‘What a Blame-Deflecting Diva’ – Skip Bayless Tweets Out His Ire Against Aaron Rodgers During NBA Finals

Published 07/15/2021, 7:51 AM EDT


The future of Aaron Rodgers in the NFL has been the topic of hot debate among fans for months now. Ever since word first went out of him wishing to leave the Green Bay Packers, people have been speculating as to what lies next for the star QB.

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While Rodgers hasn’t confirmed this report his action suggests that the concerns of him leaving are genuine. Skipping OTAs and minicamp, many believe that the reason behind his discontent is his fragile relationship with the franchise’s front office. 

The Packers drafted QB Jordan Love in 2020 with their first-round pick. This decision stunned many as the Packers were expected to draft a wide receiver to help Aaron Rodgers‘ output on offense.  

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Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

With Aaron Rodgers putting on a show last season to land himself the 2020 NFL MVP award, the Packers are now desperate to hold on to their QB. 

But with Aaron Rodgers preferring to stay away from the spotlight, NFL analyst Skip Bayless called foul play. 

Aaron Rodgers berated in a series of tweets 

A little known fact about Aaron Rodgers is that he is a minority owner of the NBA franchise Milwaukee Bucks. Unlike the Packers, the Bucks have advanced to the finals of their league are now tied 2-2 with the Phoenix Suns for the 2021 NBA title. 

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Seeing Rodgers along the sidelines became a regular sight for Bucks fans over the years. But this season, things have been different. Aaron Rodgers is yet to appear at the Fiserv Forum for any of the Bucks’ playoff games this season.

And this is something that didn’t sit well with Skip Bayless one bit.

Skip Bayless is an avid Tom Brady fan. There’s little doubt about that. And perhaps seeing the opportunity to take a dig at Brady’s competitor was too good of an opportunity for him to give up.  

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And Bayless’ rant didn’t stop there though. In his online tirade, Skip Bayless called Aaron Rodgers a “diva” for deflecting the blame onto the Packers management. 

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To be fair, not all of the blame can be deflected on to the Packers front office. But as the saying goes, it takes two to tango.

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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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