Throughout the first three rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, everyone was wondering whether or not the Green Bay Packers would make a move for a wide receiver. With all of the drama surrounding Aaron Rodgers from just before the start of the first round, it seemed like a no-brainer to take a wideout with the hope of pleasing and fixing things with him. Well, Brian Gutekunst did trade in to the No. 85 overall pick in the third round to select Clemson receiver Amari Rodgers.
Prior to the NFL Draft, Rodgers had spoken out that being drafted by the Packers would be a dream scenario. He may not have known about the Aaron Rodgers drama at the time, but it is now something that he will have to deal with.
Following being picked by the Packers in the third round, Rodgers revealed some brief thoughts about the situation between Green Bay and their MVP quarterback via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
Packers third-round pick Amari Rodgers said he’s “aware” of the Aaron Rodgers’ situation but added, “Of course I want to catch passes from the reigning MVP and a future Hall of Famer.”
The Packers’ longtime superstar quarterback has to like the selection of Amari Rodgers. A standout for Clemson in 2020, Rodgers racked up 77 receptions for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns. He was a slot wide receiver mainly, which is exactly the area that the Packers could have used some help last season.
Bringing in a wideout like Rodgers absolutely helps the Packers’ case to keep their quarterback. However, if Aaron Rodgers is steadfast in his view of never playing for Green Bay again, Jordan Love will enjoy his new weapon. Hopefully, the Packers and the reigning MVP can fix their issues.
Standing in at 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, the Packers’ third-round pick has some intriguing Green Bay connections. Randall Cobb was like a big brother to him, as Rodgers’ dad coached Cobb at Kentucky. He has received a ton of comparisons to Cobb, who was one of Aaron Rodgers’ closest friends and favorite receivers.
This pick should go over well with everyone in Green Bay, including the disgruntled quarterback. Moving up for him showed a sense of urgency from the Packers to bring in another weapon.
Expect to see Amari Rodgers come in and earn some playing time right off the bat in his rookie season. He has big-time potential and the Packers are going to be very happy they pulled the trigger on this move. Rodgers wanted to end up in Green Bay and now he is ready to make his impact felt.