Packers players react to London game (and fans react to Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams absent from Abbey Road)
The Green Bay Packers might be headed to Abbey Road (at least, in the land of Photoshop), but which members of the team will have a chance to come together across the pond?
The Packers tweeted a graphic showing cutouts of Packers players recreating the iconic Beatles album cover for "Abbey Road" as part of the announcement that the team would be playing a game in London during the 2022 season.
And yes, everyone noticed that neither Aaron Rodgers nor Davante Adams were among the players selected for the portrayal.
Understandably, with their roster status uncertain in 2022, neither star was part of the visual that instead featured coach Matt LaFleur, offensive lineman David Bakhtiari, running back Aaron Jones, cornerback Jaire Alexander and pass rusher Rashan Gary.
"Abbey Road," many Beatles fans know, was the final studio album the Fab Four recorded together. So it fits nicely into the same rhetoric as "The Last Dance." Of course, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were still around for the last dance, and Paul McCartney and John Lennon were still recording on "Abbey Road."
It's a disappointing missed opportunity to have Rodgers barefoot — McCartney famously wasn't wearing any footwear on the iconic cover, and Aaron Rodgers' bare foot is ... less iconic, but memorable.
Also, that's five Packers/Beatles, huh? Billy Preston played a little on "Abbey Road," too, so we're going to consider this a low-key nod to the piano player who was featured prominently during the "Let It Be" sessions.
Anyway, Packers players had an assortment of reactions to the news that one of their home games will be in England:
That last one doesn't have anything to do with London, but AJ Dillon on a horse is noteworthy and feels regal enough to merit inclusion.
As for the absence of Rodgers and Adams on the graphic, here are some of the best reactions: