NFL fans react: Green Bay Packers hires Erin Roberge as their first female athletic trainer

It seems the Green Bay Packers started moving on after their devastating defeat to the Detroit Lions and lost an easy opportunity to secure a playoff spot. They have already started to reorganize ahead of next season.

Following the disappointing outcome, the Packers’ management may have concluded that some changes were required in order to compete in the NFL’s deep league run. As a result, they hired a new assistant athletic trainer, marking a historic moment in the franchise’s history.

Who did the Green Bay Packers hire?

The Packers appoint a 50-year-old woman, Erin Roberge, as a full-time trainer for the first time. Erin has been a Packers intern since the summer of 2020. The general manager, Brian Gutekunst, confirmed the promotion in an official statement Thursday.

Previously, Erin completed a bachelor’s degree in athletic training at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since then, her constant development until this moment has brought a major feat in women’s involvement in the sports industry.

What is the fan’s reaction to this historic moment?

The NFL fans are appreciating the Packers’ decision and congratulating her on her new journey. As the Sr. Director of NFL, Sam Rapoport, said, “Let’s keep this #forwardprogress going. Hell yes. Congrats, Erin.”

The Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association congratulated Roberge on her dream accomplishment: “Congratulations to Erin Roberge as she makes her mark in Green Bay!”

Kansas play-by-play voice Brendan Dzwierzynski also congratulated her and said, “Football is for everyone. Congrats to Erin!” bashes anyone who criticizes their new athletic trainer and demeans her anyway.

We at SportsZion are also congratulating the new assistant athletic trainer of the Green Bay Packers, Erin Roberge, on her accomplishment.

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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