Cory's Corner: I Was Wrong; Rodgers Isn't Staying

Not long after Jordan Love was drafted, I thought that there was still a good chance for Aaron Rodgers to remain a Packer.

Green Bay traded up four spots to grab Love. But even though many had Love projected as a first rounder, I was shocked when the Packers traded up to get him. 

Now, the Packers did it again. They just did something no other team has ever done. They gave Love, the first player that was selected 25th or later, a fully a guaranteed deal.

Of course, you can say that the four-year, $12.38 million deal isn't that big of a deal for an organization that has six players with a cap hit over $10 million this season. But what it does tell me is that this organization has had its eye on Love for some time.

Think about it. Everybody wants their guy. When a new general manager gets hired, what's his first order of business? He hires a new head coach. And when a new head coach comes in — especially if he's an offensive-minded coach — his ultimate goal is to bring in the quarterback that will operate his system. 

This will be Matt LaFleur's second season manning the controls. He didn't choose Rodgers, even though I still would label Rodgers as a top five passer right now with the potential of being the best. The winds of change are happening in Green Bay. LaFleur has been successful running the football and that's why he added a running back and a H-back tight end in the draft. 

Rodgers isn't the guy that is going to get excited about throwing it at most 20 times a game. Rodgers had 35 passing attempts a game last year, 37 in 2018 and 34 in an injury-shortended 2017. Those numbers are high, especially 2018, but we don't even know how many times Rodgers checked out of a run in the huddle or at the line of scrimmage. 

I really think that Rodgers will have a tremendous year this season. He wasn't happy about seeing his replacement get picked vs. a wideout which was never drafted. And the Prince of Shoulder Chips will let that be a slow burn for the entire season. Pending injury, I don't see why the 36-year-old's production will take a dip. 

But maybe it's not an injury, age or production. Maybe it's just LaFleur just wanting his guy. 

There's nothing wrong with that, especially because of LaFleur's history with the running game. 

However, it is a gamble choosing someone to fit an offensive puzzle over a current Hall of Famer. 

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Cory Jennerjohn is a graduate from UW-Oshkosh and has been in sports media for over 15 years. He was a co-host on "Clubhouse Live" and has also done various radio and TV work as well. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites. He currently is a columnist for CHTV and also does various podcasts. He recently earned his Masters degree from the University of Iowa. He can be found on Twitter: @Coryjennerjohn

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Lare's picture

July 04, 2020 at 06:59 am

I don't agree with it, but I think you're right.

The stars are aligning here to have Rodgers get traded:

1. While they still have control over him
2. They can get big salary cap relief soon (not only his salary but also on the OL).
3. He is a pretty good value on the market (still healthy & productive)
4. He doesn't fit the new system
5. He is probably happier to go to a new team that is in a "Win Now" mode more than the Packers are

I hope the Packers are right about Love being the next great hope. If not, a lot of youngsters may see what we experienced in the 70s & 80s.

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Guam's picture

July 04, 2020 at 07:19 am

Spot on Lare! I will hate to see Rodgers lead another team to a SB win, but I am starting to believe that might happen.

Draft history tells us that less than 50% of the QBs drafted in the first round will sign a second contract (i.e. a bust) with the team that drafted them. And the Packers want to trade away one of the best in the history of the game.........

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CoryJennerjohn's picture

July 04, 2020 at 01:31 pm

I don’t agree with it either, because it’s a huge gamble. I’m starting to wonder how long Love has been on Brian Gutekunst’s and Matt LaFleur’s radar?

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arthurl's picture

July 04, 2020 at 07:16 am

I too believe Rodgers days in GB are coming to an end. I see the Packers grooming Love for two seasons and then turning to him as their starter. I see Rodgers being traded before start of 2022 season. It would be nice to see AR finish his career as a Packer, the the economics combined with his age, decreasing skills, and maybe most important, the style the offense is going to.

ARodgers will go down as a Packer great, but to have gone to only one SB to date tells me the organization missed the mark putting the coaching and players around this great talent.

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stockholder's picture

July 04, 2020 at 07:37 am

I don't believe the packers are Right. I Believe Gutey changed this team with the FAs signings. His drafting still leaves much to be desired. He does not have my Trust. And the only way Gutey will keep the packers on top, is to spend money! Sure I'd like to show my Loyalty. But this was about getting money. Gutey's hands are strapped. He wanted Rodgers contract. And so while he feeds the press full of shit. He's winning the war against Rodgers, with propaganda. I still believe this is about the glory of Gutey. And every packer fan should be out ragged with the drafting of Love. Not only has he broken the Love for Rodgers. He's put the criticism of his drafting on the back burner. TT taught us not to give away draft capitol. And while this team changes, the risk is a team that won't come back after Rodgers is gone. WE can't change this now. The next time you see an Article on Rodgers being professional about this. Realize it's about a boss who's conduct isn't about winning. It's about forcing you to accept his idealism. Can we trade Gutey to the Lions instead? He's what they need. He fits what losing franchises are all about. Business!

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Jonathan Spader's picture

July 04, 2020 at 08:36 am

If this were remotely true than why did the Packers extend Rodgers contract under Gute? We had Rodgers on a cheap contract for 2 more years and could of franchised tagged him for 2 more.

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stockholder's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:45 am

They extended him because of the Favre media mess. ( At No Time did Rodgers State he was going to RETIRE. ) Poor drafting and the Cap Restrictions caught them. The Franchised Tag should have been used.

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Coldworld's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:09 pm

Do you really, after all we have read, heard and seen, think Gute’s is driving this bus?

This is the LaFleur vision Murphy bought into. Like it or not, it’s coming. Draft picks fit the LaFleur paradigm. Whether they are good individual picks or not is only half the question. If Murphy was right to buy in, then maybe this is inspired. If he was wrong and LaFleur is merely an imitator it’s possible no GM following his lead could succeed. And that is what we are watching: the Murphy LaFleur vision taking shape.

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stockholder's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:29 pm

Then it's a vision that won't produce a super-bowl Trophy. The Cherry picking never works. The Ravens don't do it. Yet, Their the most successful at BPA. The biggest thing you and others are missing, is the player development. YOU TRAIN THEM WILL TAKE THEM. The business side will end up overpaying the players. Rodgers is done in Green Bay. Something that didn't need to happen. Thats not a vision. Thats an assassination.

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Samson's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:30 pm

Sorry... Coldworld. --- Unless you are a fly on the wall at meetings involving Murphy, Gute & MLF, you have scant evidence (all media) of the inner workings of the Packer organization.... This isn't the old TT/MM regime where just about everything was predictable.. You're drawing conclusions way too soon.

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Oppy's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:11 pm

The best GMs listen to what the coaching staff needs to make their scheme work and identify, scout, and acquire talent that fits that mold.

I'm a huge TT supporter, but his error was not getting the guys MM wanted for his system.

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Lphill's picture

July 04, 2020 at 07:52 am

Please trade Aaron to San Fran so he can get another ring while Love leads the Pack to the basement of the North.

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taarons420's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:49 am

You should find an Aaron Rodgers site.
This site is for Packers fans.

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fordguy's picture

July 05, 2020 at 01:44 pm

Then you should be at Packers.com with the rest of the ass kissers.

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oceanstrength's picture

July 04, 2020 at 07:58 am

I disagree, If Rogers plays well, the only way he leaves GB is if he wants too. And he might. but If he plays well he calls the shots. If he doesn't, for any reason, then GB calls the shots. Its that simple really. No one has a crystal ball. Rogers has his faults, but his teammates like him, he will mentor Love like the team oriented gentleman he is, he is smart enough to know that 25 touchdowns and 5 picks is enough to win, and LaFluer's system can extend his career. He knows the big games will be on his shoulders, so he will be happy for any help he gets around him on the way. Rogers would have been happy to play under Favre for another year, maybe two, but Favre decided to shoot himself in the foot with an embarrassing, sobbing, announcement of retirement before he was done.
But hey I'm a Bart Starr guy. It is Starr, not Rogers or Favre, who is the greatest packer qb in history. Read 9-1 in playoff games, 19.5 attempts per game career.
I find it so comical how people say things like 'this means Rogers career is coming to an end'. How meaningless. Every career is coming to an end. When Rogers career does, GB wants to be ready. Regardless of when Love's opportunity comes, everyone knows it will take at least four years to know for sure if Love is that guy anyway. So they signed him. Yippie.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:19 am

Rogers, whoever he is, will never be as good as Rodgers.

Geezus, after 15 seasons, 2 league MVP's, a Super Bowl win and MVP, you would think people would know how to spell the man's damn name.

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dblbogey's picture

July 04, 2020 at 03:22 pm

That's a pet peeve of mine, people claiming to be knowledgeable Packers fans but can't even spell his name, I even see Aaron spelled Arron. There, I feel better now.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 04, 2020 at 03:32 pm

I know it's minor, but annoying nonetheless.

How can you spell Favre correctly, but not Rodgers? Lol

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Oppy's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:14 pm

Uh, dude... it's not Aaron.

It's A -A-RON.

duh.

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Oppy's picture

July 05, 2020 at 11:53 am

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oceanstrength's picture

July 04, 2020 at 04:12 pm

LOL! If that's the worst you can say about my comment I'm thrilled. I noticed you have trouble spelling Jesus.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

July 05, 2020 at 08:53 am

The primary purpose is to communicate and I fully understood who oceanstrength was talking about when he writes "Rogers". There are plenty of us who say "then" when we should grammatically be using "than" and other such nitpicking points. The significance is that we all love the Packers and are here to express our love of the Packers, the players, and to expound on our limited insight regarding our favorite team.. How badly we misspell, make typos, or misuse the English language is a point which should be down on our list of priorities...way down the list. Just my 2 cents.

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July 05, 2020 at 09:56 am

It's not a matter of a "typo". We all make those occasionally. I just find it's disrespectful to not make an effort to spell the man's name correctly.

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CoryJennerjohn's picture

July 04, 2020 at 01:33 pm

Oceanstrength,

I thought so too. Even after Love was drafted, I thought Rodgers would play at an All-Galaxy level and make it impossible for the Packers to get rid of him. However, Love’s fully guaranteed deal totally changes the narrative now.

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CheesyTex's picture

July 04, 2020 at 01:54 pm

Cory,

I'm baffled how guaranteeing a salary capped rookie deal "...totally changes the narrative".

A first round draft choice is going to be kept on the roster for most of the rookie contract anyway, or could be traded, and the cap $ are quite low for his position.

And, in the context of your article, who's to say #12 wouldn't be willing to renegotiate to create cap space if the stars are aligned?

Enlightenment, please.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 04, 2020 at 01:56 pm

You mean going from 98% guaranteed, which is typical for that draft slot, to 100% guaranteed changes the narrative? Please explain.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 05, 2020 at 03:23 am

THIS^^

IIRC, the 25th pick last year got a fully guaranteed contract. Love as the 26th pick in 2020 and a QB got a fully guaranteed deal. I don't find that surprising, and it may be that his signing bonus was a bit low.

Fully guaranteeing the contract is insufficient evidence.

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PeteK's picture

July 05, 2020 at 09:59 am

I don't understand, isn't signing bonus and guaranteed redundant ?

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oceanstrength's picture

July 04, 2020 at 04:19 pm

I will admit, I dont know why they decided to structure the contract that way, Even if they assume four years is minimum time frame to bring Love up to speed, its still odd.
The difference for me is; I dont think the Packers are trying to get rid of Rodgers. They want to win. If he does, everyone is happy at least for four years.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:51 pm

They structured the contract that way because it doesn't matter. Why quovel over dimes? It's a rookie contract and chump change for where Love was predicted to be drafted in 2018. Even if Rodgers blows it up in 2020 and 2021 he could still be traded in 2022. It depends on Love's development not on Rodgers.

If Rodgers plays well he gets us more in a trade not less. It all depends on when the FO feels Love is reqdy to take over and not on how good or bad Rodgers plays. This is purely a businesa decision. Rodgers can be traded jist like Farve was. He can then come back amd retire a Packer just like Farve did. Business is business it all hinges on Love's development or lack thereof. I for one am a big believer in Love.

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Samson's picture

July 04, 2020 at 04:56 pm

Sorry... Cory... but this whole article is pretty much baseless. --- You're pulling thoughts out of your a$$ to somehow justify your premise... Quit trying to predict the future.

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fthisJack's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:16 am

They better hope that Love doesn't turn out to be Hundley or Kaiser...... If he does...they are all gone.

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taarons420's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:14 am

Great strategy.
Never pick a quarterback highly... because he might bust.

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dblbogey's picture

July 04, 2020 at 03:27 pm

Hundley was a 5th rounder I believe. Not a good comparison, but the fact they liked Kizer so much out of college, and eventually traded for him, makes me question their ability to evaluate college quarterbacks.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 05, 2020 at 02:30 pm

As I recall all the Packer captains in an unheard move actually approached management and demanded Damarious Randall's trade, or something like that.

If this was the case I think it is wrong to assume Gutey liked Kizer so much. This may be a situation where the Packers were willing to take anyone in exchange for Damarius rather than just cut a young 1st rounder. The trade allowed the Packers to save face.

Love is Gutey's pick all along and this draft choice will define him for his career whether good or bad like Rodgers did for TT.

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oceanstrength's picture

July 04, 2020 at 04:21 pm

I'm guessing this IS what they are hoping.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:27 am

Fully guaranteeing that deal doesn't mean anything in regards to Rodgers.

1. It's only 12 million dollars
2. There is about a 0% chance Love doesn't get 4 years before they decide he can't play and release him.
3. Guaranteeing the deal has way more value to Love than the Packers so it's an obvious thing for them to give on.
4. See 1 again.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:32 am

I totally agree. People are making way too big a deal out of his contract being fully guaranteed. Last year's 26th pick, I believe, only 2% of his contract wasn't guaranteed.

Any stories being written about Love's contract being fully guaranteed is click-bait, pure and simple.

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taarons420's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:55 am

"Any stories being written about Love's contract being fully guaranteed is click-bait, pure and simple."

Or the writer didn't do any homework and has know idea what they're talking about (I think that might be what happened here).

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ILPackerBacker's picture

July 04, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Fully agree, but something has to be posted so it get cranked out

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mnbadger's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:36 am

AR is and will likely always be the most talented passer the packers will ever have. Yet his arm talent has only produced one SB victory so far.
If he's willing to work within a run based system he could win one or two more. He'd take far fewer hits and have less dbs in coverage when he wants to throw plus defensive linemen will be winded from the run game pounding. Jordan Love can be the most talked about backup for the next four years IMO. GPG

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PhantomII's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:29 am

I think they paid Love in full because they like him and know like Rodgers he will be sitting for multiple years.

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Since'61's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:39 am

As I posted when Love was drafted new regimes want their own guys. It’s true in other sports and other industries and it’s true for the NFL. Wolf/Holmgren wanted Favre, TT wanted Rodgers and now Gute/MLF want Love.

It’s not a matter of how well Rodgers plays it’s now a matter of how quickly Love develops. I still believe that Rodgers will be here for 2 more seasons. However, if Rodgers plays well he becomes even more attractive for trade purposes.

If the Packers win in 2020 or 2021 it’s still because of Rodgers, perception wise. However, if the Packers win with Love, when he finally plays, it’s because Gute was wise to trade up and get him, and because MLF coached him up. They are both tied to Love just like Wolf/Holmgren we’re tied to Favre and TT/MM were to tied to Rodgers. Time will tell. Thanks, Since ‘61

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taarons420's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:59 am

Or maybe... just spitballin' here... the Packers's brass saw a talented player within their reach so they want ahead and got him.

Crazy concept...
-Evaluate players
-Trust your evaluations
-Try to acquire the players you have high evaluations on... regardless of position.

Wacky.

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Since'61's picture

July 04, 2020 at 02:11 pm

I believe that is exactly what Gute did with Love. And that is why he will want to play him sooner rather than later if he develops as they hope he will. Thanks, Since ‘61

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July 04, 2020 at 10:12 am

We don't know who ARod will be in two seasons. At some point during these next few years, it's likely that a combination of declining athleticism and arm talent for #12, and the economic realities of the cap will make some other QB a better choice to lead the Packers. Hopefully that guy will be Jordan Love....maybe it won't.

This did not feel like an all-in team this off-season. The Packers opened the pocketbook to bring in the Smiths, Amos, Turner, and saw immediate returns in 2019. I think everyone saw this as an all-in on the ARod window and expected cap manipulation and signings to push this team forward--why else was everyone so unhappy to see ILB, DL, OL and WR positions only mildly tended (or completely ignored)?

It feels to me that there was a pivot during the 2019 season, and management has decided to try to open a different window and QB1's role might be to fuel it with cap relief and draft picks.

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flackcatcher's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:01 pm

All good points, hard to tell with the season on the brink now. Like everyone else, I thought the front office and Gute would be targeting WR, DL, OL, and ILB. In other words, a soft rebuild. Well expect for the WR, They did do that in this draft. The Love pick did surprise me, but it does stay true to their long term draft outlook. My guess is Convid-19 pushed their shift from rebuild to reload a year early. Yes it's a gamble, but a reasonable one. The coaching staff has shown it can 'coach up' and be adaptable and flexible. In short, they have earned management's trust. And as you say dobber, the rest will come down to QB1, our draft picks, and how Gute handles Cap management and relief. All unknowns...

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taarons420's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:03 am

An individual's opinion of the Love pick usually mirrors their opinion of Rodgers' current ability level.

This writer thinks Rodgers is still great ..."I still would label Rodgers as a top five passer right now with the potential of being the best..."

I, on the other hand, am ecstatic that they drafted Love.

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Samson's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:06 pm

Drafting Love was a bold move by Gute/MLF... The best & most enduring NFL teams (year after year) make bold moves... You have to be gutsy to be a perennial contender in the NFL.

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July 05, 2020 at 03:06 pm

Sampson
Agreed!

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July 04, 2020 at 10:09 am

I agree. It was the height of folly and hubris for Gutekunst to take Love instead of a WR or ILB in the first round which also incurred the cost of a third round draft pick. These are the kinds of decisions which could mark the beginning of the dark ages in the post-Rodgers era. Instead of building the team around the Packers' future HOF QB as he enters the final act of his playing career, Gutekunst WASTED a pick on a QB which statistics (taken from the past five years) show that only 20% of highly touted college QBs will succeed in the NFL. Further, Love has questionable throwing mechanics and lacks elite level accuracy.

The selection of Love as Rodgers' heir apparent has also set the stage for AR12 to look to leave the Packers' fold towards the end of his current contract if he believes that LaFleur is designing an offense that is more suited to the PatrickMahomes/Lamar Jackson mobile QB prototype which corresponds to Jordan Love's skill set.

Unlike Mr Nagler and other Gutekunst/Jordan Love apologists, Mr Jennerjohn has addressed the wasteful and potentially catastrophic failure of vision that led to the selection of Jordan Love and blind faith in the existing Packers' receiving corps which lacks a proven deep threat apart from Davante Adams. Allen Lazard is likely to continue to improve and emerge as an elite level receiving threat for the Pack, but deep threat speed is what Rodgers lacks in his WR corps UNLESS MVS suddenly discovers how to run routes more effectively and hang on to the ball when it hits his hands.

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taarons420's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:17 am

You lost me when you compared Love to Jackson.
have you watched either of them play?

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:27 am

"which also incurred the cost of a third round draft pick."

With the 94th pick of the 3RD ROUND, Green Bay selects Josiah Deguara from the University of Cincinnati.

I'm pretty sure they only had ONE 3rd round pick.

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July 04, 2020 at 11:40 am

Sorry, 4th round pick. You're right. No need to get snarky. I wrote the comment in three minutes and wasn't fact-checking myself. But enjoy the temporary satisfaction of making the correction.

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July 04, 2020 at 11:47 am

The packers had the 30th pick, so late in the round it's treated as top of 2nd round. All the #1 WR prospects were top 20 picks. Packers needed pick in this range. The only way the packers get there. Burn #30 and their 2nd round pick. Basically needed to find a trade partner and move up 10-15 spots to get a premier starting level WR.
The only way one could justify such a move would have been addressing multiple needs in the offseason to minimize the quantity of true needs for the team. That takes cap space and packers after 2019 Defensive upgrades had barely enough to sign draft class for 2020 and a few FA after ILB and RT left in FA. Gute could have traded/ cut Lindsley and Taylor to free up cap space. At this point Gute may have been able to move up in the draft to get said WR with multiple picks. Nobody fell to us, 49ers moved up and got a very good WR. Gute said he wanted a WR and I believe him. He just was unwilling to throw more than a #1 and #4 at the hole we have. Then he moved up and drafted Love. Is Love the heir apparent. He is until he isn't.
Would I have moved up and got what we needed...yes, but I'm a sofa GM. Rodgers has taken chances his whole career holding the ball too long. Both collar bones snapped. The run game should prolong his career if he lets it. Rodgers has not looked good 2016 & 2019 NFC Title games. He has not had the fire in him consistently since 2014-15. Like it or not it was time for a backup QB with potential for the future.

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July 04, 2020 at 11:56 am

"Is Love the heir apparent. He is until he isn't."

I totally agree. Sometimes the simplest comments are the most telling.

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July 04, 2020 at 12:42 pm

This may be one of Gutes best picks if only it stokes Rodgers determination to "show us" what a GOAT looks like for an entire season. Remember when he got hurt in Chicago 2018 I believe first game of the year. He got "THAT LOOK" on his face and just started disecting the Chicago "D" with pin point accuracy laser shots to WR's while hopping around on 1-leg. That's what I'm talking about, "FOCUS" on eliminating another team play after play, like an unstoppable force. That's what's missing from the Packers. That's what I miss the most. I think we have the players to do it this year if we get the right ML game plan going. It will be different with so many different weapons from TE, to RB and WR. A full team effort. We have a lot of weapons from every position.

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Samson's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:11 pm

HaroldDrake
You have zero idea of what you're talking about... Do some research & film study. -- Please quit trying to predict the future of anything... It's embarrassing.

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Harold Drake's picture

July 05, 2020 at 01:43 am

And of course you have a doctorate in football and study film regularly. Poor fellow, no education, no manners. FYI the vast majority of football analysts in the media agree with virtually everything I have said and with Cory's comments. I wish you well at your next Trump Nuremberg rally.

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taarons420's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:12 am

2017 - Patrick Mahomes' rookie year
2017 - Alex Smith's stats... 4042 / 26 / 5

2019 - Aaron Rodgers' stats... 4002 / 26 / 4

Are people really getting upset about the Packers selecting "Alex Smith's" replacement?

It's way past time, people.

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wildbill's picture

July 04, 2020 at 06:54 pm

Ok I’m not going to lie, this made me laugh

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July 04, 2020 at 10:23 am

I think Rodgers stays and retires as a GBPacker, when he wants to. There will be no trading him. He will just retire from the Packers, one day, and be revered for the rest of eternity for being the guy who took over from Favre and led us to a Super Bowl victory. Iconic status guaranteed. Just like Bart Starr's legend! There is no other QB I'd want leading the Packers, other than Rodgers, of all the QBs in the league. Blame McCarthy and Thompson for him not having, at least, two more Super Bowl victories, by now.

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July 04, 2020 at 03:33 pm

If Love is the better QB 2 years from now, he'll play and Rodgers is gone. Rodgers HOF induction and legacy is already established, but his future in Green Bay will be the Packers decision, not Rodgers.

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Samson's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:17 pm

You are correct. That's the way it has always been in the NFL & the way it will always be.... I've always been an AR supporter but reality still rules. --- It doesn't bother me one iota. --- I'm looking forward to "Love to Sternberger for the winning TD"..... whenever it happens.

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Qoojo's picture

July 04, 2020 at 10:37 am

"Hi, my name is Cory, and I need clicks."

Only 1.6% of the Love contract would not be guaranteed and it's literally impossible to move Rodgers this year. You're right though, eventually, Packers will move on from Rodgers.

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Coldworld's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:14 pm

As was pointed out before, there is zero chance Love is cut in the first 4 years. He could still be traded if he accrues value and Rodgers thrives. Either way this contract won’t deter anyone if that scenario happens.

This corner is getting more and more sloppy. Perhaps time to stop visiting.

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PatrickGB's picture

July 04, 2020 at 11:19 am

Let’s see how love actually plays before making bold predictions.

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sonomaca's picture

July 04, 2020 at 11:31 am

If you asked LaFleur, he’d probably say he prefers Love to Rodgers right now. Why? The mobility. Rodgers can’t really run or scramble, and he was never very good in the short passing game. The Packers don’t have the depth at receiver to take advantage of Rodgers’ strengths, and Rodgers isn’t happy with an offense that doesn’t take full advantage of his skill set. Basically, they’re stuck with him for 2 years.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 04, 2020 at 11:44 am

Wow, that's quite a few assumptions on your part. Interesting how you seem to know what LaFleur and Rodgers are thinking. And Rodgers can't run or scramble? Really? Tell that to the defenses that have been chasing him all over the field the past 12 years. Probably one of the best "on the run" passers to ever play the game.

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dblbogey's picture

July 04, 2020 at 03:43 pm

He can't run or scramble anywhere near how he used to. Mobility is no longer a strength and he has problems with short passes now more than ever.

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Harold Drake's picture

July 04, 2020 at 11:46 am

I would venture that at least 27 NFL teams would love to be "stuck" with Aaron Rodgers for two years. FYI Rodgers can still run and can still scramble although not with as much speed or agility as he had in his twenties. And he's not immobile like Tom Brady who won six Super Bowls as a pocket passer. What's truly important is designing an offense that gives Rodgers the kind of play calling diversity and options that are suited to today's NFL. And please remember it was not Rodgers who was responsible for losing to SF in the NFC Championship game, it was the Packers' offensive and defensive lines that were outmatched by the Niners.

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PhantomII's picture

July 04, 2020 at 12:11 pm

When you get to the NFC Title game you need to play like it. Our team as a whole from Coach to Rodgers and the rest played poorly. The Pack has started slow for a while now. Not clicking in any way shape or form, just spirts here and there. They don't have it together yet. I think if we have an NFL season this is the year we get contributions from many different strengths of the team. I think Rodgers needed the "LOVE" factor to push him.

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sonomaca's picture

July 04, 2020 at 05:29 pm

If they could start Love about halfway into this season, they would. Rodgers is not in any way suited to this offense, physically or temperamentally. If someone offered a highish first round pick at the end of this year, they’re probably take it and absorb the gigantic cap hit.

Teams which could fit the bill: New England, Pittsburg, Denver, New Orleans, Carolina, Las Vegas, Chicago. Any of these teams have a bad year, they’d have the wherewithal to trade for Rodgers.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

July 04, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Father Time will have the last say on where and when Rodgers will play his last games. However his style of play does not augur well for a 40 yrs.+ QB - anywhere. Brady is the exception because he has always been a non-running, quick-release QB - which is contrary to A.R.'s style. Unless Rodgers dramatically changes his style - which is the big question - his career will likely come to an inglorious end - sooner than later.

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Duneslick's picture

July 04, 2020 at 01:08 pm

IF you have Aaron Rogers at QB and you sign a coach that wants to run the ball and only pass 20 times a game you choose the wrong coach. Each time you sign a coach that wants to bring in a new offense you weaken the team because some of the players that are there no longer fit the 'system'. You then have to rebuild and that takes time. For example now we want run blockers. Does Bak fit. Probably not. Does paying Aaron Rogers 35 million a year fit. No. Money needed elsewhere. We found out WR wasnt important. This is on Gute and Murphy.

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Curt's picture

July 04, 2020 at 04:43 pm

Elway was a superb thrower and also had great confidence / leadership abilities. He realized late in his career that he could rely on other guys and finally got two super bowl wins.

Rodgers can read from the same script --- but only if the defense can make a few stops occasionally!

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Philarod's picture

July 04, 2020 at 06:13 pm

I kind of like the Elway comparison here, and partly because ARod and Elway may well be the two most talented (best?) ATG QBs of my lifetime (Mahomes is heading there) . Heck, I think Rodgers could have won 2 or 3 more SBs already with just an average D and a decent TE - that's how great he's been. If less is put on him, but with a better all-around team, he's capable of an Elway-like conclusion.

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bassrock's picture

July 04, 2020 at 06:10 pm

The more Cory post's the less I have any belief he's nothing more than retarded. Opps I mean special ed.

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Johnblood27's picture

July 05, 2020 at 01:59 pm

That is uncalled for.

I hope you request your Cheesehead TV subscription fee be refunded to you.

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Tarynfor12's picture

July 04, 2020 at 08:11 pm

Love is what Rodgers needed to be pushed to play better and stay in GB, so the story goes for some. Rodgers will only be pushed by what Love does and if Love isn't growing, Rodgers isn't being pushed anywhere.

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Packers0808's picture

July 04, 2020 at 09:01 pm

Love has a lot to learn and doubt he will anytime soon and Rodgers will be in GB when Love is a bust and gone The real Love played last year the 2018 was a fallacy year!

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