Rogers’ time with the Packers is not ending, Laughlier says


Retrieved 26 April 2020, 11:50 IST

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Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rogers

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Aaron Rodgers’ time in the NFL franchise has not been ticking since the arrival of quarterback Jordan Love.

The Packers used the 26th pick to pick up Utah State QB Love in the NFL Draft on Thursday, raising doubts about the Rogers’ long-term future at Green Bay.

Rogers – who celebrated his 37th birthday in December – praised a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, two-time NFL MVP and eight-time Pro Bowler, and Laffler’s veteran signal-caller.

“Aaron is a professional, and he has led our football team and I look forward to it for a long time to come,” LaFloor said Saturday.

“I have so much respect for him, not just as a player, but as a person and something that no one sees him in. So I can’t say how much I like working with him.”

Laffler added: “You know how this league works. I know you guys were tired of saying that, but it’s getting better every day and we’ll take it week after week.

“Mind you, I think Aaron has been the best quarterback ever. I think he’s the best game ever. He hopes he can play until he decides he doesn’t want to play anymore.”

As the Packers lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship, the Rogers played 16 games last season, passing 353 of 5,600 yards at 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Love with Agris has gained a topsy-turvy 2019 season experience. He threw 3,402 yards and 20 touchdowns, though he has 17 interceptions.

Packers general manager Brian Guttekunst added: “Once again we have one of the best to awaken these and we’re shooting for the championship as long as he’s here, and we hope he’ll be here for quite some time.

“Again Jordan has to learn, he’s got a lot. I won’t lie. We took him to the first round. If we didn’t like him more, we wouldn’t have done it.” Again, the importance of that position for our suffrage is just one issue to me that cannot be ignored. “