IThe third round curse sure has been real for the Green Bay Packers lately. Not only is Sean Rhyan suspended for taking banned substances, but the Packers have also released 2021 third round pick Amari Rodgers. Since being waived by the Packers, Rodgers signed with the Houston Texans. Last week, he had four receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. In that single game, he had more yards and touchdowns than he had in his one-and-a-half seasons in Green Bay. Now, we can go back and forth on what went wrong, or if the Packers should have made that pick. That is not the point here. The point is that since leaving, Rodgers made some very interesting comments about his relationship with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Amari Rodgers Did Not Feel Comfortable Talking to Aaron Rodgers
In an interview with Kalyn Kahler of The Athletic, Rodgers stated that he did not feel comfortable approaching the veteran quarterback. In the article, Amari Rodgers said,
“[Aaron Rodgers] does not really have many conversations outside of football with many people. So that kind of maybe played a role, just not being able to feel personable towards him, not at all connected, so you didn’t really feel comfortable to say things or communicate the way that you want. That played a part more than anything.”
It should be noted that this is just Amari Rodgers’ opinion. It is his view of his time in Green Bay. In the article, former Packers running back Kylin Hill added, “The majority of young players will be more shy and scared to speak to him because we all just watched him throughout growing up.”
Hill, of course, was cut for reasons that Matt LaFleur hinted as being, well, let’s just say Hill wasn’t being a supportive teammate himself.
What About Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson?
The problem with the narrative that Aaron Rodgers cannot get along with rookie wide receivers is the fact that both Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson have praised him for his work with them. Additionally, way back in August, Rodgers went on The Pat McAfee Show and showered his rookie wide receivers with praise even before the season began.
Look, I’m not saying that Amari Rodgers did not feel the way he felt. I am sure it was very frustrating for him, and I am glad he can get a fresh start somewhere. However, the narrative that all rookies will have bad experiences with Aaron Rodgers needs to die. It simply is not true.