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Former Packers receiver takes shot at NY Jets’ Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers’ behavior with the New York Jets rubbed one former Packers WR the wrong way

The most-hyped rookie on the New York Jets right now is Malachi Corley. The self-dubbed “YAC King” has drawn endless comparisons to Deebo Samuel. The invitation Aaron Rodgers extended to him to stay in his guesthouse is the icing on the cake, raising the hoopla to a frenzy.

One former Packers receiver is slightly resentful. Rodgers’ standoffish behavior toward rookie receivers in Green Bay was widely reported (and perhaps exaggerated) in the media, especially in 2022. There seems to have been at least some truth to it, though.

In a since-deleted tweet, former Packers receiver Amari Rodgers commented on Corley’s chummy relationship with Aaron Rodgers.

“Promise this helps him play better as a Rookie 💯 If only [I] had this type of love coming into GB, but to each his own!” read Rodgers’ tweet. He was drafted in the third round at No. 85 overall by the Packers in 2021, lasting less than two full seasons with the team. He is currently with the Birmingham Stallions of the United Football League.

Rodgers took a veiled shot at his former quarterback, who clearly did not accept him with open arms the way he has with Corley. Still, Aaron Rodgers’ attitude toward his receivers with the Packers likely reflected his frustration with the team as a whole. Green Bay never drafted a receiver in the first round during his 18-year tenure with the team, and they selected his successor, Jordan Love, in the first round in 2020 rather than giving him help. Rodgers’ relationship with the Packers apparently fractured at that time.

Meanwhile, the Jets have given Rodgers the keys to the car. He’s the de facto offensive coordinator, and Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh constantly fawn over him. Perhaps that’s what has led to the difference in his treatment of Rodgers and Corley.

Then again, with Amari Rodgers being in the UFL, this reeks heavily of sour grapes. The Jets have far higher hopes for Corley in 2024.

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