*points to himself*
I was one of those questioning this "decline" you speak of. While yes, his stats and performances were in "decline", I still think it was a combination of injuries, MM's offense, MLF's newly installed offense, a shortage of solid receivers and Rodgers lack of trust or maybe his frustration in all of the above.
Fast forward to 2020 and everything is clicking on all cylinders and you have a rejuvenated Rodgers that is playing some of his best football.
All that said, was Gute justified in thinking Rodgers better days were behind him and maybe if the opportunity presented itself in the 2020 draft, he grab some insurance? Yup.
I can buy the new offense arguments, but he was throwing off his back foot, missing easy passes to the flats. In hindsight, there were plenty of issues in his play not relayed to who he was throwing to.