ESPN’s Adam Schefter pissed off NFL fans are he revealed the reason why he broke the Aaron Rodgers story the way that he did.
Last week, Schefter nearly broke Twitter hours before the start of the NFL draft when he dropped a bombshell report on how Rodgers was disgruntled with the Packers and had told some people within the organization that he didn’t want to return to Green Bay.
Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Green Bay Packers that he has told some within the organization that he does not want to return to the team, league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2021
On Thursday morning Schefter was asked how he came about the Rodgers’ story during an appearance on the Dan Patrick show. According to Schefter, no one leaked the story to him but his report was an “accumulation of information” he had gathered for months that he chose to release on draft day.
We have Adam on now. He said this was not a breaking report, but an "accumulation of information".
He added Aaron Rodgers/Rodgers' camp was NOT the source of this story.
He told us he chose to post this on draft day, but it's based on info since the season ended to draft day. https://t.co/urKJpWtrEN
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) May 6, 2021
DP: "You chose to break the [Rodgers] news on Draft Day?"
Schefter: "That is absolutely accurate, correct. It was nothing that morning that came in that all of a sudden said to me yeah he wants out, you should report this… It was just an accumulation of information". pic.twitter.com/SJEPv3ssLu
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) May 6, 2021
NFL fans immediately criticized Schefter for causing a ton of drama on draft day when he could have released the report on any other day.
Calling it an “accumulation of information” that he just happened to release in bulk on draft night is not a good look for him cause it sounds like he could’ve tweeted any bit of the “info that accumulated” at any time, rather than just releasing it all at once on a specific day. https://t.co/yHhjMgLtE6
— RA (@RApollos) May 6, 2021
— Jason (@Cou_J) May 6, 2021
NFL fans everywhere shocked to learn Adam Schefter chose to leak news about Aaron Rodgers on Draft Day for maximum viral effect…
…except Buffalo Bills twitter.
— ⚡️🍻⚡️ (@TheBurkeReport) May 6, 2021
@AdamSchefter is an absolute douche for doing this. Grasping at straws because he had nothing else better or more triggering to report on draft day that wasn’t RT’d or spoken about a ton. All for ratings and relevancy. 🔥 🗑 https://t.co/KrI0L0AwyS
— Tom from Walkin’ Off! 🎙 (@xtomtx3) May 6, 2021
Wow this is a terrible look for schefter. Ruined draft day coverage for some of those kids. A shame. https://t.co/K4TokEEzYF
— T. Cheese Sports (@tuckycheese16) May 6, 2021
Adam Schefter rly woke up on draft day and chose violence https://t.co/dix9Wwuc5K
— Suburbi et Orbi (@SuburbiEtOrbi) May 6, 2021