Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the NFL Network that he is “baffled” by comments that Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer made about Jay Cutler.
Kromer was reported as saying that the Bears had “buyer’s remorse” after giving Cutler a seven-year, $126 million deal before the season. Kromer denied that remark but did say he told NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport that he was frustrated with the way Cutler managed the game in certain situations.
Kromer later apologized to the team and to Cutler, who leads the NFL with 18 interceptions.
Rodgers said that he felt for Cutler and was surprised that Kromer admitted he was an anonymous source. Rodgers called unnamed sources “pretty gutless.”
Rodgers said he would have a major problem if Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements made comments about him like that.
"I think there's a way of doing things when you have issues, and it's keeping it in-house. But yeah, I was baffled by that. And (if a coach did that to me), we'd have some problems," Rodgers told NFL.com. "So we're not worried about these guys ripping on people and going out and doing things. Because if something happens like that, we address it directly."
Rodgers is completing 64 percent of his passes for 3,837 yards with 35 touchdowns and five interceptions this season for Green Bay (10-4). His 111.2 passer rating leads the NFL.
The Packers play at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
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