As rumors of a doable Aaron Rodgers commerce warmth up, New York Jets nice Joe Klecko mentioned he doesn’t need the four-time NFL MVP on the workforce and feared he might mess up the chemistry the workforce is constructing.
Klecko appeared on CBS Sports Radio’s “Zach Gelb Show” final week and believed the quarterback’s presence may “absolutely” wreck the locker room.
“I don’t think Rodgers is a fit with the young guys,” mentioned Klecko, who was not too long ago elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “I relate this to myself with a young team that came up when we started winning. Why it was a good fit for all of us was because we all worked together and came up together.”
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When requested whether or not he may see Rodgers taking a toll on the locker room, Klecko was certain he would.
“Absolutely. You got a young bunch of guys (who) are fighting with each other, and you bring a guy in who has his own opinion about things,” Klecko added. “I think that could turn a bad feeling in that locker room.”
Klecko mentioned he would moderately see free-agent quarterback Derek Carr take the reins.
“I see a guy like [Derek] Carr, who is an All-Pro,” the previous Jets defensive lineman mentioned. “He hasn’t been an MVP, but he has had some great years. I just can’t see them going after a guy that has had all his years and had his way. And then, when it doesn’t turn out his way, he goes dark. I just can’t see it.”
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Packers common supervisor Brian Gutekunst addressed Rodgers’ standing on the NFL Scouting Combine.
“He’s a great player, but until we have those conversations, I think all options are on the table right now,” Gutekunst mentioned on the NFL Combine when requested whether or not he needed Rodgers again for the 2023 season, based on ESPN. “But we really need to have those conversations. We want what’s best for the Green Bay Packers, what’s best for Aaron. So, we’ll get to that once those conversations happen.”
Rodgers emerged final week from 4 days in isolation that the four-time MVP mentioned was to “contemplate all things, my future, and then make a decision I feel like is best for me moving forward and the highest interest of my happiness.”
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While Rodgers remains to be underneath contract with the Packers, his future in Green Bay could be very a lot doubtful as groups across the NFL put together for the potential for Rodgers changing into out there through commerce.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.