It finally happened. Aaron Rodgers will play for the New York Jets in 2023. The trade became official more than one month after Rodgers declared his intentions to play for the Jets back in mid-March. According to multiple reports, a number of other teams had officially reached out about possibly acquiring Aaron Rodgers. Whether it was news of other teams reaching out, or the NFL Draft coming up, the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers re-opened trade talks. Yesterday they got the deal done. Today, Aaron Rodgers took to Instagram to say goodbye. Following the news of the trade, however, an Aaron Rodgers mural was taken down in the streets of Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers Mural Taken Down In Streets Of Green Bay
Following the news that the Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been traded to the Jets, Green Bay mural artist Beau Thomas painted over his mural of the MVP, calling it “the end of an era.”
Full video here.
Per Emily Matesic of Fox News 11:
GREEN BAY (WLUK) — With Aaron Rodgers reportedly close to being a former Packer, the Green Bay community is already moving on.
“Sitting on the couch, saw the news pop up on Facebook, right away jumped up and got my clothes on and put my painting gear together and it was time to put this mural to bed,” says Green Bay artist, Beau Thomas.
Thomas, who painted the “King of the North” mural, which featured Aaron Rodgers, was back at the building on the 300 block of Broadway Monday.
What took eight hours to complete took less than 15 seconds to cover up — in a time-lapse video, anyway.
Thomas removed the mural he had painted saying, “Just kind of a disappointing end to his career here. I think a lot of fans are disappointed how things turned out and wherever blame lies it’s just kind of weird mural to still exist and be up when he’s no longer in the Packer uniform.”
Thomas said Rodgers was one of his favorite players to watch over the years, and the team was lucky to have him, but if he’s not in the green and gold there was no need to honor him in this way.
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