Terry Bradshaw calls Aaron Rodgers “weak” amid rumors QB is upset with the Packers

Terry Bradshaw calls Aaron Rodgers “weak” amid rumors QB is upset with the Packers

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Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw has slammed Aaron Rodgers amid the Green Bay Packers star’s frustration with his current squad.

“Being so upset shows me how weak he is,” Bradshaw told WFAN. Moose et Maggie. “Who cares who you draft? He’s a three-time MVP in the league and worries about that guy they drafted last year at No.1? “

He went on to say the Packers should draw a line in the sand.

“Here’s what I would do: I wouldn’t move,” he said. “Let him complain, let him cry. Get out. You are 38 years old. Go ahead and withdraw. See you later. “

ESPN’s Adam Schefter unexpectedly interrupted the NFL draft speech when he reported last Thursday that Rodgers “is so unhappy with the [Packers] that he told some within the organization that he did not want to return to the team. ”

While Jordan Love’s arrival in the 2020 draft probably bothered Rodgers a bit, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the reigning MVP was frustrated with the status of his contract.

There seems to be even more to the situation:

Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported Rodgers “remains adamant that he will not return to the team under the current leadership of general manager Brian Gutekunst. If the Packers sack Gutekunst, the 37-year-old could lend himself to a reunion; otherwise, he doesn’t take a holdout or a retreat off the table, by Robinson.

Bradshaw is not mistaken that the Steelers are making contingency plans for the quarterback towards the end of his career.

Pittsburgh selected Mark Malone in the first round of the 1980 draft and the pair of Cliff Stoudt (fifth round, 1977) and Mike Kruczek (second round, 1976) before that. It was a much different time, however. On the one hand, the draft was 12 rounds instead of seven, so teams would inevitably double down on a lot of positions no matter what their roster looked like.

Focusing solely on Green Bay’s decision to select Love as the source of Rodgers’ angst also ignores how the Packers largely failed to surround him with the kind of support structure that suits one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. . It’s a conversation that has been going on for years.

Bradshaw, meanwhile, was surrounded by Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, John Stallworth and the Steel Curtain as the Steelers won four Super Bowls.

Because it’s only May, there could be a lot more twists and turns in Rodgers’ stalemate with the Packers.

Maybe they’ll end up patching things up enough to coexist for another season. Or maybe Gutekunst will take Bradshaw’s advice and call Rodgers’ bluff.


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