Aaron Rodgers 'frustrated' over lack of communication from Packers

Aaron Rodgers 'frustrated' over lack of communication from Packers

Rodgers acknowledged that the losses of longtime go-to receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt stung, but emphasized those are "team decisions".

Rodgers made it perfectly clear that he disagreed with both decisions.

"I know he's thinking about that stuff when it comes to the next contract because he should have earned a voice by now", one source told Robinson. "In other places with [elite] quarterbacks, consideration is given to those guys". "There's a close connection between quarterback and quarterback coach, and that was an interesting decision".

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. But that's just not the way it works [in Green Bay].

Meanwhile, when the Packers released Nelson and signed Jimmy Graham, Rodgers liked a tweet from Rich Eisen criticizing the move. "I think that's obviously frustrating and it's going to keep coming out".

Aaron Rodgers is upset with his lack of influence over the Packers' personnel moves and the issue is impacting his ongoing contract extension negotiations, Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports. The 34-year-old is in the sixth year of a seven-year contract, and the Packers still could franchise him twice once the deal concludes - arguably still a bargain for a player who, at worst, is just one of the best in the league. Moreover, Rodgers remains under contract with the team until 2019, and the Packers can also tag him to get him to stay for a couple more years after.