Former Inexperienced Bay Packers normal supervisor and Corridor of Famer Ron Wolf is shocked by how a lot the league has modified since he was in it, calling these gamers who attempt to exhibit management outdoors of their positions “divas.”
“There’s been an enormous change and it began with Russell Wilson then went to [Deshaun] Watson and now we bought Rodgers,” Wolf stated. “It seems that in the present day’s quarterbacks need to be greater than quarterbacks. They’re employed to play the place quarterback. That’s what they’re being paid for, and that’s what they’re being paid to do. These guys, they need to choose the coach, choose the gamers. It’s an attention-grabbing dilemma.”
For Rodgers, the rift reportedly first surfaced in 2020 when Inexperienced Bay drafted Jordan Love, a quarterback, with its first-round choose that yr as a substitute of addressing Rodgers’ want for an offensive weapon.
Current stories say the pivotal second for Rodgers was when normal supervisor Brian Gutekunst launched receiver Jake Kumerow after the 2019 season shortly after the veteran quarterback shared his reward for the wideout.
Now it’s been reported that Rodgers will likely be keen to take a seat out offseason actions and even retire if Gutekunst stays as GM.
“All three of those guys have signed long-term contracts and so they’re beneath contract,” Wolf stated. “So I’m positive at the moment there wasn’t any holding a gun to their head saying it’s a must to signal however now they’re not pleased. They’re not proud of the crew they signed a contract with.”
He continued: “Now we have a whole lot of divas taking part in within the league proper now. I fail to know that each one these guys have long-term offers. I can not imagine the sport has modified that remarkably.”
When requested about high-profile gamers in any sport who attempt to leverage their place, Wolf stated: “I by no means thought that anyone involves a soccer recreation to observe a person participant. They arrive to a professional soccer recreation to root for his or her crew.”
Wolf served as GM for the Packers from 1991 to 2000 and is credited with turning the franchise round. He famously traded for Brett Favre in 1992 and oversaw a Tremendous Bowl victory in 1997. The Packers’ file was 92-52 beneath Wolf.