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Packers teammates respond to criticism of Aaron Rodgers

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been slammed by criticism as of late. Via Twitter, some of his teammates — past and present — responded to these attacks.

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix — who spent four and a half seasons with the Packers — told strong safety Adrian Amos to get used to the criticism thrown at Rodgers. Clinton-Dix himself experienced this during his stint with the Packers. Amos — who inked a deal with Green Bay last season — called the hate hurled at Rodgers as “fake news.”

Amos also pointed out their stellar record last year. Last season, the Packers notched a season-best 13-3 record. They made it all the way to the Conference Championship — a game away from the Super Bowl — but lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

While Rodgers is advancing in age, most analysts believe that the 36-year-old is better than most quarterbacks. But the recent draft seemingly gave Rodgers haters some ammo to use.

After all, the Packers selected quarterback Jordan Love in the first round. Many read this as a sign that the Rodgers era in Green Bay is about to end. Rodgers needed a top receiver to help in out in the offense — not a young quarterback that needed lessons from a legend.

On top of this, they added interior offensive linemen, a solid running back, and a tight-end/half-back — another sign that the Packers may be moving away from a Rodgers-centric offense.

Whether the veteran QB’s days are numbered or not, his past and present teammates still believe that the star QB has enough left in the tank for another stellar year.