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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants out of Green Bay and Hall of Fame Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw has been heavily criticizing him for the drama.
"Him being that upset shows me how weak he is," Bradshaw told WFAN's Moose and Maggie in an interview on Monday. "Who the hell cares who you draft? I mean, he’s a three-time MVP in the league and he’s worried about this guy they drafted last year at number one? ... And for him to be upset, my God, I don’t understand that."
Rodgers reportedly expressed disinterest in returning next season to several members of the Packers organization during the NFL draft last week and one report claimed Rodgers would only return if general manager Brian Gutenkunst was removed. Rodgers' grievance stems from when the Packers selected quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Pat McAfee today on his show said Bradshaw taking shots at Rodgers for being "weak" is one of the most hypocritical things he's ever seen.
McAfee does have a valid point, as Bradshaw should be the last person to complain about Rodgers creating drama -- since he's a drama queen himself. While Bradshaw does have four Super Bowl rings and was a great quarterback for the Steelers, he always held this weird grudge against head coach Chuck Noll and publicly, still to this day after Noll has passed away, talks about how Noll treated him unfairly.
In fact, just a few weeks ago on 93.7 The Fan, Bradshaw talked about how he was never going to go to Noll's funeral. Bradshaw has been on record saying that he flat-out doesn't like attending funerals unless it's a family member, however. He did mention that he regrets missing "The Chief" Art Rooney's funeral in 1988.
“The Mr. Rooney funeral was something, I really screwed that up,” Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw said he didn't regret missing Dan Rooney's funeral because he wasn't as close with him as "The Chief."
“Dan Rooney, I didn’t know Dan Rooney that well,” Bradshaw said.
“I just don’t see going to show respect to somebody when you don’t have a relationship with them and someone you haven’t seen in such a long time; it makes no sense to me.”
So, as you can see, Bradshaw is a complex individual. He has a long history of being immature and petty, and for him to call Rodgers "weak" is pretty hypocritical. Also, in December of 2016, Bradshaw said he didn't think Mike Tomlin was a "great coach at all" and called him a "cheerleader." So he isn't shy of saying something controversial and getting his name out there. Bradshaw should have sat this one out though with Rodgers, as he was no better during or after his career when it comes to drama.