After everything he's done for the Packers and everything he's meant to the team's fans, it doesn't seem right for Aaron Rodgers to go out in this manner.
Without a formal farewell, the four-time MVP leaves Green Bay for the Jets.
Last month at the owners' meetings, general manager Brian Gutekunst revealed that he had been unable to reach the quarterback.
Instead, Gutekunst maintained contact with David Dunn, Rodgers' agent, as the team's relationship with the quarterback deteriorated.
Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com quotes Gutekunst as saying, "I have so much respect for Aaron as both a person and a player."