The Green Bay Packers are moving on from Aaron Rodgers. On Wednesday, Rodgers announced via The Pat McAfee Show that he informed the team that his intention is to play in 2023, but for the New York Jets. Of course, a trade with the Jets involving Rodgers has been rumored to be in the works for months. During his segment on McAfee, Rodgers made a pretty bold, yet accurate claim: “I am debatably the best player in franchise history.” While there is some room for debate, one of Rodgers’ former teammates doesn’t think there is any question.
Former Green Bay Packers Safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix Backs Up Rodgers’ Claim
ESPN tweeted out a graphic of Rodgers with his bold claim, asking people on social media if they agreed with him. Former Packers Pro Bowl safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix responded with this:
Yessssss SIRRRRRRR great player better person. Love this Winner. https://t.co/nwju1mlF4H
— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) March 16, 2023
Clinton-Dix played for the Packers from 2014 until midway through the 2018 season. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2016, the same season he was named Second Team All-Pro. That year, Clinton-Dix had 80 tackles, seven pass deflections, five interceptions, and a forced fumble.
The Packers traded Clinton-Dix to the Washington franchise during the 2018 season. After leaving Green Bay, Clinton-Dix spent time with Washington, the Chicago Bears, and the Las Vegas Raiders. In 2020, he spent training camp and preseason with the Dallas Cowboys, but was cut before the season began. Last year, he spent the year with the San Francisco 49ers organization, but did not appear in any games. He retired from the NFL on December 29, 2022. He signed a one-day contract with Green Bay so that he could retire a Packer.
Clinton-Dix is now on Nick Saban’s coaching staff at Alabama where he played in college.
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