There were reports of problems between Aaron Rodgers and his former head coach, Mike McCarthy, prior to the Packers firing the head coach in December. It appears that the the problems didn’t just start between them last season.
According to Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report, who spoke with several sources, Rodgers wasn’t a fan of McCarthy’s before he was ever the head coach in Green Bay.
The Packers quarterback’s unfavorable opinion goes back to when McCarthy was the offensive coordinator with the 49ers. Back when McCarthy was the 49ers offensive coordinator, he passed on Rodgers in favor of Alex Smith, and even said Smith was the better quarterback.
Rodgers also questioned McCarthy’s football IQ:
But even in the best of times—when confetti should’ve still been stuck to their clothing—one person who was then close to Rodgers remembers he would regularly call to vent that McCarthy didn’t have a clue what he was doing. He’d tell him that McCarthy frequently called the wrong play. That he used the wrong personnel. That they were running plays that worked one out of 50 times in practice. That McCarthy was a buffoon he was constantly bailing out.
“Mike has a low football IQ, and that used to always bother Aaron,” this source says. “He’d say Mike has one of the lowest IQs, if not the lowest IQ, of any coach he’s ever had.”
So now that McCarthy is out all of the Packers problems must be fixed. I wonder who will get the blame when the Packers still suck this season? We know no matter what, it won’t be Rodgers.
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