Aaron Rodgers playing for the Packers against the Vikings on Sept. 11, 2022. Sep 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts after throwing an interception against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout his many years in the NFL, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has earned the reputation as one of the best and brightest quarterbacks in the entire NFL. But according to one recent report, that doesn’t always mean he makes things easy on his team.

According to a report from Kalyn Kahler of The Athletic, Aaron Rodgers has quite an intricate set of hand signals that he expects all of his receivers to know despite never teaching them or documenting them anywhere.

“Aaron Rodgers expects his offense to know somewhere around 30 hand signals. Every Sat players are tested on them, but the tricky part is the signals aren’t officially taught, there’s no real record of them, & Rodgers often revives signal from yrs before,” Kahler said in a Tweet, sharing the article.

Naturally, many around the nation found this report concerning. As a result, the NFL world absolutely blasted Aaron Rodgers for making things so difficult on his team.

“Aaron Rodgers: ‘We need to simply the offense’ Also Aaron Rodgers: ‘Make sure you learn my super duper secret code signals or I’ll never throw to you again’,” Daniel Kotnik said, pointing out the hypocrisy.

“This is so beyond stupid but it’s in character for him thinking it’s genius. You know what you can do? Create new signals. You know what’s really tough for young (or any) WRs? To not tell them what to do and then expect them to be confident and perform at a high level,” four-time Pro Bowl tackle Mitchell Schwartz said.

“Imagine being a Head Coach of a professional football team and allowing hand signals & checks that are not a part of your playbook. Then imagine allowing meetings where vets spotlight quiz young players on these signals. Then imagine not knowing what any of these signals mean,” Green Bay Packers columnist Ken Ingalls said

“This is objectively bad process. On coaching and QB. ‘here learn these signals and if you don’t learn them you won’t get the ball, but we’re never going to officially teach you what they are,'” said Peter Bukowski of the Locked On Packers podcast.

“Must read article for every Packers fan. Incredible and honestly unbelievable,” said Corey Behnke of Cheesehead TV.

This report is especially concerning when you consider how often Aaron Rodgers battled with his young receiving corps this year. It makes sense that the receivers eventually got frustrated, especially after Rodgers’ absence during the preseason.

[Kalyn Kahler]