Aaron Rodgers recently finalized a trade agreement with the New York Jets. But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t hold the Green Bay Packers close to his heart…
Earlier this week, NFL insider Adam Schefter announced that a trade compensation between the two teams was in the process of being finalized. In exchange for the legendary quarterback, the Packers will receive a second-round pick from the 2023 Draft, among other options. With this being said, the trade concludes the quarterback’s time with Green Bay, a team he has played with for 18 years.
Rodgers began his NFL career in 2005 when he was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Since then, he has consistently shown the world he is an essential force on the team.
Throughout his career with Green Bay, been named to the Pro Bowl ten times and has been named the NFL Most Valuable Player four times. Additionally, he has 22 playoff games under his belt and helped lead the franchise to one Super Bowl victory.
Considering his history, it is no surprise Rodgers dedicated an entire tribute to the Green Bay Packers upon his trade announcement.
“I’m not sure it’s possible to fully express the gratitude that I have to the @packers, our incredible fans, the state of Wisconsin, the thousands of players that I crossed paths with, the incredible men and women who work for the organization, and the amazing people who I got to meet along the way,” the quarterback wrote in the caption on an Instagram post.
“I grew up in Green Bay, drafted at 21, fell in love with the game, met some lifelong friends, and take with me memories that will last a lifetime,” Rodgers continued, reflecting on his early days in the NFL. “I’m grateful to the late Ted Thompson for drafting me, for my head coaches, especially the 13 years with Mike McCarthy, and the last 4 with Matt LaFleur. “
Aaron Rodgers thanks everyone who made being a part of the Green Bay franchise possible
He proceeded to personally thank the less-known names, such as those who helped him in the equipment room and the general staff that brought the Green Bay Packers to life.
“To the fans, THANK YOU, you made every run out of the tunnel special, every home game magical, and it was my honor to be your QB,” the athlete added. “To my teammates, I love you all and am thankful for the moments on and off the field that brought us close. I played with legends, I played with friends; thanks for believing in me and having my back always.”
Rodgers concluded his statement with heartfelt sentiments, “This is not the end for us, I will see you again Green Bay, you’ll always have my heart.”
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