Aaron Rodgers gives his reasoning for voting No on proposed CBA

The league and players union are hoping to have a new deal in place before the start of the new league year. 

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made his stance on the proposed collective bargaining agreement clear in a post earlier this afternoon. 

You can read it below:

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flackcatcher's picture

February 26, 2020 at 08:13 pm

Interesting... Rodgers lays it out in layman's terms for the fan base. Very clear and concise. Reflects what the veteran player feels across the league dealing with the past CBA and the commissioner's office. Remember, Rodgers never speaks in public on high value issues without a reason. And to think he has not been speaking informally to the core NFLPA in his role as player rep, well we all know that's not Aaron Rodgers. To put it simply, this was a 'shot across the bow' to the owners. We'll see how this plays out...

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

February 27, 2020 at 03:01 am

My own guess is that more Packers will vote for the new deal than against it. GB has a young team. I don't blame AR for voting against any deal that is incomplete, though. There really is no excuse for not having it fully hammered out already.

It is hard to overstate how important it is for the Packers to have a new deal in place by March 18. It is extremely difficult to extend Bakh under the current rules. That's why nothing has been written about extending the best LT in the NFL even though he is in a contract year. It is very difficult to extend Clark without pumping up his 2020 cap hit. It will be very difficult to extend Clark, and sign more than Bulaga and one mid-tier free agent under the current rules.

For fans of the Packers, I don't have any doubt that passing the new CBA is very helpful to contending in 2020.

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flackcatcher's picture

February 27, 2020 at 04:19 am

TGR this is all about the streams. Revenue streams that is. There is no way the owners will be able to sit down with the Media companies without a signed deal by the players. Hence, the rush job on the CBA. A cynical and stupid play that could backfire on the owners in so many ways. (Fox, CBS, ABC, ESPN, not to mention AT&T Verizon etc etc...) When you count the number of Media outfits, that's a long process at best for the owners, and the players will demand a say in where those stream's revenue ends. It's the main reason why the owners and Goodell have been nearly silent on this process. Right now it's a coin flip at best on the players signing on...

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Lphill's picture

February 27, 2020 at 07:06 am

Rodgers also praised Bears linebacker Kwitnikowski, I hope the Packers sign him.

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PatrickGB's picture

February 27, 2020 at 11:24 am

Rodgers was trashed on “Good Morning Football” over his opinion. They presented it as a disagreement between the haves and the have nots. Of course he was portrayed as one in the “haves” camp. I find his reasoning sound. I thought the commentators on the show were unfair and unkind. And I thought that more information is needed to make a good decision about the contract dispute.

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Since'61's picture

February 28, 2020 at 08:48 am

Another reason not to listen to the TV airheads. Thanks, Since '61

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Lare's picture

February 27, 2020 at 03:20 pm

We've read the opposition from some of the older, higher-paid players. I would like to hear what a few of the other 95% of players think.

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flackcatcher's picture

February 27, 2020 at 07:23 pm

Well 17-14 is a fair reading of where the player reps and the rank and file are. We will know more as the contract gets to the players. (and watch as their agents leak like crazy.... :-)

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Since'61's picture

February 28, 2020 at 08:47 am

Good job by Aaron to vote no at this time. The deal is far from complete and many issues still need to be worked out. The owners cannot be trusted to bargain in good faith. The process will take time and the players need to have all of the details before moving forward. Thanks, Since '61

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dobber's picture

February 28, 2020 at 09:28 am

Yup. I wouldn't buy a car if the description of the vehicle "options" had a bunch of blank lines and the dealer said, "we'll figure that stuff out later."

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