Packers GM expects new Aaron Rodgers contract soon

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Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst believes a new contract with quarterback Aaron Rodgers will get done.

Gutekunst said this morning on PFT Live that he sees no reason that the Packers and Rodgers won’t come to terms.

“Both sides are working towards it and we’re confident we’ll come to an agreement soon,” he said.

Although some are wondering why, if both sides are working on it, a deal isn’t done yet, Gutekunst said that both sides might wait to see if other quarterbacks get new deals, and if so how those deals are structured. The Falcons have acknowledged they’re working on a new contract for Matt Ryan, and the Patriots may give Tom Brady a new contract as well. But Gutekunst didn’t seem to think anything elsewhere would prevent a deal from getting done in Green Bay.

“We’re pretty confident that this is something that’s taking its normal course, its normal time,” he said.

Rodgers has two years left on his current deal at about $21 million a year, which is a bargain rate for a player of Rodgers’ caliber, given what lesser quarterbacks are making. If the Packers wanted to play hardball with him, they could force him to play out those two years, then franchise him once his contract expires. The only way for Rodgers to play hardball in return would be to threaten not to play at all.

Gutekunst, however, doesn’t see that happening. He expects a deal to get done.

110 responses to “Packers GM expects new Aaron Rodgers contract soon

  1. I would do just that: Let him play out his contract, then franchise him a couple years and give him the boot.

    He’s become too much of a diva for my tastes.

  2. They better hope they get a new deal. If he leaves in the next year or so, this team is going down the tube fast unless they start hitting on some of these defensive players they drafted.

  3. I’m thinking you might be the only one who is wondering why a deal isn’t done yet. The draft usually keeps a lot of teams busy this time of year. The deal will get done soon enough, much to the chagrin of the Viking trolls

  4. I use to like him, not so much anymore. He acts like 21 mil per is an insult and his EGO wants to be the Highest paid player in the nfl. Yep Aaron you get ALL the CAP Money and wonder why the team cant upgrade properly around you.

  5. Rodgers deserves this, even after a year where he missed a lot of time.

    Many contract extensions today are head-scratchers, but he is truly one of the best in the game. Packers are smart to ensure he finishes his career there.

    Looking forward to years of Cousins-Rodgers battles.

  6. I hope he keeps playing. I like Aaron. I love watching him continue to go one and done every year. Keep throwing those hail marys. At least Russell Wilson has been to multiple SBs. Aaron has failed to match that.

  7. Trade him to the rams for Jared Goff hes the real deal…… then the rams should give Aaron Rodgers contract extension 5 yr 10 million dollar contract with 1 million guaranteed

  8. Give him $35 million a year for 7 years and go find him some help on the offentline

  9. Rodgers GOAT?? I love the Packers but that’s just plain old delusional. And to pretty much every one on this site…. Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB. It’s insane how many times I read the same comments.

  10. irishgary says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:02 am

    I’m thinking you might be the only one who is wondering why a deal isn’t done yet. The draft usually keeps a lot of teams busy this time of year. The deal will get done soon enough, much to the chagrin of the Viking trolls

    ÷÷÷÷÷

    I see you can’t stop thinking about the Vikings. By the way, I don’t know a single Viking fan that thinks that Rodgers won’t sign a new deal with the Packers.

  11. ajzinnecker says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:00 am
    They better hope they get a new deal. If he leaves in the next year or so, this team is going down the tube fast unless they start hitting on some of these defensive players they drafted.
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    How is he going to “leave in the next year or two”?? Didn’t you read the article?? He’s under contract for 2 more years, plus they can tag him for two more after that. He’s not going anywhere.

  12. For A QB who won only once and missed a few times to get to the big game, taking all the money from your team so You can say your the best is counter productive.

    Bottom line…extend him 2 more years for a total of 4 and add 2 million on top of the next two years and guarantee 60% of it all and you still have money to play with….GB is a small market team…the money needs to go to support role players so that they can get back to the big game

    Simple really…

  13. I can see his contract being something like this..5 yrs..$150 Mil ..$100 mil Guaranteed..

  14. A diva is a guy with a lifetime losing record and no playoff wins ever, demanding the highest contract in NFL history and demanding it to be fully guaranteed.

    Desperation is giving it to him.

    Delusional is believing the guy when he says it wasn’t about the money.

  15. I’d let it roll certainly for at least this year and see how the collar bone holds up. If he still looks good and still wants to play next spring then offer him an extension. If he wants to hold out for more money, let it ride thru 2019 and then tag him thru 2020 – he’ll be 38 in 2021 anyway.

  16. The absurd Suh deal set a ridiculous price for interior D-linemen that no one will be paying again, anytime soon. This happens from time to time with some positions – a team “overpays” (which, you know, good for the player – they’re allowed to make as much money as they can) for a player and it screws up the market expectations for that position for a while.

    QBs are different, though. Salaries keep going up and agents use this as leverage to place their guy as the highest paid for all of the few weeks that usually lasts these days. And this is all because, of course, good QBs are hard to come by. If they were to let him walk, who would they replace him with?

    QBs like Cousins, Dalton, Smith, Flacco etc. – may not be spectacular, but they’ve got value because they’re seen as “good enough”, if the team has the other pieces in place. This was strongly reinforced last year by Keenum & Foles. A QB who is generally reliable and not turn the ball over too much is pretty valuable.

  17. Didn’t he just come outta few weeks ago and complain about having no say in personal decisions after Jordy was let go? Is he gonna just ask for more money or demand more input as well?

  18. Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ….
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….

  19. irishgary there was a time Viking fans knew Rodgers could tear the Viking Defense to shreds….that’s no longer the case. Not saying Rodgers is no longer very good however, I am saying that the Viking Defense has been built…over time…to handle Rodgers and, the NFL’s #1 Defense…overall…has been made even stronger this offseason and, the Vikings aren’t even through yet, strengthening it even more. The Vikings are the 1 team in the NFC North, that rebuilt their Defense and, strengthen it year after year. Now, their Offense was #11 last season and, it’s only getting better as well. Let Green Bay re sign Aaron Rodgers…let’s hope it happens because, just as was found out last season…the Packers are nothing without him.

  20. Rodgers is a class act both on and off the field. He’s demanding nothing and is content to let the process play itself out. He enjoys playing in Green Bay.

    Enough said. Sorry haters.

  21. slippery59 says:

    May 3, 2018 at 9:42 am

    ajzinnecker says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:00 am
    They better hope they get a new deal. If he leaves in the next year or so, this team is going down the tube fast unless they start hitting on some of these defensive players they drafted.
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    How is he going to “leave in the next year or two”?? Didn’t you read the article?? He’s under contract for 2 more years, plus they can tag him for two more after that. He’s not going anywhere.

    ————-

    I don’t know everything as I don’t work for the NFL. But I Believe he has options to opt out of his contract. I am aware he has two years left, but I’ve seen many reports that he can opt out.

    Yes they could tag him, but I think if Rodgers became Vocal and really wanted to leave, I don’t think the Packers would go there. Tagging a player can do more bad than good a lot of times and they would have to pay him a ton of guaranteed money. If A deal isn’t done by next year, I think Packer nation should be bit nervous as he has been vocal about being upset over certain things. And also, if he can, why wouldn’t he explore the market? I understand Packer fans wanting him to stay, he is the only reason your team is a contender. But Green Bay’s failure to get a good supporting team around him, could get to him eventually. He could go to many other teams and make just as much money, and probably have a better chance at winning a Superbowl. Also there are many other more attractive destinations to live. Green Bay is cold, and it’s only attraction is beer and brats. Rodgers has all the leverage, especially after how poorly the team operated without him last year.

  22. Alan Light says:
    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////

    How did that turn out for you?

  23. OBP says:
    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Didn’t he just come outta few weeks ago and complain about having no say in personal decisions after Jordy was let go? Is he gonna just ask for more money or demand more input as well?

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

    Nope. Never said any such thing. He did say he was sad to lose a teammate that was a long-time friend, with whom he had developed great chemistry and had had a lot of success. But you go ahead and purple it up however you need to.

  24. Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ———
    The Cardinals went .500 with Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton starting most of their games last season. Think about that for a second.

    Now remember that they were also missing their star RB for the entire season and that their entire offensive line was injured.

    Brett Hundley was really bad last year. Was he Blaine Gabbert bad? I’d put him in the same neighborhood.

    Packers and Cardinals will be better this season, as last season everything went wrong for both.

  25. Alan Light says:

    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ….
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….

    ——-

    The Vikings have had a different day 1 starter every year for the past 4 years due to injury, (Poor Zimmer, the guy has gone through more in 4 years than what some coaches go through in a career). Their worst record in those 4 years, was 7-9 (the first year of Zimmer).

    The Eagles won the Superbowl with a backup. Teams can certainly survive with a capable backup if the whole team is talented. Defense, Receivers, special teams, etc. Green Bay just isn’t built that way yet. If they hit on some of these draft picks they could be. But for now they live and die by Rodgers.

  26. Alan Light says:

    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ….
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game…

    That laughfest against the eagles will not only live in perpetuity as the all-time biggest choke in sporting history, it is a textbook example of going down the crapper.

  27. “Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ….
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….”

    —————————————————————————-

    So that’s why the Vikings let all those QB’s walk and gave a guy who hasnt won a playoff game in his career a fully guaranteed contract.

    #Vikingsfanlogic

  28. PoliticalCorrectnessBelongsInTheKitchen says:

    May 3, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Rodgers GOAT?? I love the Packers but that’s just plain old delusional. And to pretty much every one on this site…. Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB. It’s insane how many times I read the same comments.

    ——-

    What a silly comment. The two final NFC teams had backup QBs, but since you already know that, you need a 3rd team? How about Jacksonville? You think they would be significantly worse without Blake Bortles? Please…Packers roster is trash. Rodgers is the reason the Packers win.

  29. I loathe the Packers and think that Rodgers is definitely a prima donna. that being said, I also think he’s quite possibly the best QB I’ve ever seen. You are NEVER out of a game if he’s playing in it. He’s that good. He totally carries the Packers. Without him, they’d be lucky to win three games.

  30. @ukviking1

    What are you basing the improvements on? Cousins? the guy who doesn’t have a winning record in the NFL? The Defense that was blown out by the Eagles? The Draft, which every team thinks they have improved with, but will only be known over time?

    The Vikings have a good defense and Zimmer is a hell of a defensive coordinator. The offense is still very questionable especially with Cousins.

    The Packers may have improved their defense, only time will tell, I do like the fact they hired Pettine as the defensive coordinator, he has a pretty good record as a D coordinator.

    Also Rodgers can still tear the Vikings or any other defense apart. You’ll see that in week 2

  31. So what they’re saying is that soon we won’t be able to afford to put a quality team around Rodgers because he wants too much money and doesn’t really care about winning another championship. Got it!

  32. Alan Light says:
    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ….
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….

    ———————————-

    If you are really happy with your legacy of almost making it to the Super Bowl, then by all means keep celebrating. We all know that’s all you’ll ever have. 56 failed years and counting!

  33. I love watching him continue to go one and done every year. Keep throwing those hail marys. At least Russell Wilson has been to multiple SBs. Aaron has failed to match that.
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    The packers have been 1 and done only twice since 2010, while winning at least one game 4 times during that span. And Rodgers didn’t fumble the onsider or fail to cover the 2pt conversion in 2014, so please put a little more thought into your posts.

  34. The beautiful part of these Rodgers stories is that they attract a fair number of Viking trolls and in doing so, gives us a chance to remind the Vikings that they spent two First-Round draft picks on other players while Rodgers sat in the Green Room.

    Can you imagine the change of fortunes in both franchises if the Vikings only subscribed to the BPA theory that year of the draft?

    If you look deep enough, there are reasons the Vikings never won anything in their 57 years of existence. Well, this and the fact that they missed as 27-yard FG, sent 12 men into the huddle and allowed Drew Pearson to push off.

  35. Alan Light says:
    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ….
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….
    ——————————-
    And then went down the crapper.

  36. He’s one of the few QBs on a team where when they go to the playoffs or a SB you can say it was because of him. He didn’t ride a stud defense or brutal running game to get there.

    Worth what his new contract will be.

    I get why people want to compare him to Brady and I get why people can’t separate accomplishment from ability to play a single position. In my mind, there isn’t a single team he’s been on that I can say that Brady would have done better with. There isn’t a team Brady’s led to a SB that I can say Aaron couldn’t have done as well with. They really are the best.

  37. beedubyatoo says:

    May 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Alan Light says:
    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.
    ….
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….
    ——————————-
    And then went down the crapper.
    ———————————————————————————–

    And what was your favorite team doing on January 21? Or the weekend before? Or even the weekend before that??

  38. I love the people ragging on the Vikings offense. They lose their starting QB and RB and they were still top 10 in rushing and receiving, scoring, and number 1 on 3rd down. Yet their offense is still “questionable?” Their offense was good under Keenum and Cousins is better than Keenum.

  39. @tinye67

    Actually your team did not have a starting caliber QB all year. All 3 QB’s on the Vikings roster last year were released. They rode a very good defense into the NCCG. Then all hell broke loose.

    Even someone like yourself and other Viking trolls realize Keenum was not going to be able to catch up to the Eagles in the second half. The game was over in the second quarter.

  40. Never redo a deal with two years left. He signed it, make him honor. Redo next year. Rodgers is underpaid, granted, but this mess could have been handled with incentive escalators in his current contract. Shame on his agent.

  41. whatjusthapped says:
    May 3, 2018 at 11:04 am
    The beautiful part of these Rodgers stories is that they attract a fair number of Viking trolls and in doing so, gives us a chance to remind the Vikings that they spent two First-Round draft picks on other players while Rodgers sat in the Green Room.

    Can you imagine the change of fortunes in both franchises if the Vikings only subscribed to the BPA theory that year of the draft?
    ———————————————

    And then we get to remind you about the 26 year old All pro/ MVP candidate QB the Vikings had on the roster at the time. I guess it’s your favorite way to troll so we can just keep going around in a circle since you are incapable of believing in historical facts.

  42. Gutekunst said this morning on PFT Live that he sees no reason that the Packers and Rodgers won’t come to terms.
    ————–
    Here are the terms: The Packers roster was proven to be complete garbage last year and they need Rodgers to hide that fact again. So they will change some coaches then pay Rodgers whatever he wants to come back so they can pretend the coaching changes made a difference.

  43. As a Bears fan I would love a new contract for Aaron Rodgers. Give him 100 million, strap the “TEAM” for the next how many years financially and boom, welcome to last place. BEAR DOWN!

  44. teams neeed to do what pat’s did..pay less to Qb Brady 15 mil a yr but get him contracts with an Endorser that pays 15 mil a yr..Tommy is now making $30 mil a season because of pats ..but pats Only showing $15 mil on cap…gotta know how to Cheat the Cap and Keep players happy ! But Brady Now knows his “BRAND” IS worth more$ than pats..NOW he wants more than they have been paying !!

  45. They are going to need to back the truck up to Rodger’s home in California just to keep him playing in Green Bay for just a few more years. To bad they don’t know yet if he is fully recovered from his injury at his age.

  46. The Media Darling: Mister Rodgers.

    DaBreeze (Drew Brees) is still the best-est “artisan” QB of all time — sorry Dan Marino.

  47. Here are the terms: Rodgers enjoys playing in Green Bay and has been around long enough to know success does not come by hoping, wishing, and praying, as the Vikings continue to do. The Packers aren’t pretenders. They know what it takes to win and they will. One down year doesn’t matter to this team. The Vikings missed their opportunity last season with the Packers out of the way. It’s going to be wishing, hoping, and praying for them. Again.

  48. Liberalsruineverything says:
    May 3, 2018 at 11:41 am
    whatjusthapped says:
    May 3, 2018 at 11:04 am
    The beautiful part of these Rodgers stories is that they attract a fair number of Viking trolls and in doing so, gives us a chance to remind the Vikings that they spent two First-Round draft picks on other players while Rodgers sat in the Green Room.

    Can you imagine the change of fortunes in both franchises if the Vikings only subscribed to the BPA theory that year of the draft?
    ———————————————

    And then we get to remind you about the 26 year old All pro/ MVP candidate QB the Vikings had on the roster at the time. I guess it’s your favorite way to troll so we can just keep going around in a circle since you are incapable of believing in historical facts.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    And then we get to remind you that the Packers had an actual Super Bowl winning, multiple-time All Pro, multiple-time MVP QB on their roster at the time but were smart enough to snag Rodgers when the opportunity arose.

    Btw, how did that “All Pro/MVP candidate” work out for you?

  49. The Packers were so bad without Rodgers the almost lost to Cleveland. They only did not lose to Cleveland because of a huge mistake by Cleveland’s QB so naturally they trade for that QB is the offseason. Have to have that guy, oh how so Packers of them.

  50. stellarperformance says:

    May 3, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Alan Light says:
    May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am
    One is the Vikings…they lost two starting QBs and went to the NFC Championship game. Over here it really is better football for better people….
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////

    How did that turn out for you?

    ———–

    Pretty sure it turned out better than 7-9. The Vikings were in the exact same scenario as the Packers. Lost Bradford and were expected to do nothing. Because of their good roster they had a decent season.

  51. The Packers should give Rogers a new contract when he wins more SBs than Trent Dilfer.
    =====

    Go back to whining about how Goodell cheated you.

    .. Rodgers could not, and cannot play any better than he has.

    Highest rated QB in NFL history, the overwhelming majority of his career he was the highest rated POST-season in history as well.

    He’s the best QB in football. Period. His team has been average since 2010. Not a Rodgers problem.

  52. ukviking1 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 10:06 am
    irishgary there was a time Viking fans knew Rodgers could tear the Viking Defense to shreds….that’s no longer the case.

    ——
    You mean like backup QB Nick Foles tore them to shreds in their last game? I think Rogers will be fine.

  53. whatjusthapped says:

    May 3, 2018 at 11:04 am

    “The beautiful part of these Rodgers stories is that they attract a fair number of Viking trolls and in doing so, gives us a chance to remind the Vikings that they spent two First-Round draft picks on other players while Rodgers sat in the Green Room.

    Can you imagine the change of fortunes in both franchises if the Vikings only subscribed to the BPA theory that year of the draft?”
    ————————————————————————————

    Context is everything. The Vikings had just signed Culpepper to a 100M contract after a 4700 yard/39 TD season. He was a legit MVP candidate at the time. So while hindsight is 20/20…during the draft the Vikings had a 100M contract and needed to build around him. They weren’t in the market for a QB….not even a falling Rodgers. (who btw…no one knew would be so great at the time).
    That’s like saying Green Bay this year should have done everything in their power to move up to get Mayfield, Rosen, Allen, etc. Dumb comment.

  54. irishgary says:

    May 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

    @ukviking1

    What are you basing the improvements on? Cousins? the guy who doesn’t have a winning record in the NFL? The Defense that was blown out by the Eagles? The Draft, which every team thinks they have improved with, but will only be known over time?

    The Vikings have a good defense and Zimmer is a hell of a defensive coordinator. The offense is still very questionable especially with Cousins.

    The Packers may have improved their defense, only time will tell, I do like the fact they hired Pettine as the defensive coordinator, he has a pretty good record as a D coordinator.

    Also Rodgers can still tear the Vikings or any other defense apart. You’ll see that in week 2

    ————

    If Rodgers can tear the Vikings defense apart and any defense, than why hasn’t he since the Christian Ponder days when our defense was worst in the league? Rodgers is great, but he has not been dominant at all in the series between the two clubs. Packer fans keep thinking it’s 2013, because it’s the only hope they have, that 12 will win every game. Score 30 points or lose. That’s their only hope. The bitter fact Packer fans don’t want to admit, is the VIkings and Packers have the same win loss record since Mike Zimmer has been coach. Each team has only swept the other once in the pat 4 years. Each team has 2 division championships. Real dominant? Rodgers only plays good in the games at Lamblow field late in the season when snow is a factor. Vikings are coming to town early this year.

    Those who keep giving Cousin’s grief about having a losing record don’t know football. Yes he has a losing record. Last time I checked it’s a team sport. His defense on the Redskins has been bottom of the league for the past handful of seasons. He has had no run game. Is Drew Brees a bad QB? Because he had a losing record when he played for the Chargers. He switched teams and did better. I only ask, because Drew Brees and Cousin’s are both top 5 in the league in passing yards, and TD’s.

  55. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    May 3, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    May 3, 2018 at 11:41 am
    whatjusthapped says:
    May 3, 2018 at 11:04 am
    The beautiful part of these Rodgers stories is that they attract a fair number of Viking trolls and in doing so, gives us a chance to remind the Vikings that they spent two First-Round draft picks on other players while Rodgers sat in the Green Room.

    Can you imagine the change of fortunes in both franchises if the Vikings only subscribed to the BPA theory that year of the draft?
    ———————————————

    And then we get to remind you about the 26 year old All pro/ MVP candidate QB the Vikings had on the roster at the time. I guess it’s your favorite way to troll so we can just keep going around in a circle since you are incapable of believing in historical facts.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    And then we get to remind you that the Packers had an actual Super Bowl winning, multiple-time All Pro, multiple-time MVP QB on their roster at the time but were smart enough to snag Rodgers when the opportunity arose.

    Btw, how did that “All Pro/MVP candidate” work out for you?
    ————————————

    And then we get to remind you Favre was 35 not 26. Culpepper didn’t rehab correctly and he was never the same after his injury. It happens to everyone, just ask Erin. We’ll see how he comes back. He didn’t look “100%” out there skipping 30 yd outs in front of his receivers in the Panthers game. Good luck with that.

  56. I get why people want to compare him to Brady and I get why people can’t separate accomplishment from ability to play a single position. In my mind, there isn’t a single team he’s been on that I can say that Brady would have done better with. There isn’t a team Brady’s led to a SB that I can say Aaron couldn’t have done as well with. They really are the best.
    ======

    Brady wouldn’t have won squat with this Packer team from 2011-present. His career would likely be over if he took the same kind of punishment Rodgers has taken over the years.

    The ONLY season Rodgers has played with a top 5 D, his team won the Super Bowl. Only 1 other season with a top 10 finish, all the way back in 2009.

    The Patriots have had a top 5 D 5 times since Rodgers became a starter, top 10 D 9 of the last 10 years. No coincidence why they are yearly contenders. Their QB is just one part of that. Rodgers is almost the SOLE reason the Packers have been successful over the last 7 years. Brady is just a cog in the machine.

  57. PoliticalCorrectnessBelongsInTheKitchen says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Rodgers GOAT?? I love the Packers but that’s just plain old delusional. And to pretty much every one on this site…. Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB. It’s insane how many times I read the same comments.
    _________

    Having a great quarterback isn’t an excuse to not build the rest of the team. Vikings and Eagles proved last year they could win at a high level without their starting quarterbacks. Whenever Brady has had to miss time, the Patriots keep winning. Jacksonville’s quarterback is bad, but they won last year. The Cardinals had to play most of the season with backup quarterbacks and had a better record than the Packers.

    Face it. There isn’t another team in the league that tanks as badly as the Packers when one player is removed from the lineup. Rodgers is the only thing special about the Packers. They do not have a great organization or a great culture or a great coaching staff or great talent. They have one player and they’re at a complete loss without him.

  58. The Cardinals went .500 with Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton starting most of their games last season. Think about that for a second.

    Now remember that they were also missing their star RB for the entire season and that their entire offensive line was injured.

    Brett Hundley was really bad last year. Was he Blaine Gabbert bad? I’d put him in the same neighborhood.
    ======

    If you’re tying to convince me that Arians is a supremely better coach than McCarthy, it worked.

    (Not that I needed convincing…)

  59. Rodgers and Brady are the best QBs in the league. Green Bay would be smart and sign him to whatever he wants, even if it breaks the bank.

  60. I’m a Vikings fan and even I say that Rodgers deserves to be one of the top three highest paid QBs in the NFL. The guy flat out makes his team a contender.

    It’s possibly his last contract and with his value to the team, I’d say he’s worth in excess of $30m a season.

  61. slippery59 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:42 am
    ajzinnecker says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:00 am
    They better hope they get a new deal. If he leaves in the next year or so, this team is going down the tube fast unless they start hitting on some of these defensive players they drafted.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    How is he going to “leave in the next year or two”?? Didn’t you read the article?? He’s under contract for 2 more years, plus they can tag him for two more after that. He’s not going anywhere.
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    I think you need to get some of that cheese outa your noggin and replace it with some football reality. First, the guy IS going to ask 30 mil + per year, 100% guaranteed, for sure, which will break the Packers back and if he doesn’t get it, he can sit outa training camp, Preseason, Reg season, til he gets what he wants. Rodgers has ALL the leverage as he knows darn well what that team would be without him (See 2017 season). Secondly, he doesn’t have to sign a franchise contract–it’s not a mandatory thing. And may I say, it would probably really make him mad enough to say adios. He has enough money, and now being hooked with the most famous woman yet offers him even more opportunities, including being a primary shareholder in the Green Bay Packers where he would have PLENTY to say how that team was run. Gnaw on all that, Cheese Curl.

  62. Worth. Every. Damn. Penny.

    And will be worth even more if he gets hurt again and the NFL is forced to watch Kizer and/or Hundley attempt to impersonate and NFL QB.

  63. Many Vikings fans on here talking trash. We may need to remind them that the Vikings have never had a roster good enough to win a Super Bowl, IN THEIR ENTIRE HISTORY! Care to list all of the Vikings QBs with as many Super Bowl wins as Aaron Rodgers? Fran Tarkenton has the same number of Super Bowl wins as Brett Hundley. Let that sink in. Tarkenton was an all time great, which goes to show just how bad the Vikings have historically been at roster construction.

  64. give him whatever he wants…without him the Packers would lose to my local high school team.. probably the volleyball team too!!!
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    Maybe if you send him a nice letter he will come by and give a motivational speech to you and your classmates.

  65. gslumbers says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:05 am
    GOAT.
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    Gotta do better than one chip to be considered the Greatest of All Time…he doesn’t even have as many as Eli Manning or Ben Roethlisberger…he’s tied with guys like Trent Dilfer and Nick Foles…

  66. Here are the terms: Rodgers enjoys playing in Green Bay and has been around long enough to know success does not come by hoping, wishing, and praying, as the Vikings continue to do. The Packers aren’t pretenders. They know what it takes to win and they will. One down year doesn’t matter to this team. The Vikings missed their opportunity last season with the Packers out of the way. It’s going to be wishing, hoping, and praying for them. Again.

    >>

    Sorry dude. Your QB out of the way had nothing to do with our season, and will have nothing to do with this season. The Green Bay Pretenders are so bad on both sides of the ball it wouldn’t have mattered last year and it certainly wont matter this year. You might make the postseason, maybe, but the talent level of your team is nowhere near the Eagles, Vikings, Saints, Rams and Falcons. So, you might get that last wild card but there are certifiably other teams more deserving than yours. You had your chance 2011-2014, that window is closed now, maybe after a few more drafts and free agency periods you’ll be able to compete again for a championship by the time Rodgers is 38-39. You’re just not very good.

  67. The purple fear is thick in here…as it is in every packer story. Yet if you notice, packer fans have been staying away from the Viking stories, because we just don’t care that much about them. You guys can keep yapping like chihauhuas but you’ve got to win (at least) one before you’re in our league, sorry.

  68. Frazier28/7 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    You’re just not very good.
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    Okay, but are the Vikings? How have they shown that? They won 13 games, a good achievement I grant you that. They needed a miracle to advance in the playoffs….. to then get slaughtered by the Eagles.

    The Vikings have a good defense, but do you really think Zimmer has much of a grasp of offensive football? He doesn’t seem to. If last season goes down a Zimmer’s high water mark – certainly possible – your fanbase would have blustered like idiots for over two years about… not a lot.

  69. You had your chance 2011-2014, that window is closed now, maybe after a few more drafts and free agency periods you’ll be able to compete again for a championship by the time Rodgers is 38-39. You’re just not very good.
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    Blew it badly in 2011 and 2014. That NFCC Game was an implosion for the ages.

    .. where they go from here all depends on whether or not they can fix their D.

    …. Assuming Rodgers can stay healthy. In not, look out below.

  70. pkrlvr says:

    May 3, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    The purple fear is thick in here…as it is in every packer story. Yet if you notice, packer fans have been staying away from the Viking stories, because we just don’t care that much about them. You guys can keep yapping like chihauhuas but you’ve got to win (at least) one before you’re in our league, sorry.

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    Your kidding right? We see “ThatJustHappened” and “Stellarperformance” and other Packer fans comment on tons of Vikings story. It is pretty equal at how much attention is paid from both fanbases to the other team.

  71. The only why Rodger’s signs a new contract is if there is a player opt out option after every year. GB management is still a joke.

    Rodgers to New England.

  72. slippery59 says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:42 am
    ajzinnecker says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:00 am
    They better hope they get a new deal. If he leaves in the next year or so, this team is going down the tube fast unless they start hitting on some of these defensive players they drafted.
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    How is he going to “leave in the next year or two”?? Didn’t you read the article?? He’s under contract for 2 more years, plus they can tag him for two more after that. He’s not going anywhere.

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    Whoa hold on there slick, its not as easy as just placing a tag on a guy. You do know there is three types of tags they can place on him? – Exclusive, Non exclusive and Transition tag right. So lets say they tag him for two years after his two years are up he will be guaranteed under the franchise tag for 2018 is about 23 million, thats 5 million a year less the the Cousins deal. Main man wants to be the highest paid.

    A lot depends if he still wants to play, you cannot force someone to play nor is it prudent to make a player stay where they do not want to. These next two years a will decided whether he wants to stay in Green Bay or not. Nothing is guaranteed by him or the club. Me I think he’s pretty pissed about the QB coach and the release of Jordy and would not be surprised to see him under center in New England in a couple of years.

  73. I’m a huge Packers fan, but I gotta say that all this bickering between the fans of GB and Minnesota has really become pathetic. Spend your time on more productive things, boys.

  74. Frazier28/7 says:
    Sorry dude. Your QB out of the way had nothing to do with our season, and will have nothing to do with this season. The Green Bay Pretenders are so bad on both sides of the ball it wouldn’t have mattered last year and it certainly wont matter this year. You might make the postseason, maybe, but the talent level of your team is nowhere near the Eagles, Vikings, Saints, Rams and Falcons. So, you might get that last wild card but there are certifiably other teams more deserving than yours. You had your chance 2011-2014, that window is closed now, maybe after a few more drafts and free agency periods you’ll be able to compete again for a championship by the time Rodgers is 38-39. You’re just not very good.
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    It’s of no consequence. I was replying and reacting in-kind to one of your usual-suspect haters. Fact is, the Packer offense is pretty good…….when led by a very good QB (Rodgers,) and it was it not very good when led by a not very good QB (Hundley.) They’ll be better than fine.

    The defense was less than OK (22nd,) but certainly not the worst. I love the additions they made. They can’t get much worse. They’ll be just fine too.

    If the Viking fans want to make deductive predictions of the Packer demise, have at it. Nobody over here is concerned.

  75. Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.

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    Pats – Proved on several seasons
    Dolphins (already in the crapper)
    Eagles – Proved last season
    Vikings
    Bears (already in the crapper)
    Broncos
    Browns
    Jags
    Bills

    Rodgers is special because without him… The Packers are as bad if not worse then the Browns… With him, they are super bowl favorites. Not many other player offer that much of a swing, perhaps one could argue Andrew Luck/Deshaun Watson.

  76. @packfanaj12

    You forgot to add dallas who would actually improve if their starting qb went down

  77. tqaztec says:
    May 3, 2018 at 9:34 am
    I hope he keeps playing. I like Aaron. I love watching him continue to go one and done every year. Keep throwing those hail marys. At least Russell Wilson has been to multiple SBs. Aaron has failed to match that.
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    Not sure where you are going with this, but if Aaron played for Seattle when Wilson played for them the would have not only gone but won a SB EVERY year.

    Seattle actually has (had) a really, really good team around the QB. Green Bay’s entire bounty of talent was on the IR when Rodgers got hurt.

  78. That laughfest against the eagles will not only live in perpetuity as the all-time biggest choke in sporting history, it is a textbook example of going down the crapper.
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    No, that honor belongs to the Packers loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship…get on that onside kick! How many points did you give up in the last four minutes? LOL

  79. Not sure where you are going with this, but if Aaron played for Seattle when Wilson played for them the would have not only gone but won a SB EVERY year.
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    They would have won every game.

  80. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    Oh boy that sure was a fun, fun, funny comments section!
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    No. It was predictable and repetitious. Like you.

  81. Alan Light says:
    May 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    That laughfest against the eagles will not only live in perpetuity as the all-time biggest choke in sporting history, it is a textbook example of going down the crapper.
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    No, that honor belongs to the Packers loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship…get on that onside kick! How many points did you give up in the last four minutes? LOL

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    Sorry Al. Not even close.
    38-7 LOL!

  82. Matt Ryan signed for 30 million a year, Rodgers will not stand for that. Rodgers will demand a team friendly 35 million a year.

  83. Rodgers won’t “demand” anything. He’s not a “Moss,” or a “Peterson. That’s not how he rolls. The Packers will do the right thing, and he’ll appreciate it. That will be the end of it.

    Next.

  84. packfanaj12 says:

    May 3, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Name me more than 2 teams that wouldn’t go down the crapper without the starting QB.

    ******
    Pats – Proved on several seasons
    Dolphins (already in the crapper)
    Eagles – Proved last season
    Vikings
    Bears (already in the crapper)
    Broncos
    Browns
    Jags
    Bills

    Rodgers is special because without him… The Packers are as bad if not worse then the Browns… With him, they are super bowl favorites. Not many other player offer that much of a swing, perhaps one could argue Andrew Luck/Deshaun Watson.

    ==================================

    That sounds more like the Packers had a crappy team last year around Rodgers than anything else. And when did the Pats make a run without Brady exactly? The Pats are 18-19 in the Brady era when he doesn’t start. And Bledsoe, Jimmy G and Cassel are far better players than what the Packers rolled out at QB last year.

  85. aarons444 says:

    May 3, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I get why people want to compare him to Brady and I get why people can’t separate accomplishment from ability to play a single position. In my mind, there isn’t a single team he’s been on that I can say that Brady would have done better with. There isn’t a team Brady’s led to a SB that I can say Aaron couldn’t have done as well with. They really are the best.
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    Brady wouldn’t have won squat with this Packer team from 2011-present. His career would likely be over if he took the same kind of punishment Rodgers has taken over the years.

    The ONLY season Rodgers has played with a top 5 D, his team won the Super Bowl. Only 1 other season with a top 10 finish, all the way back in 2009.

    The Patriots have had a top 5 D 5 times since Rodgers became a starter, top 10 D 9 of the last 10 years. No coincidence why they are yearly contenders. Their QB is just one part of that. Rodgers is almost the SOLE reason the Packers have been successful over the last 7 years. Brady is just a cog in the machine.

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    Pats D has NOT been nearly as good in the last ten years compared to the early 2000’s. Here are their defensive DVOA’s for each Pats team making the SB. A few were really good, many were average, and several were just plain bad.

    Pats D DVOAs in SB years
    2017 – 31st
    2016 – 16th
    2013 – 20th
    2011 – 30th
    2007 – 11th
    2004 – 7th
    2003 – 2nd
    2001 – 13th

  86. Pats D DVOAs in SB years
    2017 – 31st
    2016 – 16th
    2013 – 20th
    2011 – 30th
    2007 – 11th
    2004 – 7th
    2003 – 2nd
    2001 – 13th
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    How do you win games? Score more than the other team.

    Points allowed. Only defensive stat the ultimately matters.

  87. The Pats are 18-19 in the Brady era when he doesn’t start. And Bledsoe, Jimmy G and Cassel are far better players than what the Packers rolled out at QB last year.
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    LOL.. counting his rookie year?

  88. It’s amazing how a few here don’t even know what it takes to win Super Bowls in the NFL. Quarterbacks don’t win Super Bowls, entire teams do. It takes a great team to win a Super Bowl, not a great QB.

    As the Packers proved last year, they’re little better than the Browns without Rodgers leading them. And some here are counting that fact against Rodgers?

    Let’s Rodgers’ teams to someone like Tom Brady’s teams. Ever since Bill Belichick rebuilt the Patriots and started Brady, they’ve gone 14-6 when they’re forced to be without Brady, a .700 record. When the Packers are forced to be without Rodgers, they’ve gone 6-12-1 without him, a .315 record.

    If all you do is judge a QB by how well their team does, then you’ll never know how to accurately judge QBs. All you’ll ever be doing is judging how good their team is.

  89. It’s amazing how a few here don’t even know what it takes to win Super Bowls in the NFL. Quarterbacks don’t win Super Bowls, entire teams do. It takes a great team to win a Super Bowl, not a great QB.
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    Consider the source.

    Three types of people don’t respect Rodgers;

    Patriot fans, Viking fans, and the folks that think Rings are the only measure of anything.

    Consider the source………

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