ESPN’s Adam Schefter has been ripped on by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers way too many times this offseason.
In what has become one of the most intriguing feuds of the offseason, ESPN analyst Adam Schefter and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are getting into it.
The Schefty-Rodgers feud started fairly recently with Rodgers going on an anti-media tirade about a month ago. In the days leading up to Rodgers’ darkness retreat, some reporters (Schefter included) assumed the Packers quarterback was starting the retreat on one certain day of the week.
Their information turned out to be false, and Rodgers went on The Pat McAfee Show to criticize Schefter, Ian Rapoport, and others for not getting their facts straight. Those reporters apparently weren’t in Rodgers’ “inner circle,” and Rodgers had no qualms blasting them for spreading misinformation.
On Wednesday, in a bombshell interview about his future, Rodgers again told McAfee that the league’s most prestigious reporters screwed up again.
There were rumors that Rodgers supplied the New York Jets franchise with a wish list of free agents he wanted to play with, including wideouts Allen Lazard and Odell Beckham Jr.
It wasn’t only Schefter who publicized these reports; ESPN’s Dianna Russini was the main source, but clearly Russini wasn’t in Rodgers’ inner circle, either.
Aaron Rodgers is fed up with Adam Schefter and the NFL media
During his appearance on McAfee’s show, Rodgers texted Schefter to “lose my number.” And he meant it.
Schefty didn’t miss a beat and responded to Rodgers in the most Schefter-like way:
It’s confirmed: Aaron Rodgers really doesn’t like Adam Schefter, and Schefter probably couldn’t care less.
Rodgers’ well-known prickly attitude and scruffy demeanor hasn’t made him all that many friends in the NFL media world. In fact, Pat McAfee may be his closest and only friend, and he’s turned into more of a confidant this offseason as Rodgers gets his barrel of feelings off his chest week after week on McAfee’s show.
What do we know about Rodgers’ stirring feelings so far? He’s ready to play for the Jets, loves the Packers organization (but also may secretly resent them), and doesn’t trust 99.9 percent of the NFL media.
Sounds about right for a typical Aaron Rodgers Tuesday. Buckle in for a drama-filled 2023 season.