The Green Bay Packers wished linebacker Jonathan Garvin a happy birthday Friday. In a stark contradiction to the morning wish, the Packers announced they were cutting the former seventh-round pick a few hours later. The unfortunate timing of the cut went viral on social media Friday.
The Packers selected Garvin in the 2020 draft. He appeared in 38 games but started in just one for the Packers. Per Zachary Jacobson, Garvin wasn’t a good fit for the Packers when they moved him to defensive end this summer.
Releasing Jonathan Garvin on his birthday is rough, but from a football standpoint, probably necessary. The Packers moved him from OLB to DE in the first practice of camp, and evidently didn’t need long to determine that it just wasn’t working out.
— zach jacobson (@itszacharyj) July 28, 2023
Still, because the Packers’ PR team wished him a happy birthday on social media, cutting him a few hours later seemed…cruel.
But that’s business in the NFL.
Green Bay Packers fans react to Jonathan Garvin being cut
Packers and NFL fans reacted to the unfortunate announcement. Here are the best takes on Garvin being cut on his birthday. And I do hope he has a better rest of his birthday. 🥳 🎂 🎉
Shows how businesses fake care about their pawns https://t.co/X5YFVVaxGF
— Cos (@Ccohss) July 28, 2023
i feel like we get this story at least once a training camp
I understand the social team doesn’t need to be in the weeds about hires/fires but man https://t.co/Zzomg8YSvt
— Johnell (@johnellpannell) July 28, 2023
They couldn’t have waited till Monday? Cruel business. https://t.co/wh8dnezOjI
— Cine-A-Man (@brian_cine) July 28, 2023
Typical cheese head behavior. I’m pulling for Rodgers now, he was right about the organization the whole time 😂 https://t.co/rjfceqiq21
— Mack Attack (@MackAtt36740105) July 28, 2023
— Brad (@bdunc8) July 28, 2023
Dang on his birthday though..they couldn’t wait till tomorrow at least https://t.co/NwYdGABP2O
— Janae’ (@Janaegracex33) July 28, 2023
Damn thought he was gonna make the team I can see him resigning to the practice squad also this leads me to believe they think Gary will be ready sooner than later https://t.co/8bCuhIpg0A
— Fat Jesus (@Cahnail) July 28, 2023
Social media team has nothing to do with the front office.. y’all realize this right ? sucks for him tho https://t.co/ppxud3Dxd4
— 𝚃𝚢☔︎︎ (@TyronF_) July 28, 2023
Defending that 32nd ranked media team with a quickness https://t.co/jHB9VM8IQA
— 🧀🧀 CheezeWizzer🧀🧀 (@CheeseWizzer) July 28, 2023
😂😂😂ayo the nfl is a petty ass business https://t.co/Kk5WQjkeId
— TherlBread♠️ (@_drejefe) July 28, 2023
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