During his weekly appearance with The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had some blunt words for his Green Bay teammates.
“Guys who are making too many mistakes, shouldn’t be playing. Gotta start cutting some reps. Maybe guys who aren’t playing, maybe give them a chance,” he said.
Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins wasn’t offended by these comments from his superstar quarterback. In fact, he agrees with Rodgers’ take.
“If you’re not performing or executing … then I’m with Aaron. If I’m not playing well and I’m freaking up and busting plays, get me out of the game because that’s not helping the team,” Watkins said, per team insider Matt Schneidman.
The NFL world took to Twitter to react to Watkins’ response.
“Say it louder for all those softies sitting in the back. Smh,” one fan wrote.
“But i thought his teammates were upset with his comments???? twitter told me so, so it must be true,” another said.
“Wait. According to the loudmouths Aaron’s comments were divisive and weren’t what a good leader should be saying and yet here’s a teammate agreeing,” another added.
Watkins missed four games this season after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2. He returned to the field this past weekend and reeled in two catches for 36 yards in a Week 7 loss to the Washington Commanders.
Rodgers, Watkins and the rest of the Packers squad will need to improve their play if they want to turn around this year’s disappointing 3-4 season.
Green Bay will face off against the Buffalo Bills in a primetime matchup on Sunday night.