This is personal for Aaron Rodgers, not business - Stephen A. on the Packers drama | First Take

This is personal for Aaron Rodgers, not business - Stephen A. on the Packers drama | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman weigh in on reports that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay.
0:00 Max Kellerman describes how Aaron Rodgers' contract impacts the situation.
1:37 Stephen A. Smith says Rodgers wants out due to personal reasons.
4:29 Stephen A. and Max discuss how Green Bay treats Rodgers.
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  1. GreenFridays

    GreenFridaysПре дан

    26-6 in the last two years speaks for itself. Aaron Rodgers had a chance to win in the NFC championship, but he got outplayed by a 43 year old man. Be humble Aaron.

  2. Jason Owens

    Jason OwensПре 4 дана

    It's only personal because he already got paid. The last time he whined. He is not worth the money or the drama your network created

  3. DropSixteenTV Tv

    DropSixteenTV TvПре 5 дана

    Old QBs are such divas lol. Brah they got to look at the future when you're not here... you knew it was coming

  4. Jade Zee

    Jade ZeeПре 5 дана

    Stephen spot on here

  5. Chris H

    Chris HПре 7 дана

    What fake drama. Liars exposed

  6. Luke Danielson

    Luke DanielsonПре 7 дана

    They should just bring in Tebow in Rogers place

  7. Stove Guy

    Stove GuyПре 8 дана

    Would pack win if Rodgers played even better? No

  8. Andres Velasco

    Andres VelascoПре 8 дана

    Rodgers wants out of green bay, but they wanted him out first lol

  9. T V

    T VПре 8 дана

    Rodgers needs to grow up and either announce that he is going to retire, or grow a pair, shut up and honor the contract he already signed! He is not Brady, nor even Eli Manning who has as many SB's as Rodgers and Favre put together after their 29yrs!

  10. iamYt 414

    iamYt 414Пре 8 дана

    I’m sorry Packers ain’t right on this one

  11. Lateef Zidan

    Lateef ZidanПре 8 дана

    hes coming to the bae

  12. Harrison Morris

    Harrison MorrisПре 8 дана

    You gotta love how Max has basically agreed to take a backseat to Stephen A. On this show... it’s like he knows he is the Pippen in this duo, and has accepted it!

  13. Eddie Cardwell

    Eddie CardwellПре 8 дана

    “You don’t want to work for people who tell you to shut up and do your job.” Have these two ever worked a 9-5 job? Max saying Rodgers needs a $165m deal and he’s 38 on his way out? Lol. This discussion was wild.

  14. Sen Raq

    Sen RaqПре 8 дана

    Rodgers will go to the Broncos!!

  15. Peace Frog

    Peace FrogПре 8 дана

    Boulder will make it all better Aarron!

  16. Sam Iam

    Sam IamПре 8 дана


  17. Luz Garcia

    Luz GarciaПре 8 дана

    The great arron green bay packer replaced by a colored man cmon its obvious

  18. Luz Garcia

    Luz GarciaПре 8 дана

    Arron is a prejudice man he upset about jordan love a colored man replacing him and its going down in the great green bay packers think about it

  19. br 1251

    br 1251Пре 8 дана

    Stephen A. ❤️ Rodgers 👬👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨💦

  20. Gerard Fernandez

    Gerard FernandezПре 8 дана

    go to SF

  21. Kash Renolds

    Kash RenoldsПре 8 дана

    This dude annoying

  22. Noel Smith

    Noel SmithПре 8 дана

    Stephen A thinks about Aaron Rodgers when he's with his wife in bed.

  23. SoulFly

    SoulFlyПре 8 дана

    stephen a has ZERO idea. they listen to rodgers. they have personnel in his town for weeks on end. two just got back. what do you think is happening when they send personnel to your town? they are listening and trying to appease. people just assume the front office isnt listening because of the stigma around front offices. and part of this is aarons legacy. do you think he wants the next guy to come in after 4 years of good training like he did and then do great? nooo of course not. favre did not look as good as he did after aaron started killing it. it was clear favre was not the guy carrying the team. aaron knows his legacy would not be as great if this happens. and he does not want jordan love to succeed. the packers have stayed trying to appease rodgers. spending alot of time with him. idk why people are saying this bs about not listening to him

  24. Sub Zero

    Sub ZeroПре 8 дана

    Hey that’s Brick from General Hospital busting caps , looking out for stone face Jason

  25. Victor Mitchell

    Victor MitchellПре 8 дана

    It's about time the packers left Rodgers let him go somewhere else and let's see spoiled brat.

  26. Victor Mitchell

    Victor MitchellПре 8 дана

    Do not care about what Max and the great Steven A says he's a spoiled human being. Ijs

  27. J W

    J WПре 8 дана

    He chokes in big games, over and over. Regular season, GREAT! PLAYOFFS? CHOKER🤮🤢

  28. J W

    J WПре 8 дана

    He's done in GB. Going to Denver, probably. Crybaby won't get a ring there either 😭

  29. Andre Esters

    Andre EstersПре 8 дана

    Respect matters.

  30. thomas combs

    thomas combsПре 8 дана

    Rodgers is being a cry baby! He is getting old and his way of playing will not allow hjm to go as long as Brady! So GB drafts another QB, Rodgers was not being replaced! Let him go some other place and start over. Will not go well!!! He is blowing it!!! He is not Brady and thats what this is all about!!

  31. BrilliantDominance

    BrilliantDominanceПре 8 дана

    Just trade him to San Francisco 49ers already.

  32. Kriptiko

    KriptikoПре 8 дана

    Max please talk quieter

  33. Mike Joyner

    Mike JoynerПре 8 дана

    I hope he leave

  34. vinifari 2300

    vinifari 2300Пре 8 дана

    Blame Tom Brady 😂✌ Aaron Rodgers is leaving cuz Tom Brady did it & won!

  35. Steve Lutzke

    Steve LutzkeПре 8 дана

    I'm a big Packers fan but Rodgers is a Diva. First he couldn't handle Mike McCarthy. The Packers got rid of McCarthy because of Rogers. Now another member of management upset him and he wants the GM fired. Rogers, pull up your big boy pants and play football. You're making $30 million per year.

  36. Kemal Kirca

    Kemal KircaПре 9 дана

    this is why i love this duo.

  37. محمد السند

    محمد السندПре 9 дана

    I hate any thing green and yellow The fact that they’re giving him big money 35 teams would give him the same However I hope it goes to shits The added teams are dumb basketball gms

  38. Noe L Garcia

    Noe L GarciaПре 9 дана

    Tired of this fool “Rodgers”! It’s always someone else’s fault! Why didn’t he run it in the end zone? The run was there….. but yet is complaining that he didn’t get a chance on 4th dn! Blames coaches! Rodgers is a POS!

  39. Bob Marly

    Bob MarlyПре 9 дана

    What if Aaron goes to the patriots?

  40. Quang Nguyen

    Quang NguyenПре 9 дана

    It’s personal. Leave and go to Denver. Elway need a quarterback. Blue 42 say hunt.

  41. The Last Of Us

    The Last Of UsПре 9 дана

    I don't always agree with Stephen A, but he is spot on

  42. Barry Richardson

    Barry RichardsonПре 9 дана

    With this mess the packers got thereselves in with Aaron Rodgers, all we need is to have Farve step in & stir the pot, cause the way he likes to get in the middle of Everybody's business, if Rodgers had any intention of maybe resolving this mess is out the window now!!!!!!

  43. Theodore Dodge

    Theodore DodgeПре 9 дана

    Apologize for going off topic, but is Stephen A wearing Invisalign (or something similar)?

  44. Mr. Romeo

    Mr. RomeoПре 9 дана

    Arron becoming a diva

  45. Prentiss Brown

    Prentiss BrownПре 9 дана

    Free Aaron Rodgers

  46. Scooter Black

    Scooter BlackПре 9 дана

    Maybe he just screwy!! Remember how he did his parents!!

  47. Prentiss Brown

    Prentiss BrownПре 9 дана

    Stephen A loves Aaron Rodgers fr!

  48. mc01

    mc01Пре 9 дана

    Rodgers has interpersonal relationship issues. He does with his family and the Packers. To assume that the Packers take the, " we pay you work" attitude and not see that Rodgers may for years been an abrasive personality toward management is likely naïve

  49. Sam the Seed

    Sam the SeedПре 9 дана

    How's aaron rogers gonna cry when theyre just doing the same thing they did to brett farve to him?🤔 Green Bays cut throat and now his throats the one being cut.

  50. John Russ

    John RussПре 9 дана

    GB sent favre packing they bout send Arod as well

  51. Eritrean Raiders

    Eritrean RaidersПре 9 дана

    Let him come to Raiderssssssss

  52. Prince Ofpeacecorps

    Prince OfpeacecorpsПре 9 дана

    Aaron Rogers, biggest narcicist in Wisconsin. EGO is bigger than Lake Michigan.

  53. jsixamore

    jsixamoreПре 8 дана

    Not even close, you clearly haven’t heard him speak

  54. Laughing At You

    Laughing At YouПре 9 дана

    I would have A-A-ron Rodgers go play for The New York ????????????? Knicks. You wanna Know Why he can pass the ball great and he can assist to the other 4 Guys. I bet he would be great for the Knicks. If I was him, I would play for the Knicks get that NBA Ring with the Knicks. Aaron Rodgers going to the Knicks. Serious why not. I would Retire go to the Knicks get a contract get in the line up. Shoot while your at it ask The Colorado Rockies to play in MLB All-Star Game. Do the Home run Derby because he was at the Kentucky Derby not a coincidence. The play in the All star game and then come back to Play football and come out of retirement and then win a Superbowl. Then really retire and then host jeopardy. NBA TItle WitH thE knIcKs, home run derby title, Superbowl title. Jump on a Horse and win the Preakness ? To soon for that. But, imagine all the possibilities 2021-2022 Aaron Rodgers became a Champion at EVERYTHING. Not necessarily The Knicks but an NBA team that is going to the NBA Finals 4 Show. Like the Knicks

  55. rickr009

    rickr009Пре 9 дана

    Lol these two are clowns!

  56. G Kay

    G KayПре 9 дана

    I wish skip Bayless would've came back. And took max off first take

  57. Justin Vela

    Justin VelaПре 9 дана

    Come on

  58. Jacqueline Perry

    Jacqueline PerryПре 9 дана

    He’s weak like Bradshaw said these guys make million and shouldn’t have whimpy backups he’s been in happy every since they drafter the youngster he’s headache

  59. Moua Thao

    Moua ThaoПре 9 дана

    Russel Wilson goes public about the issues and what he wants and needs and his front office does it for him. Mahomes loses the Super Bowl and the chiefs fixed the weakest point to why they lost. The packers don’t give no f*** about Rodgers the past few years. Football fans don’t see that??

  60. mark kasprzyk

    mark kasprzykПре 9 дана

    Who cares. Seriously!

  61. Luis Meza

    Luis MezaПре 9 дана

    Hate to say he signed a contract, but he signed a contract. Should have known what GB was like before signing another contract instead of leaving years ago.

  62. Tom H

    Tom HПре 9 дана

    I'd agree with that, but then why is it okay for teams to release their players before their contract is fulfilled? It's not an even playing field.

  63. Antoine Wesley

    Antoine WesleyПре 9 дана


  64. WisemanT

    WisemanTПре 9 дана

    So True Kellerman, like ESPN employees should understands Disney's Business Decisions.

  65. Fast food review and coffee too

    Fast food review and coffee tooПре 9 дана

    Grown men playing a kids game making way more Cash than they are worth. F the NFL. I’m going all college. What’s more ridiculous is people make a living talking about the brats who play it.

  66. Kevin Frazier

    Kevin FrazierПре 9 дана

    Max low key savage for this 6:10

  67. Thug Nasty

    Thug NastyПре 9 дана

    Matt is hiding his hairline

  68. Kyle Logan

    Kyle LoganПре 9 дана

    Tell the league Aaron Rodgers for Russell Wilson

  69. Forty-one Shades

    Forty-one ShadesПре 9 дана

    Remember when Stephen A thought Aaron Rodgers was overrated? Only thing certain is Stephen A is an a$$hole.

  70. Haro Master

    Haro MasterПре 9 дана

    Quite frankly we don’t know exactly what’s going on because Aaron Rodgers hasn’t spoken out yet. But if he wants out because he’s upset that the Packers drafted a quarterback to replace him then he sure is a thin skinned baby. What do you expect the organization to do? He’ll be 37 this year. Just because Tom Brady can play that long doesn’t mean that Aaron Rodgers can. I support the Green Bay Packers and the moves they’ve made. Just another reason you should be a team fan not a player fan. Players consider it a business and don’t care about the fans. They cash checks we don’t.

  71. acuraguy86

    acuraguy86Пре 9 дана

    Aaron Rodgers isn't being paid to draft and look out for the future of the organization. another crybaby player.

  72. Saeed Smith

    Saeed SmithПре 9 дана


  73. Joseph Zimmerman

    Joseph ZimmermanПре 9 дана

    Rodgers to Denver let's goooooooo!!!!!!

  74. ADI Souvanna

    ADI SouvannaПре 9 дана

    This is NOT about the money. It's about RESPECT! He'll go elsewhere for a payout and be happier. Rodgers wants RESPECT!

  75. FF Forsyth

    FF ForsythПре 9 дана

    The coaching staff refused to let Aaron Rogers try to win the NFC championship game, and that was the "Tipping point" for Rogers, now Screw you Green Bay and enjoy not having a HOF QB on your team because your coaching staff sucks...

  76. ShawnDon MMA

    ShawnDon MMAПре 9 дана

    More athletes should follow the strategy of black athletes and force trades

  77. good2020grief

    good2020griefПре 9 дана

    he is a difficult qb, he wont get anymore ring. tb12 beat him 3 games already.

  78. Ronnie Eastman

    Ronnie EastmanПре 9 дана

    I want to see the Green Bay coaches and management try to win without Rodgers. Let's see just how good they really are. Ron Rivera coached his 'a' off last year going through 4 qbs. Let's see Matty L. try and win without a franchise qb.

  79. Real Libertarian

    Real LibertarianПре 10 дана

    Rodgers to the Giants!

  80. DistinctGA

    DistinctGAПре 10 дана

    This is such a dumb notion: if Aaron Rodgers wanted to go for it on 4th, all he had to do was say something. What a joke.

  81. Ken Texican

    Ken TexicanПре 10 дана

    Stephen A. has annoyed me sometimes to the point that he hasn't been my go-to in recent times but I think Stephen-A is spot-freaking on with everything he has said in this episode. MOST INSIGHTFUL.

  82. Tank Boss

    Tank BossПре 10 дана

    Bret fav didn't react like a cry baby when they drafted Aaron Roger's stop crying get out the way "old man"!!!!

  83. Victor Kan

    Victor KanПре 10 дана

    Look at Kawhi Leonard, left because of Pop

  84. Ynwtyler 21._

    Ynwtyler 21._Пре 10 дана

    Sounds like one of my toxic relationships 💀

  85. Kevin Odom

    Kevin OdomПре 10 дана

    He should of ran the ball.

  86. Augustus Riley

    Augustus RileyПре 10 дана

    Any good quarter back can do it like tom if they have a great OWNER....GM...COACH.....AND... .....GREAT TEEEEEAAAAAAMMMMMM!

  87. Giovanni G

    Giovanni GПре 10 дана

    Arod throws it to the offensive lineman ? He’s a baaaaaaadddddd mannnnnn

  88. Troy Dake

    Troy DakeПре 10 дана

    Same situation Brett Favre went through when the Packers drafted Rodgers!

  89. Tom H

    Tom HПре 9 дана

    Brett Favre had been talking about retirement when they drafted Rodgers, while Rodgers talks about playing into his 40's. Rodgers was considered a possible number 1 overall pick and fell to the Packers. Love was widely considered a round 2 value and the Packers traded up to get him in the first. Vastly different situations.

  90. Dan kool

    Dan koolПре 10 дана

    They'll always be another replacement...GET OUT!

  91. Tarrence Conyers

    Tarrence ConyersПре 10 дана

    Way to many Trolls out here talkin bad bout Stephen A because most of y'all want to be him but never will because y'all hate on greatness instead of achieving greatness💯

  92. Robert Johnson

    Robert JohnsonПре 10 дана

    Aaron Rodgers to Washington he will have a great Defense, speedy receivers and he can beat up on his old coach !

  93. Rich Lo

    Rich LoПре 10 дана

    Rodgers needs to stop crying. They had the number 2 offense. GB problem is defense

  94. Clayton Stewart

    Clayton StewartПре 10 дана

    Undisputed is better

  95. Nermin Bajric

    Nermin BajricПре 10 дана

    Yes plz leave the packers

  96. James Barlow

    James BarlowПре 10 дана

    "The Packers need to re-evaluate the way they make decisions." Lol welcome to Wisconsin, land gemutluchkeit and sociopaths

  97. ChrisMusicCollections

    ChrisMusicCollectionsПре 10 дана

    If I'm getting paid 1 million dollars + and my employer says , "stfu and work", then I'm gonna work. There's a lot worse things I'd probably do for that much cash lol.

  98. Daniel star

    Daniel starПре 9 дана

    Can’t put a price on loyalty

  99. Gerry OMO

    Gerry OMOПре 10 дана

    Broke ppl mentality

  100. Hector Valdivia

    Hector ValdiviaПре 10 дана

    Stephen is the man. He don’t care about no one opinion but his own. But he right tho

  101. Carl Fiorito

    Carl FioritoПре 10 дана

    Let Rodgers take a year off to change his tampon. He can return when Brady retires

  102. Jennifer Timlin

    Jennifer TimlinПре 10 дана

    They keep harping on MVP. That was the regular season. The playoffs are what matter. Brady won 6 Championships with far less offensive talent than Rodgers has had.

  103. Steven Brown

    Steven BrownПре 9 дана

    He had great defense

  104. alecisaplaya

    alecisaplayaПре 10 дана

    Bellichek did the same thing to brady and look what happened

  105. alecisaplaya

    alecisaplayaПре 10 дана

    Cant wait for monsters of the midway to stomp on the packers again

  106. Matthew Thomas

    Matthew ThomasПре 10 дана

    Arron Rogers doesn't get respect because he himself has no respect. Stephen A.Smith needs to read between those lines. There is definitely a problem over in Green Bay. Might it be Stephen A. Smith's baaaaad man that might be the problem. Maybe he is a difficult person to get along with when he's not getting his way. I know his football play is that way. The boy gets sacked and roughed up a couple times in a game and all of a sudden he can't throw the football anymore.