Aaron Rodgers is not a fan of Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst.
According to a report from Bob McGinn of The Athletic, Rodgers mocks Brian Gutekunst in a teammate group texts by referring to the Packers GM as former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause:
Krause was a key figure in the ‘Last Dance’ documentary about the Bulls after Michael Jordan and other players were highly critical of his decision to break up the roster following the team’s third straight championship in 1998.
The news comes days after Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that Rodgers was “adamant” that he won’t play for the Packers again unless they fire Gutekunst.
Robinson noted in the article that Packers president Mark Murphy is aware of Rodgers’ feelings, but it remains unclear whether he will move on from Gutekunst in order to keep the three-time NFL MVP.
Despite being portrayed as a villain in the documentary, Krause was the Bulls’ general manager from 1985 to 2003. He played a huge role in building the Bulls roster that won six championships by drafting players like Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen. His bold move of trading for Dennis Rodman also helped the Bulls in their second three-peat.
Gutekunst worked as a scout for the Packers when they won Super Bowl XLV in 2010. He has been their general manager since January 2018. Rodgers has spent his entire 16-year career in Green Bay. The 37-year-old is one of six players in NFL history to win at least three MVP awards.