Rodgers Wanted To Play In San Francisco

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Aaron Rodgers

What could have been...

No surprise here, but Green Bay Packers quarterback [intlink id=”25″ type=”category”]Aaron Rodgers[/intlink] has openly admitted he wanted to play for the [intlink id=”89″ type=”category”]San Francisco 49ers[/intlink].

The admission doesn’t come as a shock because Rodgers is from northern California and played all of his football there before being drafted by the Packers.

“I dreamt about being the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. I used to draw little plays on note cards and dream I was Joe Montana throwing passes in the backyard with dad,” Rodgers said.

By now everyone who follows football knows the story. The 49ers had the No. 1 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft and chose Utah quarterback Alex Smith over Rodgers, who slid to the Packers at No. 24.

Their loss, our gain.

The draft experience also brought Rodgers down to earth.

“On the inside, there was a lot of disappointment, embarrassment, just thinking about how hard you worked,” he said of slipping in the draft. “But it was honestly the best thing that happened to me. I was 21 years old [and] I thought I was the best thing since sliced bread and I needed a little humble pie.”

So I guess everything worked out for the best… except for the 49ers.

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8 Comments on "Rodgers Wanted To Play In San Francisco"

    • BuddyXLV

      Yes, fuck them. As for the 49ers, Rogers is lucky he didn’t end up with a shitty fan base as the Bay area butt pirates. Packer fans are the BEST fans in the NFL!

  1. Donny H.

    Were there any notable QBs taken after A-Rog? I do remember thinking halfway through the first round that there was no way he’d make it past pick #20. But that pick came and went and I knew the pack would grab him up. In retrospect he marked the end of the Mike Sherman era. Like 5-11 that year from a team built on veteran free agents that were way past their prime. I remember names like Hardy Nickerson, Wesley Walls, Terry Glenn… seemed like the roster was stacked with guys like that. The team still had all kinds of talent for most of those years but no way could they contend with Brent and Mike Sherman at the helm. What a waste.

    • Donny H.

      I just looked up the roster for that season. #2 receiver was Robert Ferguson. Now look at us. We got guys that won’t even make the roster that could easily be slot receivers for other teams!

  2. Bashario

    You all have to be kidding me… Who cares about who picked who… all I know is the SF 49ers have more Lombardi Trohpies than the Pack does… and we will stomp you in the NFC championship @ Candlestick suckas!

  3. Mike

    Most Packer fans weren’t crying when Favre left because we know that no one person is above the team that we love and the Packers have more NFL Championship trophies than any other NFL team.

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