Wisconsin governor savages Aaron Rodgers over ‘soap opera’
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers weighed in on the Green Bay Packers-Aaron Rodgers saga and said he was glad the “soap opera” was over.
After months of waiting, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has finally made a decision. During an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers announced his intention to play for the New York Jets.
While this is one hurdle passed, both the Jets and Green Bay Packers still need to negotiate a trade. But one way or another, Rodgers will be leaving Green Bay since he was selected in the first round by the team in 2005.
To say that some have skipped the entire saga involving what Rodgers wants to do for the 2023 season is an understatement. Not to mention waiting for the four-time NFL MVP to return from “Dark Retreat,” which he said helped him make up his mind.
On Wednesday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers offered his thoughts on Rodgers’ imminent departure from the Packers.
“It was kind of a soap opera and I’d like to see a soap opera end,” Evers said with permission from WISN12 News’ Matt Smith.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Aaron Rodgers: “It was kind of a soap opera and I’d like to see a soap opera end. So that’s fine…” pic.twitter.com/IdPuBZNcHy
– Matt Smith (@mattsmith_news) March 15, 2023
The governor of Wisconsin is thrilled that the Aaron Rodgers soap opera has been finalized
“He’s been really good for many years here, and if he wants to move on and the team wants to go in a different direction, at least we know it’s done, and we can focus on other things, or focus on getting the Packers new quarterback in a better position,” Evers said. .
Rodgers had three options for the 2023 season – return to the Packers, play for a different team, or retire from the NFL. The quarterback said Wednesday that he has entered a “dark retreat,” leaning “90 percent” toward retirement. But then, upon leaving, I switched to playing.
As the days go by and 2023 approaches the league, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and president Mark Murphy have talked about the need to play quarterback Jordan Love. After all, he’s set to become a free agent after this season if the Packers don’t pick up a fifth-year option.
Now, there is clarity about what Rodgers wants to do, and that played into the Jets’ favor. The thing is that both organizations need to agree to the terms of the trade. It is not known how long this might take.
Since starting the Packers in 2008, Rodgers has led the team to Super Bowl titles in 11 trips to the playoffs. That, and won four NFL players, including back-to-back honors in 2020 and 2021.
Whenever a trade passes, the Packers will leave the Rodgers era and begin the Love era.