Watch Aaron Rodgers' epic message to 49ers after draft snub
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Watch Aaron Rodgers’ epic message to 49ers after draft snub

Before the 2018 NFL Draft, Josh Rosen drew a lot of comparisons to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Not necessarily because their play styles are similar — they aren’t — but the two do seem to share similar character traits.

Here’s an example: Rosen made headlines when he declared the nine teams that had passed on him before the Cardinals took him off the board had made a mistake.

Thirteen years earlier, Aaron Rodgers had a similar moment after he fell to the 24th pick in the NFL Draft after there was a lot of talk of his hometown 49ers taking him with the first-overall pick. San Francisco went with Alex Smith and Rodgers slid to the Packers later in the round. After he was drafted, a Bay Area reporter asked Rodgers if he was disappointed that San Francisco didn’t take him. His answer was proved to be prophetic…

Reporter: How disappointed are you that you will not be a 49er?

Rodgers: Not as disappointed as the 49ers will be that they didn’t draft me.

Rodgers wasn’t wrong. While Alex Smith turned out to be a decent quarterback for the 49ers, Rodgers developed into the best quarterback in the league and led Green Bay to a Super Bowl. His confidence was not misplaced.

Meanwhile, Rosen has yet to make good on his draft-day claim, but he still has time. Whether or not that time will be spent in Arizona is another matter.

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