“They Should be ashamed” – Analyst Wants Packers to Show Aaron Rodgers Some Respect

Published 08/04/2020, 7:54 PM EDT


Aaron Rodgers put in some impressive displays last year as the Green Bay Packers made the NFC Division playoffs. However, the two-time NFL MVP award winner failed to lead his team to the Super Bowl as the San Francisco 49ers were crowned NFC champions. This was the fourth-straight below-par performance from Rodgers in the Championship game as the Packers lost by a 37-20 scoreline.

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Despite that setback, Rodgers had a decent regular season with the Packers. He threw for 4,000+ yards for the second year running with a pass completion rate of 62 and 26 passing TDs. Had things gone differently for A-Rod and the Packers, they could have been in the Super Bowl competing against the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs.

At 36, Rodgers has previously admitted that he hopes to play till he is in his ‘forties’ just like colleague Tom Brady. However, Mark Murphy’s organization caused quite a stir when they opted to trade up and draft rookie quarterback Jordan Love earlier this year.

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Outspoken sports analyst Stephen A Smith was not too pleased with how the Packers have treated A-Rod over the years. He made that known in a recent segment of ESPN’s Get Up.

“You don’t think you could have used another receiver? You don’t think you could have used another tight end, a running back? Somebody on the defensive side of the ball? This is Aaron Freakin Rodgers,” Smith said.

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He further said, “I’m not gonna blame coach Matt LeFleur because he’s the coach and he has executives over him that have made these selections but he ain’t innocent in all of this either. It’s bogus, it’s a bunch of nonsense. I don’t give a damn about what we hear from the Green Bay Packers. As far as I’m concerned, they should be ashamed of themselves.

“This is Aaron Rodgers… I challenge any football aficionado you can find who can tell me that you’re looking at Aaron Rodgers and you’re saying ‘Oh, he only has a year or two years left’ of course, that’s not true. He’s got several years left in him but the Green Bay Packers have never taken care of him. They’ve never looked out for him, they’ve never buffered him with elevated talent on this roster,” Smith concluded.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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