The Beautiful Mystery is Solved. Aaron Rodgers is Back!

He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

 

Well folks, the summer of mystery is over. The same folks that were telling us how unhappy Rodgers is and how he will not play for the Packers again, are now reporting that he has agreed to some changes in his contract and will indeed play for the Packers this season.

Sorry Bears and Vikings fans (ok, I'll include the Lions too just to be nice). Oh, and Broncos fans also...

What does it all mean? Here's a great synopsis from CHTV Alum Zach Kruse over at Packerswire.com:

If the Packers make meaningful change and re-earn Rodgers’ trust, a commitment between player and franchise could be had following the 2021 season via a new deal, possibly one tying Rodgers to the Packers through his eventual retirement.

If the two sides can’t get on the same page in 2021, a clean split is possible early in 2022, with Rodgers getting a say on his new team and the Packers receiving back significant draft capital via trade.

Let's GO!

 

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"Jersey Al" Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for CheeseheadTV.com and PackersTalk.com. He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther.  Follow Al on twitter at @JerseyalGBP

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CheesyTex's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:19 pm

As Yogi Berra famously said, "It's never over until it's over".

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Vjwa's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:43 pm

And now the standard has been set for any Superstar on this team to act just like Rogers when things do not go their way Player's play management manage this is a bad trend and it will hurt us again in the future I rather Aaron Rodgers left the team and for the Packers to stay as a team

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Vjwa's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:43 pm

And now the standard has been set for any Superstar on this team to act just like Rogers when things do not go their way Player's play management manage this is a bad trend and it will hurt us again in the future I rather Aaron Rodgers left the team and for the Packers to stay as a team

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SanLobo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 09:48 am

I guess we will have to wait and see what actually happens this season and it’s impact on the team. And as far as setting a standard for the future, we will have to wait and see how our next 1st ballot HOF player is managed. I’m hoping our next 1st ballot HOF player is just the around corner…whomever that will be.

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Wrongbayfeldlman's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:56 pm

Yogi said that? I thought he said, “It’s not over until it aint over”? I don’t know.

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4thandinches's picture

July 26, 2021 at 11:55 pm

He didn't actually say half the things he said...

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Lphill's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:21 pm

Now we need Favre back as backup that will give Shefter something to write about .

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marpag1's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:26 pm

Or we could just have Schefter go F himself. Either way.

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mnbadger's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:40 pm

You took the words right out of my mouth. FAS! GPG!

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:37 am

Yeah, he made all this drama up all by himself.

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fish's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:26 pm

Rodgers wanted concessions. Well, who knew the brats and beer were so enticing. "Would you like relish? Onions? Ketchup or mustard?"

"DON'T FORGET A NAPKIN!!" as he walks away with the goodies.

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Packers0808's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:37 pm

As I said elsewhere, "Sky is blue. water is wet, and cash is green!

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stockholder's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:17 pm

And Lies are Murphy.!!!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:39 pm

And the rumors are flying. Just saw Trey Wingo claim Rodgers has said if Randall Cobb is brought back he will come back. Jesus!

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stockholder's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:43 pm

No - Love wants to be traded.

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jannes bjornson's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:36 pm

Along with the Fans and the conspiracy crowd.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Until learn more I dont want to say too much. If all is true with revised contract the FO is likely to come out of this looking bad. Even more importantly what is going to be done with Love and Bortles?

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Since'61's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:14 pm

We could try to trade them or just chuck both of them if they show nothing during TC. Thanks, Since ‘61

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jannes bjornson's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:37 pm

I like Benkert as the # 3.

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Since'61's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:52 pm

Agree jannes. Thanks, Since '61

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packer132's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:04 pm

Love isn't going anywhere. You don't draft a QB #1 and cut him. This gives him another year to watch and learn, and maybe get in some games at garbage time.

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Coldworld's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:29 pm

Love is back on plan A. A lot of snaps in camp. Bortles is likely gone.

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fordguy's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:58 pm

Unless Bortles is named the backup like TBLS was and Love ends up being a healthy scratch. Time will tell.

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Bure9620's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:55 pm

No, that would send a terrible message..... Bortles will not be on the 53 or (55). He was insurance as a possible backup to Love. Bortles is now a camp arm....

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:47 pm

Nothing like a deadline to gets things moving. The deal as far as it is understood:

1. 2023 is a void year. GB can't franchise AR.

2. AR will restructure to open cap space. $11.3M is maximum possible. Not sure how much will be converted from base salary to a signing bonus. The more that is converted, the higher AR's dead money if traded in 2022.

3. Mechanisms will be put into place to review AR's situation after the 2021 season. That is vague and could mean that AR will be granted permission to seek a trade next February/March.

4. Mechanisms will be put into player to deal with any issues AR may have. No idea. If there were a neutral party in GB it almost sounds like a system wherein issues get run by a third party. Think Harlan back in the day instead of Gute, Ball, or Murphy.

This means GB has to decide whether to keep or trade AR next year. He becomes a FA in 2023 so if they keep him for 2022, GB can't trade him after that; instead they'd get just a comp pick. Probably the highest one possible, but still just one 3rd round pick. So lots of pressure to trade AR in February before they have to meet the 2022 salary cap.

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Coldworld's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:39 pm

Franchising a 40 year old QB would be one hell of a decision. Overall Rodgers got one year off the length, the Packers hit cap flexibility. The chances are the Packers see this as no concession at all, bar the probably inflated cost of buying Cobb back (he had a poor year last year but costs over $8m in cap). We need to see how that goes if true and he wasn’t heading for being cut (unlikely that happens now even in Houston).

Looks like the Packers got what they wanted and gave up something they didn’t (2023) absent a change of heart and future extension after this season. Shefter portrays this as the Packers concerning. Looks like he does have the ear of Rodgers’ camp. How surprising.

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SanLobo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 06:22 am

I agree with you that the Front Office did better in this than many are saying. They are back on their timeline for Rodgers, they didn’t have to pay him any additional money and in fact are clearing cap space thanks to him as well as retaining his rights in 22 so they will get trade capital for him. Rodgers gets to claim concessions, but in the end, what he got was the perception of greater control over his own destiny. As far as Schefter having the ear of one camp or another. Who benefits most from the perception Rodgers won? Green Bay, the institution that will be around long after it’s players, wins more by having Rodgers back and trying to prove himself, driven to win another SB, and leave on top. Murphy and Gutenkunst pulled this out of the fire nicely.

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:46 am

Use up all our possibly acquired cap space on an oft injured/old Cobb when we drafted Amari. please ,nooooo.

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Bure9620's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:57 pm

Which nearly all but assures Rodgers is dealt in March

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Leatherhead's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:07 pm

I’ve always thought that was the desired time line, after the 2021 season. I still do. One last chance to get the job done with Rodgers, Adams, Jones, etc.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:08 pm

Weren't you the one who lectured the rest of us, ad nauseum, that Rodgers didn't want to be here, and he wasn't coming back? How'd that Bradley Chubb trade you promised us work out for ya? Nice 180 you silly little man.

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:53 am

Well, he didn't want to be here until the team made concessions. I like this because it's good for both.

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CheesyTex's picture

July 27, 2021 at 01:29 pm

TGR,

Re "The more that is converted, the higher AR's dead money if traded in 2022.": Is it possible within NFL rules for Rodgers to have traded some salary $ in exchange for voiding 2023, thereby lowering the dead money? Or, if that is not achievable via salary cut, could he repay some of the bonus $ to lower the dead money in exchange for voiding 2023?

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mnbadger's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:48 pm

This "new deal" generates mixed emotions for me. Part of me feels FO gave too much and the inmates are now running the asylum. Part of me didn't even want him back. If there's one more bit of drama, bullshit or other prima donnaness (I just made up a new word) I hope his teammates put him back in his place. FO got the best of him and Dunn with his contract, why did they have to concede. He better man up, take questions and work towards a SB. GPG!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:12 pm

I just want GB to win a super bowl. I rooted for Martellus Bennett and read all the (relentlessly positive) articles about what a forceful personality he was in the locker room all the while thinking he was a Bennett after all and probably a piece of garbage. Which he was. I read the excerpts of Geronimo Allison's social media and thought he wasn't role model material (to say the least) and I certainly would never let a daughter of mine or my niece meet him or go anywhere near him.

The truth is that if you knew all of the players, there is no saying how many you would like or respect.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:50 am

Never knew anything about Geronimo, but you are right about there being players who if we only 'knew'. The question is how different than percentage of our overall society?

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:01 am

It works both ways, some portray poorly on the field, but are assets to their home town communities. We have to realize that there is so much attention paid to the NFL that it turns some players into actors.

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GregC's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:39 pm

Agreed mnbadger, I was ready to move on without Rodgers, and I worry that management may have given up too much to make him happy. For starters, bringing back Randall Cobb makes no sense to me: a declining player who is injury-prone and has been replaced by Amari Rodgers.

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Bure9620's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:58 pm

Well you don't think he will stop pushing right?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:55 pm

There are reports that AR wanted GB to reacquire Randall Cobb, per Shefter. Maybe so, but one has to consider that such a desire might have been prior to drafting Amari Rodgers.

GB can't spend all of whatever cap space is opened up. They need it for 2022 and possibly for Davante Adams. Not sure that this opens up any reasonable avenue for reaching a long-term deal with Adams. It would if GB and Adams can agree on his value ($24M AAV?) and if Adams is willing to play in GB even if AR's status as the QB in GB is at least as tenuous as it was last week.

It doesn't sound like AR makes a dime more in compensation. Never thought it was about money for AR, but loads of people ascribed any number of evil intentions to AR. Money was only to ensure his status as starting QB in GB. Could be wrong, I suppose. AR almost certainly will make a boatload more money if he signs elsewhere in 2022.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

July 27, 2021 at 11:32 am

Cobb has no trade value. Whether the Texans trade or release him they have to take a 12 million Dead Money hit. If the Texans release him fine, he can come here on a Vet Min deal for a 7 year veteran. The Packers can't try to offer the Texans a salary for salary trade because hardly any player have over a 2.5 million base salary. So what's left? A Brock Osweiler sort of trade? Cobb and a 5th round pick for a 7th round pick? Why would they do that? Of course Rodgers picks the most unreasonable person to acquire possible. If he's demanding Cobb, he doesn't give 1 shit about winning a SuperBowl.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 26, 2021 at 04:53 pm

… he’s still a douchenozzle…

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Brian's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:01 pm

Part of me wants the O-Line to execute a look-out block.

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LeotisHarris's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:11 pm

Pro Tip: Don't listen to that part of you. It's not your brain talking, and can lead to disastrous consequences.

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ImaPayne's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:55 pm

Its douchebag

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Bearmeat's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:34 am

Yep. As so often happens, ego is a deadly flaw. Almost a Greek Tragedy.

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Bitternotsour's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:36 pm

he misplayed this royally. he created such ill will he couldn't even attend any of the bucks games (for fear he'd get booed out of the building). that had to roast his hinder.

bakhtiari in the building drinking like royalty.

guy has a golden arm and and a god-like opinion of himself.

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jhtobias's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:01 pm

So does this mean Jordy will unretire and we will sign Clay Matthews per Aaron Rodgers 🤔

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Brian's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:03 pm

And A.J. Hawk

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Packers0808's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:12 pm

And Larry McCarren, they need a center!

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:11 am

" oh what a tangled web Rod weaves." Kumerow was last seen carrying Rods luggage through the airport.

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Coldworld's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:08 pm

So Shefter the person with no contacts now has news from Rodgers camp. Looks all rather inconsequential as reported. A year off Rodgers contract, the cap shift the Packers hoped for in February (is there anyone we can use it on available at this point?) and we have to acquire Cobb. For what consideration isn’t clear, but anything more than a late conditional is an overpayment based upon last year.

Is this really what Rodgers was about all off season? Hardly worth the drama. I am glad we have him this season, I’m glad we have the cap flexibility, I’m really not excited about bringing Cobb back, but he could help the younger Rodgers I suppose, they are close. Just seems pointless and shefter’s involvement suggests the bad smell was real.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:38 pm

Cobb has $8.25M guaranteed as a base salary. So, not a trade to GB, at least. Houston will keep him or trade him only. Release has almost zero cap savings for Houston.

Cobb had a toe injury after 11 games that I gather needed surgery. His stats are quite decent as a 3rd WR on a per-game basis. Too expensive for that role.

You don't sound that happy. Turning 2023 into a void year amps up the need to make a decision on Love (some of us aren't willing to roll the dice yet until we see the guy play). Prior to that GB didn't need to make a 5th-year option decision until after Love's third year, that is, after the 2022 season. Now that timetable is moved up. Getting cap relief is important, as well.

Was this rigamarole worth it to anyone? I think everyone lost something.

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Coldworld's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:04 pm

I’m happy we get Rodgers this year apparently mollified. To me this looks like a one year deal. Rodgers gets a definite out after 2022. The Packers get another year for Love and cap flexibility and they can decide to agree otherwise at anytime but with less hold by the team over Rodgers but apparently no significant cap poison pill either.

The Cobb thing concerns me because he’s not worth the cap or the cost to acquire, both of which seem high. We need a DL more. That said, the thing that strikes me about this is that this kind of deal could have been done months ago without all the cryptic BS. The way it came out lends a lot of Credence to the draft day bomb indeed being orchestrated as was the playing with fans via the non-statement statements. Overall, I just feel all of this was unnecessary, I’m wondering if this wasn’t just a display of pique for the sake of it.

So in short, happy with the result for this season based on this being accurate and comprehensive but not happy at the way this off season was conducted by Rodgers for a deal that he could have done day one I suspect, certainly quietly. I suspect he’s traded next year. I think he would have been anyway at this point. Many think that was always the plan. Well after all this he just facilitated that and made it so we have cap flexibility after most targets have been signed (if we don’t have to spend it on Cobb).

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Cubbygold's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:01 pm

Yup. People spinning this, but Rodgers is the big loser here. Bunch of drama for nothing, and this reworked deal is just a BS front for him basically backing down but having too big of an ego to do that without cover.

Rodgers cap hit was set to be 20% of packers cap. No team has won a SB with a hit over 13%. Hopefully gute makes a great trade next off-season after they win a SB

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Crankbait's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:31 pm

Super Bowl?
Did you happen to notice that the Packers Defense could not get off the field on third down when they played playoff caliber teams?
Just saying.

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greengold's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:42 pm

Pettine is gone, we’ve added more talent, and players we are counting on could realize good development. I’m actually excited to see player development under LaFleur. This is the year it should begin to hit.

This year could be the one, Crankbait.

GPG

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Crankbait's picture

July 27, 2021 at 06:32 am

I am cautiously optimistic about this season. However I am a realist and this defense has sucked for a long long time and I will believe the defense is championship level when I see it. I love my Packers but as a fan I do not trust coaching or management for this team. History does not lie.

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canadapacker's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:19 pm

Between Shefter and Florio - dont know which is worse - they can write and rewrite the same non news over and over . This is the type of click type news that Fox news is famous for. And now lets move on to the next thing - how about a story that says AR has not been vaccinated against Covid and will have to stay 20 meters away from Gutey.

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Mags's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:11 pm

Some people always have to bring up the political bullshit.

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jurp's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:04 pm

How is bringing up Fox News political? It's a communications company. Last time I looked, none of the Murdochs held public office. Or do you think that Fox is part of a political party?

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Coldworld's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:07 pm

20 meters away from Meyers might be more significant

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jh9's picture

July 27, 2021 at 06:58 am

Although Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” isn’t an accurate analogy of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, it gives this team an urgency it has needed since winning the Super Bowl in 2010. As long as Aaron Rodgers is healthy, this is the best chance for the Packers to win another Lombardi Trophy in over a decade. Go Pack Go!

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Minniman's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:50 pm

I’m intrigued jh9. Out of curiosity here - and not derision, so please don’t read it that way - how do you see them not being parallels?

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jh9's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:20 pm

MJ and Pippen won five championships before their “last dance.” AR and Adams have won zero together.

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Since'61's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:25 pm

Posted from the beginning that Rodgers wanted control over his exit/retirement from the Packers. Apparently now he has some at least.

I wonder if the new contract includes a clause that states Rodgers can never speak about the Packers efforts to trade him for Justin Hebert on Day 1 of the 2020 draft before they traded up for Love.

The good news is that 2021 becomes a viable season again for making an SB run. Once Bak gets back on the field all of the pieces should be in place.

After 2021 who knows? We’ll worry about that when we get there. For now GPG!!! Thanks, Since ‘61

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greengold's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:45 pm

You did! Good call. This was a rough ride, for all Packer fans. No doubt.

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Since'61's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:57 pm

greengold, Speaking for myself it was the only thing that made sense. Of course with Rodgers it could have been anyone of a hundred different things but once I heard about the attempted trade for Hebert and then drafting Love I figured it had to be a career security issue.

I think if Gute and Rodgers can avoid each other for the entire season and the season goes well Rodgers may want to stick in GB. If not, he'll be traded before the 2022 draft. Thanks, Since '61

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Grandfathered's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:26 am

Respectfully disagree about the conspiracy theory regarding a Justin Hebert trade. Dave Steger's source is "someone closely associated with Athletes First" agency? Maybe its the receptionists cousin! Zach Brunner's article sounds like Qanon (Wake up and do your own research, people!). I hate to even provide a link because reading it makes a person dumber, but in the spirit of objectivity... https://flurrysports.org/packers-attempted-aaron-rodgers-trade-for-justi...

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greengold's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:27 pm

I've gotta say, I'm happy to see this has worked out. Sounds like the team is happy for this resolution too. This is what we all wanted on Draft Day. If they somehow bring Cobb back onto the roster, wow! Amazing. Aaron must really want this to mend the fences... the team too.

Meanwhile, the plan to give Jordan Love a couple years behind one of the greats of the game is still in tact for his continued development.

I really didn't think they could all pull this off, but I'm happy that they did to hit the ground running on this 2021 season.

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Since'61's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:59 pm

Yes, I was hoping for a positive outcome and we finally have it. Time to focus on football and the 2021 season.
GPG! Thanks, Since '61

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greengold's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:11 pm

F’n A, Since’61, that one kicked my ass. I seriously felt like someone close to me passed away on draft day. That was a tough blow, and, the hits just kept coming.

The opportunity for the Packers to follow through with their development plan for Love is big, as is Rodgers wanting to come back for another legit shot. The exchange of the 3rd year for cap relief is big, and appears symbiotic. Good. Now finish the job!

GPG

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Rebecca's picture

July 27, 2021 at 06:58 am

LOL Love will be starting and Rodgers will lead the Denver Broncos. Wasn’t that your Love development plan?

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greengold's picture

July 27, 2021 at 09:52 am

Rebecca, when the statement came out on draft day 1, all I did was try to figure out what was happening, and what possibilities were laid out in front of us in this situation filled with unknowns. This situation could have gone any number of ways, and I tried my best to see what they were and shared what I had learned. Even Andrew Brandt thought it was over between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Of course I would support Jordan Love 100% if he were charged with starting Game 1. That's what true Packer fans do. Support their team.

You are wrong. All along, I wanted the Packers original plan for development and succession.

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stockholder's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:37 pm

I'm thrilled. I'm excited again. It will be good to see him in person again. He just makes the Packers better. And I always believed; if the FO got their priorities straighten out. It would be better for the packer organization in the long run.

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jannes bjornson's picture

July 28, 2021 at 10:50 pm

Maybe Murphy walks next week, preferably, low ball gets the heave ho....

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Coldworld's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:15 pm

Looks to me that the FO got exactly what they wanted. Rodgers starting, cap flexibility, out after one year to trade him, no significant cap hangover. Rodgers gets a shorter contract by year but could still be controlled till he’s 40 and maybe an old buddy. If the majority view here was correct, that means development as expected next year. Love wins, because he gets an extra year behind Rodgers, which the team wanted anyway.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:38 pm

I've been sounding off hoping we trade Rodgers for a king's ransom, but if today's reports are true, this deal seems to work for both sides, the drama may actually be avoided this season, and Rodgers will be motivated to win.

The team will welcome Rodgers back, LaFleur must be happy, and the fans, including those of us who became disgruntled with Rodger's antics, will root for whom once again.

Go Pack!

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ImaPayne's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:54 pm

Sorry Johnny. Mgmt cant take the pain of rebuild without Rodgers so they will squamder a glorius op and keep him until he has not worth to anyone else. Better hope he gets us a couple of super bowls, playoff loses, we already have enough of those.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:59 pm

What I understand, and correct me if I'm wrong, is they can still trade him next year as long as it's before February. Here is what I read on Packer Wire:

"The Packers get Rodgers back for the 2021 season. More cap space this year through a simple contract alteration. Another year to evaluate the development of Jordan Love. The ability to trade Rodgers after the season. And time to mend the fences and heal wounds, potentially setting up a contract extension following 2021."

Looks to me like a win/win

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:13 pm

Sounds right. Trade probably has to happen before the new league year (March 16, 2022, IIRC) so AR's contract is off the books before GB has to meet the cap limit. Maybe there is something fancy Ball can do so they can wait until June 1, but not much occurs to me at the moment that doesn't have lots of downsides.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:49 pm

I will root for Rodgers, because he is the Packers QB in 2021. I have not, for a long time, liked Aaron Rodgers the person. I can deal with that. Go Pack Go. I look forward to seeing the Love era start in 2022. Very glad GB has reserved the right to trade him after this year.

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scullyitsme's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

Says the leader of the pitchfork crowd. Took off you hood?

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greengold's picture

July 27, 2021 at 10:10 am

"Pitchfork crowd."

"Haters."

Enough with the BS labeling of other fans. Aaron Rodgers handled this with a huge amount of disrespect for the fan base. Rodgers deserves every criticism leveled for his punking out the Packers fan base with less than forthright, cryptic, 3rd party communications that left EVERYBODY guessing.

No one knew what was happening, even someone as close to the scene as Andrew Brandt, who one day prior to this new deal, said it was all over.

Fans showing support to Jordan Love, and calling out Aaron Rodgers for his narcissistic handling of this situation is realist, given the unknowns. We support our team, the Packers. Either you are IN or OUT! Rodgers was OUT until yesterday.

These after the fact labeling swipes at other fans are disingenuous, ignorant, weak and childish. Prior to the Draft Day 1 bombshell, we ALL were on board with Aaron Rodgers leading our Packers team to another shot at the Super Bowl.

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mnbadger's picture

July 27, 2021 at 01:09 pm

thank you GG, enough of the "family fighting" Let's get it back together and kick tb12's golden ass in the NFCCG! GPG

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scullyitsme's picture

July 26, 2021 at 11:00 pm

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croatpackfan's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:12 am

Johnny, Johnny... I will root for Packers, not any more for Aaron Rodgers. Now, when we understand what AR accepts tells me that all this drama was unnecessary. Confirm what I felt about behavior of Diva...

Thank you. GPG

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JohnnyLogan's picture

July 27, 2021 at 09:12 am

Root for Rodgers this year Croat, he's the QB of the Green Bay Packers, the team you love.

As to the drama, it did actually change some things, and they mostly favor the Packers:
1) The Packers got cap relief, giving them a better chance to sign Adams.
2) The Packers got to void Rodgers last year, meaning we won't have to go through this drama again next year, they'll either trade him before the draft, or both sides will agree to an extension,
3) The Packers got another year for Love to develop.
4) The Packer FO, which has been getting crucified by media and fans, made a very good deal showing there is some real competence there.

And what did Rodgers get?
1) Rodgers got to void the third year of his contract so he can demand a trade.
2) Rodgers got to have a say in personnel matters, but likely not the final say.
3) He gets to keep his man-bun and if he wants he can add a tied beard.

Packer fans win here Croat. Be happy.

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Tingham's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:43 pm

I think both sides have had some blame all the way through this. But honestly if we could have stripped away all of the media and social media hysteria Rodgers missed OTA's. Not much more.

He himself never said publicly he didn't want to play for the Packers. In many ways silence was his best leverage because it kept all options open. We will likely have a very good team this year. Love gets another year to season. It is very possible this is the last year Rodgers will be with the Packers. Let's win the Super Bowl.

Go Pack Go.

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HarryHodag's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:47 pm

We'll see. He isn't back yet. But I suspect management wanted to get the stockholders meeting behind them first.

My sincere hope is this is behind us all and we can concentrate on winning the NFC North, winning in the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl.

But Rodgers isn't here yet and we'll see if all the optimism is warranted.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:54 pm

Deadlines like the shareholders meeting sometimes provide movement in negotiations. I hadn't considered the meeting to be something that might induce movement, but it is possible.

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jannes bjornson's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:57 pm

The Hecklers can boom it out to the Forty yard line. Murphy still has pretty good hearing.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:51 pm

I think this is akin to the "peace" Vito made so he could bring back Michael. It does buy a season so perhaps in that interim things will change.

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LeotisHarris's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:22 pm

Winning takes care of all kinds of woes. Good reason for optimism at this point.

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ImaPayne's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:52 pm

Back from what he was never gone. He knew from day one he was playing. What pisses me off if the Pack are going to give him the contract he wants and keep him indefinitely instead of shipping him off end of next season and start the rebuild.
This decision will ruin this team for decades to come.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:05 pm

Why does this ruin the team for decades, Skippy? We have a great opportunity this year with one of the best rosters we've had in years, and if things go south we can trade Rodgers next year. He will still be worth a King's ransom. I don't understand the ruinous aspect of this deal.
Please explain.

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Bill Atkinson's picture

July 26, 2021 at 05:53 pm

There is a God!

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4thand1's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:28 pm

NEEEVVVERRR...........A DOUBT

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4thand1's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:30 pm

I'LL BE BAAACK

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arizonayahoo07@gmail.com's picture

July 26, 2021 at 06:40 pm

I t makes sense for AROD to see how this years team goes.. I can see them getting 14-3. And this time getting to the super bowl.. With Jones and Dillon running the ball. Tight ends and tuff wide receivers blocking for Jones and Dillon.. Rogers could not have to bear the burden on his back so much.. Along with yearly improved defense.. And a super bowl special teams kicking ass. I can see Rogers ,Adams, and Smith playing past 2022 with their packer buddies..

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jurp's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:09 pm

Jones and Dillon will only be able to run the ball if AR doesn't change the play at the line. Like he seems to have done a lot in the last NFCCG.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:16 pm

The ideal scenario was that Rodgers would play this year - give Love another year to develop - then be traded (Rodgers) after the season. It seems this has come to pass. The contract concessions are minor and mostly for face-saving purposes (for Rodgers sake). In fact, the team may be better-off than before. All in all, a good day for the present and future of the Packers

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Leatherhead's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:46 pm

I agree on all points with AlbertaPackers post.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:18 pm

And I, as well. I do think the void for 2023 is more important than it appears at first, but not if GB always was going to trade AR after this season. Hard to judge that.

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4thandinches's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:34 am

But wouldn't Rodgers be worth more in a trade during the 2021/2022 offseason if he still had 2 years on his contract? That difference is what it seems the front office gave up to appease Rodgers. I think the devil is gonna be in the details on this... If void year means the Packers are paying him for 2023 by shifting salary to signing bonus, that would not be good...

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 04:46 am

Yes, two years of control for the acquiring team would be better. Plus, those years had low pay of about $25M each year. However, in practice usually when a big-time player is traded, a new contract with an extension is completed. When teams trade for players even though they haven't reached a new contract, bad things happen for the team. Tunsil took Houston to the cleaners. Hopkins, even though he had three years left on his deal that would have paid him $40M (none guaranteed) turned that into $60M paid during the first three years and the dreaded $27.5M AAV number tossed around.

Not sure of the meaning of your last sentence. GB will convert some or most of AR's $14.7M base into a signing bonus to free up cap space. If it frees up $11.3M, there would be a proration of $5.65M in 2022 and the same amount in 2023. The $11.3M would accelerate into 2022 if traded in March. AR is scheduled to earn $25M in 2023, but that will change to zero and GB won't pay AR anything for or in 2023 unless everything changes and AR is still the QB in GB in 2023. That would require another new contract.

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4thandinches's picture

July 27, 2021 at 06:48 am

Thanks for the explanation and sorry to be unclear. I was meaning that it would be less beneficial if the Packers still would have to essentially pay Rodgers his 2023 salary in the form of a signing bonus. I am not particularly familiar with void years but the other deals the Packers have done this offseason, they are paying the full contract amount but just spreading it out over more years for cap purposes. Also, I'm wondering if the new deal works it out so Rodgers basically loses the prorated year of his signing bonus (by reducing his new contract amount). It seems to me he should lose that prorated portion since he's not honoring that deal. These are some of the details which are needed to fully evaluate this arrangement in my opinion. Time will tell.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:59 pm

I see. No, AR's previously scheduled compensation for 2023 ($25M base, $500K W/O) just disappears. Don't feel bad, it wasn't guaranteed and when someone extends him that number probably will be more. For reasons only the powers that be understand, a signing bonus can still be prorated into a year that is a void year.

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marpag1's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:48 pm

Agree. I don't think a lot of people truly understand that when you're already 80 bazillion dollars over future caps, largely because of your massively expensive QB who will turn 38 before the season is over, you kinda don't have much choice except to find more economical ways of moving forward.

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pacman's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:25 pm

So we know a few things but there is probably something like AR getting veto power over trading starting offensive personnel. And I wouldn't be surprised if he also got the ability to call all the plays in the final 2 min. These were probably the main non-money issues that we don't know about. Personally, I'm ok with these considering that I believe current management screwed up on these issues to a large degree.

Enough. Now let's see everyone be an adult and get to work.

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marpag1's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:42 pm

He absolutely does not have veto power over personnel moves.

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pacman's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:18 am

How do you know that 'absolutely'?

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Grandfathered's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:48 am

Because MLF and the rest of the coaches would riot?

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pacman's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:31 pm

Maybe Murphy made the decision and told MLF and coaches to - "not be the problem". Seems like he knows how to do that.

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MainePackFan's picture

July 26, 2021 at 07:38 pm

Not sure how everyone else feels, but I am ready for a break from the drama and I'm looking forward to a Super Bowl run.

ARod was right in many ways. He told them he wanted to finish his career as a Packer and play into his 40's..., the Packers trade up for his replacement. He shuts his mouth, works hard to prove he is still an MVP. forcing the Packers to admit that their best chance at a Super Bowl is with him at the helm. This was never about Jordan Love personally, but it was absolutely about the FO disrespecting him by using a first round pick on a QB when he was under contract and telling the world he wanted to retire a Packer. That where "it's about the people" comes from in my humble opinion. If a player shows loyalty, so should the franchise.

I'm sure many will disagree with my 2 cents :)

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GeorgiaCheesehead's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:50 pm

You nailed it! totally agree

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GeorgiaCheesehead's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:50 pm

You nailed it! totally agree

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Trapped-in-MN-BUT-GB-fan's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:50 pm

Totally agree. GB was always about family until Murphy and Gute showed up. I think Shefter should talk to his supposed "sources'" to see if these idiots are moving on either by choice or not.

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Trapped-in-MN-BUT-GB-fan's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:50 pm

Totally agree. GB was always about family until Murphy and Gute showed up. I think Shefter should talk to his supposed "sources'" to see if these idiots are moving on either by choice or not.

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:30 am

History has shown that holding on to an aging QB too long has dire consequences for the team. Unless we don't mind a few 3 win seasons, case in point Eli and Gents.

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PAPackerbacker's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:19 pm

I am ready to watch the Packers make another Super Bowl run this coming season. Time to leave this drama behind and move forward. Glad both sides came to their senses and worked things out for the sake of the team and Packer fans everywhere. Time to rally behind the Packers and cheer them on to a Super Bowl victory!! Go! Pack! Go!

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:25 pm

All that drama for what? Hopefully his new wife will set him straight. Time to end the soap opera and play football! GO PACK!!!

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Packers0808's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:40 pm

With his messed up life and mind, really wonder if he will marry what ever her name is, Charlene?

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Bure9620's picture

July 26, 2021 at 08:50 pm

The concessions are interesting to me......This feels like Team Rodgers or his agent are really playing up what he is giving the Packers. He is agreeing to a voidable final year which nearly all but assures he will be dealt after 2021. The no trade clause will be interesting if he gets to exclude teams or if is a "check with me clause." I realize many are celebrating but the Packers need to stick to their plan or they could risk alienating their future in Jordan Love. This plan needs to be absolutely set in stone and communicated to BOTH QBs. If it is not, after the season concludes, we are back to a side show.....a bigger one.........This really needs to be "Aaron you are here one year then you ARE getting traded in March" or "Aaron you are our guy for several years to come" And I find the latter nearly totally unworkable for MANY reasons including a 3rd year of Love on the bench, a really tough cap situation turned into an impossible one and Rodgers actually wanting out....

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 04:54 am

I already answered BPB9620 elsewhere. Inflexible plans make adapting to change difficult. What if Love looks lost if and when he faces live bullets in a real game?

When plans go awry, better to pick up the strings, tie a knot, and move forward.

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Bure9620's picture

July 27, 2021 at 10:02 am

Then Gute is fired if that is the case. If he missed that badly on Love in planning on the future of the franchise to where a guy he drafted and traded up to for in the first round to replace a hall of famer is unplayable? He is fired because that is operational and organizational malfeasance. I understand your argument about being flexible with a plan, to which I agree with you up to a point. With that said, I have said this ad nauseum, Jordan Love was not drafted to say "hey let's see what he can do." Gute traded up in the first to go and get HIS guy. That is the plan and if his plan is that bad, flexibility will not salvage that plan. Love is to be QB1 in 2022. That is what first round QBs are and they ALL play eventually.

I am not sure why so many are planning on Love being this huge bust?? I would argue there is more to be excited about than not be excited about with Jordan Love.

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barutanseijin's picture

July 27, 2021 at 10:26 am

What is sMurph going to do? Fire himself? He’ll be feeding off the Packers for as long as he cares to.

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Oppy's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:05 pm

So much speculation without any substantial facts on the deal

but I don't feel good about any of this.

I hope the Packers move him after this season.

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Bure9620's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:16 pm

Agreed. I hope this is not a "wait and see how the season goes" and this becomes a year to year thing......This needs to be a deal which dictates and mirrors their future plan...anything short of that would mean there isn't a plan.....One and done is the only workable scenario I see.

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Todd's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:07 pm

NFL teams with drama and distractions don't win championships. It's going to be a drama-filled season, just like the offseason was.

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4thand1's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:27 pm

How so? I think it's win it all or nothing

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Todd's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:54 pm

His status and future with the team will be talked about throughout the year. It will be a distraction.

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GeorgiaCheesehead's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:39 pm

And for the record BG is a slimeball he tried to trade AR for Justin Herbert on draft day the traded up to get his replacement. And then said we aren’t trading AR. and all of you that were bashing AR - don’t root for him now. Stick to your guns. It’s easy to see where the problem is. and its not AR iit is the FO. Mmand BG. Period end of story

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Oppy's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:51 pm

It took every bit of every single renegotiated contract with multiple players to hold the core of this team together for 2021, and they still had to let Corey LInsley, Lane Taylor, and Jamaal WIlliams go.

In 2022, if the Packers keep Aaron Rodgers, they are in even more a a crunch salary cap wise, and will likely have trouble keeping a number of really talented, young players that should be core players for the packers for years, starting with Jaire Alexander.

THe Packers must move Rodgers after 2021. If Rodgers now has the ability to veto a trade, it could be detrimental to the health of the Packers for years to come.

"Period end of story"

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 05:18 am

Not necessarily, but you have a point.

AR has $25M in salary for 2022. If GB committed to AR for the long term, add two years to his deal, convert $24M to a signing bonus, and generate $18M in cap space for 2022. Not quite as much as trading him ($22.6M at present before the current contract alteration) but a good start on closing the salary cap problem for 2022.

Sooner or later unless the cap truly explodes, pushing the cap hit down the road will require a rebuild later. One thing lost is the hope for a seamless transition, but I don't think the probabilities of a seamless transition are all that good even if GB dumps AR and commits to Jordan Love. There is a chance, though - I've never seen the kid play even so I've no real opinion on that, just probabilities of successfully drafting QBs late in the first.

I don't think there is any evidence that AR can veto a trade and precious little that this deal hinges on acquiring Randall Cobb. If GB does acquire Cobb, yeah, that would be worrisome both on the merits of that particular transaction and for the team/franchise as a whole.

My own view without looking in depth is that keeping AR means losing the seamless transition, both because Love doesn't get a real chance in GB and because there is a year when the cap can't be stretcher any further. The latter more than the former since Love probably would get a real chance to play in regular season games even if AR is the starter for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

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Oppy's picture

July 27, 2021 at 07:42 am

The speculative/rumor angle that part of this "new deal" with Rodgers involves him having some sort of say / control over his future going forward after the 2021 season is what worries me more than anything.

If he has been given the right to choose where he may be traded to- given the right to refuse trades- it could put the Packers in a position where their options are to keep him longer than they really want, or unable to make a sensible trade for reasonable compensation. The worst case scenario would be, in my opinion, wanting to make the transition but having Rodgers refuse a trade, thus placing the Packers in the position of cutting Rodgers and missing out on numerous future draft picks that could have been used for the long-term health of the roster, while Rodgers then goes to play for the Vikings.

My main concern is that we lose the ability to retain young, talented players in the meanwhile. This team has a talented young core. I don't want to see it splintered moving forward. There's the basis for another decade of winning football here.

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barutanseijin's picture

July 27, 2021 at 10:31 am

Injuries tend to solve these problems. I could see it playing out like the Romo to Dak transition.

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:17 am

Raiders will possibly be waiting as they can release Carr with zero cap casualty after this season. It's one year and let's move on for me because if love doesn't work out there will be other options.

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GeorgiaCheesehead's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:41 pm

If you really have any brains at all you would hope the packets move on from Mm and BG not AR. Dumb shits.

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:23 am

What was that quote from Swed yesterday about Ahs.

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Trapped-in-MN-BUT-GB-fan's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:43 pm

I am sitting in Minnesota and am so happy I don't have to listen to the as-hole viking fans about this and telling me they are now the NFC North favorites. Suddenly their medications have kicked in and they just realized we have Rogers and they still have Cousins. Life has gotten so much better here.

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PeteK's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:24 am

They scare me because of their improvements on D.

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Dragon5's picture

July 26, 2021 at 09:56 pm

I feel it's now safe to say that if Love shows poorly this preseason, it will be either:

A) Like a politician that can't/won't EVER admit a mistake, Gute's decision will either sever the team or unite it as the seasoned veterans in "championship-now" mode will bolt. Denver will probably remain his preferred destination given his fiancee lives in Boulder, but I find it odd--quietly intriguing if you will, that there has been little mention of Aaron succeeding Ben in Pittsburgh--they are Super Bowl ready with just as much trade capital as Denver in the AFC.

B) Murphy assumes his executive powers and writes Gute's pink slip prior to the '22 draft in order to keep Rodgers and unite the team and I believe if the case, we will win one in hellbent fashion before 2025--Rodgers enemy year--year of the SNAKE.

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MarkinMadison's picture

July 26, 2021 at 10:11 pm

When I saw that Shaylene Woodley's MOTHER was tweeting about Stephen A's stupid take, for some reason this dialog formed in my head:

Aaron Rodgers: Um, I think we should see other people.
Olivia Munn/Danica Patrick: Is there someone else? Is she younger?
AR: I don't know. Maybe. How about you give me some time to figure it out. Maybe see both of you?
OM/DP: What? Forget it.
AR: OK, well, then I guess I have to dump you.

Gutey: Um, I think we should see other people.
AR: Is there someone else? Is he younger?
Gutey: I don't know. Maybe. How about you give me some time to figure it out. Maybe see both of you?
AR: What? Forget it.
Gutey: OK, well, I guess I'll dump you, but not until after I'm sure about the other guy.
AR: No way! I'll dump you first.
Gutey: Um, no.
AR: But I'm always the dumper, never the dumpee!
Gutey: Yeah, no. Sorry.

Yeah, I'm still numb. He's back for one year. Great. Let's see how hard he tries, and how much he just protects himself.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 05:33 am

Maybe AR wants kids when he retires. Munn is 41. Danica is 39. But I get your point.

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MarkinMadison's picture

July 27, 2021 at 04:44 pm

More than fair. No of my business anyway. And I get that Momma W wants to suck up to the multi-millionaire son-in-law. But really Momma W, just stay out of it.

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scullyitsme's picture

July 26, 2021 at 11:14 pm

All the poor” sit’em all year” folks. Let him ride the pine, he’s a diva, he’s a putz…guess what fans you sounded like? I used to think Viking fans where the biggest drama queens, I never thought I’d have to be embarrassed to be a packer fan ever, but I certainly was this year. You talk to any fan of almost any team and they will tell you the packer brass has lost their minds. But Hicksville mob wi…. Wow

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croatpackfan's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:36 am

No one from us "sit’em all year” never wrote that AR is not great player. But, as I stated in one of my first posts on the subject, and what I still believe that Aaron Rodgers outplayed himself. Do you really justify all this drama just to get what? The same you had before this drama. AR just lost his popularity among the Packers Nation, not from all of the fans, but from very large part of it. He ruined his dreams about legacy. Well he will get recognition, but with big, big smudge on it. And that is the reality.

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jurp's picture

July 27, 2021 at 08:04 am

He's still a diva and a putz (at least). How can the truth be embarrassing to you?

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Tundraboy's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:48 am

I’ll be in Green Bay on the 28th at Lodge Kohler. Perfect timing and added bonus to an already great family road trip. Now on to some football. GPG

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:59 am

The Packers will be a powerhouse this year with talent on both sides of the ball and our Hall of Fame quarterback behind center for at least one more year.
Concerning the contract: I hope whatever modifications are made to the contract Rodgers has with the Packers, it does not allow him to become a free agent. If Aaron only plays one more year with the Packers (for example), I certainly want the Packers to have the option to trade him, if necessary, as opposed to getting only a 3rd round draft choice if he is a free agent. Even at age 39 I believe the Packers will be able to receive multiple first round draft choices in a trade. We aren't privy to the behind closed doors talks which have occurred so we will just have to wait and see what the details of any contract modifications. Nevertheless, it's great to have him back for the Super Bowl run this year.

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SanLobo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 06:47 am

Drove up here for the Shareholders meeting. Feeling good about driving home with some Spotted Cow tucked away in the back of the car. After this off-season we can all use a nice cold beverage.

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ricky's picture

July 27, 2021 at 10:35 am

Wait until Gutekunst is on the practice field with Rodgers. The pundits will have a field day. How close were they? Was there eye contact? What was the body language? Did Gutekunst laugh? Or frown? Or grimace? What did that mean? This has become it's own burgeoning cottage industry. Instead of reading crystal balls, we have the pundits outdoing each other reporting rumors (one particularly uninformed person actually wrote that Rodgers wanted Randall Cobb back, and it suddenly gets a life of it's own). Tracking the path of Rodgers airplane from California to Green Bay reminds me of the "Santa tracking" that occurs every Christmas Eve on local TV channels. And all the angst and "gut feelings" by some CHTV writers who "knew" Rodgers wasn't going to report- oh well, move along, nothing to see here. What should happen? Win a SB, go to Las Vegas and take Adams with you, and watch your careers die on the vine.

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Packers0808's picture

July 27, 2021 at 11:18 am

So many falsehoods nd speculation throughout this episode you wonder how much if any of these "reported" things in this deal are there or not! for instance why of all people Randall Cobb?

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Qoojo's picture

July 27, 2021 at 11:26 am

In other news, talking heads be talking heads.

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ImaPayne's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:45 pm

Now we know the beutiful mystery was wanting a no cut long term deal which the packers said no way jose. Good for them.
I for one hated those 10 year deals baseball was handing out like candy to A Rod, Cano, and Cabrera. Wow did those teams get burned. The packers cannot do the same. Smart on their part.

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ImaPayne's picture

July 27, 2021 at 12:51 pm

Now we know the beutiful mystery was wanting a no cut long term deal which the packers said no way jose. Good for them.
I for one hated those 10 year deals baseball was handing out like candy to A Rod, Cano, and Cabrera. Wow did those teams get burned. The packers cannot do the same. Smart on their part.

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Crankbait's picture

July 29, 2021 at 10:43 am

As long as Aaron did not lose his bond with the offensive lineman on the team, things will pick up right where they left off with the potency of the offense.
I distinctly remember what happened to Don Makowsky when he held out, and that season the line let him get pounded into the ground.

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