Former Green Bay Packers Executive Roasts Jets And Bears Over Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

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Before Aaron Rodgers made it completely clear that he wanted to play for the New York Jets, there was a report about the list of players he wanted the Jets to bring in to play with him.

That list included Allen Lazard, who the Jets have since signed, and Odell Beckham Jr, who they met with on Monday.

They even signed his former backup, Tim Boyle, and hired his former offensive coordinator.

Now another individual who has some experience working with Rodgers has taken the opportunity to troll the Jets and the Chicago Bears found themselves getting roasted as well.

Former Green Bay Packers executive Andrew Brandt tweeted about how impressive it is that that Rodgers owns the Chicago Bears and is now the GM of the New York Jets all while he’s still on the Packers roster.

If there is anybody out there who shouldn’t making fun of the Jets for trying to carer to Rodgers’ demands as he joins their franchise, it’s probably somebody who worked as an executive for the Green Bay Packers.

The Jets may be going a bit over the top with their pursuit of Odell Beckham Jr, who probably isn’t needed on a franchise that is already pretty invested in wide receivers, but they are avoiding making the exact mistake the Packers have made with Rodgers.

Regardless of what people think about him off the field, Rodgers is one of the most talented quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen. Despite that, the Packers only managed to win one ring with him after only winning one ring with Brett Favre before him.

As much as some people have tried to place the blame for that on Rodgers and claim he chokes in the playoffs, the reality is that the Packers didn’t give him the pieces he needed to win another ring.

Their window to win again was clear. The Packers won 13 games in 2019 and made it to the NFC championship Game. They had one of the league’s best quarterbacks, one of it’s top running backs, and it’s best wide receiver.

Instead of bringing in the last pieces the team needed, the Packers spent their 1st and 2nd round picks on another quarterback and another running back.

2 years later, they still hadn’t gotten anybody dependable to play alongside Davante Adams, leaving Rodgers to only throw to Adams and Aaron Jones in the playoffs, and it was still the special teams that was responsible for them being eliminated by the 49ers.

There’s no doubting that the New York Jets have a long history of being one of the NFL’s biggest dumpster fires, but trying to surround Rodgers with the players he feels he needs to succeed isn’t one of their usual mistakes.