Since the Packers’ heartbreaking early playoff exit on Saturday, social media has been bustling. Fans, reporters, and pundits have all shared their reactions to Green Bay’s shocking loss to the 49ers. But what do the players themselves have to say about it?
In the days since the Packers’ season ended, many of the team’s athletes have taken to their social media accounts to offer their own words. Take a look.
This was Dillon’s second year in the league, and it was without a doubt his coming-out season. Between rushing and receiving, Dillon scored eight touchdowns and racked up over 1,100 yards. He and fellow running back Aaron Jones made a stellar duo for the Packers. #28 fractured a rib against the 49ers and left the game early, but he’s looking ahead with optimism. His Twitter post included a sweet message and four photos of highlights from the season.
Wide receiver Allen Lazard has become a fan-favorite for the Packers since he joined the team a few years ago. But now that he’s a free agent, many are wondering if he will return to Green Bay next year or if he’s taken his last snap in the green-and-gold. Two days after the Packers’ crushing loss to San Francisco, Lazard posted a somber photograph of himself to his Instagram account along with a lengthy statement. The beginning paragraphs are quite cryptic, and #13 never gives a sure answer either way; however, the last sentence sure sounds promising.
Many had high hopes for this veteran linebacker when he was signed by Green Bay in October. Unfortunately, his season was cut short after he suffered a torn biceps less than a month later. Mercilus amazed everyone, however, when he miraculously recovered in time from what should have been a season-ending injury to play against the 49ers. In his Instagram post, #50 includes a nice tribute to the Packers and a collection of photos. Click on the gray arrow on the right side of the photo below to scroll through them.
Since joining the Packers in 2019, Amos has branded himself as a clutch playmaker, especially in big moments. He continued that trend against San Francisco, picking off Jimmy Garoppolo in the red zone. Alongside two photos from this season, Amos posted motivational words of encouragement that we can all strive to live by.
After losing rookie Josh Myers early on to an injury, Packers veteran Lucas Patrick jumped in to start at center for much of the season. Although #62 has been with Green Bay for six years and been an integral part of the team, he isn’t necessarily a household name – something Patrick doesn’t mind. He posted 10 pictures highlighting the year on his Instagram account, along with a quote eloquently expressing his outlook on football. Click on the gray arrow on the right side of the photo below to scroll through the pictures he included.
Perhaps one of the best pick-ups the Packers have ever made, Douglas was a big difference maker for the green-and-gold this year. His lightning turnaround from virtual NFL nobody to defensive star is nothing short of impressive. A few hours after the San Fran game ended, Douglas wrote, “Wish the results were different” to his Twitter account. He’s also since posted a dramatic black-and-white shot on Instagram with what’s widely considered to be the ‘praying’ emoji. It’s commonly used to express thankfulness or gratitude, which Douglas would likely be directing towards the Packers organization and its fans.
Other Packers Players
Although the following players may not be household names or see as much playing time as their teammates, these up-and-coming Packers are reflecting on the 49ers loss, looking back on their seasons with Green Bay, and feeling thankful and ready to conquer next year.
If you missed part one of this article series and would like to see what players like Za’Darius Smith, Aaron Jones, Rashan Gary, and MVS had to say on their social media accounts following the loss, click here!
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