Report: Aaron Rodgers frustrated with being frozen out of personnel decisions

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When Gantt interpreted the tea leaves last week to suggest that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes the team has thrown a little fermunda cheese in his coffee, some thought we were gratuitously exaggerating the situation. It’s becoming clear that we weren’t.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Rodgers has grown “frustrated” and “emotional” with the organization in connection with some critical moves that have been made this offseason, including the decision to replace quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt and the release of receiver Jordy Nelson.

“Both of those decisions were made without him,” an unnamed source close to Rodgers told Robinson. “In both situations, he had no influence with [the front office] before anything went down.”

The source has tried to connect Rodgers’ frustrations to his lingering contract extension.

“I know he’s thinking about that stuff when it comes to the next contract because he should have earned a voice by now,” the source said. “In other places with [elite] quarterbacks, consideration is given to those guys. I think Aaron wants to be engaged in some decisions. But that’s just not the way it works [in Green Bay]. I think that’s obviously frustrating and it’s going to keep coming out.”

All due respect to Rodgers, that’s not the way it works anywhere. Tom Brady doesn’t have a voice in personnel matters in New England. Peyton Manning didn’t have a say in personnel matters in Denver or in Indianapolis. Did Drew Brees get a vote when the Saints traded Jimmy Graham and Brandin Cooks? Most likely, no.

Of course, there’s a difference between giving a quarterback a vote and giving him a head’s up. Rodgers should be getting his information about decisions that affect him not from Twitter or a phone alert but from coach Mike McCarthy, G.M. Brian Gutekunst, or CEO Mark Murphy. If he’s not, that’s a problem.

But even if Rodgers, whose reputation for being sensitive includes being sensitive about being sensitive, has a stick stuck in a spot where sticks don’t normally go over not being given advance notice about Van Pelt and Nelson, what does that have to do with Rodgers’ contract? Will it make him want a McNabb-style financial apology?

His contract, signed by Rodgers in 2013, runs through 2019. After that, the Packers could easily tag him twice. After that, he’d be 38.

Does Rodgers deserve to be north of $30 million per year right now? Given contracts given to less quarterbacks, absolutely. Is there anything Rodgers can do to force the issue short of retiring prematurely? Nope.

As it stands, he’ll get $20.3 million this year (assuming sufficient participation in the offseason program), $20.5 million next year (again, assuming sufficient participation in the offseason program), at least $25.32 million in 2020 under the tag, and at least $30.38 million in 2021 under the tag. That’s a four-year, year-to-year proposition for the Packers, at a total cost of $96.5 million. It equates to an average of $24.125 million. So why would the Packers voluntarily jack that number up to an average of $30 million or more per year, with all four years (or at least three) fully guaranteed?

Throw in the fact that Rodgers suddenly misunderstands his role, and the Packers could become even less likely to commit gigantic money to a guy who won’t be feeling any less entitled to have a say in the team’s moves once he’s due to receive $90 million or more fully guaranteed.

If Rodgers doesn’t like any of this, he has an option. He can retire.

And then maybe he can suddenly unretire after the team has a replacement ready to go, forcing a trade to the Jets before getting cut there after a season and signing with the Vikings. Hypothetically, of course.

136 responses to “Report: Aaron Rodgers frustrated with being frozen out of personnel decisions

  1. Yeah, cuz I get upset when my boss doesn’t run a potential new hire by me prior to hiring.

    You know Im just starting to see a trend here, there is a lot of entitlement that comes with being wealthy, and its spilling over into mainstream, and we peons are slowly accepting it. Think how the SUPER ELITEST feel about the little people. ANYTHING for a dollar, couple of 19 year old kids get blown up looking for some dude in the mountains in the desert, so what, we are making BILLIONS, whats a few lives right

  2. Is Rodgers even complaining about his contract? I think he’s just saying that he’d like to be consulted on personnel decisions to some extent. If the org doesn’t do that, they should have already made that clear to him, like Belichick does with his players. My guess is they used to consult Rodgers and they have stopped.

  3. Rodgers is a special case. The team expects him to deliver top results with arguably the least-talented roster in the league. And does it, year in and year out. Rodgers IS the Green Bay Packers, and their fans and their organization knows it, so yeah, he deserves a little bit of courtesy when it comes to personnel decisions. It’s not a Brady/Belichick situation, where there’s arguments on both sides as to the reason for the Patriots’ success. If he wants to keep a coach or a receiver around, he should be accommodated.

  4. I love Rodgers and the Pack, but (assuming this report is true) I am getting sick of his belly aching about the moves that are being made in GB. Just play football and be the best you can be.

  5. “But even if Rodgers, whose reputation for being sensitive includes being sensitive about being sensitive, has a stick stuck in a spot where sticks don’t normally go…”

    That’s the best line of commentary you’ve put on this board in quite a while, Mike.

  6. Don’t worry, Aaron. You can just keep taking advantage of the defensive pass-interference loophole and ride out your career as a superstar. It doesn’t matter who’s out there catching your passes. It doesn’t matter who you QB coach is – you know how to throw the ball.

    Just keep underthrowing WR’s that are facing 1 on 1 coverage 50 yards downfield and you’ll continue to be golden.

  7. It’s kinda confusing with NFL contracts

    The player signed the deal so at first glance I think they should play through that deal

    But then the team can just cut them generally after two years with little to no consequences, so I understand why these guys go after every cent, regardless if they are still under a contract

    If I was GB I was give him the biggest deal in the league and move on with a happy, fantastic QB and give him less reason to be so sensitive

  8. Now here is a REAL story. A team rebuilding, an aging HOF QB, not on the Brady diet, and they are not a lock to play in their 8th straight conf title game.

    Popcorn ready….

  9. The Packers have all the leverage. Why elite QBs don’t follow LeBron’s lead and sign shorter one year deals is beyond me. The injury risk is always there, but the marker demand for great QBs is immense, so maximize that value while you have the chance.

    If the reports are true (big IF), Rodgers must think he’s playing in Eltitledtown. He’s a player, not a front office employee, so do your job on the field, and if you disagree with the front office’s personnel decisions, leave or ask to be traded.

  10. I think this is all hyped up by the media. Rodgers isn’t an idiot. He know no team “consults” their QB before making personnel moved. Did Wilson want to lose Tate? Big Ben has lost some of his most productive pass catchers and moved on. Belichick is the king of dumping someone, even someone very good either b/c he can get a cheaper alternative or because they don’t follow the exacting/controlling/robot-like “Patriot way.” If Rodgers changes teams, nobody else is gonna consult him.

    He should be thrilled they are trying to improve the roster under the new GB, not re-signing his friends who weren’t getting the job done.

  11. Writing is on the wall Packer faithful. Rodgers last season in Green Bay will be 2019. 1st. Why would he want to resign with a team that will not make it back to the big game. 2nd. He is pissed. 3rd. Green Bay has a history of not bringing back old washed up players. That collarbone is big time serious. Ask Tony Romo. Your run has been a good one I must admit as a long time suffering Bears fan. I go back to the late 70’s so I see how this ebb and flows. Bears good in 80’s, Packers good in 90’s, Bears good in early, mid 2000’s and Packers good since. Time for the Bears with their young team to take a step and Minnesota is good. Not sure about Detroit.

  12. hey aaron, simple formula: players play, coaches coach, and the front office makes front office decisions. if you don’t like your role maybe apply for a front office position.

  13. I am also pretty sure Brady has input. It was reported he was ticked off after the 2006 season that BB was forced to deal an irrational Deion Branch, who wanted to be paid like a #1 WR.

    BB fleeced the Seahawks, and then immediately traded for Moss and Welker and signed Stallworth as well. So, this notion Brady has no say in anything, is 100% false. Do they do everything he wants? No, of course not. But, to say he has no say in who he likes to throw the ball to or none of his opinions matter is a lie.

    Ironically, the Deion Branch compensation was the draft pick they used on Mayo, even though Goodell stole their own draft pick of 31 that year after framing them for the made up “Spygate” scandal that Bill Cowher (amongst other former coaches) later refuted as the farce that it was.

  14. Trump’s Tiny Hands says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Rodgers is a special case. The team expects him to deliver top results with arguably the least-talented roster in the league. And does it, year in and year out. Rodgers IS the Green Bay Packers, and their fans and their organization knows it, so yeah, he deserves a little bit of courtesy when it comes to personnel decisions. It’s not a Brady/Belichick situation, where there’s arguments on both sides as to the reason for the Patriots’ success. If he wants to keep a coach or a receiver around, he should be accommodated.
    ***************
    Rodgers is a special head case, of that there is no doubt. The team has put a lot of good talent around him and he still can’t get it done, although there is no QB in the league that relies on the Hail Mary to bail him out as much as Mr. Rogers. He obviously doesn’t realize he’s the QB, not the President of Football Ops, or the GM or the owner. He is there to throw the ball, not make personnel decisions to only suit him. He’s been propped up long enough, probably time to let him walk.

  15. You’re a QB, if you want to be a GM, quit, take an entry level position in a front office, rise through the ranks and become a GM.

    Until then shut your trap!

    (It must be Danica…always seemed to be a lot of finger pointing and complaining coming out of her camp)

  16. Have we actually heard anything from AR on any of this? All these stories just reference other writers with not much word from the man himself.

  17. thegreatjimbrown says:

    Rodgers isn’t an idiot.
    #########

    Are you sure? What makes you think that?

  18. Rodgers is a special head case, of that there is no doubt. The team has put a lot of good talent around him and he still can’t get it done, although there is no QB in the league that relies on the Hail Mary to bail him out as much as Mr. Rogers
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    What packer team are you watching that’s put a lot of talent around AR? When’s the last time we had a 1000 yard rusher or a top ten defense? Rodgers has had an average supporting cast at best.

    And he’s thrown what, 4-5 hail mary’s? He just happened to complete most of them. How’s that a knock?

  19. Don’t take up 1/7th of your teams salary cap. Then they can sign or keep whoever you like. Until you decide to stop hampering the executives, they are limited on personnel moves. Youre frozen out because youre crippling your team.

  20. For all the crap Packers fan talk, they don’t realize how lucky they are to have Rodgers. Outside of him, that roster has been trash for a decade, just like the Colts with Manning. Both of those guys covered up a lack of talent and a lack of coaching. I hope Rodgers gets every dime out of them. I personally can’t stand the guy, but his talent is unquestionable.

  21. “Rodgers has grown “frustrated” and “emotional” with the organization”

    –When isn’t Mr Sensitive getting emotional about something? Newsflash, Management doesn’t usually confer with the employees before making decisions.

  22. SBLIIChampionEagles says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:01 am
    Don’t take up 1/7th of your teams salary cap. Then they can sign or keep whoever you like. Until you decide to stop hampering the executives, they are limited on personnel moves. Youre frozen out because youre crippling your team.

    _______

    …his QB coach was a salary cap casualty?

  23. You’re all being too hard on rodgers. He just wants to make sure the new people brought into the organization have thick skin and a quiet mouth so they can take it when he throws a hissy fit in their direction Andy won’t talk back. His next call is to the league office to make sure he approves new refs.

  24. What packer team are you watching that’s put a lot of talent around AR? When’s the last time we had a 1000 yard rusher or a top ten defense? Rodgers has had an average supporting cast at best.
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    The defense has been a joke since 2011, but they’ve been a top 10 offense 8 of 9 of Rodgers seasons as a healthy starter.

    They’ve had more than enough to win on offense. The defense hasn’t been held to the same standard.

  25. For all the crap Packers fan talk, they don’t realize how lucky they are to have Rodgers.
    ======

    25 years of Hall of Fame QB play.

    We know how fortunate we are.

    But most of us are at the point where we’d take lesser QBs like Tom Brady, if it meant winning Championships.

  26. There are two possibilities to take away from this article:

    1. Rodgers is unhappy with being on a team with no talent where he has to carry them and come up short in the post season every year. He knows he isn’t involved with personnel decisions, but is using this as a way out without looking like a bad guy.

    2. This is overblown by the media. Rodgers might be unhappy about some of the decisions…but probably not that unhappy.

  27. If Rodgers doesn’t like any of this, he has an option. He can retire.

    Strange, I never see statements like that in an Kaepernick stories. If Kaep doesn’t like what is happening to him he should just…retire.

  28. He is such a diva, it’s no wonder his family doesn’t like him. You are a player, just worry about your shattered body and play. Let the office executives worry about all the rest.

  29. aarons444 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:07 am
    Don’t take up 1/7th of your teams salary cap.
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    Tell that to Tom Brady, and the 11 other QBs who make more than A-Rodg.

    ———

    I’m no Pats fan but isn’t it pretty common knowledge that Brady makes significantly less than most elite QBs? Think it’s around 15 mill for 2018.

  30. Of course Rodgers wants influence…who doesn’t??

    Here is the deal- Rodgers, you are an awesome QB, glad you play for my team (overjoyed actually). This is your job. Frankly, if Alex Van Pelt did his job getting Brett Hundley ready, he would still be a Packers coach. We don’t pay coaches to be the player’s friends.

  31. How cool is it that the fan base that thinks “The sports team we cheer for is special in so many ways,” is going to have another QB diva drama disrupt their “special” team.

  32. SBLIIChampionEagles says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:01 am
    Don’t take up 1/7th of your teams salary cap. Then they can sign or keep whoever you like. Until you decide to stop hampering the executives, they are limited on personnel moves. Youre frozen out because youre crippling your team.

    ————-

    Your an Eagles fan. You have a fantastic QB on their rookie contract. Luckily you won the Superbowl before his contract is up. Your team will be like the Packers after Wentz needs a new deal. Enjoy having it while it lasts, but in 4 years if Wentz keeps playing well you will have to break the bank like the Packers or be forced to start over and draft again. And drafting is not an exact science. Your team’s talent level will sink a bit.

  33. Aaron has a history of being very sensitive and sounds under appreciated. Maybe he should spend more time with the dog and driving the old truck that we see in the insurance commercials.

  34. I’m no Pats fan but isn’t it pretty common knowledge that Brady makes significantly less than most elite QBs? Think it’s around 15 mill for 2018.
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    Nope, its $22mil this year.

    And like A-Rod, he’s set to break the bank.

  35. smarter than you says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:21 am
    I find it hard to believe that Peyton didn’t have some say-so in Indy.

    ——————-

    Agreed. He publicly bashed his kicker and OL after losses where he also under-performed with INTs or mediocre play in postseasons.

    And, there is no question by 2002ish, when they drafted Reggie Wayne, and they had Sotkley in there with Harrison and James coming in in ’99, a year after he was drafted, he at least was supported in droves with offensive weaponry to pad those stats from the goal line.

    Heck, if you look at Manning’s first 4-5 seasons in the NFL, he wasn’t even playing at an All Pro level yet. People forget this.

    His TD/INT ratio, for example, was poor.

    But, there is no question, Manning had some opinions shared with Polian. Absolutely.

  36. Go Find a new home Aaron. Go to some loser team that will make you the GM Too. I’m now convinced that the players should form their own league.

  37. All due respect to Rodgers, that’s not the way it works anywhere.
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    What else do you expect is going to happen when you put a diva QB in a place that believes they are unique and special? Of course it is going to rub off on him.

    The question now becomes, as predicted, when, not if, the cheese eaters turn on Rodgers.

  38. I can’t believe a Viking fan is forced to defend Rodgers, but here goes: The guy is the best QB in the NFL and has literally carried that team, it’s coach and management since he started playing. He’s earned the right to make input. Given the fact that he is the most important player on the team and how integral other offensive teammates and coaches are to his performance and the team’s offensive performance, why in hell shouldn’t he have input and the right to voice an opinion on who he plays with and receives coaching from? Wouldn’t that benefit the team to have input from the one of the few damn QBs in the league with half a brain? How does it hurt the team to get his input and keep him involved? If this is true, the arrogance and lack of perspective of MM and the Pack management is pretty surprising.

  39. pkrlvr says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Have we actually heard anything from AR on any of this? All these stories just reference other writers with not much word from the man himself.
    ———————–

    They heard it from an “unnamed source”, which is all you need these days.

  40. aarons444 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:33 am
    I’m no Pats fan but isn’t it pretty common knowledge that Brady makes significantly less than most elite QBs? Think it’s around 15 mill for 2018.
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    Nope, its $22mil this year.
    ########

    Tom Brady’s 2018 salary IS $15 mil this year. Rodgers 2018 salary is $19.8 mil.

  41. 2018 Salary cap values

    1. Jimmy G – $37,000,000
    2. Stafford – $26,500,000
    3. Carr – $25,000,000
    4. Flacco – $24,750,000
    5. Luck – $24,400,000
    6. Cousins – $24,000,000
    7. Brees – $24,000,000
    8. Wilson – $23,786,764
    9. Big Ben – $23,200,000
    10. Eli – $22,200,000
    11. Brady – $22,000,000
    12. Rivers – $22,000,000
    13. Matty Ice – $21,650,000
    14. Newton – $21,500,000

    15. Rodgers – $20,562,500

  42. without Rogers the Packers would lose to my local girls high school volley ball team….better pay the man, without him they are the worst run football team in the league.

  43. No FA news, draft is a week away, gotta fill the columns up with something. So reporters cite “sources” that say so and so is upset with the team’s offseason decisions. Of course, by the time September rolls around, all is well. Nothing to see here.

  44. Is there anything Rodgers can do to force the issue short of retiring prematurely? Nope.
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    Rodgers was know for giving teammates and coaches the stink eye before
    . Just watch how bad he will pout all the time if the Packers try to strong arm him

  45. I can’t believe a Viking fan is forced to defend Rodgers, but here goes: The guy is the best QB in the NFL and has literally carried that team, it’s coach and management since he started playing. He’s earned the right to make input.
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    Early in his career, they had a competent defense. 2010 they were #2 in the League, no coincidence why they won a Title that year.

    2011, they were a historically great offense, and Rodgers had the best season any QB has ever had.

    His carrying the team is a new development. That wasn’t really necessary until 2015 when the talent level started to slide on offense.

  46. purpleguy says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:42 am
    I can’t believe a Viking fan is forced to defend Rodgers, but here goes: The guy is the best QB in the NFL and has literally carried that team, it’s coach and management since he started playing. He’s earned the right to make input. Given the fact that he is the most important player on the team and how integral other offensive teammates and coaches are to his performance and the team’s offensive performance, why in hell shouldn’t he have input and the right to voice an opinion on who he plays with and receives coaching from? Wouldn’t that benefit the team to have input from the one of the few damn QBs in the league with half a brain? How does it hurt the team to get his input and keep him involved? If this is true, the arrogance and lack of perspective of MM and the Pack management is pretty surprising.

    ——————–

    Until the greatest QB ever retires, there is no way he’s the best in the NFL. Look at his postseason record and stats, for example. He’s a .500 QB.

    He’s right there with Brady, but it’s beyond laughable to claim he’s better.

    It’s just factually incorrect based on the resumes alone.

  47. They fired the qb coach because Brett Hundley wasn’t prepared and that falls on the coaching staff too. Oh, well. Green Bay could franchise tag him for 2 years after his deal is done anyway?

  48. It’s too bad that Rodgers is going to retire with just one Super Bowl victory in his career. He’s no Brady (who has proven he can win with lesser talent around him) but he should have had 2-3. Arguably the 2nd best quarterback of the last 10 years.

  49. I know i’m a Vikings fan and i have a natural dislike for the Pack but it really does seem that Rodgers is potentially the biggest A-HOLE in the NFL. He acts like a petulant child when things don’t go his way and he throws his team mates under the bus when the team under performs. Green Bay will run him out of town just like they did with Favre.

  50. Heck, if you look at Manning’s first 4-5 seasons in the NFL, he wasn’t even playing at an All Pro level yet. People forget this.
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    4 of his first 5 years he threw for 4000 yards.

    He averaged 28 tds his first 5 seasons.

    3 10+ win seasons… the Colts hadn’t won 10 game since the SEVENTEES!

    He’s underappreciated. He changed the game forever.

    Congrats that Belichick consistently beat him though. At least you have that going for you.

  51. Is there anything Rodgers can do to force the issue short of retiring prematurely? Nope.
    =====

    He can force his way out, as his predecessor did….

  52. If he wants to be more involved in personnel decisions, he should retire and become an assistant in the front office, and work his way up.

    Players play. Leave personnel decisions to the front office. It’s a bittersweet business. On one hand, those folks chose to bring you to their organization. On the other hand, they will also make a decision one day to release you from the team.

  53. Tom Brady’s 2018 salary IS $15 mil this year. Rodgers 2018 salary is $19.8 mil.
    =====

    If only teams were able to sweep the roster bonuses and the like under the rug…

  54. Are you sure? What makes you think that?
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    Well, his wonderlic score for one. The way he runs the offense and works the defense for another.

  55. aarons444 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    Heck, if you look at Manning’s first 4-5 seasons in the NFL, he wasn’t even playing at an All Pro level yet. People forget this.
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    4 of his first 5 years he threw for 4000 yards.

    He averaged 28 tds his first 5 seasons.

    3 10+ win seasons… the Colts hadn’t won 10 game since the SEVENTEES!

    He’s underappreciated. He changed the game forever.

    Congrats that Belichick consistently beat him though. At least you have that going for you.

    —————————

    Yes, but was his TD/INT ratio early in his career, while protected with an elite running game?

    You seemed to gloss over that wittle Aaron.

    QBs who throw too many INTs cost their teams wins. It’s that simple. Elway, Favre and Manning all had stretches in their careers, where their TD/INT ratio was POOR.

    Hence, why all 3 automatically are overrated compared to Brady, for example.

    The throw you don’t make and the decision you do make, to maybe throw it away, or throw it to the right guy at the right time in the progression, is part of playing the position.

    In the 3 out of his first 5 seasons, he had way too many INTs. That’s what I was pointing to and that’s a fact.

    In one of those seasosns he had MORE INTs than TDs. In another, he had almost as many TDs and INTs.

    Once Polian drafted Reggie Wayne, those numbers improved in 2002 and beyond.

    These are the facts.

  56. Rodgers was know for giving teammates and coaches the stink eye before. Just watch how bad he will pout all the time if the Packers try to strong arm him
    =====

    This one cracks me up.

    Brady carries himself the EXACT same way. But he’s a competitor, who just wants to win.

    But Rodgers is different, somehow…………

  57. It’s funny that fans, including many that don’t even attend games, have opinions about which players should be on team rosters, but are adamant that the players themselves are divas for having opinions about which players should be on team rosters.

  58. tylawspick6 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Until the greatest QB ever retires, there is no way he’s the best in the NFL. Look at his postseason record and stats, for example. He’s a .500 QB.

    He’s right there with Brady, but it’s beyond laughable to claim he’s better.

    It’s just factually incorrect based on the resumes alone.
    —————————————

    I’m a Vikes fan and kind of a Tom Brady fan. I respect him a lot. But dude, you spamming every article about a QB or Erin Rodgers with your Tom Brady drivel is really making me start to hate him and the Patriots.

  59. I’m a Vikes fan and kind of a Tom Brady fan. I respect him a lot. But dude, you spamming every article about a QB or Erin Rodgers with your Tom Brady drivel is really making me start to hate him and the Patriots.

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    How is me coming with facts “spamming” the thread? I simply countered wirh facts.

    Even Aaron Rodgers said Brady is the best and he said “it is not close”.

    Well, it’s close, but it is pretty obvious until Brady falls off, he is going to be the best in the league.

  60. QBs who throw too many INTs cost their teams wins. It’s that simple. Elway, Favre and Manning all had stretches in their careers, where their TD/INT ratio was POOR.
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    Different era.

    Favre was hands down the best QB over a 5 year window, as great as any QB in that brief window.

    His TD/INT rate in that window is absolutely laughable compared to Rodgers, and other QBs today. But beyond dispute, he was the best for a brief period of time.

    Manning played at the tail end of that era. Then the game changed. We have your team to thank, as their mauling and assaulting receivers was put to an end.

    Now QBs light the world up like a pinball machine.

  61. Trump’s Tiny Hands says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Rodgers is a special case. The team expects him to deliver top results with arguably the least-talented roster in the league. And does it, year in and year out. Rodgers IS the Green Bay Packers, and their fans and their organization knows it, so yeah, he deserves a little bit of courtesy when it comes to personnel decisions. It’s not a Brady/Belichick situation, where there’s arguments on both sides as to the reason for the Patriots’ success. If he wants to keep a coach or a receiver around, he should be accommodated.

    ————-

    That is nonsense. Rodgers has had great talent around him for many of his years in GB and he’s failed miserably in some of those years, starting with 2011 when they were undefeated through 13 games and fizzled out in their first playoff game. In the years when Rodgers has had a sub par team around him, he has done admirably, but not better than Brady or Manning did with subpar teams.

    Rodgers has under-delivered so far despite his incredible talent.

  62. aarons444 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:46 am

    2018 Salary cap values

    1. Jimmy G – $37,000,000
    2. Stafford – $26,500,000
    3. Carr – $25,000,000
    4. Flacco – $24,750,000
    5. Luck – $24,400,000
    6. Cousins – $24,000,000
    7. Brees – $24,000,000
    8. Wilson – $23,786,764
    9. Big Ben – $23,200,000
    10. Eli – $22,200,000
    11. Brady – $22,000,000
    12. Rivers – $22,000,000
    13. Matty Ice – $21,650,000
    14. Newton – $21,500,000

    15. Rodgers – $20,562,500

    What’s your point? He signed the extension in 2013. He was the highest paid QB at the time. His 6.5 million yearly signing bonus ended after last year. Obviously, you don’t know how it works. The most recently signed franchise QBs make the most money.
    Aaron Rodgers, 34, still has two years left on the five-year, $110 million extension he signed in April 2013.

  63. aarons444 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm
    QBs who throw too many INTs cost their teams wins. It’s that simple. Elway, Favre and Manning all had stretches in their careers, where their TD/INT ratio was POOR.
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    Different era.
    Favre was hands down the best QB over a 5 year window, as great as any QB in that brief window.
    His TD/INT rate in that window is absolutely laughable compared to Rodgers, and other QBs today. But beyond dispute, he was the best for a brief period of time.
    Manning played at the tail end of that era. Then the game changed. We have your team to thank, as their mauling and assaulting receivers was put to an end.
    Now QBs light the world up like a pinball machine.

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    If you want more evidence go look at Brady’s stats 2001-2007 then 2008-2018, which was around when the passing game changed. Brady and Rodgers are almost exactly the same statistically since Rodgers began starting in 2008, but when Brady won 3 Super Bowls, appeared in 4 Super Bowls and appeared in 5 AFCCGs before 2008 his stats were not even close to later in his career aside from 2007. In 2002 Brady had the most TDs in the league with 28! That’s it. The world has changed.

  64. let’s see… they got rid of a QB coach who obviously did not have a backup ready to go despite years of him on the team. and they also got rid of an aging WR with a huge salary cap number. Not sure why Rodgers is upset they are trying to build a better team around him. I have an idea, don’t redo his contract, make him play it out. build a team with the savings and if he can get us to another Superbowl, great. if they are on the cusp, tag him out until he’s 38 and have a successor ready to go.

  65. Some people don’t realize when they’re better off. Could you imagine Aaron getting a call from Jordy Nelson, asking him “Bro, why did you get rid of me?” How would that play out in the locker room with the remaining teammates? Would they be asking you if you were going to get rid of them too? A QB has enough on his plate already.

  66. aarons444 says:

    2018 Salary cap values
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    The discussion was how much Brady and Rodgers are being paid in 2018. My 2018 salary numbers are accurate.

  67. Rodgers has under-delivered so far despite his incredible talent.
    ======

    He’s the highest rated QB in NFL history.

    Only 2 active QBs higher post-season ratings.

    The Packers are failing. Aaron Rodgers could not perform any better than he has.

  68. agent7x6 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    It’s funny that fans, including many that don’t even attend games, have opinions about which players should be on team rosters, but are adamant that the players themselves are divas for having opinions about which players should be on team rosters.

    —————

    I don’t think that’s it at all. I think every player has opinions on who should be on their roster and they have the right to those opinions. I just think that in most organizations the Owner, GM and Coach make it clear that the players have no say in personnel decisions and of course their opinion may be sought in some cases.

    Rodgers is a diva if those rules are in place for his team and he is sulking about it anyway.

    Of course, it’s more likely they have always consulted Rodgers in the past, so he is now upset because they haven’t. Which means it’s a management mistake and Rodgers isn’t acting like a Diva.

  69. aarons444 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm
    Rodgers was know for giving teammates and coaches the stink eye before. Just watch how bad he will pout all the time if the Packers try to strong arm him
    =====
    This one cracks me up.
    Brady carries himself the EXACT same way. But he’s a competitor, who just wants to win.
    But Rodgers is different, somehow…………

    ————

    I think Brady nearly always says something in the best interest of the team any time he speaks publicly.

    Rodgers doesn’t always do that.

    Airing grievances within the organization is completely different than out in the public.

  70. 15. Rodgers – $20,562,500

    What’s your point?
    =======

    My point was clear.

    About half the QBs in the League take up huge amounts of the cap.

    Its how teams with great QBs have to do business.

  71. Rodgers should worry about if his collarbones are healed. He should retire and go off with Danica somewhere.

  72. Another reason to loathe this jerk. He cannot run an offense without cheating – he pads his stats by taking advantage of pre-snap defensive penalties and then picks up huge chunks of yards he cannot do through legal means running a conventional offense.

    This whiner needs to be experience more pain and to be forever removed from the game.

    I’m so sick of this clown – and I used to enjoy watching him play until I started to realize he cannot run an offense without padding his stats and exploiting penalties. That is all he can do. He’s not a real QB.

  73. A player’s cap hit IS NOT THE SAME AS HIS SALARY, because of prorated bonuses. Brady makes 14 mil in salary this year + 1 mil roster bonus. His cap hit is 22 mil because of a pro rated bonus he got in 2016. Rodgers makes 20.5 this yr. When do the team by team draft grades come out?

  74. Wow! It’s beginning to look like the Barneys will have to wring out their purple panties after this article.

    Still not a single quote from Rodgers himself to support any portion of this non-story PFT keeps peddling. (Yawn)
    And if for some reason Rodgers is truly upset, who cares.
    There’s nothing that he, nor any other player can do.

    Looking forward to draft weekend when this site can go back to reporting actual news.

  75. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:34 am
    If you’re the class loser and you somehow get a date with the prettiest girl in school, wouldn’t you treat her as well as you possibly could? And wouldn’t she be right to expect such treatment?
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    The voice of experience. .

  76. Rodgers should hire a lawyer and force the league and Packers to play by the league rules. As previously reported a player cannot be placed back on the IR for the same injury within 6 weeks of being activated from the IR. If the player is placed back on the IR the team must release the player.

    Packer fans have nothing to worry about you have Mike and his 4 year wonder Brett Hundley.

  77. Rodgers is the most overrated QB in history. His rating is high because he doesn’t throw picks. Big deal. His defenses are good enough to win the division most yr, Yet in his career, he’s only 9-7 in the playoffs, w/1 SBowl. TBrady??? He’s not even PManning.

  78. Any QB would be irritated with the loss of his #1 receiver and a QB coach that he has built a rapport with. It’s funny watching the immediate and so predictable knee-jerk reactions of people (especially Vikings’ fans) to some of the stories on here.

  79. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:34 am
    If you’re the class loser and you somehow get a date with the prettiest girl in school, wouldn’t you treat her as well as you possibly could? And wouldn’t she be right to expect such treatment?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Better analogy needed. The “class loser” part is understandable, but ambiguous in this situation, and “prettiest girl in school” puts most of us right in the ditch. Thanks in advance.

  80. Aaron Rodgers wants to be in the know but until he’s in the front office, I personally think he should mind his own business and work on being a better leader. If he truly is as great as his reputation suggests he is, and I think he is, he can enhance anyone around him at the skill positions.

  81. There’s plenty Mr Rodgers can do to show his displeasure @ being under a contract he doesn’t want, like not show up for workouts, play like crap, or have a flare-up of the injury to his throwing arm. I think the degree of his rage over losing Jordy has been entirely under estimated, and I have no doubt, whatsoever, that Mr Rodgers wants out of GB, and he doesn’t seem to be someone who won’t get what he wants.

  82. kevines255 said:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:05 am

    For all the crap Packers fan talk, they don’t realize how lucky they are to have Rodgers.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Wrong. Packer fans realize exactly how lucky they have been to have Rodgers, and Favre before him. All we have to do is look at the QB histories of the other NFCN teams over the last 20+ years to understand how huge their impact has been.

    This is just the media blowing smoke. Rodgers has never said he is frustrated or unhappy with the organization. He is a leader, and as such should be afforded the courtesy of knowing ahead of time when decisions are made that will affect his team. But either way, he doesn’t have any say in the matter, and he understands that.

  83. ““Both of those decisions [with Nelson and Van Pelt] were made without him,” one league source close to Rodgers said. “In both situations, he had no influence with [the front office] before anything went down.”
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    This makes NO sense. If the decision was made WITHOUT him, then he would not be able to “influence” anyone before it went down because he didn’t even know about it. Between “sources close to Rodgers” and poor logic, it seems Yahoo Sports is just speculating blindly…

    I guess this is what passes for journalism now.

  84. I actually don’t blame him, those were two good friends that they cut without even letting him know. He’s on the tail end of his career and should at least get the respect of not having to find out from the news that his friends are no longer there.

    He has carried this team for a long time without much of a supporting cast and hasn’t said much or whined about it.

    And this comes from a long time Viking fan!

  85. Interesting…..a lot of tough love here for Rodgers and his plight that is not offered to Kaepernick’s and his plight. Why so easy and sympathetic to one QB’s plight and not to another’s?

  86. For some reason the Packers organization still has the opinion that players WANT to go to GB. The truth is the era is over and they have to hold players like Rogers hostage. Most top organizations would realize Roger’s worth and treat him better than some 2nd tier QB. Without this guy your team stinks, that’s been proven twice now.

    I’m sure the Vikings would gladly trade Cousins to GB for Rogers and allow that cheap organization to save $6m / year. If I were Roger’s I’d go ahead and retire.

  87. stellarperformance says:
    April 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

    If you’re the class loser and you somehow get a date with the prettiest girl in school, wouldn’t you treat her as well as you possibly could? And wouldn’t she be right to expect such treatment?
    ////////////////////////////

    The voice of experience. .
    __________

    And she married me too!

  88. I only scrolled thru about half the posts but looks like nobody (in the 1st half at least)
    caught the Favre reference. Farve got his panties in a wad when they didn’t draft who he wanted them to. Especially drafting Rodgers. Good point

  89. The source has tried to connect Rodgers’ frustrations to his lingering contract extension.
    “I know he’s thinking about that stuff when it comes to the next contract because he should have earned a voice by now,” the source said. “In other places with [elite] quarterbacks, consideration is given to those guys. I think Aaron wants to be engaged in some decisions. But that’s just not the way it works [in Green Bay]. I think that’s obviously frustrating and it’s going to keep coming out.”
    *************
    the source “knows he’s thinking”……”think he wants” “think that’s obviously” but is always “thinking for somebody else.

    How come you are not getting on the “source” – shouldn’t “he just come out and say it” under his own name?

  90. Green Bay will run him out of town just like they did with Favre.
    expect that THEY didn’t run him out of town..Favre orchestrated the whole thing.
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    He had to force his way out of town.

    If the Packers had their way, Favre wouldn’t have been allowed to return.

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