Aaron Rodgers under fire again for allegedly throwing teammates under the bus
The entire drama surrounding Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers won’t die down anytime soon. And we’re all for it. Right?
Rodgers may have inadvertently brought himself another wild controversy after his recent comment on the release of wide receiver Jake Kumerow. The star quarterback called Kumerow the Packers’ second-best WR. In an interview with ESPN, Rodgers voiced out his absolute disgust.
“If you’re going to cut a guy who was our second-best wide receiver in training camp last year, maybe run it by me.”
Rodgers gave quite the compliment to his now-former teammate. Sounds good. Well, not really. Because obviously, his sharp comment may have hurt the feelings of his other wide receiver teammates, particularly Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
NFL observers have already pointed out that Rodgers may have accidentally thrown Lazard and MVS under the bus.
Aaron Rodgers called Jake Kumerow "the second-best WR in training camp last year" throwing Allen Lazard and MVS fully under the bus so that's fun.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) July 28, 2021
MVS, Allen Lazard & St. Brown taking absolute bombs. https://t.co/3GL2w0eyYh
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) July 28, 2021
Rodgers will have some explaining to do. Or maybe, with his much-documented displeasure with the Packers in recent months, the three-time MVP maybe did it deliberately. Perhaps he really wanted to throw shade to Lazard and Valdes-Scantling. Perhaps he wants to rile them up and get them motivated in training camp. We exactly don’t know. What we do now is this: It’s fun.
The 37-year-old Rodgers continues to be in a limbo of sorts as he has been strongly linked to trade rumors. Most recently, a prospected deal with the Denver Broncos fell through because the Packers’ asking price was reportedly too much.
Maybe the Packers should’ve run it first by Aaron Rodgers.