In March, Bill Pennington of the New York Times reported that the Packers had not yet ordered Super Bowl rings, because they were not able to consult with the players regarding the design of the rings. Apparently, the Packers have decided to move forward without player input — or they devoted some of the temporary window when the lockout was lifted last week to huddle with players regarding the rings.
The Packers have announced that Jostens has been hired to produce the ring, which sort of implies that the Packers have authorized Jostens to proceed.
Which sort of implies that the Packers have settled on a design.
Regardless, the rings eventually will be manufactured and distributed. At this point, our far bigger concern is that there will be another Super Bowl in February 2012 after which a new set of rings will be ordered.