Previously a report suggested that the Buffalo Bills played a very small role in the ongoing Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers saga.
As of late, Rodgers will be playing with the team in 2021. All offseason that was speculated because the quarterback was said to be unhappy with his employer.
One of the reasons involved the Bills and how they were able to sign wide receiver Jake Kumerow last year.
Kumerow was a local DIII product from Wisconsin-Whitewater. He was a bit of a fan favorite with the Packers and Rodgers himself liked Kumerow a lot.
On Wednesday as the Packers opened their 2021 training camp and Rodgers referenced that the speculation involving Kumerow was true.
Kumerow being cut and then signed by the Bills upset the QB he said via press conference, even putting big praise on Kumerow by calling him the team’s “second-best wide receiver” at their training camp a year ago.
“Maybe run it by me and I can change your mind,” Rodgers said.
After trying to sneak Kumerow onto their practice squad mid-season, the Bills briefly lost him to the Saints in 2020. However, Kumerow was signed again by the Bills at the end of the year via a reserve/futures contract.
Kumerow’s involvement in the Packers-Rodgers saga has long been seen as a curious thing from Buffalo.
With the Bills, he is certainly not their second-best wideout… he might have a hard time making the team out of training camp this summer.
Previously Kumerow had done so because of his special teams prowess… not his playmaking talent that Rodgers appears to love.
But regardless, it was an interestng day for Kumerow to say the least.