The Green Bay Packers lost to the Detroit Lions 20-16 on Sunday night, ending their quest for a fourth-straight postseason appearance. The 2022 season was surely one in which the Packers failed to live up to expectations after having their offense and defense ranked in preseason top-10 lists. There is a great deal of blame to go around regarding the loss. However, one former Packers wide receiver believes the loss fall solely on the shoulders of Aaron Rodgers. That former wide receiver, of course, is Greg Jennings, who has rarely had a good word to say about Rodgers since he left Green Bay for Minnesota.
Greg Jennings Says Aaron Rodgers Makes Too Much Money Not to Be Blamed
In an appearance on “First Things First” on FS1, former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings said: “Being the $50 million man comes this type of responsibility. Yeah, other guys could have played better. But did you give me everything that you got? He didn’t play well. He lost the game for his team.”
Jennings’ full statement on how much blame Rodgers should shoulder can be viewed below:
Is Aaron Rodgers responsible for the Packers elimination loss?
"Being the $50M man comes this type of responsibility. Yeah, other guys could have played better. But did you give me everything that you got? He didn't play well. He lost the game for his team." — @GregJennings pic.twitter.com/eZ2no2ZWLc
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) January 10, 2023
To be certain, Aaron Rodgers certainly did not play well for the Packers on Sunday night. A great deal of the blame should fall on his shoulders. However, other Packers players should have played better, as Jennings noted. One has to wonder how the game may have been different had Quay Walker and Rasul Douglas not committed such questionable penalties.