After months of speculation, the Green Bay Packers finally traded Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets today.
The deal sw them pick up quite a bit of draft capital, including a 1st round pick swap and a 2nd round pick this year and a 2nd round pick next year that can become another 1st rounder.
Today, Rodgers shared a heartfelt farewell message for the Packers on his Instagram.
“I’m not sure it’s possible to fully express the gratitude that I have to the @packers , our incredible fans, the state of Wisconsin, the thousands of players that I crossed paths with, the incredible men and women who work for the organization, and the amazing people who I got to meet along the way, in one post with 10 pictures, but I hope you read this and feel my heart and soul, filled with love, joy, and peace about my time in green and gold. 💚💛
I grew up in Green Bay, drafted at 21, fell in love with the game, met some lifelong friends, and take with me memories that will last a lifetime. ”
He also added a thank you to Packers fans.
“To the fans, THANK YOU, you made every run out of the tunnel special, every home game magical, and it was my honor to be your QB.”
He also made sure to thank the teammates he played with along the way.
“To my teammates, I love you all, and am thankful for the moments on and off the field that brought us close. I played with legends, I played with friends; thanks for believing in me and having my back always ❤️”
Aaron Rodgers leaving the Packers represents the end of an era in Green Bay. He had spent the last 18 seasons with the Packers, starting 15 of them.
Now the Green Bay Packers will move on to Jordan Love while Rodgers attempts to chase the 2nd ring of his career elsewhere.