It is now all but certain that Aaron Rodgers will not be the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers next season. This creates a new need for the Packers as they will now need a reliable backup behind Jordan Love. One name floating around social media is Kurt Benkert.
Benkert became a fan favorite for the Green Bay Packers during his time with the team. Even though he is an NFL player, Benkert creates content on social media that ranges from gaming to his family. On Twitter, Benkert was asked if he would be open to returning to the Packers and being the number two option behind Jordan Love. Benkert’s response revealed his thoughts on why a return is unlikely.
I’d say “hey old friend, meet me downtown at the creamery, I’ll take a skillet baby red, and we can talk business.”
As sad as it may be though, I think this ship has sailed – while some people at 1265 Lombardi like me (s/o gute & co), others don’t like my memes & sense of humor. https://t.co/br3LZ9SE2w
— Kurt Benkert 🧑🏽🚀 (@KurtBenkert) March 16, 2023
Kurt Benkert’s Comments
Although it is just a tweet, it reveals so much about Kurt Benkert’s relationship with Green Bay. He makes it clear that he would love to return to Green Bay, or at least have the conversation. However, despite what he wants he reveals that those within the organization may not view his off-the-field personality the same way the fans do.
Benkert makes sure to highlight Brian Gutekunst as someone within the organization who likes him, but he is not the only one in the building. Benkert’s “memes and sense of humor” are a big part of why he was so beloved by fans. It’s unclear who within the organization isn’t fond of him, but his tweet makes it seem like it’s enough to keep his return off the table.
Benkert recently threw passes for prospects at the NFL combine after spending time on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad last season. Even though Green Bay may not be an option he could still land a job elsewhere.
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