Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have as much involvement in the hiring of a new head coach as he did in the firing of Mike McCarthy: none.
"Aaron was no part at all of the decision to move on," chief executive officer Mark Murphy told reporters Monday, according to Jason Wilde of Madison.com.
The Packers dismissed McCarthy on Sunday following a jarring loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals. Green Bay went 4-7-1 under McCarthy this season and is likely to miss the playoffs for a second consecutive year.
Rumors persisted throughout the year that the franchise quarterback was at odds with his head coach and offensive play-caller. Anecdotes from several former Packers including ex-offensive lineman Jeff Saturday lent credence to those notions.