Adam Schefter On Why Aaron Rodgers Is Mad At Packers For Drafting Jordan Love
Adam Schefter explained why Aaron Rodgers got so mad about the Green Bay Packers drafting Jordan Love during an appearance on ESPN this week.
In a segment on Wednesday’s episode of Get Up, Schefter sat in alongside Mike Greenberg, Marcus Spears and Jeff Saturday.
The group delved into the current relationship between Rodgers and his team, and why it was hurt by Green Bay’s decision to select Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
“It wasn’t just a double-slap, it was a triple-slap,” Schefter argued.
“Because they not only took the quarterback, they traded up to get him. They gave up an extra pick. They could have gotten another wide receiver. If you’re trading up to go get a guy, that tells you that the organization loves that player and they’re waiting for that player to step in.”
Rodgers has not bothered to hide his disappointment with Green Bay selecting his replacement instead of offensive support for him in this year’s draft. In fact, he admits that he had to have a few drinks to take the edge off when he heard about what had transpired.
“I was like, ‘Oh, wow, OK,’” he said.
“I love scotch, but I’ve been drinking some sipping tequila lately as well. And once I got that text [that Love was the pick], I went to the pantry, I poured myself about four fingers [of tequila] and I knew it was going to be one of those nights where people start calling.”
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The Packers came within a game of the Super Bowl last season. All they had to do was improve the offense ever so slightly and they would be a legitimate challenger to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC.
Now they still have issues on offense, plus a disgruntled quarterback who feels like his team doesn’t have his back.
Can Green Bay still turn things around and enjoy some success this season? Sure. Will they? Time will tell.
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