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2021-05-12 5:41:48 PM  
This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.
 
2021-05-12 6:18:11 PM  

wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.


A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.
 
2021-05-12 7:15:34 PM  

demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.


I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.
 
2021-05-12 7:18:13 PM  

demonfaerie: The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.


The drummer for Maroon 5?

;^)
 
2021-05-12 7:36:21 PM  
Divergent actress, whose 15 minutes had long since expired, lands handsome, rich, future hall of fame QB, current league MVP, fresh off hosting Jeopardy. What a catch! What fun!

Then this happens. We'll see if she sticks around. That is the story I'm following.
 
2021-05-12 7:38:49 PM  

iron_city_ap: demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.

I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.


Matt Flynn threw 6 touchdowns against the Lions. He was a great backup QB.
 
2021-05-12 7:45:33 PM  

demonfaerie: iron_city_ap: demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.

I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.

Matt Flynn threw 6 touchdowns against the Lions. He was a great backup QB.


In a season ending meaningless game, which he then parlayed into a multi year contract with the Seahawks where he was an average qb at best.
 
2021-05-12 8:09:50 PM  

wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.


I tend to side with the player in these spots. The NFL owners cabal has the players over a barrel all the time. Rodgers has a right to express disappointment with the way the management has handled things.
 
2021-05-12 8:11:47 PM  

The5thElement: demonfaerie: iron_city_ap: demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.

I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.

Matt Flynn threw 6 touchdowns against the Lions. He was a great backup QB.

In a season ending meaningless game, which he then parlayed into a multi year contract with the Seahawks where he was an average qb at best.


Then he came back to win the Packers game after Rodgers broke his collar bone the first time. I think Flynn had a shoulder issue where it was deteriorating.
 
2021-05-12 8:14:43 PM  
Matt Flynn was a good backup QB. Not gonna really be pushing the starter, but very serviceable.

This is not a story; every team has 3-4 arms in camp because there are a lot of throws being made in a lot of practices. For those of you in your late 30s, go out and throw a couple hundred passes tonight and see how your shoulder feels tomorrow. That's why.

Neither of these guys is competing to be a starting QB and the Packers would be hilariously bad if they started either of them.
 
2021-05-12 8:17:35 PM  
The Packers signed Blake Bortles. I'm sure Rodgers is terrified.
 
2021-05-12 8:27:52 PM  

Dafatone: The Packers signed Blake Bortles. I'm sure Rodgers is terrified.


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He got his 4th of July buddy back.
 
2021-05-12 8:28:24 PM  

Dafatone: The Packers signed Blake Bortles. I'm sure Rodgers is terrified.


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2021-05-12 8:30:42 PM  
Lol
 
2021-05-12 8:43:26 PM  

The5thElement: demonfaerie: iron_city_ap: demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.

I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.

Matt Flynn threw 6 touchdowns against the Lions. He was a great backup QB.

In a season ending meaningless game, which he then parlayed into a multi year contract with the Seahawks where he was an average qb at best.


Average? Why was he ever resigned? I was told average QBs don't get signed, for reasons.
 
2021-05-12 8:53:31 PM  
As a long suffering Bears fan, the schadenfreude about the packers situation has me almost giddy.
Your 30 year run of HOF QBs is over.  Welcome to Quarterback Hell, Packers fans. I'll save you a seat in the VIP section.
 
2021-05-12 9:16:02 PM  

The_Sponge: Dafatone: The Packers signed Blake Bortles. I'm sure Rodgers is terrified.

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2021-05-12 9:21:45 PM  

EvaDewer: The_Sponge: Dafatone: The Packers signed Blake Bortles. I'm sure Rodgers is terrified.

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Sometimes when you are having QB negotiation troubles, you gotta throw a molotov cocktail into the mix. Then you'll have a different problem.
 
2021-05-12 9:22:54 PM  
The most annoying thing about this story is that Jim Kelly's shiathead of a nephew gets yet another chance, despite having been consistently mediocre his entire life.
 
2021-05-12 9:34:01 PM  

TheManofPA: EvaDewer: The_Sponge: Dafatone: The Packers signed Blake Bortles. I'm sure Rodgers is terrified.

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Sometimes when you are having QB negotiation troubles, you gotta throw a molotov cocktail into the mix. Then you'll have a different problem.


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2021-05-12 9:36:12 PM  
Uh. Rogers is still QB 1. Jordan Love is 2. All they did was sign a QB 3 and 4 because their former QB 3 was costing too much money and they let him go. Bortles probably isn't making much more than the minimum required for veteran players. Ain't no wait he's replacing anybody.

Although if he DOES wind up playing some games, that'd be hilarious.

/not a Packers fan.
 
2021-05-12 9:54:43 PM  

abhorrent1: As a long suffering Bears fan, the schadenfreude about the packers situation has me almost giddy.
Your 30 year run of HOF QBs is over.  Welcome to Quarterback Hell, Packers fans. I'll save you a seat in the VIP section.


As a Packer fan since the early 70s, and a college student in the 80s, I will gladly take you up on the offer.  I've been quietly preparing for this certainty and the time is now.  I look forward to meeting you.  First several rounds on me.  I'll be wearing my #82 Paul Coffman home jersey.

Packer schedule came out and there are fully eleven (11!) non-noon games in 2021.

It will make for some outstandingly hilarious social media posts when Packer Nation is inevitably clamoring for Joe Buck instead of yet another Spero Dedes game.  Sooner than later.

/Jeez, this scenario could make for quite a Fark party.
 
2021-05-12 10:07:35 PM  

king of vegas: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

I tend to side with the player in these spots. The NFL owners cabal has the players over a barrel all the time. Rodgers has a right to express disappointment with the way the management has handled things.


Rodgers is looking at the Bucs willing to mortgage the future because they understand they have a window with their aging QB.  Green Bay seems to not want to commit to win-now mode.  They've already squandered years of having an MVP-caliber QB, why stop now?
 
2021-05-12 10:39:35 PM  
The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.
 
2021-05-12 10:41:04 PM  

UNC_Samurai: king of vegas: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

I tend to side with the player in these spots. The NFL owners cabal has the players over a barrel all the time. Rodgers has a right to express disappointment with the way the management has handled things.

Rodgers is looking at the Bucs willing to mortgage the future because they understand they have a window with their aging QB.  Green Bay seems to not want to commit to win-now mode.  They've already squandered years of having an MVP-caliber QB, why stop now?


They kept almost everyone on the roster from last years team. The only exception is Linsley, and Williams. Turner, Amos, and the Smith bros restructured their contracts to help cap hell. Aaron Jones took a team friendly deal. They even got rid of their average defense coordinator. They are all in, and they want Rodgers. Packers are in cap hell for the next 4 years. The Bucs are not, and Brady used to take pay cuts to help the Patriots. If Rodgers wants the Packers to commit with him until he decides to retire, then he needs to take a team friendly deal. The pandemic really farked with the Packers cap space. Neither side are the baddies.
 
2021-05-12 10:42:05 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.


They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.
 
2021-05-12 11:06:46 PM  

demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.


20 million in dead money is nothing compared to what they might gain in trading him.  The alternative is he plays a lackluster year for whatever his salary is and you get nothing when he leaves.
 
2021-05-12 11:15:48 PM  
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Lighting the dumpster fire that will be the Packs season.
 
2021-05-12 11:26:44 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.

20 million in dead money is nothing compared to what they might gain in trading him.  The alternative is he plays a lackluster year for whatever his salary is and you get nothing when he leaves.


They don't want to trade him. They don't want to move on from Rodgers. They never have. The only got Love as an insurance policy, because all the WRs they wanted in the first round were taken. Love wasn't planned from the beginning, it was more like a fark why not get him. The Packers have said numerous times in the off season Love was always going to be a project, and he is not ready yet. Rodgers wants to retire as a Packer, and wants to be a part of what is going on behind in the scenes. The problem is on how the Packers are going to give what he wants without going to cap super hell, and not get farked in worst case scenarios of something bad happens to Rodgers.
 
2021-05-12 11:48:29 PM  

demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.

20 million in dead money is nothing compared to what they might gain in trading him.  The alternative is he plays a lackluster year for whatever his salary is and you get nothing when he leaves.

They don't want to trade him. They don't want to move on from Rodgers. They never have. The only got Love as an insurance policy, because all the WRs they wanted in the first round were taken. Love wasn't planned from the beginning, it was more like a fark why not get him. The Packers have said numerous times in the off season Love was always going to be a project, and he is not ready yet. Rodgers wants to retire as a Packer, and wants to be a part of what is going on behind in the scenes. The problem is on how the Packers are going to give what he wants without going to cap super hell, and not get farked in worst case scenarios of something bad happens to Rodgers.


FSM help me, this is actually (ackshually) the most cromulent explanation I've seen of this whole A. A. Ron saga.
 
2021-05-13 12:07:29 AM  
1 super bowl with favre 1 with Rodgers. Only Indy was worse worse with Peyton and Luck.
 
2021-05-13 12:11:04 AM  
Kind of hope he calls their bluff and sits out. Then go to the Vikings next season and win a Superb Owl
 
2021-05-13 1:07:44 AM  

iron_city_ap: I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.


Flynn was garbage elsewhere, but he played awesome for the Packers.

I hope they trade him in June.  Nothing can happen until then and if they sign him to a Mahommes level contract they're just kicking the rebuilding can down the road.  They can get a shiatload of draft picks for him come June and get additional now players as well.

The end has been coming for awhile and while a few teams have had back to back HoF QBs, I don't believe any team has had three.
 
2021-05-13 7:29:24 AM  

The Smails Kid: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.

20 million in dead money is nothing compared to what they might gain in trading him.  The alternative is he plays a lackluster year for whatever his salary is and you get nothing when he leaves.

They don't want to trade him. They don't want to move on from Rodgers. They never have. The only got Love as an insurance policy, because all the WRs they wanted in the first round were taken. Love wasn't planned from the beginning, it was more like a fark why not get him. The Packers have said numerous times in the off season Love was always going to be a project, and he is not ready yet. Rodgers wants to retire as a Packer, and wants to be a part of what is going on behind in the scenes. The problem is on how the Packers are going to give what he wants without going to cap super hell, and not get farked in worst case scenarios of something bad happens to Rodgers.

FSM help me, this is actually (ackshually) the most cromulent explanation I've seen of this whole A. A. Ron saga.


Except for the part that they traded up to get Love he just wasn't there when they were picking.
 
2021-05-13 7:55:08 AM  

demonfaerie: The5thElement: demonfaerie: iron_city_ap: demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.

I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.

Matt Flynn threw 6 touchdowns against the Lions. He was a great backup QB.

In a season ending meaningless game, which he then parlayed into a multi year contract with the Seahawks where he was an average qb at best.

Then he came back to win the Packers game after Rodgers broke his collar bone the first time. I think Flynn had a shoulder issue where it was deteriorating.


Elbow tendonitis I think. Possibly with an arthritic component?
 
2021-05-13 9:34:34 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The Smails Kid: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.

20 million in dead money is nothing compared to what they might gain in trading him.  The alternative is he plays a lackluster year for whatever his salary is and you get nothing when he leaves.

They don't want to trade him. They don't want to move on from Rodgers. They never have. The only got Love as an insurance policy, because all the WRs they wanted in the first round were taken. Love wasn't planned from the beginning, it was more like a fark why not get him. The Packers have said numerous times in the off season Love was always going to be a project, and he is not ready yet. Rodgers wants to retire as a Packer, and wants to be a part of what is going on behind in the scenes. The problem is on how the Packers are going to give what he wants without going to cap super hell, and not get farked in worst case scenarios of something bad happens to Rodgers.

FSM help me, this is actually (ackshually) the most cromulent explanation I've seen of this whole A. A. Ron saga.

Except for the part that they traded up to get Love he just wasn't there when they were picking.


IIRC they traded up for a wr that got taken.  Since love was still there they took him.  Wasn't t the original plan.
 
2021-05-13 9:43:43 AM  

mjbok: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The Smails Kid: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.

20 million in dead money is nothing compared to what they might gain in trading him.  The alternative is he plays a lackluster year for whatever his salary is and you get nothing when he leaves.

They don't want to trade him. They don't want to move on from Rodgers. They never have. The only got Love as an insurance policy, because all the WRs they wanted in the first round were taken. Love wasn't planned from the beginning, it was more like a fark why not get him. The Packers have said numerous times in the off season Love was always going to be a project, and he is not ready yet. Rodgers wants to retire as a Packer, and wants to be a part of what is going on behind in the scenes. The problem is on how the Packers are going to give what he wants without going to cap super hell, and not get farked in worst case scenarios of something bad happens to Rodgers.

FSM help me, this is actually (ackshually) the most cromulent explanation I've seen of this whole A. A. Ron saga.

Except for the part that they traded up to get Love he just wasn't there when they were picking.

IIRC they traded up for a wr that got taken.  Since love was still there they took him.  Wasn't t the original plan.


Trades up are typically contingent on "if our guy is still there" teams don't trade up with fingers crossed.  That story is just PR crap to try and soothe over Aaron.
 
2021-05-13 10:00:24 AM  

demonfaerie: iron_city_ap: demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.

I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.

Matt Flynn threw 6 touchdowns against the Lions. He was a great backup QB.


That part should not be understated.
 
2021-05-13 10:07:41 AM  

demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.


$17.2 million if they trade him after June 1st. If he stays on the roster, his cash this year is $25 million. They can save $8 million in cap room and probably get a couple 1st round picks for him.
 
2021-05-13 11:30:43 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: mjbok: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The Smails Kid: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: demonfaerie: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The packers should make a business decision.  Trade him now for a buttload of future capital.

/not a packers fan nor a packer hater.

They can't. Before June first they will have almost 40 million dollars in cap hell. After June, they are 20 millions dollars in cap hell. They can't trade him at all this year. He is going to play. The question is, will this be his last year as a Packer.

20 million in dead money is nothing compared to what they might gain in trading him.  The alternative is he plays a lackluster year for whatever his salary is and you get nothing when he leaves.

They don't want to trade him. They don't want to move on from Rodgers. They never have. The only got Love as an insurance policy, because all the WRs they wanted in the first round were taken. Love wasn't planned from the beginning, it was more like a fark why not get him. The Packers have said numerous times in the off season Love was always going to be a project, and he is not ready yet. Rodgers wants to retire as a Packer, and wants to be a part of what is going on behind in the scenes. The problem is on how the Packers are going to give what he wants without going to cap super hell, and not get farked in worst case scenarios of something bad happens to Rodgers.

FSM help me, this is actually (ackshually) the most cromulent explanation I've seen of this whole A. A. Ron saga.

Except for the part that they traded up to get Love he just wasn't there when they were picking.

IIRC they traded up for a wr that got taken.  Since love was still there they took him.  Wasn't t the original plan.

Trades up are typically contingent on "if our guy is still there" teams don't trade up with fingers crossed.  That story is just PR crap to try and soothe over Aaron.


Reports have stated that they wanted two WRs, one was Justin Jefferson. They were taken, and they decided to keep the trade deal with the dolphins to get Love. They knew he was going to be a project. The Packers wanted a decent backup for once, and I think hoping to use him once Rodgers contract expired. I really do believe they were going to keep Rodgers until his contract was done. They just extended him that previous year. If they were already done with him, why would they extend him?

meanmutton: $17.2 million if they trade him after June 1st. If he stays on the roster, his cash this year is $25 million. They can save $8 million in cap room and probably get a couple 1st round picks for him.


The Packers want Rodgers. They have said that many many times. They do not want picks for him, they want him to play for them. Contract Negotiations are still going. Many former Packers that have talked to Rodgers said it can get resolved. They even said after the NFCC that they want Rodgers for years to come. The Packers like to keep drama wrapped up, and do not like to talk to the media. If they do they don't make up shiat to tell the media.
 
2021-05-13 12:22:31 PM  
I've loved having A A Ron at the helm, but the cliff is out there.  Yes, he won Mvp last year, but look at how fast Peypey went from MVP to worst starting qb in the league.

He has a few top tier years left if we're lucky.  Partying ways now would not be the worst thing for GB.
 
2021-05-13 3:17:24 PM  

wage0048: See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.


I agree! Who would wan....

Huh?

Oh it's Aaron Rodgers?

Yea, I don't agree anymore.
 
2021-05-13 5:20:59 PM  

wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.


Lol. Tom Brady just called you a moron.
 
2021-05-13 5:21:50 PM  

iron_city_ap: demonfaerie: wage0048: This.  Rodgers will either retire or be in a Packers uniform this fall.  Whether or not he actually takes a single snap this season is a matter of how pissed off management is over his little stunt.

\Bench him, don't let him play, then release him at the end of the season.
\\See how much demand there is for a 38 year-old QB who hasn't played in a year.

A lot of former Packers have said this can be resolved. Rodgers is going to play this year no matter what. The problem is, what will happen after next year. Rodgers will not sit out this year. He is way to competitive to hold out like that. The Packers needed another QB since they let Boyle go. The Packers always have had 3 or 4 Qbs on the roster, depending on how healthy Rodgers is.

This feels like such a non story, because the Packers needed another backup QB no matter what. It was smart to pick a veteran QB, because Love has never played a snap in the NFL, and the Packers have had horrible luck with backup QBs. The last good backup QB the Packers had was Matt Flynn.

I'd say the last good backup they had was Aaron Rodgers.


Matt Flynn set Packers passing records with their 15-1 team.
 
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