May 5, 2021

Aaron Rodgers Called Packers GM Brian Gutekunst 'Jerry Krause' in Group Texts

It's another day on Earth so that means there must be a new Aaron Rodgers report to devour. 

The reigning NFL MVP has made it clear — through his own leaks — that he wants out of Green Bay, with the Broncos and Raiders as the betting favorites to land his services if the Packers do deal him. 

And now the prospective "Jeopardy!" host has channeled his inner Michael Jordan

The Athletic reports that Rodgers mocked Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst in team group texts by referring to the executive as "Jerry Krause," the much-maligned architect of MJ's Chicago Bulls.

For the uninitiated, Krause was heavily criticized by his own players for breaking up the Bulls' dynasty as seen in ESPN's "The Last Dance" documentary. 

While Krause was villainized for his deeds, there was no denying his knack for finding talented players. The same cannot be said for Gutekunst, who has alienated his best player while getting mediocre results from his draft classes. 

Rodgers' dislike of Gutekunst is no secret, either. The Packers' signal-caller is "adamant" that he won't play another down in Green Bay until the GM is fired, according to Yahoo Sports. 

This all, of course, stems from the Packers' trade up for Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL Draft. Trying to find his replacement — and not properly communicating with the extremely petty passer — while releasing the once-praised Jake Kumerow makes this eventual breakup the most obvious future divorce since Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's split. 

Despite all the drama, the Packers remain committed to their starting signal-caller, refusing trade inquiries from the 49ers and other teams... so far. 

Will Rodgers retire or will he get his wish to leave the franchise that drafted him? We have the rest of the offseason to find out. 

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