Former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn was not at all thrilled over seeing so much coverage for Aaron Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay, which led to a lack of coverage for his son, Jaycee, who was chosen in the top 10 of Thursday’s draft.
Per David Newton of ESPN, the elder Horn took issue with how much coverage the Aaron Rodgers situation received:
“Let me say this, I’m a huge Aaron Rodgers fan. But last night when I saw that he was not happy with Green Bay … when I saw nothing at all was talked about my son, it kind of upset me, and I was disappointed.
“To wake up this morning, I was expecting everybody to be saying, ‘Look, nobody thought Jaycee Horn was going to go top 10. Nobody expected he was going to be the first defensive player off the board.’ I thought it would be given a little more attention, and there was none. It was very disappointing as a father.”
Horn just wanted the rest of the world to see the joy his son, South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn, experienced when the Carolina Panthers used the eighth pick to make him the first defensive player selected.
“I understand they didn’t have [Jaycee] being drafted first [among defensive players],” he said. “I understand it makes them look bad, but it’s just disappointing.”
Horn was so upset that he referred to Rodgers as being “selfish” for saying he didn’t want to return to Green Bay on the day of the draft. After he found out that the news came out via Adam Schefter and not something Rodgers did himself, he admitted, “I jumped the gun.”
Joe Horn played from 1996-2007 for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. The 4-time Pro Bowler, who tallied more than 1,200 receiving yards four times and scroed 58 touchdowns, is most remembered for his cell phone TD celebration.