During Monday's edition of the Tiki and Tierney show, Tierney expressed his overall frustration with Rodgers, in light of the heightened tension between the reigning league MVP and his longtime team.
"I understand that Aaron Rodgers has an ego. We all have an ego," Tierney said. "His ego was dented a year ago, which is why it's bothering me that it's still bleeding into now. I thought it was a very poor look, a very shallow look to take away some of the shine from the draftees. He placed that perfectly, he knew what he was doing. He knew, once [ESPN insider Adam] Schefter got that, all the guys and gals at ESPN, the entire crew on the NFL Network, they'd have to roll with it on draft day. I'm getting tired of Aaron Rodgers... I'm done defending Aaron Rodgers.
"I defended Rodgers last week, and I've also defended him now for the greater part of a couple of years when we talk about their aversion to drafting offensive weapons in round one. But now as I listen to more people, people you and I respect in the media, there are too many people shining his shoes unnecessarily. And quite frankly, there's too many people kissing his behind... I don't mean people throwing platitudes at his great play. We're doing that as well -- Rodgers was incredible. What I'm talking about is taking a narrative and now hijacking it to a point that no longer applies...
"Just step up to a microphone and say something like a big boy. I can't stand this circle stuff. It's petulant, it's petty, and it's a bad look for a guy who's almost 40 years old. I mean, read the room..."
Last Friday, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers is seriously considering retirement as an option unless the complicated situation with Green Bay is "repaired to his liking." Although this phrasing is ambiguous, Rapoport's news came roughly 24 hours after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the "disgruntled" Rodgers doesn't want to play for the Packers in 2021.
In 16 games last season, Rodgers completed a career-high 70.7-percent of his passes for 4,299 yards with 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions. If the 37-year-old veteran does in fact retire, he would have to repay the Packers $11.5 million in each of the next two years, per Rapoport.
Following the first round of the NFL Draft last Thursday, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed the rumors regarding Rodgers, stating that the franchise has no desire to trade him. But, if a divorce is inevitable, it would behoove Green Bay to hold off on potential trade negotiations until June 2, when the cap hit would become far less severe.
According to Spotrac.com, Rodgers has three years remaining on his contract with the Packers, and his cap hit of $37.2 million this upcoming season is expected to lead the NFL.
The entire Rodgers-Packers conversation between Tiki and Tierney can be accessed in the audio player above.