**Warning: spoilers ahead**
In addition to the massive backlash from fans, the final season of Game of Thrones also featured an appearance from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whose enthusiasm for the series manifested in a cameo in the penultimate episode. Naturally, the biggest fans can also be the harshest critiques, and Rodgers made stance clear.
In an interview with reporters via WSIN News 12's Stephen Watson, the 35-year-old discussed his appearance on the show. When asked if he enjoyed the ending, he answered "no" without any hesitation.
"I love the show and it was a great 10 years, but no," he continued. "I mean, you come down to the end and Tyrion says the person with the best story is Bran, who by the way three episodes ago said he wasn't Bran Stark anymore." He argued that several characters, including Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, would've been better suited to take their place on the Iron Throne.
"Here's the thing, though, here's my last theory," Rodgers said. "If Bran, the three-eyed raven who's all about the health of the realm, let's think about what he did. Basically wanted the Throne the whole time because he's the one that told the Starks knowing that Sansa would tell Tyrion, knowing that Tyrion would talk to Varys, knowing they'd scheme for Dany's death, knowing that would piss her off, which led her to be the Mad Queen. So, he the entire time had to set this whole thing up? And at the end, he goes, 'I don't want to be king, but why did I travel all this way to be here?' No."
Rodgers' critique exemplifies the frustration fans have with the final season, as many believe that six episodes were not enough to properly finish the story. While he was still appreciative of the opportunity, he felt that the writers could've done a better job. "I love the opportunity to be on the show, which most people probably don't think I was but I was there," he said. "I love the show, but the writers were off doing Star Wars. So, I think they might have been a little busy this last season."