Aaron Rodgers dominated NFL news for quite some time after he decided to finally leave the Green Bay Packers. Technically speaking, it was Green Bay that traded the four-time NFL MVP to the New York Jets, but we all know that ultimately, it was Rodgers’ call to leave the same team that drafted him way back in 2005.
Green Bay president Mark Murphy certainly remembers that moment well. So much so, that the 67-year-old decided to throw a veiled shot at his former cornerstone quarterback and his new team.
Aaron Rodgers Catches ‘Hard Knocks’ Stray From Mark Murphy
As always, Murphy fielded some questions from the fans in the most recent edition of his monthly column on the team’s official website. One of the questions pertained to HBO’s hit series Hard Knocks. A fan named Tom made his feelings about the program abundantly clear in that he would “never, ever” want to see his beloved team on the show. Murphy got brutally honest in his response:
“Let me get this straight, Tom, you don’t think we should ever appear on “Hard Knocks”? “Hard Knocks” is a great show and gives fans an inside look at a team’s training camp. It also provides good publicity for the team. The downside is that it can be a distraction and teams are concerned that other teams can learn information from the show. The best thing to do if you don’t want to be on “Hard Knocks” is to make the playoffs every year. The league (and HBO) can only require a team to appear on “Hard Knocks” if they have failed to make the playoffs two years in a row. I’m anxious to see the Jets and the many ex-Packers on “Hard Knocks” this summer – should be very entertaining,” wrote Murphy.
Obviously, Murphy made no direct mention of Green Bay’s ex-star QB. However, he did mention the Jets along with the term “ex-Packers” in one sentence, and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to put two and two together.
Fans Are Just Glad The A-Rod Trade Saga Is Over
There’s no denying that losing Aaron Rodgers is a massive blow for Green Bay. As a matter of fact, their pre-season rankings dropped significantly now that they don’t have the 10-time Pro Bowl quarterback on their roster.
Then again, one might also argue that the fans are just relieved that all the drama is over. They’re not exactly delighted that Rodgers has moved on (or are they?), but to be free of all the noise that was brought about by his extended trade saga has to bring some sort of solace, right? It’s going to be a tough road ahead and Green Bay can expect some dark days on the horizon, but at least they can now finally move on in relative peace.
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