Yesterday’s wave of reports about the dissatisfaction of quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Packers and the desire to play elsewhere is above all that the team has done in the first two days of the project.
This includes the decision to swap and take on broad-based successor Amari Rodgers – he has no connection with Aaron, but he is the son of Ravens’ broad-based successor coach Tee Martin – in the third round. This is the highest selection the Packers have used for widespread distribution since taking Davante Adams in the second round in 2014 and came after years of discussions about the lack of choice of position.
Some may see the move as an attempt to address Aaron Rodgers’ problems, but CEO Brian Gutekunst said he hoped for a positive response from a wider audience.
“I hope everyone on our team and in our building is excited to add Amari,” Gutekunst told ESPN.com. “I think that was something we wanted to add – we wanted to add for a few years – this person who can play inside and bring some back. So yes, I hope everyone is happy with that. “
Gutekunst said Thursday that Packers, who also drafted Josh Myers’ center on Friday, will not trade with Aaron Rodgers this season. If that stays and Rodgers stays in Green Bay, Rodgers to Rodgers will be something the Packers hope to see a lot in 2021.