Adam Schefter’s comments about Packers sans Aaron Rodgers way off

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Adam Schefter shook up Green Bay Packers fans with a controversial statement about Aaron Rodgers on ESPN Tuesday afternoon.

It’s no secret that the Packers and their MVP quarterback Rodgers have had a shaky relationship over the last year since they traded up to draft Jordan Love in the first round. Rodgers has been making headlines as he hasn’t showed up for any team workouts so far this offseason.

Schefter was discussing Rodgers’ mandatory minicamp absence with former Packer James Jones and two other analysts on NFL Live when he made this statement referring to the work the organization is putting into getting Rodgers back:

“They [the Packers] know that if he’s not back, that they will be one of the worst teams in football, and if he is back, they will be amongst the best.”

James Jones looked taken aback by the statement, and Packers fans sounded off on Schefter shortly after the video was posted on Twitter.

It seems odd that one of the most respected analysts in the NFL would be so quick to discredit a back-to-back Super Bowl-contending team.

Obviously, losing a three-time MVP and future Hall of Fame quarterback would affect any team, but considering the talent surrounding Rodgers, to say they’d be “one of the worst teams in football” without him is a bold claim.

Schefter must have forgotten about the Packers’ league-leading seven Pro Bowl selections and top scoring offense from the 2020 season.

Did he forget about Jaire Alexander, top-graded cornerback in the NFL or Aaron Jones, a top-five running back?

What about head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst who restored a seemingly dying Rodgers-led dynasty back to Super Bowl contention over a single offseason?

No matter who the Packers put under center in Week 1, among the rest of the 53-man roster and administration is plenty of talent to keep Green Bay far from the worst teams of the league.