Aaron Rodgers is trending on Twitter Monday
Aaron Rodgers has not yet publicly stated his intentions for the 2023 season. The four-time MVP has been linked to the New York Jets via trade. He could also choose to stay with the Green Bay Packers or retire. As of March 13th, the NFL world is still his oyster. But some Packers fans aren’t impressed.
Aaron Rodgers said after the season he had no plans to hold the Packers “hostage” this offseason regarding his plans. Rodgers referenced free agency as a period he’d want to have his decision in so as to not hold the team hostage. Because the Jets and Packers can’t adequately plan their free agency signings until they know what Rodgers’ cap hit will be next season, he’s, well, sort of holding the Jets and Packers hostage Monday.
Aaron Rodgers back on January 8th (64 days ago):
“I’m not going to hold them hostage… We’re in January here, March is free agency, so.” pic.twitter.com/0dbb04hyvL
— Alex Strouf (@alex_strouf) March 13, 2023
The NFL world reacts on Twitter
Social media was recycling Rodgers’ earlier comments about holding the Packers hostage. Even beat reporters who wanted to give Rodgers the benefit of the doubt that he needed time to make his decision started saying the future Hall of Fame quarterback needed to render his decision. Here are the best takes on Twitter on Rodgers holding the Packers, hostage.
I thought Rodgers specifically said he wasn't going to "hold 'em hostage" and referenced not waiting until March?
It's March 13. His season has been over for 2 months.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 13, 2023
Delusional, narcissistic asshole https://t.co/3Lhv0O3pqj
— Jeff (@MetlifeJetlife) March 13, 2023
“I’m not going to hold the Packers hostage” -Aaron Rodgers every offseason before he holds the Packers hostage
— Grant Galarneau-Becker (@GBeckTV) March 13, 2023
i was defending aaron rodgers! it was the first week of march and everyone was stressing out because he hadn’t made a decision yet. it’s the biggest decision of his life, but,,,,come on
— zach jacobson (@itszacharyj) March 13, 2023
*Aaron Rodgers holding the Packers hostage* https://t.co/4hdOevgSGD pic.twitter.com/2nAIUktGAY
— Not So Pro Football Talk (@NSPFootballTalk) March 13, 2023
Aaron Rodgers “I’m not going to keep the Packers hostage.”
Meanwhile he hasn’t made a decision yet, legal tampering is about to begin and his decision sways their 2024 cap by almost $30M.
He’s most definitely screwing them 😂
— Max Markham (@MaxMarkhamNFL) March 13, 2023
Aaron Rodgers is holding the Jets hostage for this reason and Woody Johnson has to give up the goods. pic.twitter.com/6frhGWo896
— Billy (@Billyhottakes) March 13, 2023
So if Aaron Rodgers wants to stay true to his promise of not holding anyone hostage with his decision, he’ll need to make one before 11 a.m. CT today, when the legal tampering period begins. Jets will need to know before negotiating with other FAs then if they have their QB.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) March 13, 2023
— Papi Blanco (@LeShizzyBall) March 13, 2023