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(Sports Illustrated)   Aaron Rodgers & Davante Adams? In my Broncos?? It's more likely than you think   (si.com) divider line
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2022-01-26 4:36:42 PM  
Annnd looks like the rebuilding season(S) start this coming fall.
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2022-01-26 4:40:45 PM  
If I'm DeVante I'm really hoping someone throws me a better number.  Rodgers isn't going to last all that long so why spend your waning years as WR with a rebuild?

/Not a Packer fan
//Guessing the Raiders could maybe make cap space for Adams
///If they could even get either
 
2022-01-26 4:43:11 PM  
I have bad news for Broncos fans. Lightning won't strike twice. This isn't Peyton Manning 2.0.

Rodgers couldn't get over in an easy division. Now he thinks he can win going against Mahomes, Herbert & Carr twice a year?

Ain't gonna happen.
 
2022-01-26 4:46:14 PM  
Hmmm.  There are the Raiders who might be shopping for a QB themselves, and the Chargers have Herbert and the Chiefs have Mahomes.    It's not going to be quite like playing the Bears, Vikings, and Lions twice each per season, I don't think.
 
2022-01-26 4:53:52 PM  
I doubt that is going to happen. Rodgers hasn't even decided he wants to stay with the Packers, ask for a trade, or retire. Rodgers also said he will make his decision before free agency starts, because the Packers are trying to keep Adams. Lafleur has stated many times that the Packers want to keep Rodgers long term.
 
2022-01-26 4:53:57 PM  
As a Chiefs fan, I'd love to see that happen. Send Brady to the Raiders while you're at it.
 
2022-01-26 5:03:13 PM  
There's a world of difference between signing Manning as a free agent and trading assets for A-A Ron.  As a Broncos fan:

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/Call Seattle about Wilson, though.
 
2022-01-26 5:04:01 PM  
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2022-01-26 5:52:22 PM  
Scenario 1: Brady retires, Rodgers to Tampa Bay
Scenario 2: Rodgers to 49ers, Garoppolo to Packers, Packers beat 49ers in playoffs
Scenario 3: Rodgers leaves State Farm, becomes first mascot for NJM Insurance
Scenario 4: Rodgers returns to host Jeopardy, marries Amy Schneider
 
2022-01-26 5:52:44 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: I have bad news for Broncos fans. Lightning won't strike twice. This isn't Peyton Manning 2.0.



And Denver won that Super Bowl despite Manning, not because of him.  This was more Ravens 2000 Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer and an unstoppable defense, versus 2011 Packers Super Bowl with Rodgers.
 
2022-01-26 6:05:23 PM  

MagicBus: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I have bad news for Broncos fans. Lightning won't strike twice. This isn't Peyton Manning 2.0.


And Denver won that Super Bowl despite Manning, not because of him.  This was more Ravens 2000 Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer and an unstoppable defense, versus 2011 Packers Super Bowl with Rodgers.


I know most people will think this is one of my dysfunctional sports takes, but I earnestly believe this.

Peyton's second Super Bowl win was more impressive than his first. The first Super Bowl win, you could argue that Rex Grossman gave that game to the Colts more than anything.

The second Super Bowl was when he had nothing left except muscle memory. I'm honestly more impressed by the fact that he had nothing left, but still gave something.
 
2022-01-26 6:17:29 PM  

MagicBus: Straight Outta Wells Branch: I have bad news for Broncos fans. Lightning won't strike twice. This isn't Peyton Manning 2.0.


And Denver won that Super Bowl despite Manning, not because of him.  This was more Ravens 2000 Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer and an unstoppable defense, versus 2011 Packers Super Bowl with Rodgers.


He did get to (but not win) a Super Bowl with the Broncos before that, though -- and that was definitely because of the offense.
 
2022-01-26 6:20:02 PM  
Not sure I would agree (but respect your opinion).  Denver scored 17 points, not counting the defensive touchdown, and was 1/14 on third-down conversions.  Manning 13/23 for 141 yards, 0 td, 1 interception.

By comparison, the "awesome" 2000 Ravens offense scored 20 points, went 3/16 on third downs, and Dilfer was 12/25 for 153 yards, 1 td, 0 interceptions.
 
2022-01-26 6:21:33 PM  
Super Chronic:

He did get to (but not win) a Super Bowl with the Broncos before that, though -- and that was definitely because of the offense.


43-8
 
2022-01-26 6:45:50 PM  
As long as he's not going to WFT, I'll be good.
 
2022-01-26 6:51:16 PM  

MagicBus: Super Chronic:

He did get to (but not win) a Super Bowl with the Broncos before that, though -- and that was definitely because of the offense.


43-8


Oh, I know. I was there. Section 146, Row 34. (I didn't memorize that; I happen to have my ticket in a drawer nearby.)

But look, those Broncos had a season that most teams would love to have, and I think everyone in the organization would say bringing Peyton in was a huge success.
 
2022-01-26 7:14:43 PM  

runwiz: Scenario 1: Brady retires, Rodgers to Tampa Bay


Given how big the anti-vax movement is in Florida, he'd be a next-level hero in Tampa.
 
2022-01-26 7:54:14 PM  
1) Brady is not retiring...his ego dictates he goes out a winner
2) Rodgers may go to Denver if, as TFA opines, the OC and position coach go there
3) If Adams goes to Denver, he's a lot stupider than I thought he was
4) If whatever team wants Rodgers isn't careful, this could end up being the Herschel Walker trade v2. in the Packers' favor
5) I just want that sack o' crap off my favorite team
6) Maybe, in a perfect world, Russell Wilson returns to his college state and ends his career winning A Superb Owl for the Packers...provided he has good WRs to throw to...and GB needs to keep Jones and Dillon under contract at any cost

Interesting article at CNN, titled "The spectacular rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers"
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/23/opinions/aaron-rodgers-packers-loss-reaction-obeidallah/index.html
 
2022-01-26 8:11:21 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: I have bad news for Broncos fans. Lightning won't strike twice. This isn't Peyton Manning 2.0.

Rodgers couldn't get over in an easy division. Now he thinks he can win going against Mahomes, Herbert & Carr twice a year?

Ain't gonna happen.


This was also a point someone made about Tom Brady. If Aaron Rodgers leaves the NFC, most of the best competition, QB wise, at the moment is in the AFC, which makes his path to another Super Bowl even easier. Who would we have left in the NFC? Stafford? I can't think of any other QB in the NFC that you can truly worry will help carry a team when the chips are down right now. Wilson is still on a terrible team at the moment and Kyler Murray might not be who a lot of us thought he was going to be.

I know they say defenses win championships, but, as buffalo proved, even great defenses can't always prevent a shootout from breaking out.
 
2022-01-26 8:18:26 PM  
I think Rodgers is a colossal douchebag but, as a lifelong Bronco fan and total football whore, if they can pull of this scenario without mortgaging the draft for the next five-plus years, go for it. If not, forget it.

/yes, I hated Peyton Manning until he became a Bronco
 
2022-01-26 8:29:39 PM  

joepennerlives: Hmmm.  There are the Raiders who might be shopping for a QB themselves, and the Chargers have Herbert and the Chiefs have Mahomes.    It's not going to be quite like playing the Bears, Vikings, and Lions twice each per season, I don't think.


Chargers wouldn't be a bad landing spot, but Adams/Allen/Williams/Guyton is a bit of a crowded WR room.
 
2022-01-26 8:41:15 PM  

BrianGriffin: 1) Brady is not retiring...his ego dictates he goes out a winner
2) Rodgers may go to Denver if, as TFA opines, the OC and position coach go there
3) If Adams goes to Denver, he's a lot stupider than I thought he was
4) If whatever team wants Rodgers isn't careful, this could end up being the Herschel Walker trade v2. in the Packers' favor
5) I just want that sack o' crap off my favorite team
6) Maybe, in a perfect world, Russell Wilson returns to his college state and ends his career winning A Superb Owl for the Packers...provided he has good WRs to throw to...and GB needs to keep Jones and Dillon under contract at any cost

Interesting article at CNN, titled "The spectacular rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers"
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/23/opinions/aaron-rodgers-packers-loss-reaction-obeidallah/index.html


Wouldn't North Carolina be Russell Wilson's college state? He was at NC State a lot longer than Wisconsin.
 
2022-01-26 10:39:09 PM  

Get Rich or Try Dyin': BrianGriffin: 1) Brady is not retiring...his ego dictates he goes out a winner
2) Rodgers may go to Denver if, as TFA opines, the OC and position coach go there
3) If Adams goes to Denver, he's a lot stupider than I thought he was
4) If whatever team wants Rodgers isn't careful, this could end up being the Herschel Walker trade v2. in the Packers' favor
5) I just want that sack o' crap off my favorite team
6) Maybe, in a perfect world, Russell Wilson returns to his college state and ends his career winning A Superb Owl for the Packers...provided he has good WRs to throw to...and GB needs to keep Jones and Dillon under contract at any cost

Interesting article at CNN, titled "The spectacular rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers"
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/23/opinions/aaron-rodgers-packers-loss-reaction-obeidallah/index.html

Wouldn't North Carolina be Russell Wilson's college state? He was at NC State a lot longer than Wisconsin.


He tries to be nice to both, but he's closer to the NC/VA area.  He played high school ball in Richmond and still has family in the Richmond/Tidewater area.
 
2022-01-26 10:41:21 PM  
Rodgers is going nowhere other than maybe the sunset.

The Packers are massively in the red. They have to account for that Rodgers contract on their cap on day 1 of the league year, BEFORE they can officially trade Rodgers. Which means, unless he is going to retire, they have to extend him (OR make a poison pill move like converting this years' salary + remaining guarantees to signing bonus and add a few more void years, which means the Packers would be paying Rodgers to play for another team, and it would likely still destroy the cap because if amortization acceleration). An extension also involves a signing bonus, so any paper savings the Packers could achieve in an extend and trade scenario would accelerate back to the 2022 cap once traded b/c of bonus amortization unless they found someone dumb enough to agree to terms on a trade and hold onto it till 6/2/22.

The alternative would be cutting every starter who is entering 2022 under contract and whose salary is more than their dead money hit. Thanks to all the gymnastics last year there are few of those than you want there to be, and the dead cap absorbed would make it really damn hard to field a team in 2022.
 
2022-01-27 9:32:03 AM  

mattgsx: Rodgers is going nowhere other than maybe the sunset.

The Packers are massively in the red. They have to account for that Rodgers contract on their cap on day 1 of the league year, BEFORE they can officially trade Rodgers. Which means, unless he is going to retire, they have to extend him (OR make a poison pill move like converting this years' salary + remaining guarantees to signing bonus and add a few more void years, which means the Packers would be paying Rodgers to play for another team, and it would likely still destroy the cap because if amortization acceleration). An extension also involves a signing bonus, so any paper savings the Packers could achieve in an extend and trade scenario would accelerate back to the 2022 cap once traded b/c of bonus amortization unless they found someone dumb enough to agree to terms on a trade and hold onto it till 6/2/22.

The alternative would be cutting every starter who is entering 2022 under contract and whose salary is more than their dead money hit. Thanks to all the gymnastics last year there are few of those than you want there to be, and the dead cap absorbed would make it really damn hard to field a team in 2022.


I played around with this on Spotrac a few days ago. Rodgers's cap figure for 2022 is greater than his dead-money figure by about $20mm, so there would in fact be cap savings if they traded him. They could get under the cap in 2022 by cutting or trading Rodgers, one of the Smiths (Za'Darius or Preston) and one or two optional players (Randall Cobb?). Of course that just barely gets them there and doesn't allow them to sign any free agents, including Adams and Devondre Campbell.
 
2022-01-27 10:08:21 AM  
I can't see the Niners keeping Jimmy G - only a  Super Bowl win saves him, in my opinion.

Rodgers obv has a playoff team but he seems really pissed a tthe org.  But, if SFO walks away from Jimmy, hometown-ish boy Rodgers (Chico, CA being about 2.5 hours away, Rodgers having grown up a Niner fan), Rodgers can leave one playoff team for another playoff team.

I mean, is Rodgers going to go to Denver, where he'd have to face Mahomes twice a year, and a solid Raider team?  Wilson likely on the move, the NFC West could be, pardon the pun, the wild wild west.  as a Cardinals fan, I have doubts about K1 (with or without Kingsbury).  the NFC west could be with a healthy Deebo and Bosa, a sleeping giant.

again, if Jimmy G pulls off a Super Bowl, how do you let him walk?  but if he doesn't, Rodgers makes sense.
 
2022-01-27 10:16:45 AM  
As someone who has fallen out of love with the Packers as a fan over the years, and this year also no longer care for Rodgers, I would be pretty happy if Rodgers went to Denver, just because I have a bunch of Broncos skill players on my Dynasty team. (I've pretty much become a neutral football observer, with the exception of not liking the Cowboys or whatever team Brady is on)
 
2022-01-27 6:30:09 PM  
Far too long NFC teams have had the joy of bouncing Rodgers from the playoffs, it would be nice to give the AFC teams a chance for a while.
 
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