If Rodgers get to the point of foregoing that money then both he and the Packers have failed. Any scenario that has Rodgers sitting out the season is a scenario in which the Packers front office has failed. Reenacting the Lions with Barry Sanders/Calvin Johnson isn’t a good thing. Rodgers loses money and Packers get pushed back years in their hunt for a Super Bowl
I disagree with that statement and I believe Packer fans are upset because of the current situation and it’s just frustrating.
But in reality, what’s to say Rodgers didn’t do this anyway, regardless of the Love selection. Meaning what if the FO drafted at QB this year instead?
I have to remind everyone that Aaron Rodgers has a difficult time meshing with people and that’s been a fact since forever. He’s at least 50%+ of the problem and his demeanor and attitude towards others over years has resulted in repeated confrontation. In short, this is the result when you rub people wrong, eventually you come across someone who punches you in the nose (figuratively speaking).
This notion that GB cant survive without Rodgers is bordering on ridiculousness. The Packers will take a small step backwards and redirect and build their team around Jordan Love or whomever they feel is a good fit. Gutenkunst has already shown to be proficient on drafting and FA signings. If there is even a 25% chance that he hit on Love? He’ll hit an absolute Grand slam Barry Bonds style. Add to that between $20mil-$35mil+ more to spend for 3 seasons?? That’s a chunk!
In the meantime. Looking around at this current Roster? We are better at CB
(2-draft picks) + at RB, similar at OL,
+ at ILB (Campbell) similar at OLB,
similar at DT, + at TE (Deguara) better at WR (Amari and Funchess), similar at Safety and who knows at ST with major changes, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to improve on ST, particularly if Amari plays at PR, he’s Tyler Ervin qualified.
ok Sure.. we’d love to have Rodgers 1-2 more seasons.. but HE said NO! It’s 100% his choice, nobody ran him off, he’s running himself off at minimum 1-2 seasons premature for failure to take a league high offer out of pure spite.
We’re about to find out if he decides take his choice and eat $40+ million in salary bonus and league fines this season. Again 100% his choice. I used to defend him for being smart, we’ll see if I was wrong in several weeks.