We haven’t heard from Aaron Rodgers directly since last week’s draft report that he wants out of Green Bay. But he’s since teased his thoughts on social media for people playing enough attention.
The Packers quarterback declined to speak publicly when he showed up at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. He spoke to NBC’s Mike Tirico, who reported Rodgers was “disappointed the news was out” and expressed “how much he loves Green Bay, loves the fans, loves the franchise.”
This report sparked a new wave of skepticism. If Rodgers’ team did not disclose their dissatisfaction, then who did? It certainly doesn’t benefit the Packers to post this hours before the NFL Draft.
Rodgers offers a glimmer of insight
In the new week, Rodgers has maintained his silence, allowing speculation to simmer on what he really thinks. Most. Rodgers did not speak publicly about the report on Tuesday. But he offered a nugget of insight with some help from his main goal Davante Adams.
On Monday, the Packers wide receiver tweeted this:
This appears to be a statement from Adams in support of his quarterback. There is certainly other reading to be done here in the cryptic social media game – but Adams having Rodgers’ back is the most obvious interpretation.
Rodgers seems to think so. the Packers quarterback liked Adams tweetan apparent passive-aggressive endorsement of the report that yes, he really does want to get out of Green Bay, and the Packers should have shown him more appreciation before it got to this point.
That desired appreciation would likely include not swapping to draft his replacement in the first round of the 2020 draft. Rodgers could clear that up. But that’s not really his style.
We’ve reached the full tea leaf reading portion of this story, and Rodgers is looking great with that. If and until he provides a preview – or the Packers make an unexpected move – this is where it will stay. In early May, Rodgers is weeks away from the mandatory minicamp, which is brewing as the next phase is this saga – that is, unless Rodgers decides to break his radio silence first.
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