I was shocked when the Packers traded up to select Jordan Love in the first round. Obviously, Aaron Rodgers wasn’t thrilled with the move. It’s no secret that Rodgers would have preferred a receiver. We just didn’t think he would admit it. That day is here.
Rodgers admits he perked up when the Packers moved up in the first round thinking it was a wide receiver:
“When they [traded] up, I was watching the draft and thinking about which receiver might be there at that time,” Rodgers told Kyle Brandt of TheRinger.com. “There was a run on them there in the early 20s, the kid from LSU [Justin Jefferson] who I loved watching went to Minnesota in the early 20s, I knew the kid from Clemson [Tee Higgins] was still there, I enjoyed watching him but didn’t know as much about him, and the kid from Arizona State [Brandon Aiyuk] as well. . . . So when they traded up I perked up a little bit.”
“I wasn’t elated by the pick, especially being one game away from the Super Bowl and thinking we were just a couple players away, but at the same time I understand it’s a business,” Rodgers said.
It sounds like Aaron Rodgers did his homework. He wanted Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins, or Brandon Aiyuk. Personally, I’m on Rodgers side here. When you’re one game away from the Super Bowl, give your franchise quarterback some help. It didn’t even have be a first round receiver. Just pick one within the first 3 rounds in what was considered a crazy wide receiver draft.
It will be curious to see what type of season Rodgers has. I’d love to see him come out with the eye of the tiger and just shun Matt LeFleur the whole year. That would be awesome. America knows Rodgers did not get proper support during this past draft.