“I think it is absolutely fixable,” Holmgren said. “I just see him playing there for the Green Bay Packers next year. I trust and I hope that they can bridge the gap and make things work.”
Holmgren, who coached from 1992 to 1998 with the Packers and from 1999 to 2008 with the Seattle Seahawks, said previously on ESPN Chicago he wouldn’t have let the relationship between Rodgers and the team fracture the way it has.
“It’s not good, that’s for sure,” he said. “I can’t imagine the relationship, a relationship between the coach, or management, or whoever’s making the decisions, and a star quarterback like that — getting to this point, I just can’t imagine it. I wouldn’t allow it. It wouldn’t happen.
“Now, it has happened, and I would call him in, we’d sit down and not leave until we kind of have an understanding, one way or the other. Either he’s gonna continue playing, or he’d have to … the ball is in his court. … They didn’t handle it very well, I don’t think. They didn’t handle it very well.”
The reigning NFL MVP still has time left on his contract. Reports of his unhappiness with the team came hours before the NFL Draft began. The Packers have been adamant about keeping him.