Aaron Rodgers Puts Final Exclamation Point on Relationship With LaFleur
The great athletes in sports have their go-to reporters. Everyone from Michael Jordan to Tom Brady has their person to go to when they want to tell their story. While Aaron Rodgers does have his guy in the media with ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde, no one gets more out of him than A.J. Hawk or Pat McAfee. Both are in digital sports media. Both always manage to get good nuggets out of the Packers quarterback. Rodgers delivered an all-time quote including an f-bomb (Cover your eyes, kids) to sum up his relationship with head coach Matt LaFleur.
AJ Hawk: "It seemed like, as the season went, we didn't really hear any of that talk between you and LaFleur having issues."
Rodgers: "Yeah, it was pretty fuckin' quiet, wasn't it? … The fact was, we got along really well."
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) April 19, 2020
This drives home all the issues that people had with Rodgers and LaFleur. No story was made up more than that one. Not one single person could say they had a good source on that story because it didn’t exist. The media made it up because they correlated Rodgers’ poor relationship with Mike McCarthy. They immediately assumed it would be the same thing that it was not at all.
Rodgers had some other good lines in this one. He talks about how him and Brett Favre talk once a week. How much would you pay for that conversation? 100 bucks? 500 bucks? I’m sure it’s mostly about bullshit, but I do wonder if Favre is trying to help him with the latter stage of his career. Also, Rodgers discussed how he will not do any celebrity appearances for COVID-19 saying he comes from a place of ‘privilege.’ Some like to give Rodgers shit, but I hope they recognize how much this guy gets it.