We all like to joke about how receivers have to earn the elusive Aaron Rodgers’ trust nod to even be able to get on the field for the Green Bay Packers.
If Rodgers doesn’t trust you, well…
So what does it take to earn the Rodgers’ trust nod?
We have surmised that it’s an unintelligible formula made up of ass kissing, running super precise routes, always being where Rodgers expects you to be and not passing the blame back on the quarterback, even when it’s the quarterback’s fault.
James Jones knows the formula. Jordy Nelson knows the formula. Donald Driver knows the formula. Randall Cobb knows the formula.
You can probably also come up with a list of guys who don’t yet know the formula pretty quickly.
That’s why we found this comment from Rodgers to be both humorous and somewhat douchetastic.
“You’ve got to test [the receivers] out a little bit. You’ve got to see how they respond to the way you talk to them and you lead them and you get on them,” Rodgers said. “Like I would tell him, I’m only going to get on somebody I care about and I think could be a player. I’m not going to waste my time unless I believe in a guy.”
Rodgers was referring to rookie Trevor Davis in that comment.
However, it’s pretty telling. If you’re a receiver and you’re on the Green Bay Packers roster, you already know if you’ve got a chance to make the team or not.
If QB1 hasn’t given you instruction yet, you’re clearly not making the roster.
AR has not time to waste with you wannabes.