GREEN BAY – While a small group of Green Bay Packers fans who had visions of Mario Williams lining up opposite Clay Matthews dancing in their heads were a tad disappointed with the news that the biggest name on the free-agent market had landed with the Buffalo Bills Thursday, their quarterback, NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, wasn’t complaining a bit.
In fact, Rodgers expressed his happiness about Williams landing in the AFC East – and not in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears, one of Williams rumored suitors – via his Twitter account (@AaronRodgers12) Thursday morning, in between Tweets about the NCAA men’s basketball tournament: “Congrats to Mario Williams signing in buffalo... far away from the NFC north, thanks big guy.”
Congrats to Mario Williams signing in buffalo... far away from the NFC north, thanks big guy— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) March 15, 2012
Rodgers was also realistic about the team’s free-agency approach, telling one follower, “We Sign a FA every other year, n never in leap years,” when asked why the Packers didn’t pursue Williams.
Shortly after Rodgers congratulated Williams and thanked him for avoiding the Bears, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (@Staff_9) chimed in, re-Tweeting Rodgers and adding, “Ditto,”
“@AaronRodgers12: Congrats to Mario Williams signing in buffalo... far away from the NFC north, thanks big guy” Ditto— Matthew Stafford (@Staff_9) March 15, 2012
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