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Smith told TMZ Sports that Green Bay is not a contender without the veteran quarterback on the roster.
“With [Rodgers], they are a contender,” Smith said. “Without him, they are not!
Rodgers is one of the greatest football players ever, but for some reason, the team and the veteran QB still haven’t been able to squash the beef, TMZ reports. Rodgers has made it clear he’s upset over his contract situation, and the 37-year-old MVP seems to have some concerns over personnel moves made in the past few years as well.
“My advice would be to hash out their differences,” Smith said, per TMZ Sports. “It would be in everyone’s best interest that Aaron is happy going into this season or he at least knows what his future is going to look like after the season is over.”
OutKick’s Matt Loede reports that as the saga with Rodgers continues, there are teams that continue to monitor the situation, and that some are more interested in Rodgers than others.
One such team is the Denver Broncos, who continue to think about upgrading the quarterback position. They currently have Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater and Brett Rypien on their roster.
Recently retired quarterback Alex Smith also says Rodgers deserves more respect than he’s receiving from the Packers, as OutKick’s Sam Amico reports. For now, we will have to wait and see how this plays out.