NFL World Trolls Aaron Rodgers As The Packers Make Two Defensive Picks In 1st Round Of NFL Draft

NFL World Trolls Aaron Rodgers Over Packers' NFL Draft Picks

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  • Aaron Rodgers decided to sign a new contract with the Green Bay Packers this offseason.
  • Just days later, the team traded away star wide receiver Davante Adams.
  • Despite this loss of offensive talent, the team made two defensive selections in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

After losing stud wide receiver Davante Adams in a trade to the Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — and, most likely, a large portion of the team’s fan base — hoped that the team would attempt to fill the void left by Adams’ departure by selecting some offensive talent in the first-round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for both the reigning NFL MVP and Packers fans, though, that’s not how things played out.

Despite having two first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft — #22 and #28 — the storied NFC North franchise ultimately opted to bolster their defensive unit. With the 22nd pick (the one they received from the Raiders in exchange for Adams), they selected linebacker Quay Walker out of the University of Georgia, and with the 28th pick, they chose defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt, who also hails from the national title-winning Georgia Bulldogs.

NFL world clowns on Aaron Rodgers after the Packers took two defensive players in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft

Following the Packers’ significant investment on the defensive side of the ball, NFL fans took to Twitter — as they so often do — to clown on Aaron Rodgers and his current lack of pass-catching talent.

To make matters worse for the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer, he recently revealed that he believed Davante Adams would be a part of the Green Bay Packers’ future when he signed a new three-year, $150 million deal with the organization earlier this offseason.

“Obviously, when I made my decision I was still thinking he was going to come back,” Rodgers said during a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.

Despite the apparent lack of offensive weaponry, the Packers are still one of the big favorites to win the 2023 Super Bowl with odds of +1000, which ranks among the best odds in the league behind only the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and tied with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams.

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