Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was not over-enthusiastic when asked about Aaron Rodgers’ situation with the Green Bay Packers.

Rodgers is unwanted by the Packers and this is something that Brady has also faced in his career, being excluded from his team’s future plans.

In a recent interview to the USA Today, the seven-time Super Bowl winner remarked: “I’m not one to give Aaron advice on certain things like that. I mean, I respect Aaron a lot. Aaron’s going to make the choices he feels are best for him. Everyone has different dynamics in their work.”

Brady faced a similar scenario during his time at New England Patriots. The veteran NFL star shared a rift with Belichick and this led to his departure last year.

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The Buccaneers welcomes him with open arms and he returned them the favor by anchoring the team to another Super Bowl victory.

Now coming back to the Rodgers’ drama with Green Bay Packers, the 37-year-old quarterback is upset with the team management’s decision to replace him.

The Packers have roped in QB Jordan Love, apparently to feature in place of Aaron Rodgers. This is what kickstarted the whole drama between the veteran QB and the Packers’ front office.

This is similar to what Brady faced in 2014, but the three-time MVP award winner decided to play it safe in the interview, saying that his 37-year-old colleague would know what’s best for him.

The 43-year-old Buccaneers superstar said: “Everyone else has different choices, but I have a lot of respect for Aaron and everything he’s accomplished in the league.”

Speaking about winning titles, Brady was of the opinion that the organizations have to “buy-in” if you’re going to win a Lombardi Trophy.

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“It comes from a lot of hard work, a lot of discipline, a lot of teamwork, a lot of communication with all aspects of the organization that the organization buys in,” he said.

“I think part of why I enjoy this so much is it challenges you more than just physically but emotionally and mentally. All these aspects of yourself, you’re expected to grow and learn from. That’s how I’ve chosen to deal with it.”

Peyton Manning wants Rodgers, Packers to bury the hatches

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is rooting for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers to work things out between them and continue their good run together.

Speaking about the matter to TMZ, the 45-year-old said: “When I think of Aaron, I think of him as a Green Bay Packer. Hopefully, they can get it worked out. “He’s done such a great job there in Green Bay.”

Nonetheless, if the Packers decide to part ways with Rodgers, they would free up some major salary cap space. But the organization has insisted that they don’t aim to lose Rodgers.

Now it seems like the ball is in Rodger’s court to decide where he will feature the next season.


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