After Garoppolo, who’s next?

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It’s become a tradition around here. When a new high-water mark is set for the quarterback market, we take a look at who’s next. So with Jimmy Garoppolo breaking the bank in the Bay Area, here’s a snapshot of the quarterbacks who will be getting paid, sooner or later.

1. The Next Wave.

Kirk Cousins.

If he hits the open market, Cousins surely will get more than $27.5 million per year. The question is whether he’ll push the market all the way to $30 million, and whether he’ll finally get a term that bases his out-year compensation on a percentage of the cap.

In the event Washington (foolishly) chooses to tag him again in order to try to trade him, Cousins will set the bar even higher than $30 million. He’d get $34.47 million for one more year — and then he’d undoubtedly hit the market unfettered in 2019.

Drew Brees.

He insists he’s staying in New Orleans, and I continue to insist he’s testing the Saints. There’s surely a figure below which an offer from the Saints would amount to an insult. And if the Saints insult Brees, his plans to stay could quickly change.

In the end, will he want more than Garoppolo or Cousins? Probably not. If he does, he possibly would get it on the open market.

But he’ll only get to the open market if the Saints insult him with an offer that is, say, south of $16 million per year.

Matt Ryan.

The Falcons have said they want to extend his contract, which expires after the 2018 season. But the two sides may squabble over how much Ryan should get, especially since owner Arthur Blank already is trying to shame Ryan into taking a team-friendly deal.

Ryan’s leverage comes from the tag, which for him would pay at least $24.98 million for 2019. At a 20-percent increase for 2020 ($29.976 million) and a 44-percent bump for 2021 ($43.16 million), he could leverage a deal that makes him the king of the financial hill, at least for a little while.

Case Keenum.

A new addition to the list, Keenum is headed for the open market unless the Vikings sign him to a long-term deal or tag him, at $23 million or so for 2018. But if the Vikings are willing to pay Keenum that much, they arguably should pursue a guy like Cousins.

Either way, Keenum will be getting paid a lot more than the $2 million he made in 2017. However, he surely won’t come close to whatever the top of the market may be when he signs his next contract.

Sam Bradford.

A knee injury that shelved him for much of 2017 will impact his value in 2018, forcing him to accept an incentive-laden deal or to prove it for a year before getting paid in 2019.

Whispers of a degenerative condition in his knee won’t help, and he’ll be thoroughly poked and prodded before anyone ponies up the kind of cash he may otherwise command.

A.J. McCarron.

He’ll find out soon whether he’s a restricted free agent or an unrestricted free agent, due to his time spent on the non-football injury list as a rookie. If he’s unrestricted, he’ll be able to go to the highest bidder, and he possibly did enough late in the 2015 season to get a deal that would surprise many.

Teddy Bridgewater.

Like McCarron, Bridgewater’s status may be resolved by a grievance, given that the last year of his rookie deal may have tolled, putting him under contract for 2018 at less than $1.5 million. If he wins, he’s free; but that doesn’t mean he’ll get paid.

Bridgewater will have to prove he’s healthy before getting big money. For him, the smart decision for 2018 would be to find a team for which he’d be playing, a lot.

Aaron Rodgers.

Five years ago, Rodgers signed a long-term contract with a new-money average of $22 million. He’s now $5.5 million per year behind Garoppolo, who in comparison to Rodgers has done nothing.

The Packers need to take care of Rodgers, ASAFP. The longer they wait, the more it will cost — and the saltier (justifiably) he will be. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, and if the Packers don’t close the gap between his average compensation and far lesser passers who have passed him by, maybe Rodgers will decide to eventually stick it to the Packers, just like his predecessor eventually did.

2. The Second Wave.

Nick Foles.

For some reason, plenty of people in the media believe Foles is due to become a free agent this offseason. The truth is that he’s under contract for another year, at $7 million.

The Eagles should keep him around as the backup to Carson Wentz, given that Wentz has made it clear that he plans to continue playing with the same physicality that ultimately resulted in a torn ACL. Unless someone else makes the Eagles a trade offer they can’t refuse, they should refuse to entertain trading Foles.

If they do, Foles should make it clear that he wants to be paid accordingly. While the reigning Super Bowl MVP may not crack the $20 million barrier, he would — and should — make a lot more than $7 million.

Russell Wilson.

Wilson has two years left under contract, and his average of less than $22 million per year is starting to become more than a little embarrassing, for him and the team.

It’s time for the Seahawks to rectify the situation, and it’s possibly no coincidence that Wilson’s baseball career has suddenly slid away from the back burner.

Jameis Winston.

Now eligible for a new contract, the Buccaneers need to decide whether to give him a second contract before his fourth year or before his fifth. Based on his play in 2017, it probably makes sense to wait.

If/when he gets a second contract from the Bucs, he’ll become the first quarterback drafted by the team to be re-signed.

Marcus Mariota.

Mariota, taken one spot behind Winston in 2015, also has become eligible for a new deal. Will the Titans wait, or will they pay him now? They possibly will wait to see what the Bucs do with Winston before making a final decision.

3. The Third Wave.

Carson Wentz.

The MVP candidate has one more year before he can get a second deal. Whether he gets one early will likely depend on whether he can stay healthy, and whether he can do in January and February what Foles has done.

Jared Goff.

A strong year in 2017 puts him in line to get paid, eventually. The ascending Rams will soon realize that they have more great young players than they can afford. The one guy who will definitely get his money, however, is the quarterback.

Dak Prescott.

A strong rookie year followed by a sophomore slump makes 2018 critical to gauging Prescott’s value. His status as a fourth-round draft pick doesn’t give the Cowboys the luxury of waiting five years before facing a franchise-tag conundrum.

Others to watch include the trio of 2004 first-rounders — Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, and Eli Manning — each of whom have two years left on their current deals. Also, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will make $19 million this year and become a free agent in 2019. It’s unclear at this point whether the Jags or anyone else will pay him.

Then there’s Tom Brady, who has two years left on his contract, but who never does an extension based on market value. If he did, he’d already be making more than $35 million per year.

74 responses to “After Garoppolo, who’s next?

  1. Then there’s Tom Brady, who has two years left on his contract, but who never does an extension based on market value. If he did, he’d already be making more than $35 million per year
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    The only thing I admire about this guy. He is more interested in winning Superbowls than in gouging his team for every penny.

  2. Tough spot for my Vikes. One game away from the Super Bowl and now left in a pretty difficult QB situation. It’s got to be Keenum though, Cousins is marginally better and would cost at least 50% more. It’s time for Rick to show Case the respect he deserves and to get him under a long term contract.

  3. Meanwhile, the Redskins are set for 4 years under a top 12 QB and sitting on a huge pile of saved money not given to CHOKER KURT Cousins! Thank God I’m a Redskin fan. We have three Superbowls and earned our wins, they weren’t given to us because the opponent decided to sit his best CB unlike a certain FLUKE green team.

  4. Then there’s Tom Brady, who has two years left on his contract, but who never does an extension based on market value. If he did, he’d already be making more than $35 million per year.

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    Not that I think he will ever leave the Patriots before he retires but I can see someone in desperation kick the tires and pony up a laughably obscene number to Brady even at age 42 to tempt him to leave.

    Not because he’ll help their team so much on the field but simply for some much needed hype, PSLs, ticket sales and merchandise.

    Someone like the Jets fits this profile perfectly. Can you imagine?

  5. Let me make this prediction: Of all the players who will sign a new contract this offseason, the player to deliver the best value on that contract will be Teddy Bridgewater. He may get off to a bit of a slow start because of the time off, but by midseason, he’ll be playing at a high level on a contract that pays him less than $8 million a year.

  6. I am so sick of hearing that he new contract negotiations for players “who have done nothing” outstrip those who went before them.

    It used to be rookies were paid huge sums and had done nothing at all to earn it other than a reputation.

    We cannot fault those whose contracts are now ready to be signed or renewed just because the old folk didn’t do better negotiating in prior years. No one forced the prior years’ signees to sign contracts that were lower than now; but those contracts were still the ceilings of that period.

    As for Cousins, he risked everything going year to year – why shouldn’t he be rewarded for keeping the Redskins competitive when they had some of the worst defenses during his starting years? All he did was to to turn in three consecutive 4,000 yard plus passing seasons on a team that had precious little to throw to in 2017!

  7. At 7 million for 2018, the Eagles could fleece another team in a trade for him. They could easily get a first rounder this year and maybe even additional picks.

  8. Foles will demand a trade or a new contract. Dude knows he can make $20 mil plus with huge guarantees and signing bonus. No way does he stick with that current contract.

  9. I really don’t understand your fascination with A.J. McCarron. Total of 11 games played, 3 started. End of 2015 (which was 2+ years ago) he had decent numbers but last two years….nada. No starts and a 63.4 rating. 50% completion rating with 7 completons in last 2 years. Those things matter.

    You’re probably right – someone will give him $$s but he won’t be driving the market. I didn’t even agree with JG’s contract until I saw the details (barely over Stafford, with a whole lot less guaranteed).

    Rest of the list doesn’t look too bad because you’re largely talking starters with a body of work. AJM indeed? Guys already got a Tom Brady sized ego.

  10. “Nick Foles.

    For some reason, plenty of people in the media believe Foles is due to become a free agent this offseason. The truth is that he’s under contract for another year, at $7 million.”

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    Because plenty of people in the media are ignorant, blathering, plagiaristic lemmings.

  11. Pay Russell Wilson more? Why on earth would they do that? He isn’t that good. Plus it would be even less money they could spend on a shoddy OL.

  12. Player A – best post season performance in NFL history, SB champion, SB MVP. Signs 6yr 120.6M ($20.1M/yr) contract in the offseason.
    Player B – won 5 games against teams with either losing records, or with their division wrapped up and no resting starters. Signs 5yr $137.5M ($27.5M/yr) contract in the offseason.

    Player A – Flacco. Player B – Garappolo.

    I guess it doesn’t take much to get paid these days as an NFL QB.

  13. It’s a stretch to call Wilson’s $22 million embarrassing and I see no reason why the teams in the “Third Wave” wouldnt make those QBs play out their deals. Teams want to keep them cheap as long as they can.

  14. Logicalvoicesays:
    Your Super Bowl record should have an asterisk by it, one of those wins was the strike-shortened season where scabs were used (so not the true NFL product).

  15. At 7 million for 2018, the Eagles could fleece another team in a trade for him. They could easily get a first rounder this year and maybe even additional picks.
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    No team is trading a 1st round pick for Foles based on 3 games. Pipe dream. I’d say a 3rd rounder, MAYBE a 2nd.

  16. Favre didnt stick it to the pack, they sent him packing to the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS…then he tossed an interception in the championship game playing for Vikings to end our season…skol? #NoTrophies

  17. Vikings have 3 QBs that are nobodies 1st choice. It’s like having a box of outdated raspberry filled powdered donuts or a couple of fresh chocolate maple bars from your morning bakery. The Vikings would rather have the bakery donuts but they are taking the powdered raspberry donuts out of the package and spreading them nicely on a plate like they are so proud.

  18. I don’t really care about QB pay. They more they pay that guy, the less they pay everyone else. The players get X overall, regardless.

  19. Favre didnt stick it to the pack, they sent him packing to the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS…
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    Favre definitely got the best of the Packers in ’08.

    The Packers did all the could to keep him retired. Offered Favre a bribe, the Commissioner has to reinstate him because the Packers refused… the Packers even said he could compete for his job.

    The Packers played thes fool in that one.

  20. In Teddy We Trust says:
    February 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm
    Let me make this prediction: Of all the players who will sign a new contract this offseason, the player to deliver the best value on that contract will be Teddy Bridgewater. He may get off to a bit of a slow start because of the time off, but by midseason, he’ll be playing at a high level on a contract that pays him less than $8 million a year.

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    Teddy was a backup before he blew out his knee…..now that is his upside. Nice kid by all accounts…..mediocre QB by measurable statistics

  21. Those QB’s with rookie 5 year deals look better and better as the veteran price goes up. Darnold, Rosen, Allen, Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Mason Rudolph could all go first round. Heck, the Browns could draft two of them and pay both combined less than half of these scrubs will make over the next five years.

  22. Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Someone like the Jets fits this profile perfectly. Can you imagine?
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    Brady has a No Jets clause in his contract.

  23. The entire section on Wilson is gibberish: First off, the team is NEVER going to be embarrassed because this is exactly the outcome they were hoping for when they signed Wilson to that deal–they’re now paying considerably less for their franchise QB than a lot of other teams are. That’s always the plan/hope when you do long-term deals. And Wilson isn’t going to make $22 million a year playing baseball so that’s a pretty empty threat unless he genuinely loves baseball more and wants to get out of football–at which point the money wouldn’t probably matter.

  24. aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    The Packers played thes fool in that one.
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    Spoken like someone chronically clueless. I’m sure Favre feels like Einstein after presumptively thinking he was bigger than the team and smarter than Ted.

    Fail.

  25. ariani1985 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    Rodgers will no matter what choke on this situation and treat it like a playoff game!!!

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    I’d say he’s worth at least 38.7 or maybe even 41.0 million a year. And he probably won’t sign it wide left of the signature line.

  26. Spoken like someone chronically clueless. I’m sure Favre feels like Einstein after presumptively thinking he was bigger than the team and smarter than Ted.
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    They believed in Rodgers SO much and thought SO highly of him… McCarthy offered Favre a chance to compete with him.

    Dumb.

    Don’t want Favre? Deal him. With no fanfare. The Packers looked incompetent. And were.

  27. ARod’s next and the contract will be in the area of 5 years $200 million, with $125 million guaranteed for the first 3 years and an option to become an unrestricted free agent.

  28. I won’t be surprised if the Vikings look to lock up Teddy with a guaranteed contract somewhere in the area of oh….200 million for 3 years after all he’s done nothing but they’ll over pay.

  29. At some point, teams will figure out that they won’t win anything lopsiding their rosters for QBs. In the era of the 20+ million dollar QB, none of them have won anything after the contract except Brady and Manning, and Manning’s came after he took a pay cut his last year so they could pay more defensive players. Brady takes a pay cut every time he does a deal and has the greatest coach of all time with him, so his situation is a bit unique.

    Russell Wilson got paid. Two years later they have to blow up the team.

    Drew Brees got paid, and it took a historic rookie class to get him back to the playoffs.

    Roethlisberger got paid and has not won or come close to another Super Bowl despite good seasons because they’ve been rebuilding the defense with low picks every year since 2012.

    Joe Flacco got paid, and the Ravens have been doing the same as Pittsburgh.

    Cam Newton got paid, and now the Panthers have hard choices to make about their roster just to get under the cap before the draft.

    Seeing a trend here, and these are elite to very good ones. Now, you’re asking Garropolo, Matthew Stafford, and Derek Carr to do what these all time greats couldn’t do. Good luck with all that.

    Yeah, everyone needs a QB, but like Philly just proved, the whole roster wins the Super Bowls even if you don’t have the better passer under center at $25 mil a year.

  30. aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    They believed in Rodgers SO much and thought SO highly of him… McCarthy offered Favre a chance to compete with him.

    Dumb.

    Don’t want Favre? Deal him. With no fanfare. The Packers looked incompetent. And were.
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    The Packers aren’t responsible for ending his career. The Vikings made him play behind a too-soft turnstile O-line.

    Too dumb.

  31. Rodgers will no matter what choke on this situation and treat it like a playoff game!!!
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    He’s the 3rd highest rated active postseason passer.

    1.4 percentage point behind the active leader (Drew Brees)

    Choke on your words.

  32. Dem Saints better pony up and pay DaBreeze ($32M/year) or he gon’ be Swamp Thang and bring terror to all of New Orleans by way of ARIZONA with “Fitz” and THE REAL JIMMY G: Jimmy Graham (Tight End).

    Whoa Nellie!

  33. Russell Wilson has NOT progressed as a top tier QB. He doesn’t deserve anything more than what he signed for. Time for Seattle to invest in an OL. Solid teams are built from the line out. Just look at Philly with the best OL in the NFL. NO, Dallas, many other teams have solid lines that allow them to both run and throw the ball. Ironic that Pete Carroll, who wants to run EVERY down, doesn’t understand that it’s important to first build an OL.

    Russell Wilson is losing speed too…not nearly as quick as he was the first 2 years in the league. I’d like to see Seattle bring in another QB. Homer’s don’t speak the truth, they’re homers. A true homer wants to see their team make smart moves and get better, not become the dumpster fire they’ve been the last 2 years. Bad decisions, bad drafts, equals bad teams. Carroll needs to be put on the clock…his choice to hang on to OC Bevell 3 years after Bevell personally lost Seattle its 2nd SB, is truly hurting, not helping, the team. Truth!

  34. aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm
    Rodgers will no matter what choke on this situation and treat it like a playoff game!!!

    Sorry, but nobody chokes in the playoffs like the Viking’s! Favored at home in the NFCCG against the Giants in 2001 get blown out 41-0, favored against the Eagles on the road, get blown out 38-7.

  35. Maybe there should be an individual salary cap for players, not just for teams. At a certain point it’s just counterproductive to have an overpaid QB and a roster full of holes.

  36. Not to take anything away from Foles, he was great, but that like kept him pretty spotless throughout the playoffs. That’s what makes Wentz great, he’s effective even under lots of pressure.

  37. I almost feel sorry for the Vikings. The only QB under contract is a fourth stinger. The other three choices are two with bad knees, one of which is basically an unproven second year rookie and has a noodle arm, the other is too old and made of glass and the third is a mediocre third stringer who was the beneficiary of a weak schedule and a good defense that will be losing some very key pieces in the off season. What to do, what to do? Did I say I felt sorry for the Vikings? No skol lol.

  38. jjackwagon said:
    February 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    “Then there’s Tom Brady, who has two years left on his contract, but who never does an extension based on market value. If he did, he’d already be making more than $35 million per year”
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    “The only thing I admire about this guy. He is more interested in winning Superbowls than in gouging his team for every penny.”

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    I am not buying any of this. IMO, Brady’s contract always felt like funny math to me. I have always wondered if he is getting compensated by Kraft financial through another method, other than his “NFL QB contract”.

  39. Enough of the myth of Saint Brady. He is behind only the Manning bros in career earnings. 3rd highest-paid player in NFL history!

    The reason the Patriots have been so successful is that QB is the only position they habitually pay well. The rest of the roster is built by eschewing high-paid stars in favor of evenly-distributed talent. It shows up so often; they start games slow then overpower teams as the game wears on. By the 2nd half, the balanced roster starts to win out as opposing teams’ starters are gassed and their inferior backups can’t compete.

  40. Carroll needs to be put on the clock…his choice to hang on to OC Bevell 3 years after Bevell personally lost Seattle its 2nd SB, is truly hurting, not helping, the team. Truth!
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    Pete made the call to pass.

    Not the best throw, and to a guy better know for special teams play than being a pass catcher.

    Bevell is gone, in case you missed it.

  41. stellarperformance says:
    February 8, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    They believed in Rodgers SO much and thought SO highly of him… McCarthy offered Favre a chance to compete with him.

    Dumb.

    Don’t want Favre? Deal him. With no fanfare. The Packers looked incompetent. And were.
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    The Packers aren’t responsible for ending his career. The Vikings made him play behind a too-soft turnstile O-line.

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    McKinney and Hutch were pro-bowlers in 2010. They also had Phil Loadholt, who was a very solid player until he tore his achilles, even earning the recognition as one of the highest rated tackles in the league in 2014. Their weakest link was Anthony Hererra. SO I’d hardly consider it a turnstile O-line with Favre.

  42. Shinnbone says:
    February 8, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    Just wait to see the numbers Rodgers puts up this year with Jimmy Graham at TE.

    Oh my goodness…..

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    Wash, rinse, repeat. Didn’t we hear this story last year with Bennett? Now fixing your D, maybe you can stay out of the NFCN cellar.

  43. gopackgocausecowboysblow says:
    February 8, 2018 at 7:34 pm
    aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm
    Rodgers will no matter what choke on this situation and treat it like a playoff game!!!

    Sorry, but nobody chokes in the playoffs like the Viking’s! Favored at home in the NFCCG against the Giants in 2001 get blown out 41-0, favored against the Eagles on the road, get blown out 38-7.

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    But neither of those games were the Vikings up 16-7 with 2:09 left in game and lost. That goes to the packers in the biggest choke job in history. You already forgot about the 2014 NFCG?

  44. Shinnbone says:
    February 8, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    I won’t be surprised if the Vikings look to lock up Teddy with a guaranteed contract somewhere in the area of oh….200 million for 3 years after all he’s done nothing but they’ll over pay.

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    3 year 200 million? Not to bright are we

  45. aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    Favre didnt stick it to the pack, they sent him packing to the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS…
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    Favre definitely got the best of the Packers in ’08.

    The Packers did all the could to keep him retired. Offered Favre a bribe, the Commissioner has to reinstate him because the Packers refused… the Packers even said he could compete for his job.

    The Packers played thes fool in that one.

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    The Packers won the Superbowl 3 years later with Favre’s replacement, Favre won 0 Superbowls with his new team, you say the Packers were the fools? Brett Favre is probably my favorite all time player but the Packers made the right choice. It could have been a little less messy but the result 3 years later speaks for itself.

  46. I bet Drew Brees is probably going to make more than Garoppolo on an annual basis but perhaps with a shorter contract, perhaps 3 years. Kirk Cousins is probably going to make over 20 million but not more than Garoppolo or Brees. Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are not as good bets as Brees or Cousins, so they should make about the same as Tyrod Taylor, at $15 million a year.

  47. flviking says:
    February 9, 2018 at 5:16 pm
    You already forgot about the 2014 NFCG?
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    Yes. We have. More importantly; “How come you haven’t? Obsess much?”

  48. stellarperformance says:
    February 11, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    flviking says:
    February 9, 2018 at 5:16 pm
    You already forgot about the 2014 NFCG?
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    Yes. We have. More importantly; “How come you haven’t? Obsess much?”

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    Settle down Stella, I can actually see your angry red face as you typed your response. And I’m not obsessing, just responding to another pack troll, which you left out.

  49. I am the least stressed-out Packer fan you’ll ever know. As a fan, everything the Packers have given me in my life, is enough. If they never win anything ever again, it’s all good. Not too many fans of very many teams can say that.

  50. trozenfundra says:

    February 9, 2018 at 1:29 am

    I almost feel sorry for the Vikings. The only QB under contract is a fourth stinger. The other three choices are two with bad knees, one of which is basically an unproven second year rookie and has a noodle arm, the other is too old and made of glass and the third is a mediocre third stringer who was the beneficiary of a weak schedule and a good defense that will be losing some very key pieces in the off season. What to do, what to do? Did I say I felt sorry for the Vikings? No skol lol.

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    Who are the Vikings losing in the offseason on defense? I can’t name one key defensive starter the Vikings are losing? Why…because we aren’t. The whole defense is returning.

    And the Schedule was not weak. I think at the very least our schedule was middle of the pack at the beginning of the season. We beat top tier teams like the Saints (twice), Falcons, Rams, Ravens, Lions (all teams fighting for a playoff spot when we played them).

    Who cares if the Vikings are losing their three QB’s. They will find someone. Case Keenum is a average QB, who did good because of a decent offensive line, and great offensive weapons. Adam Theilen and Stefon Diggs are better than all the GB WR’s. Kyle Rudolph is better than all the TE’s in GB. Dalvin Cook will be a great back. Case succeeded because the roster as a whole is good, unlike Green Bay who loses one person and the team goes down the tube. The Vikings will get someone, weather it be Cousin’s or Case Keenum. And chances are they will be fine behind a decent offensive line and with good weapons. The defense will be top 5 again. Notice how the Vikings have started three different QB’s the past 3 years, but yet our win-loss record is the same as the Packers. That shows that the Vikings roster as a whole is better than Green Bay’s.

  51. jjackwagon says:
    February 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    Then there’s Tom Brady, who has two years left on his contract, but who never does an extension based on market value. If he did, he’d already be making more than $35 million per year
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    The only thing I admire about this guy. He is more interested in winning Superbowls than in gouging his team for every penny.
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    That’s because he can gouge his fans for the rest of it through $200 cookbooks & TB12 concussion/sunburn proof water.

  52. The Packers won the Superbowl 3 years later with Favre’s replacement, Favre won 0 Superbowls with his new team, you say the Packers were the fools?
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    They were played as fools. Yes.

    Why try to stop Favre from playing?

    Why allow Favre to report to the team during training camp?

    Did they not realize what they had in Rodgers?

    They looked rediculous. They hired a white house sleezebag to do damage control.

    They had all the cards, and all the power. They could have traded Favre without all the drama.

    .. they made the right choice. But its debateable whether that choice was their own. They didn’t exactly stand firmly behind their guy. They entertained the prospect of bringing Favre back.

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