Last night Aaron Rodgers posted a long message on Instagram thanking his teammates over the years, leaving many to believe that this post was a goodbye message to those he’s played with on the Green Bay Packers.
There has been plenty of speculation following the Packers’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs that Rodgers’ days could be numbered in Green Bay. The drama with Rodgers and Green Bay has dated back to the last offseason when the quarterback left the team in limbo wondering whether or not he would be returning.
Kimes posted this in response to his post while on vacation away from ESPN.
tfw you wake up on vacation and realize you have zero professional obligations to analyze a cryptic instagram post pic.twitter.com/UFaNUFVkMs
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) February 22, 2022
Meanwhile, Clark was more public with his message to Rodgers, letting his opinion on the situation be known on ESPN’s Get Up Tuesday morning.
.@Realrclark25 responds to Aaron Rodgers' IG post 😶
"Every time he does something, we dummies engage! … He's also now become somewhat of a media darling, whether it's because you love him or you hate to hear him, we all listen. … We need to stop letting him control us!" pic.twitter.com/ynVnLOnC6B
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 22, 2022
“I’m not doing this with y’all. I did it for seven months last season. I was upset that you made me try and decipher everything that Rodgers was doing the entire offseason,” said Clark.
“I think that Aaron Rodgers understands that he finds himself intelligent. He finds himself engaging. And you know why he finds himself engaging? Because we dummies are engaging him, and this is just another time we are doing that.
“We know that there is uncertainty in his future, he knows that if he does something like this it is going to be talked about. He has become a sort of a media darling, whether you love or hate to hear him.”
Clark and Kimes were not the only media personalities who weighed in on Rodgers’ post. Former ESPN employee Mike Golic also made it known just how little he cared to break down this post.
One of the reasons I’m glad I don’t have a daily show anymore, don’t have to go down these ridiculous rabbit holes.
— Mike Golic (@golic) February 22, 2022
Clark is absolutely right, Rodgers knows exactly what he is doing with this post, and he has done it again and again. We will just have to wait and see what Rodgers ultimately decides to do because until then he will just leave us all hopelessly speculating.