Aaron Rodgers calls relationship with Brian Gutekunst a 'work in progress'
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers held a closed walk-through for training camp Wednesday, Aug. 4, but we still heard from the most important player on the team: Aaron Rodgers. He spoke for just the second time since returning to Green Bay.
Early on in training camp, we've gotten a sense that the time off has not slowed down Rodgers at all. He's looked crisp in practice but with Aaron this year, it's never just about football.
"Well I think its a work in progress for sure," Rodgers said.
Since his return to Green Bay, both Rodgers and Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst have used one word to describe their current relationship: professional.
"Relationships aren't formed in a matter of a couple days, there's time where the respect grows and the communication follows," said Rodgers. "I think the greatest relationships that you have with your friends and loved ones involve conversations that flow. You can not talk to a close friend for a few months and pick up where you left off."
The discussion of Rodgers' future with the Packers will go on all season. Rodgers has signed his new deal with the team and was the driving force that saw the return of one of his favorite teammates, Randall Cobb. But that doesn't fix everything.
"We've had a couple of conversations, they've been positive conversations," said Rodgers.
Through all of his own issues with the Packers, Rodgers has also made an effort to be there for the man behind him, Jordan Love, because of his own experiences with a summer of uncertainty.
"That's what I would want in that situation. Just to hear from the guy. Also there's a love and an appreciation and a friendship there, just like there was with me and Brett [Favre]. So I wanted to make sure I checked in with him and let him know that I was thinking about him. That was important for me," Rodgers said.