For years, everyone begged the Green Bay Packers to get superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers more weapons. The team was on the precipice of winning Super Bowls but oftentimes didn’t stack up in terms of offensive playmakers on the outside.
Yes, up until last year, the Green Bay Packers had superstar wide receiver Davante Adams as Aaron Rodgers’ top target. But, they never got a good second option across from Adams. And, when Adams was sent to the Las Vegas Raiders prior to the 2022 season, the receiving corps was really bleak.
We all know there has been a huge influx of talent at skill positions in the NFL in recent years. There were plenty of opportunities for the Green Bay Packers to acquire some weapons for Aaron Rodgers. Instead, from 2012-2022, the Packers selected only one offensive player in the first round. To make it even worse, that was quarterback Jordan Love. So, instead of getting Aaron Rodgers weapons to help the 4-time MVP in the passing game, they drafted his successor in 2020.
But, with Aaron Rodgers having been traded to the Jets this week and Jordan Love now the de facto starter, the Green Bay Packers invested heavily in weapons early in the 2023 NFL Draft, even if it wasn’t the first round.
The Packers selected tight end Luke Musgrave with the 42nd pick, wide receiver Jayden Reed with the 50th pick, and tight end Tucker Kraft with the 78th pick.
That’s a bigger investment in offensive weapons than the Green Bay Packers ever made in one draft for Aaron Rodgers. And, people are having a chuckle.
The Packers traded Aaron Rodgers and now will draft offensive weapons with every single NFL Draft pick they have for the rest of time https://t.co/IKDvqNcZwh
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) April 29, 2023
On the pettiness scale, Green Bay taking two TEs and a WR on Day 2 isn't *quite* as funny as if they had taken Jaxon Smith-Njigba on Day 1.
… but it's still pretty funny
— David Helman (@davidhelman_) April 29, 2023
Packers drafting more weapons for Jordan Love in 1 draft than they drafted for Aaron Rodgers in 15 years
— David J. Gautieri (@GuruFantasyWrld) April 29, 2023
lol Packers legit hated Rodgers…
offensive weapons here on out 😂😂
— Laurie Fitz (@LaurieFitzptrck) April 29, 2023
The NFL Draft concludes on Saturday.