The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets finally pulled it off. 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. Yesterday they got the deal done. Today Aaron Rodgers had an announcement for the Green Bay Packers and their fans.
Green Bay Packers Fans React To Aaron Rodgers Saying Goodbye
In a long heartfelt Instagram post, Aaron Rodgers shared the following one day after news broke that he had been traded to the New York Jets:
I’m not sure it’s possible to fully express the gratitude that I have to the @packers , our incredible fans, the state of Wisconsin, the thousands of players that I crossed paths with, the incredible men and women who work for the organization, and the amazing people who I got to meet along the way, in one post with 10 pictures, but I hope you read this and feel my heart and soul, filled with love, joy, and peace about my time in green and gold. 💚💛
I grew up in Green Bay, drafted at 21, fell in love with the game, met some lifelong friends, and take with me memories that will last a lifetime.I’m grateful to the late Ted Thompson for drafting me, for my head coaches, especially the 13 years with Mike McCarthy, and the last 4 with Matt LaFleur. I had some incredible men to work with in the QB room over the years including Tom, AVP, Luke, and Connor.
Huge thank you to my guys in the equipment room, Red, TBone, Odea, Kev, Bryan, Andy Grouber, All my dear friends in the training room over the years, Nate, Flea, Doc McKenzie, Doc Gray, Pepp, and Cuz. The legendary Adam Korzun and his incredible staff; Dougie, Crabby, and Scotty, for always looking out for me; Tom, Nate, Sarah, and Jason in PR, Evan for bringing my work life to film, The Rock and Wayne, for giving words to the highlights of my career, Grey, and Big Rob for your work with our guys over the years, Bloke, Thad, Grant and Gizz in the weight room, Bob Harlan, Russ Ball, Mark Murphy and Brian Gutekunst for your stewardship of the organization, every one on the 3rd and 4th floors who make that building run smoothly, and so many countless others at the loading dock, tours, concessions, maintenance, our field crew, etc.
To the fans, THANK YOU, you made every run out of the tunnel special, every home game magical, and it was my honor to be your QB.
To my teammates, I love you all, and am thankful for the moments on and off the field that brought us close. I played with legends, I played with friends; thanks for believing in me and having my back always ❤️
This is not the end for us, I will see you again Green Bay, you’ll always have my heart ❤️
When Green Bay Packers fans saw this post, their reactions on social media were priceless:
I have no problem calling this man the greatest to ever put on a Packer uniform.
— The Reigning Sixth Man of Blunts (@leroyjenk227) April 25, 2023
— GARNACHO DA GOAT⚽⚽⚽ (@MrGarnacho) April 25, 2023
Well said. See you soon for the number retirement, @AaronRodgers12
— Jared 🌻 (@jbreezy1512) April 25, 2023
— cant stand ya (@buenoworkernate) April 25, 2023
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