Former Packers receiver takes a shot at Aaron Rodgers in deleted tweet

Amari Rodgers called out Aaron Rodgers in a since-deleted tweet.
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Amari Rodgers entered the NFL with high expectations after the Green Bay Packers drafted him in the third round.

It never worked out for Rodgers, who was unable to land a significant role in Matt LaFleur's offense and struggled on special teams. The Packers released Rodgers in only his second season, a rare move by general manager Brian Gutekunst, considering he traded up to select the Clemson wide receiver in the third round.

Could things have gone differently?

Rodgers believes so. He called out Aaron Rodgers in a since-deleted tweet.

Former Packers receiver Amari Rodgers calls out Aaron Rodgers in deleted tweet

Last month, the New York Jets drafted wide receiver Malachi Corley in the third round. Corley said that Aaron Rodgers reached out and had invited him to stay in his guest house. Amari Rodgers believes it will help Corley in his rookie season but wishes he had received the same "love" when he arrived in Green Bay.

He posted this tweet before deleting it:

Amari Rodgers' frustrations are understandable, but if there's one thing to be disappointed with Aaron Rodgers for, it was requesting the Packers trade for Randall Cobb before the 2021 season started.

Cobb's return significantly impacted Rodgers' opportunities to become the slot receiver the Packers thought they were getting. He was instead limited to a role on special teams, returning kicks and punts, but he struggled with fumbles.

That's not to say it would've definitely worked out for Rodgers had Cobb not returned, but he at least would've had a clearer path to playing time on offense.

It's unclear why Amari Rodgers didn't get more opportunities on offense, but Aaron Rodgers didn't exactly go out of his way to praise the former third-round pick, either.

The Packers stuck with Rodgers on return duties, even when he was clearly struggling to protect the football. It would've helped his confidence to get him off special teams and find creative ways to get the ball in his hands on offense. But it never worked out that way.

Rodgers has since spent time with the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts and is currently playing for the Birmingham Stallions in the UFL. Hopefully, he can put together a strong season and earn another opportunity in the NFL.

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