With the 24th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers selected Aaron Rodgers. Being from Cali, Rodgers felt sorry he could not go to the San Francisco 49ers, but as he said on that night, not as sorry as they were going to be for not drafting him.
The rest is history.
Arguably, one of the best to ever do it, Rodgers is 38 and just signed a three-year extension. Perhaps in hopes to get another ring or just because he still loves the game. With his recent performance he proved he can perform at a high level. While the Super Bowl appearances are not as common, Rodgers one appearance is just short of the great Brett Favre who played in two. Rodgers is the face of the franchise, and arguably the biggest face in Packers’ history.
Either way the intrigue surrounding Rodgers seems to intensify in the offseason, and for various reasons.
The drama between the Green Bay Packers and Rodgers in 2020 and early 2021 could be seen as an ego running wild and soap opera-esque, which is fair. Another way to look at is a player dissatisfied with management and owners for not wanting to win as badly as he did.
Whichever side of the fence someone is on, Rodgers does not seem to possess some major ego. The situation stemmed from mismanagement, and if it was a habitual thing for Rodgers, then this may happen again after his top receiver, Davantae Adams, left for the Las Vegas Raiders.
With this extension things appear to be smoothed out, but it is always worth monitoring what Rodgers is up to in the offseason.