Throughout an look Wednesday night time on “The Zach Gelb Present on CBS Sports activities Radio,” Kuhn mentioned he would not disclose the precise particulars of their dialog however painted an image of a quarterback who’s evaluating all facets of the state of affairs and hasn’t made up his thoughts for sure.
“He is conflicted as a result of this man likes to play the sport of soccer, this man likes to be a Inexperienced Bay Packer and this man really sees careers,” Kuhn mentioned through the interview. “He is watched mates go away, he watched Brett Favre’s profession towards the top. He is watched all this stuff play out in entrance of his eyes; he is taken notes all through his profession. He is seen some conditions that did not really feel had been achieved or completed the way in which that they might or ought to have.
“He is simply attempting to take his earned future inside his personal palms. To that impact, I really admire him as a result of not many gamers within the NFL have that chance. I certain as heck did not. I performed till everyone instructed me ‘you possibly can’t play anymore,’ and it is a humbling feeling. Aaron Rodgers has a chance to take a bit little bit of that energy.”
Kuhn, an everyday golf accomplice of Rodgers’, performed for the Packers from 2007 to 2015 earlier than returning to the group to do some media work after his retirement. The previous fan favourite supplied a extra optimistic outlook for Rodgers’ return than a suggestion earlier Wednesday from Favre, who said his gut told him that “if there’s not a commerce … [Rodgers would] reasonably sit out than play.”
“If I used my intestine and I used every little thing that I hear from the Packers group, it makes me really feel actually, actually good,” Kuhn mentioned. “If I used the soccer enterprise acumen and see the powerful spot that the Packers are in proper now with that first-round choose that they used final yr on Jordan Love, that is what makes me pull again a bit bit. I nonetheless assume it is someplace round 70, 75% that Aaron Rodgers is the beginning quarterback for the Packers this yr.”
Kuhn mentioned he doesn’t imagine the report that mentioned Rodgers wouldn’t return if Brian Gutekunst remained as normal supervisor.
“I actually do not assume Aaron is that cynical of an individual, it doesn’t matter what variations they’ve,” Kuhn mentioned. “He is confirmed to the Packers brass that simply because he has variations with the top coach or a normal supervisor, it would not essentially have an effect on his play and his professionalism. I am unable to see that being a direct quote from Aaron Rodgers.
“I nonetheless imagine there’s a chance at a decision right here. I simply assume it may take two males which are dug in proper now and attempt to meet within the center someplace they’re each pleased.”