Aaron Rodgers Not Happy With Lack of Input In Packers Personnel Decisions

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Rodgers also elaborated on the departures of players and coaches like Nelson and Van Pelt, saying it's hard to see people he's built relationships with leave.

Nelson was one of Rodgers' closest friends on the team and his most reliable receiver, having caught 24 more touchdowns (65) from Rodgers than any other player during the QB's career.

The report specifically mentioned that Rodgers was "frustrated" and "emotional" about being cut out of the process that led Green Bay to move on from receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.

"My quarterback coach didn't get retained", Rodgers said on "Golic and Wingo". "In other places with (elite) quarterbacks, consideration is given to those guys".

"I know my role, and that's to play as well as I possibly can at quarterback", he said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "In both situations, he had no influence with [the front office] before anything went down". I think Aaron wants to be engaged in some decisions. "I think that's obviously frustrating and it's going to keep coming out".

"This process works, and it has worked for (head coach) Mike (McCarthy) for a number of years", Rodgers said.

Rodgers' frustration has come out publicly in the form of passive aggression: He referred to Van Pelt's firing as an "interesting decision" made "without consulting me", then included the hashtags #loyal and #stillcanplayball in an Instagram post about Nelson after the wideout's release.

"Both of those decisions [with Nelson and Van Pelt] were made without him", a source close to Rodgers told Robinson. Rodgers is under contract for $20.3 million in 2018 and $20.5 million in 2019. It's easy to see why Rodgers feels he's earned the right to be somewhat involved in the Packers' personnel decisions moving forward, especially with a massive contract extension on the horizon, but it just doesn't work that way.

As Robinson noted, Rodgers doesn't have much leverage, as he still has two more years left on his deal. An extension would allow the Packers to lower those numbers while actually paying Rodgers more. Fully recovered from last year's broken collarbone, Rodgers likely wants an extension that matches or exceeds the contracts recently signed by Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo and Matthew Stafford - all featuring an average annual value of at least $27 million, per OTC.

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