The broken relationship between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers appears to have roots in recurring communication breakdowns.
According to Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal, one of the “core issues” facing Rodgers and Packers leadership is a “failure to communicate.”
A recent admission from Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst was a telling one. Not long after taking cornerback Eric Stokes in the first round of the 2021 draft, Gutekunst publicly admitted a potentially devastating communication failure made during the first round of the 2020 draft.
“I certainly look back to last year’s draft, and some of the communication issues we could have done better, no doubt about it,” Gutekunst said. “The draft is an interesting thing, it can unfold differently than you think it will unfold, and it happens pretty fast. Certainly, looking back on it, certainly, where we sit today, there could have been some communication things we did better.”