Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 2139 - Evaluating Gutey's Most Important Trades

On today's show, Andy takes a look at Gutey's most recent and significant trades - deals that included Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Rasul Douglas, Jordan Love, and a plethora of the Packers' best young players. You won't want to miss this one!

On today's show, Andy takes a look at Gutey's most recent and significant trades - deals that included Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Rasul Douglas, Jordan Love, and a plethora of the Packers' best young players. You won't want to miss this one!

 
 

 

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BuckyBadger's picture

June 04, 2024 at 12:22 pm

I don't see what the rush is. Love is under contract and they have the franchise tag in their back pockets. Love had a great last 9 games but hasn't proven to be a franchise QB just yet. Why not make him go prove it again? It isn't like he is the most polished QB in the NFL. He has a live arm and lots of raw talent but he is also inconsistent when it comes to accuracy and his mechanics need work. Other coordinators will start to pick up on what he doesn't do well and try to attack it. How Love responds to these adjustments should prove if he is worthy of a $50M contract (that is going to be what it takes). We have seen several times teams paying out too soon to a QB so they can claim "We have our guy". Daniel Jones with the Giants, Wentz on the Eagles and there was a time Mayfield was the savior in Cleveland because they flashed some talent but were not able to sustain once the league adjusted to them.

What fans forget to think about when it comes to QB contracts is that there is a whole roster that needs to get paid as well. Only 3 QBs have won a title while demanding 12% or more of their teams salary cap and those guys are all the elite of the elite or in Payton Manning's case, had an all time defense that was mostly made up of guys on their 1st NFL contract. The other two to have done this where Brady and Mahomes, both of which had all time great TEs to play with. Paying any good QB, even if he is very good, Mahomes money when you he isn't Mahomes will destroy your franchise. You will have to let go talent and won't be able to give a supporting cast to your QB. We Packer fans have seen this movie before, twice. Favre and Rodgers where both more polished passers than Love is and they won their title before getting paid out big. Once they got paid we where the soft team in the playoffs constantly getting knocked out.

It wasn't all that long ago QBs had to win something in order to get these top franchise QBs. Now above average players like Goff are setting the market because teams get scared. With Green Bay's situation there is nothing to fear. Love is under contract and Green Bay can play the long game. Don't worry about ruffling his feathers, once he gets paid (when he deserves it) that will all go by the wayside.

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EricTorkelson's picture

June 04, 2024 at 02:13 pm

Amen to you Bucky, I couldn't agree with you more ... Lets let Love perform another year. If I were a NFL GM in these times I would draft and develop a quarterback every other year, and make sure I had somebody ready to step in, even if we were a contender because there are a lot more overpaid primadonna QBs out there and only a couple of Bradys and Mahomes

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LLCHESTY's picture

June 04, 2024 at 02:32 pm

"Favre and Rodgers where both more polished passers than Love is and they won their title before getting paid out big."

That's not true. Rodgers got an extension in 2008 that made him one of the highest paid QBs in the league. 4th or 5th highest IIRC. Favre got an extension in 1994 but I don't know if it made him one of the highest paid QBs.

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BuckyBadger's picture

June 04, 2024 at 02:40 pm

Rodgers extension in 2008 was not a massive deal and it didn't take up much of the cap. Rodgers didn't set the market in 2008. He set the market on his next deal.

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Coldworld's picture

June 04, 2024 at 04:10 pm

Six years and $63 million, with $20 million guaranteed against injury and a signing bonus of just over $7 million. Signed in November, after about 7 starts.

Not a bad deal in those days but they jumped on him early. It’s also worth noting that they had drafted 2QBs as insurance that year as well. Perhaps some stronger positioning helped (not that Brohm did).

The Packers let Love start a whole season. Thats a little different. Had things gone better early, perhaps they wouldn’t have, but now they are going to be paying for that caution, realistically.

It might have helped if they’d started Love in 2022 not pad Rodgers or even later when Rodger’s thumb was hurt, as some pointed out. That is perhaps biting us now, as some predicted it might.

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