Mulling the future of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

The future of the Green Bay Packers is filled with many questions. The big one? What's next for Aaron Rodgers? Let's talk about it.


Happy Wednesday Packers fans.
Admittedly, this is my first time putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) since the Packers took the season-ending loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional round nearly two weeks ago. A combination of being incredibly busy with my new job, and not wanting to deal with the pain of thinking about the Packers again, has resulted in not much content coming from my brain.
But it's time to rip the band-aid off. Let's talk Packers football.
Where do we even begin?
Since the time that I grabbed my wife's hand in an effort to leave the stadium at the exact moment I saw the ball leave the kicking foot of Robbie Gould that fateful Saturday night at Lambeau, up until now, a lot has happened within the Packers organization.
Coaching changes, the Championship Round of the playoffs and, now, many questions about the future of this franchise.
The big one? What does the future hold for MVP franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers?
Yes, Aaron Rodgers has been discussed at length already on this site. But let's have some fun and mull the future of the three-time MVP (soon to be four) together today.
Rodgers is signed through next season, but his cap hit would be a massive one. Even though Rodgers and GM Brian Gutekunst had started to repair their relationship this season, we still can't forget how part of the deal to get Rodgers back in 2021 was to drop his final year off his contract (2023).
Could we see a trade? The Broncos signing former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett sure is a curious move, which opens up Denver as frontrunners for a trade if it comes to that.
"Nobody in the building brings me more joy or is more fun," Rodgers said about Hackett in November of 2020. "I hope he doesn't go anywhere... Unless I do."
Could we see a release? His cap hit (Over $45 million in 2022) is one that the Packers most certainly could not do. Who knows? Maybe Packers brass is getting tired of his schtick. Despite another MVP-caliber year, Rodgers has struggled to deliver in the playoffs, time and time again. Plus, his vaccine status and comments this season definitely put the Packers in the lime-light more than the team wanted, I'm sure. The organization has already considered life without Aaron Rodgers before... (i.e. drafting Jordan Love).
Or, could we see a contract restructure? Could he end up sticking around? The only way I see that happening is if the Packers could also find a way to keep Davante Adams. Also, the future of so many other solid players is up in the air, and Rodgers has made it clear that he's not sticking around for a rebuild.
"I don't want to be a part of a rebuild if I'm going to keep playing," Rodgers said after the loss to the 49ers. "So a lot of decisions over the next couple of months."
Rodgers himself has even said that retirement isn't out of the question, which is a laughable statement. Those close to him have also balked at Rodgers supposedly considering retirement.
David Bakhtiari and AJ Hawk both spoke on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday about how Rodgers (currently 38 years old) is too much of a competitor to step down while he's at the top of his game.
"I can't see him retiring," Bakhtiari said. "He's too competitive."
So who knows what the future holds for Aaron Rodgers, for the Green Bay Packers and for the fans who care so much about this franchise. 
Cheers to the offseason. Go Pack Go.

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Gunnar Davis is a lifelong Packers fan and a recent graduate of Simpson College, where he was a 3-year letterwinner on the offensive line and graduated with a degree in multimedia communications. You can follow him on Twitter at @Gunnar57Davis.

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Turophile's picture

February 02, 2022 at 12:40 pm

I don't wish to rain on your parade Gunnar, but I'll make two points.

1) Double check your spelling. Note the headline is 'milling' rather than 'mulling'.
2) Puts gaps between the paragraphs to make things easier to read.

Apologies for making a negative post, but it might help going forward.

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GunnarDavis's picture

February 02, 2022 at 12:44 pm

Yup, definitely used the wrong word there accidentally. And I had to use a different computer for this post, so my formatting was a bit off. Stuff I'll work on moving forward.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 12:59 pm

IDK... I think mulling over was a good choice myself... Just saying...

I've been "mulling over whether we should trade AR and tag n trade DA all week..."

Hang in there, you're doing a better job than our STs... ;P

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Turophile's picture

February 02, 2022 at 01:09 pm

Thank you for the polite reply.

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Coldworld's picture

February 02, 2022 at 02:38 pm

Are you grinding Rodgers down? If so, no harm in milling in the sense of grinding corn. Or if you just want to pare him down to size in the sense of shaping metal. I suppose you could have been referencing the general headless chicken dance around him to as in milling around aimlessly like headless chickens.

Overall Mulling makes for a politer intent and one that makes more sense if your aim was to consider the issue of Rodgers at length.

I do echo the paragraph request. So much easier to digest and read with spaces.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 03, 2022 at 06:49 pm

Tbh, if the title was Mulling over... There wouldn't have been a discussion right? I think in media today, too much shortening of phrases does have an affect... Especially to older readership.

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HarryHodag's picture

February 02, 2022 at 01:59 pm

Thank you for striking a blow for the English language. Digital media has all but destroyed things like capitalization, paragraph indentations, etc.

I've been guilty of abusing the rules for which I'm deeply sorry.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

February 03, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Dont no what your talkin about

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Cheesey51's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:48 pm

The English major in my house states Gunnar correct, Mulling over milling

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

February 03, 2022 at 05:44 am

Well, now I am totally at sea! What was the original? Mulling over milling in my book. It looks like Gunnar corrected it from milling to mulling. So, is Gunnar correct now or originally?

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:28 am

No, it was originally Mulling, which, in my opinion was the correct choice... ; )

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jurp's picture

February 03, 2022 at 08:35 am

I'm an English major, and "mulling" is correct, but must be followed by "over" in the sense meant in the headline. "Mulling" stands by itself if you're talking about spicing heated wine - so "Mulling over the future..." would be correct.

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Coldworld's picture

February 03, 2022 at 10:39 am

I’d agree is the intent is very specifically to say one is going to ruminate (ponder it at length, turning over and over in the writer’s mind) upon the issue, which is the classic use of the term “mulling over”.

That phrase is, however, itself a metaphor for grinding grain (mulling it), as to mull an issue has been used in the sense of breaking the issue down into small constituent pieces. That’s what mulling does, powders grain and, historically, relatively slowly, turning the grain over in the bin many times.

Thus “mulling” without “over” would be a reasonable usage here, based upon the content in my opinion. The meaning, “to break it down,” is slightly different, but not materially so in this instance, as I read the piece. In one, the focus is on the churning it over and over, in other on the breaking down in to powder that results. Both work here.

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Rebecca's picture

February 03, 2022 at 01:55 pm

Are you a major in her Majesty’s Fusileers by any chance?

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 12:49 pm

I just don't see a viable way to bring back both AR and DA...

What is best for the Green Bay Packers?

IMHO, the best thing for the Packers would be if Gutey, AR, and DA were all to come to the conclusion that what is best for the Packers is if we Trade AR and Tag & Trade DA.

IDK if there is a way for Gutey to legally set up a tag and trade for DA? If there were a tag and trade for DA, I would assume it would be to a team that really wants DA and would gladly negotiate that monster contract that DA deserves, as opposed to a year rental on the tag.

Trading AR ASAP is probably the best thing for the Packers as an organization, when you consider the future and cap space.

Personally, I pray a couple GMs both give Gutey trade packages that he simply cannot refuse, showing each to AR and letting him pick his destination of preference so he's as happy as he can possibly be, under the circumstances.

The possible trade compensation could set the Packers up for a future of success we've only dreamed of until now.

With all that said, Gutey has thrown me more curve balls than TT, and even though I was a good curve ball hitter, some of Gutey's curves have been of Major League quality...

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Guam's picture

February 02, 2022 at 01:14 pm

I think trying to tag and trade Adams is fraught with too many dangers. If the Packers can't trade him quickly they are way over a barrel with the salary cap - and trade partners will know that very well. Just let him go and collect the no-risk third round 2023 compensatory pick. We might not get much more from a trade partner who will be getting an aging WR who wants a huge contract.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 01:27 pm

Even a 3rd round pick this year is better than a 3rd round Comp Pick next year...

Just saying...

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Guam's picture

February 02, 2022 at 02:17 pm

Or you might get a third round pick this year and have to cut two additional players (P. Smith and Lowery might be enough) currently under contract because you couldn't unload DA fast enough and had to clear cap space. Think risk-reward.

Just saying.....

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:40 pm

*Well, my whole scenario is Gutey tagging him only if he knows he has a deal ready to be made...

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Alberta_Packer's picture

February 02, 2022 at 05:51 pm

That would also be the only acceptable scenario for me - a prearranged deal with another GM.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 03, 2022 at 08:27 am

I would even go as far as saying, "A prearranged deal with a GM of a team that DA wants to go to?"

I don't want to piss DA off... I just want the Packers to benefit from trading him. I think if it was to the "right" team, DA would be on board.

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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 08:43 am

I don't care if they piss off DA. If he's not a Packer going forward, then he's a commodity. Yes, he needs to be willing to report wherever he goes, and that team likely needs to be willing to pony up a new contract. Get the best you can for him and best of luck to him in the future.

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stockholder's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:01 am

Piss him off. He wants money. Either you Franchise him. And give up on everybody behind him. Or you let him go. He's taking the money from LAZARD, MVS, and Tonyan. I get Rodgers wants him. But the proposed contract values, make this an easy decision. And who in this room can succeed if Love is your QB? They can move on from everyone, if the price isn't right. - The draft is the answer.

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Guam's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:24 pm

It's a great assumption if you can get it. I wouldn't consider tagging Adams without a prearranged deal.

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jannes bjornson's picture

February 02, 2022 at 09:18 pm

Adams is Out the Door. Last dance and all that nebulous bullshit.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:08 pm

Guam,
Both Rodgers and Adam's have made it reasonably clear where one goes the other wants to follow.

Therefore, the prize is Rodgers out of the two of them and Rodgers has to select that team. Adam's is going to wait till Rodgers is traded and then follow. Hope Gutey is smart enough to realize he has leverage because these two want to continue playing together. All Gutey has to say to another team is if you want Rodgers than you need to compensate us for Adam's. Some may disagree but using Denver should they give either Jeudy or Courtland straight up for the better player in Adam's I'd be very happy. Realistically, the Broncos do not need Patrick, Courtland, Jeudy, and Hamler along with Adam's, nor would they likely want the cap hit for all of them. I think a shrewd Gutey may be able to get compensation for Adam's without the franchise tag if he holds tight with trading Rodgers.

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Guam's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:52 pm

Great scenario if you can make it work.

I think the issue is not only does Gute have to arrange a trade, but the acquiring team will be getting an unhappy player who has been tagged when he didn't want to be. If they can't reach a deal with Adams, he walks after a year or is tagged again and continues to be unhappy. How much will an acquiring team pay to get into that situation? I think that could be a tough deal to arrange for Gute and the acquiring team.

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jannes bjornson's picture

February 02, 2022 at 09:21 pm

Trade him to NOLA for Cam Jordan and C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

February 03, 2022 at 06:07 am

I don't think GB can clear enough cap space to franchise Adams. I don't think there would be any risk if GB had the space, but that is moot.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:52 am

So, I don't know the ins/outs of tagging like I should, but is there any time between the time frame the tag is allowed that we don't have to be under the cap?

And how much time do we have? ; )

My memory sucks, but didn't a team tag someone last year (or the year before) and when the player didn't sign, they rescinded the tag?

I'm sure there are loop holes I don't know about, but Gutey and Ball should!

Just saying, if they want to do something, they should have the smarts to get it done!

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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 08:49 am

My understanding is that teams have until July 15 to rescind the tag. After that, it's cap money.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28788235/2020-nfl-franchise-transiti...

Players know that if they don't sign the franchise tag contract, they could be let go later in free agency when there's just not the money available they were hoping to get.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 03, 2022 at 10:50 am

TY... I just don't get into the contracts/tags etc., like I should...

So, we could actually tag DA and if he doesn't sign the tag, we could rescind the tag before July 15th and he becomes a free agent... That would kind of be a D*ck move, since most teams would have used a lot of their Cap room by then, but it's a pretty big window to get a trade done, if he doesn't sign the tag?

I'm not going to hurt my brain thinking about it anymore... I'll let Gutey do whatever he's going to do and let him worry about it! Lol

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gpt999's picture

February 02, 2022 at 12:49 pm

I see nothing new added from this article so let me throw out an interesting question. Like many fans, I was not happy with the way the Packers drafted Love with no due consultation with one of the best QBs in history - at least statistically. Accordingly, I understood his reluctance to be a passive participant with the team going forward. He had a right to be pissed off AT THAT TIME.

But after experiencing this year, I now see the longer term wisdom of drafting Love and the eerie similarities to the departure of Favre. Accordingly, whether the change from AR happens this season or next, its time for a change. But unlike Favre, I would not like to see it happening in such a ugly manner. That would be unfair to GB and AR. What has complicated this inevitable change is that Rodgers is still playing at an MVP level. But he won't forever. So, if AR truly has any competitive gas left in his tank and feels that the grass is greener somewhere else, then "get along you little doggie". This is not meant in a bad way excusing my western humor. Its just that change is inevitable. So lets rip the Band-Aid off sooner than later.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 01:04 pm

*If it's western humor it's, "get along you little dogie..." (doggies are K9s) ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2cFji4CmHE

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Alberta_Packer's picture

February 02, 2022 at 02:08 pm

Just judging from the various "To Go or Not To Go" Rodgers polls - it seems that 75%-80% of Packers fans are in favor of, or, support a Rodgers-to-elsewhere trade - for present and future assets that would be the impetus for a team re-tool. Now there is a quote that "A coach who listens to the fans ends up sitting with them." Some wisdom there - as there is for a FO knowing how to "read the room." In doing so they should realize that the conditions are now favorable for the team to pivot and lay the groundwork for the next GBP's era - should they have the vision, acumen and courage to do so.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:10 pm

Alberta....nice!!!

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jannes bjornson's picture

February 02, 2022 at 09:27 pm

Clean haus, top to bottom.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

February 02, 2022 at 02:04 pm

There is one certainty.

No matter what the Packers will do with AR, he either needs to agree to a restructure or extension, or the Packers have to gut the roster, before the league year opens. Even if the Packers have a trade partner he will be a Packer to open the year which puts him on the cap sheet for day 1.

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HarryHodag's picture

February 02, 2022 at 02:20 pm

Talking about Aaron Rodgers has a bit of a clickbait feel to it but what the heck, here goes.

1. AR is no spring chicken. While he had another fine season(and bad post season) he is inching closer to that magic '40' number. To stay as good as he is at his age is remarkable, but the Packers have to ask, 'how long will it last?' Most fans draw a comparison to Tom Brady but a better comparison to Rodgers is Drew Brees. Brees hit the wall at 41. While Brady defied the odds, he's most unusual. George Blanda made it to age 48. But those QB's are rare. Brees signed a 2 year, $50 million contract a year before he retired. So do you invest that kind of money in Rodgers, given his age and the salary cap juggling it would mean?

2. Does he have the competitive drive? Brady said he largely had lost his drive so he retired. Rodgers has so many different opportunities that you wonder if showing up to a smelly locker room each day is that inviting? He doesn't need the money and he has a red carpet to broadcasting after his career.

3. Chances are the 2022 Packers will be very different. He might be looking at about an 80% turnover in the receiver corps. Does he want to school a new set of receivers?

4. Each NFL player is exactly one play away from the end of his career because of injury. When you look at Alex Smith, do you want a year rehab after a serious injury?

Regarding Adams: I would franchise him and get what they could in trade, otherwise hold onto him for one year if the offers aren't good enough. But holding onto him will likely cost one or two other veterans their jobs. He also might be ticked if AR leaves and he's being paid below market value.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:15 pm

Harry,
As I posted earlier...Adam's will wait to see where Rodgers goes. The two of them will not play without the other. Don't think Gutey needs to franchise Adam's. Gutey just needs to tell a team like Denver...if you want Rodgers we want compensation for Adam's.

Know sounds weird but believe it could happen. Denver already has four very good WR's and with Adam's five. Ask for a Courtland (26 years old), or a Jeudy (23 years old). Think it is doable!

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Coldworld's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:54 pm

If they franchise tag him, that will predate Rogers being legally able to talk to other teams. Tampering like that would spice things up.

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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:01 am

Honestly, I think Sutton is a much better match for the Packers offense than Jerry Jeudy, who is a superior athlete but isn't much of a blocker and has had some injury issues. Sutton seems to be recovered from his ACL. I think Denver's QB situation makes Jeudy hard to judge...but he's definitely the more dynamic athlete.

Courtland Sutton signed a contract extension in November that has low guaranteed money and a high cash value. It doesn't accelerate much onto Denver's cap if they deal him. He's got a big roster bonus due March 20, which would mean the Packers would have to negotiate that out, or be on the hook for it on a "first-day-of-league-year" deal. He'd be under contract until after the 2025 season.

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croatpackfan's picture

February 03, 2022 at 12:08 pm

I'm not looking at Jeudy or Sutton. I'm interested in Noah Fant. Good TE is much harder to find through draft and it takes more time to fully develop.

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Leatherhead's picture

February 02, 2022 at 02:37 pm

We'll trade Rodgers. We'll take the third round comp pick next year for Adams, who'll be free to sign anywhere he wants (which is wherever Rodgers goes) . This is one of the all-time best pitch and catch combos and they want to keep doing it while they can. It's Adams' HOF ticket.

This is why Denver will be able to offer Jeudy in the trade for Rodgers.....they're getting Adams too.

Jeudy and the #9 pick fir Rodgers, and they sign Adams as a FA. Adams wants a double ton of money, but he'll sign for any reasonable offer that Denver extends, and Denver will be generous, because that's what ARod wants and now Denver is in "all in" mode.

Our starting WRs could be Jeudy and Lazard next year. That's not horrible.

Meanwhile, Rodgers gets to take his show to Denver, start a new life with his sweetie, and have his coach and Adams to help him on the field.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:50 pm

Lazard is a glorified tight end. Having inexplicably ignored WR for years Gute will now have to spend multiple picks in that position group this year. Maybe as many as three. Huge fail on his part not giving Rodgers better weapons. Should have listened to Ron Wolf who said his greatest regret was not giving Favre more weapons.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:21 pm

NFL games are won in the trenches!

WR's are a nice luxury but if the OL cannot stop the pass rush (think 49's, Tampa, Giants, and so on) doesn't matter if you have top WR's or QB.

While a 1st round WR would be nice load me up some big and mean bodies!

In terms of next year I'd resign MVS to stretch the field, but with Love at QB they need a very good TE, and slot WR. Obtaining Noah Fant from Denver would be huge along with Jeudy!

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jannes bjornson's picture

February 02, 2022 at 09:34 pm

Tell Burrows that.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 07:06 pm

That would seem too light Leatherhead for simply the #9 and Jeudy in exchange for Adam's and Rodgers. Both Hall of Fame players.

None of us really know the final compensation but boy I sure would want more. Maybe add one of the options below along with the #9 and Jeudy:

a. Surtain
b. They had a rookie LB who played very well this year along with one of their #2's
c. Both their #2's
d. Courtland or Hamler - with Adam's they would have an over abundance of WR's and could afford giving up two WR's
e. Would love love Noah Fant but cannot see them agreeing to let him go.
f. Bradley Chubb

Don't see and young DL worth considering.

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Leatherhead's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:43 pm

We’re also getting $20 million off the books and next year’s third round comp pick for Adams. The #9 pick gets me a stud DL and Jeudy gives me a legit #1. Plus , he’s on a rookie deal yet. And Denver can spare him.

I’d love to get more, but everybody needs to be reasonable or the deal doesn’t get done. Then what?

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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:10 am

Not a fan of Hamler. Undersized jitterbug receiver with hands of stone and is always beat up? He's rehabbing an ACL right now. Yes, he's good with the ball in his hands in space, but you've got to get it there, first.

Bradley Chubb is another good young player who can't stay on the field. He's on his 5th year option this year, so the Packers would have to pony up for him right away. I come back to asking the question: if a team with good young talent agrees to deal that good young talent for ARod--knowing full well that they've got to peak right now to win in his window--what do they know about that talent that you don't? Buyer beware!

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Coldworld's picture

February 02, 2022 at 02:42 pm

Rodgers needs to be traded if we can. There is no other desirable option. All the wishful thinking in the world doesn’t get us a good team and him from here. One without the other is a waste of time that we would be paying for for years afterwards.

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croatpackfan's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:10 pm

Gunnar I believe you just write this article one day late. There is many things already said and wrote on the matter.

But, however, what we can conclude:
1. Aaron Rodgers is the best Packers QB ever by his stats and many of his plays (like those years when he showed that he is/was Hail Mary Master);
2. Intentionaly or not he produced very similar disturbance among Packers nation as Brett Favre did. I understand that he has competitiveness in himself, what, combined with his huge ego produced all this saga. But he is very intelligent guy for someone who believe Rogan has enough expertise to talk about any medical issue, not only infectious diseases.
3. What is most confusing in his case is that the person who thinks about himself so high on the scale and is confident in his ability in football and many different fields, showed fear because Packers drafted guy to play QB after Aaron Rodgers. Either he is well aware that Father Time came to collect due from him, and he recognize that, or Jordan Love looks much better than himself at the same age and at the same position (development QB for the future) in Packers franchise. On first sight it looks like nonsense, but what can be other reason from last year crying game he played with Packers management. Only other option can be that he has no respect for MLF, Brian Gutenkunst and Packers scouting team.
4. I only hope is that Mike Murphy will not bound BG hands by statemet like he did last year: "We are not stupid to trade MVP QB!" On that I can only say, my opinion is that if they did not exercise possibility to trade AR the statement should be: "You are so stupid not to trade MVP QB!"

This is very last from me on this issue, or question, or problem, call it as you like...

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Todd's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:19 pm

Breathless reports out of Nashville today: Rodgers has reportedly purchased land and is in the process of building a home in Franklin, Tennessee.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:48 pm

He probably wants to start his own Brand of Scotch...

No worries...

; P

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packergal's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:05 pm

BIRDDOGUNI...Funny you mentioned "scotch", which Rodgers boasts that he just "loves".

Notice how disengaged, tired and un-focused Rodgers appeared during the SF game? Compare that to Brady who claims to "never" imbibe and to Brady's resulting demeanor during big games.

Perhaps Rodgers enjoys his "scotch" too much-- during days and even the night before the big "last dance".

Yeah, Nashville might be work out for him.

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:18 pm

I think AR is just getting old... Lol...

I used to love the cold. I remember hunting pheasants in Iowa in a damn blizzard, but I'm 60 now and the ice storm we just had sent me straight to my keyboard... ;P (I'm in Texas now...)

Moved down here to get away from that crap! (Your weather is drunk in my yard! Come get it!)

Go Pack Go!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:55 pm

Last summer when Brady was seen on the back of the boat throwing the trophy if a betting man he had quite a few drinks!

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lowcsp's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:51 pm

Now how is that possible I just sold him 5 acres outside of Colorado springs

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Todd's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:54 pm

Well played, lowcsp!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 07:56 pm

Rodgers is wealthy enough to have many homes. It is well known many celebs have a home in Nashville for a party pad. I wouldn't get too excited about this!

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stockholder's picture

February 02, 2022 at 03:50 pm

I'm a Green Bay Packer fan first. Not a Player hater. Throw gas on the fire all you want. The future still says Rodgers this year and next. He's No has been. He's won the MVP. Your problem is he's become Rich. And instead of going out a winner. He's staying until he wins again. The truth is Gutey drafted a Loser. A guy who hasn't won a game yet. It's the same team you want Rodgers to win with. Yet Love can't. So you created excuses for Gutey. Because you bought the All-IN. Rodgers isn't Human. And when you saw he was. It popped your bubble. Guys went down that he needed. But you expected him to do it alone. Rodgers makes players better. And if Gutey would have invested in Rodgers first. You would never have wanted him traded.

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13TimeChamps's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:03 pm

"A guy who hasn't won a game yet. "

How many games did Rodgers win during his first two years?

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Lphill's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:26 pm

17 games first two years as a starter and lost in the playoffs to the cardinals.

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13TimeChamps's picture

February 02, 2022 at 09:23 pm

The comparison was their first two years in the league as backups, not Rodgers 4th and 5th year in the league after he became a starter.

Has Love had two years as a starter? I'm sure it's difficult, but try to stay focused.

9 points
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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:31 pm

*Ahhhh He needed to hit Lazard wide open across the middle instead of forcing it into double coverage to 17... (That's on AR!)

Every Capologist I have talked to (TGR) says it's almost impossible to bring back AR and DA... I believe them.

Hey, AR has proven he can't get it done in the clutch at his age, and he's only getting older. Maybe with a better cast of players around him he could, but there is no way the Packers can field a better team than they did this year with him on the squad next year... We just can't afford him and a team...

If Gutey wants to bring Rodgers back, he shouldn't have drafted Love. Gutey is damned if he does and damned if he don't. Gutey will be forever linked to LOVE, and if he brings back Rodgers for the Dance 2.0, he'll probably be looking for a job sooner rather than later. He's lucky he's GM for the Packers, because Mark Murphy will give him more than enough rope...

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stockholder's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:41 pm

It will take cuts. They have made their feelings known. And it's been written on this site. Gutey isn't afraid to cut bait with his picks.

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Coldworld's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:59 pm

It is possible. Unfortunately it would require the packers to keep them and a considerably lesser roster and then mortgage future years as well. It is possible to keep both but not possible to keep the rest of the roster together and will significantly impair our resources in future (even with a cap jump).

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

February 03, 2022 at 06:16 am

Impossible is such a strong word. Next to impossible is fair. GB would have to do things no sane GM would do. GB would have to spend like a drunken Jerry Jones.

8 points
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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:20 am

As you've pointed out, the Packers will need to clear about $20M past being cap compliant to do business in 2022...so the question is: are they willing to risk letting DA inhabit that slot for any length of time under the tag in order to max the return on him?

1 points
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Lphill's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:20 pm

Stock don’t talk bad about Love, 13timesachump has a man crush on him .

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Coldworld's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:48 am

“The giving of undue prominence to one fact brings others inexorably on the head of the student to avenge his neglect of them.”

Thomas Hughes

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jannes bjornson's picture

February 02, 2022 at 09:49 pm

Preach it, but we've seen the tire-kicking, used car dealer, failed Dale Carnegie course leadership for decades. It drove Holmgren out of brownshirt county. Stasis is their MO. Rodgers is the best option to get wins and secure contract EXTENSIONs for the Brain-trust and La Fleur. If he goes in a bad deal they will be denuded. Adams is gone, deal with it Fans. They have a #one or two and a three pick to get a bonafide #1 Wr, a TE and another pass rusher. One of the Smiths will stay. If I was Barry, I would let Tipa focus on pass rush only. Campbell holds down the middle and Douglas saved Gutedkunst's ass after the inexplicably foolish signing of King for another year--epic fail to the tune of 5M. Let the penny pinchers defend that scalp scraper.

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crayzpackfan's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:16 pm

A discussion I would like to hopefully inspire in yet another Rodgers post, is to ask everyone here why a trade to Denver seems to be everyone’s dogma? Sure, it was brought up last year. Yes, Hackett went to Denver. I understand, Denver has cap room, and it makes sense. However, if we’re gonna beat the Rodgers “stay or go” horse to death, why not add some ridiculous and well, not so ridiculous theories out here to entertain ourselves with?

Why not talk about him going to the Raiders and have fun talking about what we could get for him going there? What if he goes to the Steelers? What does that look like? How about the Giants, Saints, Tampa, Panthers and so on? Do we care if he stays within the NFC? Let’s discuss that scenario. What teams out there do you think would give us the most value in a trade? Who has the higher day one picks or players we could get in return? What should we do with the trades we do get for him? Let’s have some fun and throw out other logical scenarios and even some “wishful thinking” ideas to make it more interesting.

Rodgers this and Rodgers that along with Denver this and Denver that is becoming more painful than shoving a fast-food French fry into my eyeballs repeatedly.

Just a suggestion. Crazy offseason maybe calls some crazy conversations.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week

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BirdDogUni's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:37 pm

Everyone is sleeping on the Colts too... I think they'll be in the mix as well...

It just seems as though things are lining up for Denver, and with the #9 overall pick, they're the front runner as far as most Packer fans are concerned. I expect a bunch of teams to call and it will be up to Gutey to fleece someone for all they can...

It will be fun to see all the reports out there when Shite starts hitting the fan... Adam Shifty will be in AR heaven... ; P

4 points
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crayzpackfan's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:58 pm

As long as they don’t give us Wence (sp) in return. lol

3 points
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Guam's picture

February 02, 2022 at 05:57 pm

The Colts would be a good destination for Rodgers, but they lack their first round draft choice this year (traded to the Eagles for Carson Wentz). The Colts likely would have to throw in player/players as well as future draft choices to entice the Packers to trade. That might defeat the purpose of the trade since they would want to keep their team intact and add the QB that could take them to the Super Bowl.

4 points
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NickPerry's picture

February 03, 2022 at 05:52 am

I brought up Indy a week ago too BD but afterwards found out they DON'T have a 1st round pick this year because they traded that for Wence...

Just mentioning that made me think...IF Wence is worth a 1st, jut how much is Rodgers worth then?

3 points
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BirdDogUni's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:13 pm

Yeah, it would be hard for the Colts to put together a better package than the Broncos for sure, but you're correct, if Wentz is worth a 1st, AR will break the Draft Value Chart... ; )

GMs are using draft picks more as currency than ever before, and with AR having a 2 or 3 year window left in his career, a desperate GM will definitely over-pay for him if only to energize their fanbase... I expect a frenzy of activity around AR, I just hope Gutey is able to capitalize on it.

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SanLobo's picture

February 02, 2022 at 07:36 pm

Because Rodgers gets a vote as to where he goes, and Denver means:
1. He does not have to learn a new offense.
2. They can afford him.
3. Bronco’s management will probably promise him almost anything he wants.
4. Denver has a coach he already trusts and with whom has an established relationship.
5. Denver can bring in Adams.
6. Denver is in the AFC.
7. We don’t play Denver next year.

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jurp's picture

February 03, 2022 at 08:48 am

Number 7 is probably a disincentive for Rodgers, as I'm sure he'd like to beat MLF and the Packers, just like Favre did with the Vikings.

OTOH, a further incentive is that a commute from LA/SF to Denver is far easier and quicker than the commute from LA/SF to GB, even via a private plane.

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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:14 am

"7. We don’t play Denver next year."

...maybe in February... ;)

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PeteK's picture

February 03, 2022 at 10:31 am

#8 fiancé lives part time in a house in Boulder.

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barutanseijin's picture

February 03, 2022 at 02:44 pm

Don’t care if he stays in the NFC. Who wouldn’t want a game against Rodgers in the playoffs — especially if he’s working with Davante Adams.

2 points
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albert999's picture

February 02, 2022 at 04:56 pm

Rodgers buying land in Nashville and building a house?
Oh oh

2 points
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stockholder's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:06 pm

John Robinson just praised Tannehill. Doubt everyone is a liar in the NFL.

2 points
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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 06:28 pm

Everyone is a fan of their own players and coaches...until they're not.

2 points
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Alberta_Packer's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:11 pm

Well, he does have a guitar - so possibly wanting to monetize his hurt'n, love'n and cheat'n life experiences? And in his spare time - QB for the Titans?

6 points
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Alberta_Packer's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:35 pm

A down vote! So, I'm assuming not a c & w fan, or, one of Rodgers ex's.

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jannes bjornson's picture

February 02, 2022 at 09:54 pm

Well, he's not an Outlaw like Waylon and Willie. He'll fit in with the hillbilly nation, low taxes and all that y'all

7 points
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jurp's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:15 am

Maybe Shailene likes Country? Or has hopes of branching out into a singing career?

1 points
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Alberta_Packer's picture

February 03, 2022 at 03:27 pm

There was a brief time that he supposedly was hanging out with Lady Antebellum - apparently jamming with them. And we should not forget him grooving percussion with the Hawaiian kinder-corps last summer. As his Jeopardy pass went incomplete ,and, his interest seems to be waning for his current day job - so looking ahead to his next career - as some sort of Nashville singing and tawnging star? It seems to fit his self-image.

(Now turning-off the lampoon switch) We also know from social media that music is one of Rodgers prime interests. So buying a property in Nashville is probably a glimpse into Rodgers L.A.F. (Life After Football). That he intends to seriously pursue his musical interests within one of the great music centers in America (which he can well afford to do).

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Packer_Fan's picture

February 02, 2022 at 06:36 pm

It is time to move on. How can Rodgers ask for more money and security when he laid an egg in the playoffs. I see a declining talent. Not in arm capability, but overcoming a good team that is holding him down. And I am seeing a change in QB in the NFL to younger players who are more resilient. So...

Trade Rodgers and get what you can get in draft choices. And load up like in 2008 when they drafted two QB's. Hopefully Gute can hit on one. Put the transition tag on Adams and then trade him and get a young WR. Won't be able to sign him anyway.

On defense keep the better of the two Smith's. Resign Campbell and Douglas. They are a fit for the Barry defense and they probably won't do well with another team.

Bitter pill to take, but the cap is the killer. No way to keep all the high priced talent.

13 points
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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

February 02, 2022 at 07:59 pm

Why can't you writers start writing articles about Jordan Love? What are his offseason plans? What is he doing to prepare for possibly the starting QB role?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

February 03, 2022 at 06:32 am

I heard he bought land in Canada.

5 points
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Johnblood27's picture

February 03, 2022 at 08:38 am

You get a Dobber cookie for that bit of wit...

1 points
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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:22 am

I can share.

3 points
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Lphill's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:15 pm

If special teams did their job Packers beat the 49 ers 13 to 3 and the game goes down as a great defensive battle , then I think they beat the Rams in Lambeau, instead all we get is , “ all Rodgers fault “ , why did Lefluer make so many changes to the O line for this game , the O line was fine , maybe just put Myers at center , Yosh was fine at left tackle , maybe if Lefluer had gotten rid of Drayton sooner , but hey it’s all Rodgers fault.

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bjkdad44's picture

February 02, 2022 at 08:41 pm

Agree 100%

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croatpackfan's picture

February 03, 2022 at 01:31 am

If grandma had a d*ck she would be granpa...

4 points
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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

February 03, 2022 at 06:33 am

It depends on the timing?

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Todd's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:02 am

Let’s go with the same post from a week ago. Who is saying it’s “all” Rodgers fault? It is not all Rodgers’ fault. However, he underwhelmed in the playoffs again. He’s made a habit of shrinking in January. Against the 49ers he looked apathetic at times, locked onto Adams too much (again), and didn’t seem able to react to what the defense was doing. Which seems rather hard to believe since he’s supposedly incredibly smart and is the favorite to be the league MVP again. Considering his reputation and body of work, a lot more is expected than he provided in the last two playoff games he’s been in.

8 points
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barutanseijin's picture

February 03, 2022 at 02:50 pm

By now his reputation is “guy who chokes in the playoffs “. He lived up to every bit of that.

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Packer_Fan's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:54 am

You make a good point. When is Lafleur goting to put more emphasis on spert his fault we lost cial teams. It is part his fault we lost that game

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jurp's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:17 am

And if Special Teams did their job against KC, Love would've won the game and maybe so many AR apologists wouldn't be scared shitless of Love as the new starting QB.

7 points
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dobber's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:31 am

"If special teams did their job Packers beat the 49 ers 13 to 3 and the game goes down as a great defensive battle"

It's lazy--and ridiculous--analysis to assume you can flip two plays mid-game and get exactly the same outcome on every other play.

Bottom line is when you play tight games, any mistake is that much more significant. Trying to hang 10--or even 13--points on a playoff team and win is a tall order.

4 points
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Leatherhead's picture

February 03, 2022 at 04:29 pm

We’ve played 65 playoff games, and scored more than ten 61 times.

Scott Hunter in 1972. Favre, against Dallas and the Falcons, and once back in the day. All losses. This was a historically puny offensive showing.

4 points
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Todd's picture

February 03, 2022 at 05:14 pm

Boom! You said it, Leatherhead. Score only 10 points, you're likely going to lose.

5 points
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Johnsonj's picture

February 02, 2022 at 11:27 pm

If the punt is not blocked or if it is and we throw it out of the end zone and give em 2 points instead of 7, this conversation does not happen. He has a bad game but d saves the day. He rolls over rams. He comes back and trys again and gets married in offseason with a polka band doing the entertainment at some ballroom in Sheboygan.

6 points
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Roadrunner23's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:19 am

Sheboygan yah!
Get your Miesfeld brats once
😀

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Roadrunner23's picture

February 03, 2022 at 07:17 am

The most curious move was dropping the 2023 year off of his contract.
Why?
Was this just a procedural move by Rodgers agent? Both Rodgers and the Packers knew his contract would have to be renegotiated this year for him to stick around in 2022 and beyond.
Do again, why drop the 2023 year off?
I don’t have an answer but I’m sure there is a reason that will become clear in the coming month.
Curious indeed 🤔

1 points
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BirdDogUni's picture

February 03, 2022 at 11:06 am

IDK for sure, but I think it was so it was actually easier for the Packers to renegotiate or trade him this off-season. I think at the time that came about, AR just wanted more control... More say in his future, but I'm only speculating.

With two years left on his deal, the Packers could say, "You play for us or retire..." With one year left on his deal, the Packers either have to consider extending or trading him this year, not next year... (But what do I know...)

1 points
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packerbackerjim's picture

February 03, 2022 at 09:20 am

The past few drafts signaled a future pivot from AR, i.e., drafting Dillon, OL better at run blocking than pass,protection. Love is the big question mark; is he more than a game-manager? Or will Gute parlay potential draft picks from trades into a more established QB (Wilson #1, Carr #2, Marriota #3) ?. One thing for sure, an interesting offseason awaits.

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