‘Go Ahead and Retire’ – NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw Rips into Aaron Rodgers

Published 05/04/2021, 3:28 PM EDT
Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass to running back Jamaal Williams (30) against the Philadelphia Eagles during their football game Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK

The writing is on the wall. Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay. The QB who has been a Packer throughout the course of his NFL career is apparently disgruntled with the Packers management. 


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The relationship between the two parties has been on a knife’s edge for some time now. When the Green Bay Packers drafted Jordan Love with the 1st-round pick in 2020, Rodgers responded by putting up an MVP season.  

Fast forward to today and the quarterback is fed up with the franchise and their lack of faith in the QB. Rodgers himself is yet to confirm this take, but the Packers organization had acknowledged the fact and have said that they do not wish to trade the QB. 


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One NFL Hall of Famer though doesn’t seem too happy with how Rodgers has been conducting himself. 

Aaron Rodgers faces the heat 

Appearing on WFAN, former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw lashed out at Aaron Rodgers for his behavior.

“With him being that upset shows me how weak he is… Who the hell cares who you draft? I mean, he’s a three-time MVP in the league and he’s worried about this guy they drafted last year at number one?” said Bradshaw.  

Drawing parallels to his situation back in the playing days, Bradshaw said that he embraced the challenge instead of running away from it.  

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“For him to be upset, my God, I don’t understand that. Pittsburgh drafted Mark Malone number one, Cliff Stoudt in the third or fourth round. I had them coming at me from all angles.

“I embraced it because when we went to practice, I wasn’t worried about those guys. You know? They didn’t scare me a bit. So I don’t understand why he’s so upset at Green Bay,” added Bradshaw. 

Bradshaw didn’t hold back on rumors of Aaron Rodgers wanting Packers GM Brian Gutekunst fired either. 

Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during their football game Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK

“If they fire the General Manager he’ll come back? Are you kidding me? Really? Aaron, that’s where this is?”


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And it seems amidst all the blaming and slamming, Bradshaw had a solution to the problem.  

“Here’s what I’d do. I wouldn’t budge. Let him gripe. Let him cry. Retire. You’re 38. Go ahead and retire. See you later. I mean, I’m really strong about stuff like that, and it makes him look weak. In my way of looking at it, it makes him look weak.”

With Bradshaw not holding back, do you think it’s right for Aaron Rodgers to be unhappy with how things have unfolded at the Frozen Tundra? 


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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.



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