Green Bay Packers Rookie quarterback Sean Clifford received a signed jersey from the quarterback who has called Lambeau Field home for the past 18 seasons.
Clifford, who has Aaron Rogers’ former locker room, posted a photo of Rodgers’ signed jersey as he thanked the four-time MVP for the «housewarming gift.»
In the frame are two photographs of Rodgers from his playing days in Green Bay.
«Sean: Welcome to GB! Enjoy that great city and my locker!» Rodgers wrote on the signed jersey.
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The jersey giveaway was part of the NFLPA’s rookie kickoff event during which videos were sent to rookies from nfl legends as they prepare for their first season.
Clifford was selected by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft after five seasons at Penn State.
Clifford left Happy Valley as the program’s all-time leader in wins as starting quarterback (32), passing yards (10,661), and passing touchdowns (86).
«I’m happy for him. He’s seen it all in his state of pennsylvania career,» Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin said of Clifford after a Rose Bowl win over Utah, according to on3.
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«And at Penn State it’s important, not just how we do on the football field, but in the classroom and in the community. And he’s done it with the highest class every time. That’s what football is all about. College American, that’s what Penn State is all about.»
Clifford will compete for the backup job behind jordan lovewho takes over at center after Green Bay traded Rodgers to the New York Jets in April.
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Love spent his first three NFL seasons backing up Rodgers, appearing in 10 games.