Rodgers appeared on ESPN's Golic and Wingo on Thursday to express his feelings on the dismissal of Alex van Pelt, who was not retained after four seasons as Rodgers' quarterback coach.
It definitely appears as though Rodgers was a bit puzzled by the move, and it is certainly unusual that the Packers wouldn't talk to their star quarterback before, you know, firing their quarterbacks coach.
The 34-year-old said he believes the Packers "are not too far off" from returning to the Super Bowl, but added the team's defence needs to improve to get there. "I thought that was an interesting change - really without consulting me", said Rodgers, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN. "There's a close connection between quarterback and quarterback coach, and that was an interesting decision".
Coach Mike McCarthy made big changes on defense after missing the playoffs in 2017, replacing coordinator Dom Capers with Mike Pettine and reshuffling the assistant coaching staff.
Van Pelt, who has since been hired by the Cincinnati Bengals, spent the last four seasons as Green Bay's quarterbacks coach.
Translation: Rodgers is upset with the Packers about firing Van Pelt. The Packers let go of both their offensive and defensive coordinators, bringing in former Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin to run the offense in 2018. Philadelphia and New England will play Sunday in Super Bowl LII.
One player who was not pleased with all of the changes, was two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. So you're looking at what Jacksonville did this year with their defense, what obviously Minnesota, they do with their defense, and Philly was phenomenal.