When will the Packers take care of Aaron Rodgers?

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The Packers are spending year-end money like a rich dude planning his 2018 taxes. But they’ve yet to cut a new check to the most important player on the roster, perhaps in the league.

Aaron Rodgers still has two seasons left on a grossly subpar contract that pays $22 million per year. Four clearly lesser players — Matthew Stafford ($27 million), Derek Carr ($25 million), Andrew Luck ($24.5 million), and Joe Flacco ($22.1 million) — already make more than Rodgers.

It’s been that way for months, and the Packers have shown no inclination to fix it. They need to.

Rodgers, to his credit, hasn’t publicly complained about his contract, beyond pointing out when Mike Glennon got $15 million per year from the Bears that this investment makes a re-examination of Rodgers’ financial package necessary. He has stopped short of pointing out the inequity of his deal, possibly because doing so would attract attention to his decision to commit to the Packers in 2013 through 2019, without accounting for inevitable spikes in the salary cap or the quarterback market.

Both have occurred, making Rodgers’ contract even more glaring. Soon, guys like Kirk Cousins and Jimmy Garoppolo will push the bar even higher, nudging Rodgers even lower on the list of highest-paid quarterbacks.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says that a new contract for Rodgers is now the top offseason priority for the Packers. If that’s true, it shouldn’t take long to work something out. Offer him $30 million per year, guarantee the first three years of it in full, and get it signed before midnight on Sunday if that will help Cheesehead, Inc. with its tax planning for the looming new year.

117 responses to “When will the Packers take care of Aaron Rodgers?

  1. I mean, this is always a problem with every upper level player, they sign a 6 year contract and by year 4 other guys get bigger contracts because that earlier huge contract reset the market. Nothing wrong with making 20 million for another year because it’s what you promised you would do and THEN get another mega contract that will once again reset the market. Teams are desperate for decent qbs so this shouldn’t surprise anyone.

  2. He is already rich and knows a payday is coming his way no matter what. He’d look like a greedy diva if he started complaining about wanting a new contract while his salary is probably as pricey as his entire O-line.

  3. Thought this was going to be about surrounding him with a talented roster. I’m sure a new contract for him won’t affect that….

  4. All contracts are fair until the next guy gets his then it’s sub par.

    Come on, packers don’t have to do a thing until time is up.

    Besides, they can’t, they overpaid for Davante and linsley LOL

  5. He signed that “grossly subpar” contract. The Packers didn’t put a gun to his head. They can take care of him, again, in two years.

  6. They won’t, because the team broke the rules on his IR. League rules state that the team will have to release him.

    I know the league won’t force this rule because it’s the packers, and we all know the league favors the packers like no other team in professional sports history. If this same exact thing happened with Brady and the Patriots, the league would enforce the rule. But because it’s the packers, we haven’t heard word one since it happened.

    So if this plays out like it’s currently going, then money will go to Goodell as hush money, and the other part will go to the diva himself, Rodgers.

    If it plays out like it SHOULD, then another team will be paying the Diva.

  7. 7 year deals are better for the team if the player performs at a high level, but the player has more guarenteed $$ (54 mill in this case) which means more security.
    Seems fair to me, you make it seem as if a is a great injustice to get only &130,000,000 over 7 years.

  8. Take the Limburger off your heads…the FUMES are dulling your senses!

    In a league where players are cut all the time before they receive bonuses, it wouldn’t kill these guys to actually show some respect to a player who has vastly outplayed his contract. We saw how valuable he is when he didn’t play.

    Brady, Rodger, LeBron Sid the Kid…in all sports, the fact that he virtually guarantees the playoffs for his team when he’s healthy makes him worth WAY more than $30M by the way.

  9. PFT genius commenters at work again – and I am at risk of agreeing with Florio again. His contract is subpar not because he signed a subpar contract, but because he is being paid less than four QBs Florio mentions who are not as good – not one of them. Yes he signed his contract, but when the Packers open up their wallets you would think they would fix that. NFL teams do that you know.

    The comments on here are inane. This isn’t about “what he signed” this is about how good organizations do business for integral players.

    Oh and Ed Halverson if you are tired of these overpaid athletes, stop watching the game. It is why they are “overpaid”.

  10. He’ll whine soon enough… It’s not like he’s on the right side of 30 at age 35. He just may break another shoulder or two so if the Packers are smart, which i’m not saying they are you wait.

  11. When will the Packers take care of Aaron Rodgers?
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    You like counting other people’s money?

    Count your own.

  12. You spam articles about how underpaid Rodgers is, yet where are your articles on Brady? You typically rank Brady ahead of Rodgers, yet Brady makes almost 2 million less per year.

  13. Again, not a Packers fan, but they’ve always taken care of Aaron Rodgers. In 2008, they gave him a $65 million dollar contract (4th best at the time behind P. Manning, Palmer and Roethlisberger) after only a handful of starts. Then they recommitted to him in 2013 making him the highest paid player at the time. There’s never been any disrespect.

  14. When his current deal expires in two years he will be a 36 year old QB. That combined with this season’s collar bone injury on his throwing side should give the team reason to hit the brakes on a new deal. Don’t get me wrong, he is still an elite QB. But for how much longer and do you really think it is a good idea to commit to much money at this point? this is a business, after all.

  15. I wonder if he had an injury and couldn’t play after the first 6 games of the contract whether you would be wanting him to return part of his signing bonus / up front money….The player gets security for himself and his family and the team can secure a good player with a lot of up front money and lower yearly averages. The Pack shouldn’t do anything for a year. This system works.

  16. Should take a Brady team friendly contract to help the team in free agency, ya know like how Brady has actually won multiple championship. unless you’re content with just making the playoffs.

  17. Everyone in here blaming Aaron Rodgers for trying to get paid. Whatever happened to free market value. Those contracts aren’t guaranteed. You have to get as much as you can while you negotiate from a position of power. No one ever gets mad at management for gouging the players, or cutting guys when they have no use for them when they have years on their contract. We have a real anti worker sentiment in this country right now. It’s how all the corporations have all the power. They are telling you the players are wrong to ask for 2-3 mil more when they are making 320 million minimum per team just off the TV deals(Cowboys made 600+mill last year). Why aren’t we mad that the owners collude to keep the players money down while they start to charge us to watch(Directv deal, Amazon Prime deal). Pay that man his worth

  18. Florio! Florio! Florio!!
    First you reporters talk about paying these sub par QB’s the top dollar and dollar market as if they deserve that kind of money when they haven’t even won a damn playoff game!! Then they go and dig up the real QB’s who HAVE WON SOMETHING and reset the market again. Sorry, but it should be obvious now it takes a lot more than a decent QB to get to and win a playoff game. And if these stupid teams (except the Patriots) don’t finally stop listening to these talking heads THEY WONT EVER WIN ANYTHING!!!!

    The Patriots must pay these dumb dumbs to keep talking this crap. If Aaron Rodgers is smart, and the team is smart, they will put their heads together and figure out what it is going to take to get to and win a Super Bowl and that is going to require Aaron Rodgers to take LESS money than these other over paid sub par guys! Just like Tom Brady. The Patriots would not have paid Tom less if it WAS NOT A PART OF THE FORMULA FOR getting back to the SB!!! They got it right while the other teams, Raiders etc. buy into this (it doesnt matter if you overpay your QB as long as you have your franchise guy NONSENSE)!!

  19. To say its to Rodgers credit that he hasn’t complained about his salary this year…uh what?!

    He would have been crucified if he was complaining while making $9 million this year to stand on the sidelines and watch.

    i think he made out ok this year.

  20. Edward Halverson says:
    December 30, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    Ludicrous!

    Tired of these over payed athletes!

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    You have a point, but maybe it’s because they can spell “paid” and you can’t (payed????).

  21. The Packers should have to release him based on their manipulation of the IR rules and the punishment that’s on the books for it. But, no! The NFL stated that they won’t even look into the matter even though multiple teams filed a complaint let alone enforce the rules they have for such violations. Why even have a rule book? I bet if it was NE, they’d have launched a multi million dollar, “independent” investigation and leaked false information to ESPN. smh

  22. Yeah, pay him the money. Then afterwards watch him run for his life with an OL they could be paying the money on instead.

  23. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    December 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    Rodgers should hold out.
    He’s the only one who makes the Gumby’s relevant.
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    Viking fans would know. They’ve been in his rear view mirror for the better part of a decade. They had to purposefully eliminate him this year in order to have an even chance of adding to their infamous all-time NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances. Their all-time NFL record for the most losses is another matter altogether.

  24. The Vikings are SuperBowl-bound and their fans can’t stop their fascination with the Packers. Sports psychiatrists are shaking their heads. They’ve never seen such a level of dependency.

    “I wish I knew how to quit you.”
    -Viking fans.

  25. leatherface2012 says:
    December 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    22 million grossly subpar? good lord. i know we arent pro athletes, but at 55k per year, it would take us 400 years to make that. give me a break
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    I hate it when people say this. Its because there are thousands of people who could do that job at the same level as you, as in Rodgers case, there are only a couple.

  26. Guaranteeing $30,000,000 a year for three years to a 34 year old QB who is already under contract for two more years and who just missed the bulk of this season due to a throwing shoulder injury would be gross negligence. As a fan of another NFC team I guess I should hope that they take the unsolicited advice of the media who love to spend other people’s money.

  27. Wait, per league rules, I thought the Packers were going to have to release Rodgers for violating the IR rules. Cheaters.

  28. how about they just don’t pay out dividends to the stockholders and give that money to rogers? i imagine that’s a lot of money if people are willing to pay, what, $250 per share at last check?

  29. The Packers ‘took care’ of Rodgers when he signed his last contract. Since that time, a number of teams stupidly overpaid mediocre players. So now all of a sudden the Packers are disrespecting Rodgers because the others are overpaid? How does that work?

    If he wants to keep pace with those huge contracts, why doesn’t he insist on a year-to-year deal? He plays a season at ‘X’ dollars and if another QB get paid more than him, then next off-season he can negotiate a higher contract or leave Green Bay. Problem solved. Don’t want to get left behind salary-wise? Don’t sign a long-term deal. Simple.

  30. No Stellar, the Vikes have owned GB the past how many games? We are younger, better, have a better HC, better owners, and a much better stadium. The Vikes are superior in every way over GB.

    So while your diva, over the hill, injury prone QB is wondering what will happen going forward, the Vikings will be putting the chicks to the east in the rear view. I’m not sure if you were born in the 70’ or 80’s, but remember those days of irrelevance and losing season after losing season? Well get used to it, because those days are coming back, starting with this losing season after they get beat up the Lions tomorrow.

  31. So in 2013 when he signed his current deal, was he grossly underpaid then? If he was, he shouldn’t have signed it. Yet he did and got market value at the time knowing full well that the market would eventually surpass his current deal. He traded that volatility for security. On the other hand, considering the salary cap, the Packers are in an advantageous position to allocate the value they are now getting on the Rodgers deal to other areas of the team. This is how the cap works. If there was no cap, they could employ the “let’s make sure the best QBs are the highest paid every year” plan. If you want a system that guarantees that the best players are the highest paid at their position then everyone would get paid after the season and the dollars would be allocated by financial formula to determine who had the best season and what value that was. This would be an absolutely unworkable system and a nightmare to account for. Risk is assumed by both parties on contracts. Had Rodgers played poorly over the life of that contract, the Packers would be looking to cut him now. Had he gotten hurt, like he did this year, certainly he didn’t earn the value he was paid this year. The Packers shouldn’t do anything here. Much like players shouldn’t take less for a hometown discount, teams shouldn’t pay more than they agreed to given they assumed the risk by signing him long term.

  32. Kirk Cousins has shown the way…play year to year on the franchise tag! If you don’t do that then you can’t complain about signing a 6 year deal that will be “grossly subpar” by year 4! Can’t have it both ways….

  33. @bcgreg and @ARod (in your collarbone). Get over yourselves. The NFL had to approve the placement of Rodgers to IR, just like they do every player placed on IR. They did. It’s over. Case closed.

    And Rodgers will obviously get his blockbuster contract extension, probably in the next year. At which point be the highest paid QB in the league again. But probably for only 1 year, until some poorly managed team choose to overpay their subpar QB “Rodger’s Money.”

  34. When will the Packers take care of Aaron Rodgers? 4/26/2013

    Oh, and sikoix, Packers stock doesn’t work that way. Packers’ stock costs $250 a share (when offered for sale by the team), pays no dividends, provides no benefits from earnings, isn’t tradeable (cannot sell it), and has no securities-law protection.

  35. Wake up All IR designations are either approved or not by the league office prior to being granted. Both of Aaron’s IR designation were approved by the league office. End of story.

  36. If it’s based on the compensation of other QBs as the comparable, they should offer a-rodg half of what Big Ben makes.

  37. I said it when Watt signed, I said it when Suh signed, I said it when Stafford signed, and I’ll say it again: NO TEAM WILL GET TO A SUPER BOWL WITH THAT MUCH MONEY COMMITTED TO ONE PLAYER. Ever. In a salary cap situation, you can’t surround said superstar with enough good players when he is paid so much…there just isn’t enough money left.

    Tom Brady’s cap hit this year is $13.7 Million, and look at all of the good players the Pats have on their roster. Brady has how many rings? And he somehow finds a way to get by on $10 Million less than the other QBs listed in the article. I’m waiting for the QB who comes out and says that he’ll play for less so he has a decent OL in front of him…

  38. I don’t know. Is it wise to overpay for an aging qb who can’t stay on the field? and who says rogers wants to stay a packer.

  39. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    December 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm
    Stella just making stuff up now.
    The Bears and Packers have more all time losses than the Vikings.
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    Not in the postseason they don’t. Nobody does. The Vikings own the all-time record for postseason losses, AND one-and-done postseason appearances.

    Your feeble attempt at splitting hairs can’t change that fact.

  40. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    The Vikings are SuperBowl-bound and their fans can’t stop their fascination with the Packers. Sports psychiatrists are shaking their heads. They’ve never seen such a level of dependency
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    Sure they have! The Packers dependency on Rodgers is the water mark!

  41. Meh, lock him up 8 years at 40 millions per. He is durable and deserves it for all the Championships he’s delivered.

  42. coloradocowboy says:
    December 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm
    When will the Packers take care of Aaron Rodgers? 4/26/2013

    Oh, and sikoix, Packers stock doesn’t work that way. Packers’ stock costs $250 a share (when offered for sale by the team), pays no dividends, provides no benefits from earnings, isn’t tradeable (cannot sell it), and has no securities-law protection.
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    So, they pay $250 for a piece of paper they could easily print out for pennies. 😉

  43. Hard to get worked up about this…

    Rodgers and his agent negotiated that amount, the given terms, and term length.

    The packers are not obligated to renegotiate early, just as Rodgers (with holdout options) is not obligated (subject to franchise tag) to resign with the packers at the end of this contract.

    It may be in the best interest of the packers to renegotiate early, given Rodgers production. However, no one made Rodgers sign a deal of this duration.

  44. Did you watch Rodgers? He couldn’t throw the ball 30 yards with any accuracy or zip. He’s not even sniffing a new contract unless he returns to form and single handedly carries us again.

  45. crownofthehelmet says:
    December 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm
    If it’s based on the compensation of other QBs as the comparable, they should offer a-rodg half of what Big Ben makes.
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    Who won when they went head-to-head in the SuperBowl? Big Ben was taken to the woodshed.

    Mic drop

  46. Such a stupid rant. Rodgers signed the long-term contract, fully knowing that the salary cap and salaries of top-paid players would continue to escalate. He and his agent made a conscious decision to take the security of the long-term deal, over rolling the dice on a shorter-term deal and hoping that he stays uninjured and that his play warrants a big raise. To whine afterwards that he’s not “grossly underpaid” is a ridiculous argument, and I’m glad that Rodgers isn’t doing any whining.

    Speaking of the ridiculous expansion of salaries, at a rate far higher than the average ticket-buying fan (like myself) enjoys in our own careers, at some point a wall HAS to be hit. Well, that time has come, thanks to a number of factors including kneeling players, outrageously bad officiating, too many (and too long) commercial breaks, more than a few franchises being incapable of fielding competitive teams, etc etc., and we now are seeing empty seats, and hearing of more and more fans fleeing the game. So that rapid expansion of the salary cap and salaries is about to hit a big nasty bump in the road. Rodgers will probably have the last laugh as at some point (perhaps now), these numbers are going to stop swelling.

  47. grandsonofcoach says:
    December 30, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    @bcgreg and @ARod (in your collarbone). Get over yourselves.
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    Thus proving everyone’s point (except those from the land of the Cheese) that the NFL favors GB and doesn’t discipline them like they do every other team in the league. If I were a free agent, I would no doubt want to sign with GB, only because that player can do whatever they want and get away with it.

    All you fans, that fat head coach, and the players constantly call players dirty ie: Anthony Barr and Davis from Carolina, when your player (Matthews) has done worse and nothing is done. I don’t blame you fans, it’s the league that has favored that team for years, it’s the only thing you people know. You don’t get called for constant offensive holding, you don’t get called for illegal contact, holding, or PI on defense even though your guys hold on dang near every play. But as soon as Diva Rodgers throws a deep ball, a ref has his hand on that flag ready to throw it in case the ball is over/under thrown, or the WR drops it. It’s automatic.

  48. Come on, Mike. I expect more from you. What kind of a league would it be if we doled out a raise to Rodgers every time a young QB was given a little more? Teams have the rightvto balance their investments as they see fit. SB teams di this more effectively than anyone.

  49. When will Aaron Rodgers take the Packers back to the Super Bowl?
    Is the real question.
    Weren’t they down 31-0 last time it mattered…

  50. Rodgers is damaged goods until he can prove he isn’t.

    No smart GM would offer a big long term deal to a player that hasn’t demonstrated that they are as good as they we’re before the injury.

    But we’re talking Ted Thompson here, so it could happen real soon.

  51. If all of you complainers were making only 70-75% of your actual worth you’d all be wanting a new contract too. Just because the numbers may have more zeros after them, doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve to want more

  52. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    December 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    Rodgers should hold out.
    He’s the only one who makes the Gumby’s relevant.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Viking fans would know. They’ve been in his rear view mirror for the better part of a decade. They had to purposefully eliminate him this year in order to have an even chance of adding to their infamous all-time NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances. Their all-time NFL record for the most losses is another matter altogether.

    **

    I’ve noticed you didn’t disagree with screamingyellozonkers comment.

  53. As a longtime Packer fan, Rodgers should let his agent force the NFL play by the rules. The Pack organization is a mess (Cleveland), they are living on his talents. Thompson and McCarthy are nothing more than average. Green Bay screwed up and he should be released to sell his services where he wants, he deserves better than what he has played along side. The defense is a joke, the team is poorly prepared.

  54. Good thing for the pack that TT wasn’t replaced by Dave Gentlemen, he would tell Rodgers come see me in two years when your contract is up. TT will give up the farm.

  55. @ARog… Take a logic class and get a grip. No, just because the NFL approved the IR move does NOT prove that they favor the Packers. If you truly believe that you would never have said what you did to Stellar several posts earlier, because according to you the NFL wouldn’t allow it to happen. You are like so many other Viking fans I know who cannot come to grips with the ineptitude of their past and look to blame others. Or blame teams that have done it right. I know this about you because I live among you.

    A little advice. You have a good team this year. Seriously, enjoy the run. Maybe you’ll end up in a Super Bowl. If so, good luck. Honestly. And pick a new name that celebrates your squad. Because the ARog thing is just sad.

  56. Rodgers is under contract. The only reason to tear up his current contract and to extend him now is to prevent him from tanking on the field or holding out. Neither is likely to happen. So, what is the point in doing that? Yes he is underpaid compared to current salaries of other QBs around the league. At the same time he is making more money than other quarterbacks like Tom Brady. Should top quarterbacks automatically get raises because other teams are overpaying their mediocre QBs? Or is money better spent on players who can perhaps help the club move to the next level, and win the Lombardi trophy? I think Rodgers would accept a few million dollars less if he can get another SB ring.

    When people rate quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Joe Montana are often rated among the best because they have at least 4 super bowl rings apiece. In contrast, players such as Fran Tarkenton, Dan Marino, and Jim Kelly are rarely mentioned because they combine for zero Super Bowl rings. Does Aaron Rodgers want to be compared to Brady and Montana or does he want to be compared to other QBs who have won only 1 super bowl, such as Trent Dilfer?

  57. It makes much more sense for Rodgers to take less on the condition that the team uses the windfall to beef up the roster so they can compete for more SBs and Rodgers can then appear on my TV even more often doing those idiotic commercials.

  58. He missed more than half the season this year. So, how is he underpaid this year? Just because a bunch of teams overpaid their QBs, and now can’t fill out the rest of their roster, why should the Packers rush to overpay Rodgers?

  59. They should offer rodgers literally anything he wants. Rodgers decides he wants everyone in wisconsin to drive on the left side of the road? BOOM, make it happen. Rodgers wants the entire coaching staff to put on a performance of Swan Lake? Mike, get your tutu. Rodgers wants the fans of the team to spend $250 on toilet paper– er, okay that’s a bad example. But you get my point: No player on any team in any sport is as integral to the success of that team as aaron rodgers. He’s an elite talent playing for a dumpster fire team with a bad G.M. and mediocre coaching staff.

    If rodgers insists that ted thompson makes some kind of Faustian bargain that involves rodgers literally owning ted’s soul, you make it happen to keep AR around.

  60. Maybe the problem is that some of these guys (e.g., Flacco) are making too much rather than some are not making enough.
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    Joe and Rodgers won the sb and yet under paid

  61. Poor Vikings fans. They can’t even enjoy winning the division because they know Rodgers will be back next year to carve them up like the turkeys they are.

  62. Gordon Cook says:
    December 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    If all of you complainers were making only 70-75% of your actual worth you’d all be wanting a new contract too. Just because the numbers may have more zeros after them, doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve to want more
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    There’s a BIG difference between somebody making $15M wanting $25M and any of us regular working stiffs making $50K a year wanting $75K. It’s called living. Putting our kids through college. Saving for retirement.

  63. Frazier28/7 says:
    December 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm
    When will Aaron Rodgers take the Packers back to the Super Bowl?
    Is the real question.
    Weren’t they down 31-0 last time it mattered
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    Packer fans don’t need the packers to actually get to a Super Bowl to brag. They are happy with winning the preseason Super Bowl poll.

  64. NFL salaries increase every year. Maybe agents should negotiate escalator clauses in the contracts so their clients salary increases if there are significant increases during the duration of the players current deal.

  65. Extend him for 3 years now, but draft a quarterback to replace him in 3 years when his deal expires. Rodgers still has the arm, but he will start fading in a couple years and Green Bay better not think Hundley is the heir to the throne in title town.

  66. shlort says:
    December 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Green Bay better not think Hundley is the heir to the throne in title town.

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    Hundley is not the back up in New England

  67. MrGschwind says:

    Poor Vikings fans. They can’t even enjoy winning the division because they know Rodgers will be back next year to carve them up like the turkeys they are.
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    You seem to forget that Rodgers has lost 3 of the last 4 games he started against the Vikings.

    And after the Packers medical staff cleared him to play against the Panthers and it was obvious that he was a meer image of his former self, he was too afraid to play the Vikings.

    At this juncture, no one knows whether Rodgers will ever be the same. Just look at Tony Romo’s career….

    As to winning the division, this is our division leading 20th championship. That our second in 3 years. We we’re the first team in the division to win it 4 years in a row.

    We are the only team in the division that has won it 6 years in a row.

    We’re happy to have won the division, but we have higher goals.

  68. gtodriver says:
    December 31, 2017 at 10:39 am
    MrGschwind says:

    Poor Vikings fans. They can’t even enjoy winning the division because they know Rodgers will be back next year to carve them up like the turkeys they are.
    #####

    You seem to forget that Rodgers has lost 3 of the last 4 games he started against the Vikings.

    And after the Packers medical staff cleared him to play against the Panthers and it was obvious that he was a meer image of his former self, he was too afraid to play the Vikings.

    At this juncture, no one knows whether Rodgers will ever be the same. Just look at Tony Romo’s career….

    As to winning the division, this is our division leading 20th championship. That our second in 3 years. We we’re the first team in the division to win it 4 years in a row.

    We are the only team in the division that has won it 6 years in a row.

    We’re happy to have won the division, but we have higher goals.

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    Based on your posts I would say your priorities are on division titles, and the packers.

    Whatever floats your boat I guess….

  69. I once respected Rodgers, but have grown to view him as the ultimate cheater in the game. It is one thing to run an offense and to move up and down the field – it is quite another to increasingly rely on exploiting a defensive pre-snap penalty to get free mooch yards that you cannot get any other way.

    And the Packers have supplanted the Patriots as being the biggest bunch of cheaters on the planet.

    It is time for the Cheesehead loophole to be closed or to allow defenses to exploit offensive pre-snap penalties for profit – let the defense get free fumbles or interceptions as the QB is harassed into making mistakes.

    Otherwise, change the rule so that only penalty yardage is assessed on defensive pre-snap penalties and then not to allow an offense to get a free play.

    As for Rodgers now, may he never come back. He’s an absolute jerk.

  70. ” . . . It is one thing to run an offense and to move up and down the field – it is quite another to increasingly rely on exploiting a defensive pre-snap penalty to get free mooch yards that you cannot get any other way.” —

    I had to laugh during the last Vikings-Packers game when Minnesota pulled AR’s ’12 men on the field’ stunt on the Packers — twice.

  71. TheVikingsHaveHowManySBTrophys? says:
    January 1, 2018 at 11:23 am
    Dear Vikings fans who troll Packer threads;
    Get your barbs in NOW because next year it’s back to AR carving the Vikes like turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
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    Looking forward to it. Then they can snap him like a wishbone again.

  72. TheVikingsHaveHowManySBTrophys? says:
    January 1, 2018 at 11:23 am
    Dear Vikings fans who troll Packer threads;
    Get your barbs in NOW because next year it’s back to AR carving the Vikes like turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

    0 5 Rate This
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    We’re ready. Zimmer has owned the packers since becoming the Vikings head coach. Happy New Year.

  73. I am all for making Rodgers the highest paid player in the league. Less money to pay other players = worse team and more acrimony in the locker room.

  74. We’re ready. Zimmer has owned the packers since becoming the Vikings head coach. Happy New Year.
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    Zimmer is 2-4 vs the Packers with Rodgers at QB…

    I guess when you’re so used to losing to the Packers, 2 wins must look like a lot.

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