Aaron Rodgers Defends Packers' FO On The Pat McAfee Show

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The Green Bay Packers were one of the biggest losers on the first day of the NFL Draft. They landed a couple of promising defenders, yet they didn't address their most significant area of need for this offseason.

Aaron Rodgers claims that the team kept him posted on their decisions before submitting their picks, yet he may not be that pleased with the decision they went in.

No One Wants To Trade With Packers

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Still, Rodgers thinks that it's not all the Packers' fault. Apparently, other teams are unwilling to engage in trades with them:

“I think we’ve been in the mix with some of these guys. That’s what it seems like,” Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee Show. “Now, there’s not a lot of teams that probably want to trade receivers to Green Bay. I think we’re probably at the back of the line for a lot of these teams as far as our picks are usually late and nobody wants to trade in the (conference), a guy like Deebo (Samuel) probably."

Packers Won't Get Deebo Samuel, Says Rodgers

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With that in mind, it's highly unlikely that the 49ers will agree to trade Deebo Samuel to a direct rival like them, so Rodgers all but shut down that rumor right away:

"Now there are some veteran guys out there that I think could be possibilities, and also we have two picks in the second round tomorrow, and I’m sure there are some guys on the board that they probably like. Yeah, I feel like we’ve been in the mix, but does San Fran want to trade Deebo Samuel to us? Probably not," Rodgers sentenced.

Rodgers Thought Adams Would Stay

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Rodgers was aware of this possibility. He knew Adams wasn't happy in Green Bay and that he wanted to leave. However, he always thought he'd run it back for at least another year:

“Obviously, when I made my decision I was still thinking he was going to come back,” Rodgers admitted. “I was very honest with him about my plans and my future and where I saw my career going, as far as how many years I want to play. But I felt like he was going to be back."

What's Next For Green Bay?

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The Packers didn't use either of their two first-round picks to draft a receiver or trade for a star. Their receiving corps is quite limited in talent, and the front office has shown little-to-no interest in solving that issue.

So, even if they got their QB back for the long run, the Packers don't look like a better team today than last season.