. I’ve said many times I’d love to finish my career here so there’s more than mutual interest on both sides."

Earlier Tuesday, Yahoo Sports writer Charles Robinson wrote an article saying sources close to Rodgers told him that the Packers quarterback was "frustrated" over the lack of communication between him and the Packers Front Office regarding personnel changes this offseason.

Rodgers responded to that report by saying, "Those are team decisions and you just know your role and your responsibility and you try to do that the best you can."

He then added.

"I know my role and that's to play quarterback and the team is going to try and put the right guys in place. Put the right coaches in place. The right players in place. You just have to trust the process."

Earlier this month with a Milwaukee radio station, Rodgers expressed some anger with some of the personnel changes by saying, "I think it's pretty clear that players play and coaches coach and personnel people make their decisions.That's the way they want it."

When asked if he would like to be consulted when the Packers decided to make moves like releasing veteran receiver Jordy Nelson, he responded:

“I don’t know if that’s a question for myself. Again, they are paying me to play quarterback to the best of my abilities and their job descriptions are to handle those type of things so I think you just act accordingly.”

Rodgers then retweeted a Packers website post with the title "Packers QB Aaron Rodgers talks offseason changes," adding this:

"I feel like the title of this article needs more click bait. Come on GBP, make something up, or talk to some unnamed sources close to me or something to beef up the clicks."