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Former Green Bay Packers Star Openly Challenges Aaron Rodgers Ahead of Regular Season Clash; Wants to See the “Look” on His Face While Playing Against Him

Published 05/21/2022, 1:15 PM EDT

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The return of Aaron Rodgers was only possible if some of the other star players were let go. Such is the Cap Space dilemma. One former Packers player has joined their division rivals the Minnesota Vikings. It’s the linebacker, Za’Darius Smith, and he will be fighting against his former team to win the division. He is already excited to face his former team and Aaron Rodgers.

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Talking about facing the Packers and Rodgers in the upcoming season, Smith said, “I can’t wait to get a chance to face them the first game and see that look on Aaron Rodgers’ face when he sees me on the other side of the ball,”


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He added, “No revenge. Just an excitement game. I’d been there for a while and not being able to go hard and tackle the running back there, Aaron Jones, or being able to hit Aaron Rodgers. Just to get the opportunity to do that and, at the end of the day, laugh at it because it’s all going to be a game. It’s all fun at the end of the day,”

Can Smith’s Vikings take down the Packers and Aaron Rodgers this season?

The Green Bay Packers have lost some key players in the offseason. It will surely make an impact on their performance in the upcoming season. As a result, their division rivals Minnesota Vikings will look to overtake them as the kings of NFC North.

However, you can never count out Aaron Rodgers. He chose to return to the Packers, and he will be locked in once again to lead his team to the playoffs. Even though he doesn’t have Davante Adams in his offense this year, he will figure out how to work with the other receivers.


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Speaking about Rodgers, it was widely claimed that Za’Darius Smith’s exit from the Packers was due to the QB. Talking about his exit from Green Bay, Smith said, “It was more my contract situation. Something they wanted to do and I didn’t feel comfortable doing it. My coaches had left so they was like, ‘Okay, we’re just going to release you. Not going to hold you anywhere you don’t want to be anymore.”,


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He added, “I wanted to be there, but it just didn’t work out.” Nevertheless, every time the Packers will face off against the Vikings this year, It will be an exciting contest.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary


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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Sharda University. Abhimanyu has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC.
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