Rodgers responds to Bleacher Report article

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- A week ago Bleacher Report released an article detailing the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and former coach Mike McCarthy.

In the article an anonymous source said "Mike has a low football IQ, and that used to always bother Aaron. He'd say Mike has one of the lowest IQs, if not the lowest IQ, of any coach he's ever had."

Rodgers responded to that on "Wilde and Tausch" this afternoon.

"This was a smear attack by a writer looking to advance his career talking with mostly irrelevant, bitter players who all have an agenda whether they’re advancing their own careers or just trying to stir old stuff up," said Rodgers.

The article sited multiple anonymous sources and two former players in Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley.

"It's always the same two guys," said Rodgers.

Rodgers admitted that he and McCarthy didn't always get along, but they would always work through their issues.

"As far as a player to a coach, it’s just two Alpha males who are hyper-competitive and love winning and are both a little stubborn," said Rodgers. "But, again, we talked through so many different issues over the years and that made us a lot stronger."

Rodgers also wanted fans to thank Mike McCarthy for what he's brought to the Green Bay community.

"My favor that I would ask of you, strongly, is if you see Mike, shake his hand," said Rodgers. "Tell him thanks for the memories. Tell him thanks for the coaching job that he did. Tell him how much you appreciate him being a part of what we built here."

The article questioned Rodgers' and McCarthy's characters to which Rodgers responded "One, if they knew that (I was a bad person), why would they offer me a contract last year? And two, which goes into my second central thesis point that I’m going to take down, is if I really disliked Mike (McCarthy) so much, why would I re-sign knowing that if I play and we do what we do around here – we made the playoffs eight straight years and then I got hurt and we missed the playoffs – it’s going to be me and Mike my entire career. So if I really disliked him that much, do you think I’d re-sign. Is the money that important to me? I’ll tell you it’s not. Quality of life is important."