The world rejoiced this week as Aaron Rodgers showed up to training camp and an off-season’s worth of drama stalled out. Rodgers wanted to play, and the Packers seem like they will actually be making a few concessions. Foremost among those was a trade for former Rodgers’ teammate Randall Cobb, which caused many to speculate whether the Packers have a new GM Aaron Rodgers.
Actual Packers GM Brian Gutekunst admitted in his Thursday press conference that the team would not have considered a Cobb trade without Rodgers’ influence. In Rodgers’ own press conference, he lamented the fact that he has not been able to leverage that influence on free agents over the years.