"When you play this game you realize how violent it is and you also realize as a quarterback that the defense is trying to take shots and either rattle you a little bit to get you out of your rhythm or take you out of the game if they can," Rodgers said Thursday on "Rome," per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"However, I think the line is drawn when people knowingly take money for hits that cause injuries to another player. I think that's when the line gets crossed."
Rodgers hasn't been shy about sharing his opinions in the past. If anything, we're getting a tempered reaction here, but what more does he need to say?
Penalties have been handed down, with player punishments expected any time. For Rodgers, the reality is unchanged: NFL quarterbacks have always been marked men and they will continue to play that role deep into the future.