August 2019 - Green Bay Packers Wiretap

Aaron Rodgers Calls Fans Booing Andrew Luck 'Disgusting'

Aug 27, 2019 8:07 AM

Aaron Rodgers came to Andrew Luck's defense on Monday, calling fans that booed the quarterback in the wake of his decision to retire "disgusting."

"I thought it was pretty disgusting," Rodgers said. "He's making a really tough decision and then before that, he makes the decision, I don't know why that doesn't stay in house to kind of protect him a little bit. Although when I think about it, I thought it would've been more of a standing-ovation type thing and a thank you than boos.

"I, 100 percent, respect him immensely for his decision. I salute him for choosing quality of life. He's a fantastic player, he had a great career and he's got a lot to be proud of. Like many of us in this locker room, if not all of us, we all have interests outside of football. Andrew is an extremely bright guy, and I'm sure he'll have a lot of things to transition into. I know what it's like to deal with rehab and going through injuries. I've been on IR twice. It's tough. He was on it pretty much for an entire season and next offseason trying to get his arm back. Again, in my opinion, not playing with him but just reading what his teammates said, tough guy. What he went through to get himself back on the field is what it means to be a leader and I'm excited for him."

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Packers Sit Aaron Rodgers Due To Back Tightness

Aug 15, 2019 8:45 PM

The Green Bay Packers sat Aaron Rodgers in their second preseason game on Thursday due to back tightness.

The Packers called the more "precautionary."

Rodgers had participated in all 14 of the Packers' training camp practices but did not play in last week's preseason opener against the Houston Texans.

Rodgers has yet to play a game in Matt LaFleur's system.

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