‘You Think Aaron Rodgers Can Beat Me to the Endzone?’ – Buccaneers Player Calls Out Packers Qb

Published 09/01/2021, 10:15 AM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on before the preseason game against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)


For Aaron Rodgers, a second Super Bowl ring seems to be just a stone’s throw away. And that’s because the quarterback has now been to back to back NFC title games only to make it over the final hurdle to book a Super Bowl berth. 

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Last season it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who halted his progress and the year before that were the Seattle Seahawks. But last season will hurt Rodgers more.

Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Apart from the wound still being fresh, many believe that game could’ve played out differently had Aaron Rodgers run the ball during a crucial fourth-quarter play. 

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There was a small window for Rodgers to make a run for but instead, he decided to throw the ball. But Buccaneers linebacker Devin White feels there is no way that the QB could’ve completed the run for the endzone. 

Aaron Rodgers would have failed to make the play 

With NFL Films releasing the trailer for ‘America’s Game: The 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’, fans got a glimpse of never before seen footage of the Buccaneers team.  

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And in that trailer, White is referring to the Rodgers play by saying the Packers QB would never have been able to make the play.  

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“That play they said he could have run? I’m standing right there in the endzone. Do you think Aaron Rodgers can beat me to the endzone? No, sir,” said White. 

The Buccaneers mounted the Aaron Rodgers challenge and eventually went on to win Super Bowl LV by trouncing the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. And the Packers suffered another season with another season of the ‘so close, yet so far’ syndrome. 

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The reigning MVP though is returning with the Packers in 2021. Reckon the Packers will be third time lucky? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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