Brian Gutkunst: It would have been nice to have had those conversations with Aaron Rodgers

For everything Aaron Rodgers has done for the Packers, it doesn’t seem right that everything he’s said to the team’s fans ends up like this. The four-time MVP leaves Green Bay for the Jets without even a proper goodbye.

General manager Brian Gudkunst revealed at the owners’ meetings last month that he couldn’t reach the quarterback. Rodgers has yet to return Gutekunst’s phone calls.

Instead, Gutkunst contacted Rodgers’ agent, David Dunn, and the relationship between the team and the quarterback dissolved.

“I have a lot of respect for Aaron, not only as a person, but as a player,” Gutekunst said, via Matt Schneidman of “There is so much gratitude for what he has done for this organization. Again, Would have been nice Those conversations need to be had, but at the same time, I’ve come to understand over the last few years that they may not happen. So it’s different. At other times when I don’t have a lot on my plate it hits me a little bit.

“I know this: He’ll always be a Baker. He’ll be one of the best ever to do it here. I have a lot of respect for the way he’s handled himself and he’ll be missed. There’s no doubt about it. Players like that don’t come around often, but at the same time, that’s where we’re going. , we’re very excited about what’s to come and wish him nothing but the best.

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