What happened to Aaron Rodgers and what did he say in his post game press conference?

Joshua Rogers September 13, 2021
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Aaron Rodgers had a woeful start to the new NFL season as the Green Bay Packers were heavily beaten by the New Orleans Saints. NFL fans were loving it though, making plenty of jokes at the quarterback’s expense. So what happened to Aaron Rodgers and what did Rodgers say in his post game press conference?

Rodgers has dismal start to new NFL season

Most of the drama during the NFL’s offseason revolved around Aaron Rodgers.

The reigning league MVP made it clear he wanted out of Green Bay, but the Packers refused to deal him.

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Begrudgingly, Rodgers was forced to stay with the Packers, bringing a renewed sense of optimism for the new season.

However, things didn’t exactly go according to plan, with Rodgers dropping an all-time terrible performance.

He played a key role in the 38-3 loss to the Saints, and was even benched for Jordan Love with 10 minutes remaining.

It was certainly a game to forget.

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NFL fans react to Rodgers’ lacklustre performance

NFL fans had plenty of jokes about Rodgers and his terrible start to the season.

Here’s a round-up of some of the best from Twitter

What did Rodgers say in his post game press conference?

In his post-game press conference, Aaron Rodgers admitted the Packers might have felt a little too good about themselves coming into today:

“We probably felt like we were going to go up and down the field today on whoever was out there, and that didn’t happen,” he said.

He added: “It’s just one game. We played bad, I played bad… 1 game, we got 16 to go.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.