This has been an interesting offseason for the Packers, one of several NFC powers undergoing some transition, and in particular an interesting offseason for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who lost both his best receiver and friend in Jordy Nelson, as well as his quarterbacks coach in Alex Van Pelt

He saw neither of these things coming and now, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports Charles Robinson, is "frustrated" by his situation. It's understandable, but not unusual. 

Rodgers, of course, was asked about these reports while meeting with the media on Tuesday afternoon. And Rodgers, of course, downplayed any concerns/complaints/frustration by saying his job is to play quarterback.

But he also declined to really dive into whether or not he should be included in conversations about certain directions the franchise goes.

"I don't know if that's a question for myself, really. I think that's, again, they're paying me to play quarterback to the best of my abilities, and their job descriptions are to handle those type of things," Rodgers added, via Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee. "So I think you just act accordingly in those situations."

That sounds like a pretty passive aggressive way of saying, "Yes, I would prefer to be consulted before they cut my friend and top receiver." But it could also be Rodgers declining to give an obvious soundbite that would crank up the noise around the Packers.

Rodgers was a little less passive on Twitter, throwing out the hashtag "#fakenewstuesday" when quote tweeting an article from the Packers about his comments and saying that the title "needs more click bait." 

At the end of the day, there's a nuanced level that you need to find here. Rodgers should probably have some input as the quarterback; he's the most important player on the roster, the Packers need him operating at maximum efficiency and prefer him to be happy. On the other hand, this isn't A-Rodg and the Packerettes we're talking about. The Packers have to make decisions that are a net positive for the franchise as a whole over the long haul.

Plus sometimes change can benefit a player. We've seen Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning all have changes at the offensive coordinator position that resulted in quick, positive returns. (Not all of those lasted over the long haul, but they did result in improvements out of the gate.) Perhaps getting Rodgers out of his comfort zone will lead to a strong and healthy 2018.

One thing is guaranteed: we're going to end up discussing this matter several more times over the course of the coming months, what with Rodgers' new contract still on the horizon.