ok, put it this way, I don't give 2 flying craps if he's mad. Good. Keep playing. It didn't affect him last year and I don't expect it will going forward. he knows the drill, he's a pro and he's not stupid. He's going to play to win always. and I don't care if he is mad, i hope they keep a fire lit behind him. Replacement is a powerful motivator. He's being paid handsomely and will earn every penny if he keeps playing well. He knows and so does the FO.I don't think it's more media driven...it was clear how mad Rodgers was on draft night. And again at the end of the season even though he tried to back track on his calculated post game comments. He doesn't want to just be dumped for jordan love clearly.
Remember this is the guy that held a grudge and still does against mike mccarthy for preferring Alex smith to him in the draft as a member of the 49ers staff
But bottom line you can say all you want if Rodgers wants to pout, if he needs his ego stroked, if blah blah blah. In the end though who do you want playing qb for the Packers at least the next 2 seasons?
And this is why Rodgers despite having 3 years left on his contract has all the leverage. If Love were ready to play this wouldn't be an issue. Since he's not and Rodgers knows this he's making his move at defending his position as the Packers qb through 2023
It is media driven because they have to make it something.