It’s well known at this point that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have a lot of work to do when it comes to their future together. After a tumultuous offseason and a horrendous start to the season, the Pack is back on track and Rodgers was able to bite back at some of the critics that were coming for him.

While famous QBs like Brett Favre and Joe Montana have chimed in about what they think will happen, we’re left to let the season play out before we find out if Rodgers will remain a Packer or if he’ll move on to play for another team.

While the 49ers and Broncos have been thrown out there as potential landing spots for Rodgers if he did decide to leave Green Bay, no one has mentioned Pittsburgh. Perhaps that’s something to think about, however, based on some comments Rodgers made on Tuesday.

While making his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers praised the heck out of Pittsburgh and the Steelers organization as he prepared to line up against them on Sunday. When he started discussing Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, Rodgers’ reverence certainly made a lot of ears perk up.

“Mike Tomlin, you know, been there forever,” said Rodgers. “I have a ton of respect for Mike. I think he’s a fantastic coach. I love the way that he leads. I love the way he talks after the games. He always seems to keep things really even keel. It looks like he’s someone that the players love playing for him.”

Hmm…football fans probably shouldn’t go reading too much into what Rodgers may or may not have been implying there, but it is certainly noted that he has a lot of respect for Tomlin and knows that he’s a real player’s coach.

But hey, if this is all just about admiration between colleagues, Tomlin is sending right back Rodgers’ way.

Of course, the two are well-acquainted with one another from Super Bowl XLV, when Rodgers led the Packers to a 31-25 victory over Tomlin’s Steelers. The two can get together and have a nice conversation catching up after the Packers play the Steelers on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.

[Pat McAfee Show]

About Sean Keeley

Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle.