Latest Regarding Packers QB Aaron Rodgers & HC Mike McCarthy


Packers CEO and president Mark Murphy tells Ian Rapoport that QB Aaron Rodgers and HC Mike McCarthy have a “great relationship” despite the somewhat pointed comments made by Rodgers last week.

“We’ve seen this before,” Murphy said. “I think they’ve had a great relationship. It’s just, two highly competitive people. The most important thing, they both want the same thing — they want us to win and obviously score as many points as possible. I think it’s a very stressful environment, too. Highly pressurized.

Murphy didn’t, however, deny there is tension, but he doesn’t believe it’s an issue for the team. Beyond that, Murphy says he’s spoken to all parties involved.

“Their track record is pretty good,” Murphy said. “It’s a competitive league. It’s hard to win on a consistent basis with all the different issues you deal with on a regular basis. Injuries, etc. Mike and Aaron, for over 10-plus years with him as a starter and obviously the time when he was backing up Brett [Favre], they’ve been through a lot together.”

Rodgers specifically described the Packers’ offense as being “non-playoff team offensive level” and then “not acceptable” following their win over the Bills.

McCarthy later told reporters that they give Rodgers “a lot of responsibility” to run the team’s offense at the line of scrimmage and during the preparation process.

The most important relationship is between Mike and Aaron,” Murphy said. “I do think having Joe Philbin back is a positive in my mind. He’s great. And we had great success with him as our offensive coordinator.

Jason La Canfora reports that Rodgers has been frustrated with the state of the team’s offense this season and concerned over some of the staff changes made.

La Canfora mentions that the dynamic between Rodgers and McCarthy is worth watching over the next few months, seeing as McCarthy is signed through just 2019.

Rodgers, 34, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He was entering in the sixth year of his seven-year, $130.75 million contract when he agreed to a brand new four-year, $134 million extension that includes over $100 million guaranteed.

In 2018, Rodgers has appeared in four games and completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1130 yards and seven touchdowns and one interception. He has also rushed for 67 yards.

We’ll have more regarding Rodgers as the news is available.

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