GREEN BAY – Aaron Rodgers was mentioned at the Green Bay Packers shareholders meeting Monday. It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last, but for the first time in a long time, he wasn’t the focus of the coming season.
When Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy mentioned Rodgers, there was a smattering of negative comments in an otherwise quiet audience, but when Murphy pushed back, pointing out that Rodgers was one of the greatest players in Packers’ history and should be appreciated for that, he got applause from the assembled shareholders and their guests.
“No, Aaron was a great player for us for 18 years. He will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. We will bring him back and retire his number at the appropriate time,” Murphy said.