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Packers GM: Conversations with Rodgers have been "really good"

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst spoke to reporters after the Packers finalized their 53-man roster. His relationship with Aaron Rodgers was the hot button topic.

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Packers GM: Conversations with Rodgers have been "really good"
Rich Barnes USA TODAY Sports

The waters seem to be smoother in Green Bay after a turbulent offseason that almost saw the Packers franchise quarterback jump ship. General manager Brian Gutekunst has assured that dialogue between he and the once disillusioned QB Aaron Rodgers has improved.

Rodgers staying put, at least for this season

It was the story of the offseason in the NFL. A reigning MVP wanting out of the only place he has ever called home since being drafted into the league back in 2005.

The trouble started last offseason when the Packers took Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 draft. Rodgers, having seen this situation played out before, took it as the the franchise putting an expiration on his time in Green Bay.

Rodgers wants to be "part of conversation" in Packers decisions

The matter boiled over at season’s end. Rodgers was crowned MVP of the NFL for the third time in his career, but he felt as though he wasn’t being involved, or at least “part of the conversation” when it comes to decision on the Packers roster.

Rodgers finally rejoined Green Bay in late July, and Cheesehead nation breathed a collective sigh of relief. But Rodgers didn’t hold back in a press conference in which he opened up about his feeling towards the franchise and his relationship with Gutekunst which he called “a work in progress.”

Gutekunst: "Commnication has been really really good"

Since then discussion between the Packers GM, head coach Matt LaFleur and the three time MVP have been greatly improved according to Gutekunst.

"I've had really good conversations throughout camp with Aaron and Matt, and I think the communication has been really, really good," Gutekunst told reporters on Wednesday. "As we went into this kind of decision-making period, I think everybody — all the people that are kind of involved in that — were very aware of what was going on and why we were doing what we were doing. So, I feel really good about that. And the conversations that I've had with Aaron have been excellent."

It remains to be seen what Rodgers and the Packers will do at the end of the season. At the moment it seems as though everyone is on board, as the Packers sets sail on a new season next Sunday.aginst the New Orleans Saints.