Mark Murphy: Packers hope to extend Aaron Rodgers’ contract “soon”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to be woefully underpaid. And the Packers continue to be seemingly on the verge of fixing that.

We hope to soon have a contract extension,” Packers president Mark Murphy recently said regarding Rodgers, via WTMJ.com.

Rodgers surely hopes to have one, too. At $22 million per year, he has been leapfrogged in the last two years by the likes of Andrew Luck, Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins, and Matt Ryan. The gap between arguably the best quarterback in the game and the highest paid quarterback in the game currently stands at $8 million per year.

The fact that a deal hasn’t been done sooner speaks to the challenge of coming up with a middle ground given that the Packers hold his rights for two more years at a very reasonable rate, and that they could then tag him twice. While there’s no reason to think the Packers will take a hard-line, you-signed-the-deal-now-deal-with-it approach, they could be reluctant to treat Rodgers like a guy who is on the open market, given that he’s four years away from getting there.

Then there’s the possibility that Rodgers will be looking for enhanced protections against other lesser quarterbacks getting more than him in the future, and that the Management Council surely won’t want the Packers to set a precedent that will be used by other players in the future.

127 responses to “Mark Murphy: Packers hope to extend Aaron Rodgers’ contract “soon”

  1. Poor Aaron. With that paltry contract, it must be humiliating living in his van down by the river.

  2. You can flame the Kirk Cousins deal, but the Vikings have most of their elite defense locked up. Do it, pay Rodgers 35 mil a year with cash already wrapped up in WR and TE. Who need defense?

  3. This extension makes zero sense…..

    Aaron has 2 years left on his deal then the Pack can franchise him for 2 more years.

    This allows caps space & they can fix their roster in the process. If he really wants to win another Superbowl a 5 year extension hurts those chances.

    Oh & the giant elephant in the room the guy has 2 busted collar bones & plays in a manner which can get players injured especially as they get older.

  4. No player should be above a team. I understand what Erin means in cheese land and the vast wasteland that will be left upon his departure. But tearing up a seven year contract with 2 years left on it will make the Packers look like chumps. That’s not trolling that’s honest opinion.

  5. OMG this scares me, and then it doesn’t. Pay him what he is worth and you hamstring the team in terms of adding players around him that can take us to the SB, don’t pay him and the team doesn’t add any players to take us to the SB anyway. What’s the difference for the fans. I understand that when a person being paid in the stratosphere gets his nose out of joint it is over millions, when one million would change the life of millions of families for generations, but gee whiz folks I am a regular guy, and I bet you are too, so I don’t care.

  6. Only 22 million dollars?! I don’t know how he’s going to survive when the Packers keep raising ticket prices every year. Oh wait… That’s the fans who have to keep paying more and more.

    Imagine what’s going to happen if someone gets a deal tied to cap percentage. As soon as the cap drops, we’re going to see articles here about how it’s so unfair to the player that they lost money due to a reduced salary cap.

  7. Without Rodgers the offense goes nowhere, as seen by last season. Until a viable backup can be developed/found he IS the offense. Seems simple enough since he’s got no prorated bonus money left in his contract, just $20Mil salaries ~ extend him for 1 more year at $50Mil. $30Mil bonus divided over next 3 years adds $10Mil to the cap each year. Next 3 years of contract he’s at $20Mil salary & $10Mil bonus. If they need cap space this season extend Clay Matthews 1 more year at $2Mil and spread his $13.3Mil (total over 2 yrs.) into $6.5Mil/yr cap hit (gaining $5Mil in ’18).

  8. The difference between the Packers and the Patriots is that Rodgers have been getting so much money that there is little left to build a good supporting cast around him. The same has been happening to Baltimore and Seattle, and in fact it happened to most Super Bowl winners recently. They had to let talented players go to stay under the salary cap.

  9. Yup. Sign him to a $30MM guaranteed contract, based on his injury history the last few years. Then, when the next bone breaks, enjoy it while he sits on the bench and a $2MM player fills in for him.

  10. @kevines255

    Elite Defense. They were shredded the last 6 quarters of last season.

    Elite defense is the 85 Bears, the Vikings have never been close to that

  11. Wow what is woefully under paid some premidona who is better than every other person a cop getting shot at a firemen.your next door neighbor son going to Afghanistan .I love football and sports in general but these guys are far from under paid.

  12. All the comments about how he is greedy…nothing wrong with wanting to get paid relative to your peers. In the business world we call this “equity” and it is perfectly legitimate. Especially when you see some of those names up there. Luck? Hasn’t played in two years and I still question whether he will truly be elite. Jimmy G? Please. 7 games, no tape, and 7 TDs against 5 INTs. Carr? I like the guy but he is suspect in my book. Don’t even get me started on Stafford and Ryan.

    He is the best QB in the game. Period. They haven’t built a team around him, but I would take him over anyone, with Brees and Wilson in the mix. That’s about it. Pay the man.

  13. Unless the Packers are not paying Rodgers the amount his contract calls for then he is NOT underpaid. He’s being paid the amount he agreed to for services rendered.

    He should honor his contract, then try to rob the bank. I dont really even see why the Packers would want to give more money and term to a guy whose shoulder is being held together by screws, nuts, bolts and duct tape.

    Be a man Aaron, honor the deal you agreed to. Of course, you cant spell agreed without “GREED”.

  14. Viking fans see the words “Packers” and “Aaron Rodgers” in the header and they come swarming in like flies to a porch light on a warm summer night. They truly seem unable to help themselves.

    The Packers will re-sign Aaron Rodgers, their defense will be in the top 10, and they will once again dominate the NFC North.

  15. Pack fan, thinks the Viking front office is crazy to give the Cousins deal, the Hendricks deal, the Hunter deal. But the packer front office needs their heads checked. They have Rodgers under contract for two more years and then can tag him for two more years. He will be 39 by then and way past his prime. Don’t give in at all, let him make his 20+ million a year. Build a team around him. Maybe then they can contend in the NFCN.

  16. The Browns also slapped around the Vikings in London. The Purps managed to pull out a win, with essentially the same roster that got humiliated by the Eagles.
    Likewise, Green Bay pulled out a win….behind Brett Hundley.
    The Vikings D was exposed in the playoffs.
    Hangovers are real. Multiple screen names are not.

  17. There sure seems to be a lot of hope in Green Bay this summer more than usual. What with hoping for a new Rodgers contract, hoping for rookies to save the day, hoping the rebuild build with all new schemes is picked up, hoping big Mike and “Cute” can communicate and get along. Best of luck with all that.

  18. Packers, Bears, and Lions fans will read this, form a personal opinion of it, shrug their shoulders, then go on with their daily routine. Vikings fans will comment something really juvenile and stupid, then sit there and re-read and obsess over it for about 10 minutes.

    Says a lot, doesn’t it?

  19. “I love Vikings fans. They’re good for so many laughs.”

    Barneys are funny, I agree with you.

    Rodgers chose to sign the contract and make a big pile of guaranteed money. There’s no reason he should be upset with what he’s due to get paid the next couple years. Its still a fortune and of course players signed in following years when the cap was higher will have jumped beyond his contract. That’s the normal way of the sporting world.

  20. This is not news. We all know this is close to getting done. It really is irrelevant to all but Vikings fans who you see here are all hot and bothered about it. Wonder why😀

    Packers fans are concentrating on enjoying their summer and looking forward to the 2018 season!

    “Well you just wait till he is gone. You guys will suck for years”

    The above was said to us about Favre throughout his time in Green Bay. Now it’s been said about Aaron the past 11 yrs. We were, are, and will always be your daddy. Players come and go. And we will always be TitleTown!

    #100Seasons!

    #PackersNation!

    #LaughingAtGomersAndBarneys

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    There sure seems to be a lot of hope in Green Bay this summer more than usual. What with hoping for a new Rodgers contract, hoping for rookies to save the day, hoping the rebuild build with all new schemes is picked up, hoping big Mike and “Cute” can communicate and get along. Best of luck with all that.

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    Putting hope in an unproven QB to improve upon 38-7 won’t happen.

    Sorry bud. I know you wish your team was as good as the Packers, or as good as the Wisconsin Badgers…

    but the fact is the Minnesota Vikings have never been, and never will be, a better organization.

    Bye now.

  22. What would Aaron really do if he didn’t get a raise? Sit out? I’d dare him. If he does, trade him to the Browns for their entire next 3 draft classes. He’d get paid but he’d have to play 3 offensive positions at a time.

  23. The gap between arguably the best quarterback in the game and the highest paid quarterback in the game currently stands at $8 million per year.
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    God forbid. Oh the shame. I can see why this is eating Rodgers up. 😋
    Well he should not worry, Green Bay is hoping at it. That should make him feel better about it.

  24. As a Patriots fan I’m loving having Brady as the leader…. he’s made millions & STILL IS…..
    Desperate teams spending millions more than a Guy is worth is just foolish on THAT ORGANIZATIONS part….
    I assure you that it will come back to haunt them for years to come…..
    Football is a TEAM sport…. the wealth has to be spread across multiple quality players & a bunch of decent/solid contributors….if 1 position is eating up a major portion of the cap, the TEAM will suffer…..
    If I were running the Packers I would do nothing with Rogers contract for 2 years & try to better the weaker areas thru the draft & FA….. He can always be franchised or have his contract adjusted to pay a bit more based on incentives till it runs out…..
    Brady has 2 years on his contract (including this year)…. my guess is he won’t get an extension till after this year so to see how he holds up….& I have no doubt if he plays well he’ll get a 2 year extension with a 3rd year option that will be around 25 mill/yr with a ton guaranteed…..

  25. kabasaman says:

    You’d better! He’s the only real player they have. We all know what happens when he isn’t in there.
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    Why wouldn’t he be there when he’s already under contract? He’s not going anywhere. If you want him to continue being “the only real player they have” then go ahead and give him a monster contract early.

  26. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    God forbid. Oh the shame. I can see why this is eating Rodgers up. 😋
    Well he should not worry, Green Bay is hoping at it. That should make him feel better about it.

    +++++++++

    So today you are on Rodgers side again, but against the front office? Hard to keep up with your shifting takes….

  27. As much as I hate to say it, we really did get exposed last year and now with Cousins, Im afraid he’s gonna be saying “You like that?” when he’s one of the highest paid QBs in football and we’re mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving. That said, if we had Rodgers, we’d kill those Packers every year. Skol Vikings.

  28. irishgary says:
    June 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    @kevines255

    Elite Defense. They were shredded the last 6 quarters of last season.

    Elite defense is the 85 Bears, the Vikings have never been close to that

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    In the two games against the Minnesota Viking defense, the elite packer offense scored an average of 5.0 points per game. Rodgers played in one of those. The Viking defense may not be elite, but they have the packers number, which is 3 as in 3rd place.

  29. vikefan4life says:
    June 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm
    As much as I hate to say it, we really did get exposed last year and now with Cousins, Im afraid he’s gonna be saying “You like that?” when he’s one of the highest paid QBs in football and we’re mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving. That said, if we had Rodgers, we’d kill those Packers every year. Skol Vikings.

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    As much as I hate to say it, we really did get exposed last year and now Rodgers gonna be saying “Show me the money” when he’s one of the highest paid QBs in football and we’re mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving. That said, if we had a team built around him we’d kill those Vikings every year. gopackgo!

  30. vikefan4life says:
    June 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm
    As much as I hate to say it, we really did get exposed last year and now with Cousins, Im afraid he’s gonna be saying “You like that?” when he’s one of the highest paid QBs in football and we’re mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving. That said, if we had Rodgers, we’d kill those Packers every year. Skol Vikings.
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    If you were a Viking fan (which you are not) you would know that the Vikings can beat the Packers with all other 31 starting QBs, probably 25 of the backups and a handful of the third stringers. But good try troll boy.

  31. TruFBFan says:
    June 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    He is the best QB in the game. Period.
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    Aye, you can tell he is – you’ve only got to look at how even if the team is banged up, missing half its weapons and a defense like a sieve, he can still carry them to the Championship or SB game virtually every year of his career – oh wait, that’s Brady.

  32. Pay him 50M a year then watch his team get bounced out of the playoffs (if they make it) since they don’t have anyone else that’s good enough LMAO

  33. Quarterback salaries have been escalating dramatically in recent years, but if the viewership ratings continue to fall as they have in the past couple of years, the growing pot of funds with which players are paid will likely tail off or perhaps decrease affecting salaries.

    I personally hope the Packers do not include an “opt out” clause in a Rodger’s contract which would set a precedent which could change negotiations dramatically and not in a good way for fans and management.

  34. Give home an extension and he will be crying about it in just a few years just like he’s doing right now smh

  35. I don’t get it. $22,000,000.00per year and we fans should worry about Aaron Rogers? Sites write articles about 22M like he’s under paid. Guy never buys his own meal or drinks while out in public and his endorsement income could probably run a medium size country. Plus he didn’t even play most of last season.

  36. If the Packers had been as lucky as the Vikings and had a Pro-Bowl caliber performance from their quarterback fall out of the sky against all odds when Rodgers went down, they’d have done just fine last year. Hundley sucked. Dats da breaks.

    Too bad the Vikings couldn’t handle that level of luck. Luck is important. It doesn’t show up often. When it does, you need to capitalize because it may not come again. They used theirs all up by defeating a superior New Orleans team, andcreality showed up against the Eagles. Dats da breaks.

  37. I guess we’ll just have to make the best of it. Spielman and Zimmer pounced all over the only available proven mediocre diva that demanded $84,000,000 fully guaranteed. Those crafty devils. I bet this will work out every bit as good as all their other big QB moves.

  38. Truth is the Packers can’t pay him what he’s worth to them, he’d get half the cap since he singlehanded gives that team a chance to be competitive. Without him they went 3-8, with him 4-1. Hmmm..

  39. Bluestree says:

    The Browns also slapped around the Vikings in London. The Purps managed to pull out a win…
    Likewise, Green Bay pulled out a win….behind Brett Hundley.

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    Ummm.. So

    GB vs Cle @ Cle – GB 27 – Cle 21 = “pull out a win” if it’s a Packers game

    Mon vs Cle @Cle (in London) –
    Min 33 – Cle 16 = “pull out a win” if it’s the Vikings game

    Ok, got it!

  40. As a loyal Packer fan,…. I really don’t care if they do extend or not. He can’t go anywhere for 4 more years anyways. By the time the 2022 season comes he’s 38 going on 39.
    We need a replacement in house by then anyways. It might work out the same way as Brett Favre’s departure.

  41. Man i hope they extend him. I hope they win the division. Last year was a disappointment for me and all of us packer haters all across the world. We want to see them be just good enough to dangle the carrot in front of their insidious fans only to yank the rug out from underneath them. But alas, will it be as glorious as 4th and 26? 15-1? Favre int v giants? Kap running wild 2x? Larry fitz? Atlanta? Or the most epic: the 2014 NFC Choke-ionship game?

    I just hope Aaron isn’t as bad as he was v Carolina last year….then we wont get to see the classic pecker meltdown.

    #paytheman

  42. The new gb front office needs to get off pot; pay him zillions. And when the season starts, we all can witness the new front office squirm making a huge mistake.

  43. Rodgers is the best QB in the NFL and should be paid like it. I bet his 5 yr deal was done for the benefit of the team to minimize the cap hit. If you think he will just stand idly by and let the contract run the next 2 years and then accept 2 yrs of franchise tags, you’ve started drinking early. The Pack has the cap room and there aren’t exactly a bunch of other pro bowlers in the cue to get big contracts. Even a 30 person board of directors that gets its info from a president that has a head coach that reports directly to the president and not the GM can figure that out.

  44. CheeseisGoodforYou! says:
    June 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    As a loyal Packer fan,…. I really don’t care if they do extend or not. He can’t go anywhere for 4 more years anyways. By the time the 2022 season comes he’s 38 going on 39.
    We need a replacement in house by then anyways. It might work out the same way as Brett Favre’s departure.
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    Odds are it won’t work out the same way as Favre’s departure. Having two back to back HOF QB’s is a really rare occurrence. Face it, your beloved Packers are headed to the bottom of the LG once AR retires or goes elsewhere. GB hasn’t been able to put a team around AR and only has 1 title to show for it. PATHETIC!

  45. He’s a great QB, but he’s getting old and is proven brittle. I like the idea of paying out this contract then using the franchise tag. In 4 years he’s likely toast anyway.

  46. If someone voluntarily signs a 5 year contract, then they are locking in a price and a guaranteed amount of income at the expense of salaries rising.
    If you want to earn the maximum amount possible, sign year to year contracts. You can’t have it both ways. Aaron Rodgers had access to top agents and lawyers and made a decision, now he has to live with it. And its not like he’s making 30K, he’s earned well over 100 million so far.

    Hes 34 and gets injured. He’s under contract for 2 years, and can be tagged twice. If I were the Packers I’d discuss an extension, but it would have to make sense for both sides.
    Its not sufficient that the salaries have risen and “he’s underpaid”. If a team signs a bad guaranteed contract they don’t get to cut the player and not pay him. If Kirk Cousins is a bust with the Vikings, they don’t get to rip up his contract.

  47. Mini fans love to:
    Tell us how many more wonderful things they have to do with their time compared to the hicks in Wisconsin.
    And, spend the better part of the day checking PFT and repeatedly trolling any story about the Packers.
    Land O’ Loons.

  48. @flviking

    Great you beat a Packer team without Rodgers. And you got your butt kicked in the playoffs and choked completely AGAIN

  49. Packers are a team on the decline. Making an aging, injury prone QB the highest paid player in the league with escaltor kickers would be really dumb.

    I bet they do it.

  50. irishgary says:
    June 30, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    @flviking

    Great you beat a Packer team without Rodgers. And you got your butt kicked in the playoffs and choked completely AGAIN

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    And yet you could not beat a Viking team without Bradford, Bridgewater and Cook…..mmmmmmmm I guess you have a lot to look forward to with live without Rodgers.

  51. How the hell is he still allowed to be on the Packers? The Packers violated the IR rule and he should of been waived. The NFL is a joke!

  52. Thanks for the compliment Stella. It’s good to see you here today. I was worried about you after yesterday.

    cheeseisfattening says:
    June 29, 2018 at 8:09 pm
    I’m sure your Mom is very proud of you for your significant accomplishment.
    ——
    Great idea. I’ll share these comments with family and friends. They will enjoy the laughs too

    Lutefiskisfattening says:
    June 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    I love Vikings fans. They’re good for so many laughs.

  53. I’m just thankful the packers don’t make contract decisions based off of advice from fan’s whose team has literally won NOTHING for 56 seasons…56..wow

  54. stellarperformance says:
    June 30, 2018 at 2:38 pm
    If the Packers had been as lucky as the Vikings and had a Pro-Bowl caliber performance from their quarterback fall out of the sky against all odds when Rodgers went down, they’d have done just fine last year. Hundley sucked. Dats da breaks.

    Too bad the Vikings couldn’t handle that level of luck. Luck is important. It doesn’t show up often. When it does, you need to capitalize because it may not come again. They used theirs all up by defeating a superior New Orleans team, andcreality showed up against the Eagles. Dats da breaks.
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    The Vikings had a coaching staff and a roster built to sustain the loss of a pro bowl caliber QB and a ROTY RB and you call that luck? I know it’s hard to wrap your head around what it takes to build a real quality team from top to bottom after you watching your team operate for so long. I can tell you one thing though the Vikings aren’t built to rely on luck, but if they do find any at all, god help everybody.

  55. I hope Aaron gets huge money. He deserves it.

    I still think there is a slim chance this contract dance goes into training camp and pre-season. I hope Aaron holds out and makes that great new front office squirm.

    Make them pay Aaron.

  56. GB had a very small fan base before Majkowski had that magical season. Then all of a sudden, GB fans were coming out of the woodworks. Once Erin retires, they’ll be back to the pre-Majkowski/Favre years

  57. unitedramp says:
    June 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    GB had a very small fan base before Majkowski had that magical season. Then all of a sudden, GB fans were coming out of the woodworks. Once Erin retires, they’ll be back to the pre-Majkowski/Favre years
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    I was about number 60,000 on the waiting list for season tickets that year. Could you define “small” please?

  58. beerbratscheese says:
    June 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    unitedramp says:
    June 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    GB had a very small fan base before Majkowski had that magical season. Then all of a sudden, GB fans were coming out of the woodworks. Once Erin retires, they’ll be back to the pre-Majkowski/Favre years
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    I was about number 60,000 on the waiting list for season tickets that year. Could you define “small” please?
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    Not hard to have 60K on the waiting list with all the fans that became fans because of Favre/Rodgers. That list will probably drastically shrink once the Randy Wright’s of the world is GB’s QB

  59. I see a lot of fans saying he signed a contract he should play for what he signed. I guarantee you if you were in his shoes and other lesser players were making more then the best QB in the game you would want more money as well. Plus all Aaron has to do is say see I’m skipping camp I’ll see you the first week of September and a contract will get done. Don’t piss off your superstar QB is a good rule of thumb. Green Bay has been blessed with excellent QB play for 20+ years. Don’t screw it up because you wont pay a player what he is worth.

  60. beerbratscheese says:
    June 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I was about number 60,000 on the waiting list for season tickets that year. Could you define “small” please?
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    Did those season tickets work in Milwaukee County Stadium were the Packers played half of their home games until 1995?

  61. Did those season tickets work in Milwaukee County Stadium were the Packers played half of their home games until 1995?
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    They had to play those games in Milwaukee in order to survive. Playing just at Lambeau was not brining in enough money so be nice. It’s not their fault they were not able to support their team on their own. Wait, oh yeah, it was.

  62. unitedramp says:
    June 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm
    beerbratscheese says:
    June 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    unitedramp says:
    June 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    GB had a very small fan base before Majkowski had that magical season. Then all of a sudden, GB fans were coming out of the woodworks. Once Erin retires, they’ll be back to the pre-Majkowski/Favre years
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    I was about number 60,000 on the waiting list for season tickets that year. Could you define “small” please?
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    Not hard to have 60K on the waiting list with all the fans that became fans because of Favre/Rodgers. That list will probably drastically shrink once the Randy Wright’s of the world is GB’s QB

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    Can’t you read? I said I was around 60,000 on the list THAT YEAR. Being the year Majkowski had is breakout season. I started bartending in 1986. Never actually thought about it at the time, but one of my customers at that time recommended I get on the list ASAP if I ever actually wanted tickets in my lifetime. I finally got my tickets three years ago.

  63. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm
    Did those season tickets work in Milwaukee County Stadium were the Packers played half of their home games until 1995?
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    They had to play those games in Milwaukee in order to survive. Playing just at Lambeau was not brining in enough money so be nice. It’s not their fault they were not able to support their team on their own. Wait, oh yeah, it was.
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    Seating capacity for Lambeau Field at the time was several thousand more than the seating capacity at County Stadium. The Packers actually lost money playing in Milwaukee. They continued it as long as they did out of courtesy to the Milwaukee fans. But please, don’t let facts interfere with your trolling. Proceed.

  64. Packer fans know their team is screwed, no matter which way it falls. Holding all the cards is Rodgers, who could very easily approach management and ask to trade salary (present or future) for increased talent. He won’t though, and that’s the rub. Great player, pulling out wins running around and throwing it up, but you can’t cheer past his ego and overinflated self worth. GB management will pay it, they have to or you, Packer fan, will make a scene. To me, an average fan, that is what keeps Aaron Rodgers from being the best and cinches it for Tom Brady.

    If AR signs a cap friendly extension I’ll take it all back. Don’t bother comparing your current situation to what’s been done in Minnesota. You can’t. As an organization GB is scrambling to keep pace. This new deal will make sure the Packers don’t…at least over the next 3-5 years.

  65. Woefully under paid..yes. We should start a charity benefit for him. Perhaps we should all contribute 10% of our own paychecks so he is not “woefully” under paid. In 2013 he only played in 9 games and 2017 only played in 7 games. He will make $19.8 Million in 2018 and $20 Million in 2019. He is not woefully under paid. Memo to Rodgers, OBJ and David Johnson, you missed more the half of 2017, your leverage is minimal.

  66. Why do people keep saying Rodgers is the best QB in the game? If that is true then why does he have the same number of SB wins as Trent Dilfer?

    GB management should tell Rodgers that they will deliver him a new contract when he delivers GB another SB. Until then play out your contract.

  67. “GB had a very small fan base before Majkowski had that magical season. Then all of a sudden, GB fans were coming out of the woodworks. Once Erin retires, they’ll be back to the pre-Majkowski/Favre years.”

    Lets not re-write history with such foolishness. The team prior to Favre had nearly a full-stadium of people on a waiting list to get season tickets. It has only grown.
    In the Cowboys hey-day of the ’90’s, several polls showed the Packers only trailing the Cowboys fan base at that time.

    Your statement is wrong. I know you hate the Packers, but at least tell the truth.

  68. nhpats says:
    July 1, 2018 at 8:45 am
    Why do people keep saying Rodgers is the best QB in the game? If that is true then why does he have the same number of SB wins as Trent Dilfer?

    GB management should tell Rodgers that they will deliver him a new contract when he delivers GB another SB. Until then play out your contract.
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    Because Rodgers has only played with a top 10 defense once in his career (hint: they won a Super Bowl that year). Tom Brady has had a top 10 defense 90% of his career (hint: they’ve been top 10 every season they’ve won the super bowl). It’s a team game after all. Rodgers isn’t to blame for the special teams mistakes against Seattle, or the defense falling apart in OT against Arizona, or the corner’s inability to cover Julio Jones. But his team did win the one Super Bowl he made it to. What happened to the 4 the Vikings made it to?

  69. chmokes says:
    July 1, 2018 at 9:44 am
    nhpats says:
    July 1, 2018 at 8:45 am
    Why do people keep saying Rodgers is the best QB in the game? If that is true then why does he have the same number of SB wins as Trent Dilfer?

    GB management should tell Rodgers that they will deliver him a new contract when he delivers GB another SB. Until then play out your contract.
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    Because Rodgers has only played with a top 10 defense once in his career (hint: they won a Super Bowl that year). Tom Brady has had a top 10 defense 90% of his career (hint: they’ve been top 10 every season they’ve won the super bowl). It’s a team game after all. Rodgers isn’t to blame for the special teams mistakes against Seattle, or the defense falling apart in OT against Arizona, or the corner’s inability to cover Julio Jones. But his team did win the one Super Bowl he made it to. What happened to the 4 the Vikings made it to?

    /////////////////////////

    Insecurity rules in packer fan heads. Why would you bring up the Viking SB losses? nhpat hates the Vikings. Pack fan always thinks it’s a Vike fan that feels the pack are underachieving and are garbage. News flash, other team fans feel that the packers are hot garbage also

  70. stellarperformance says:
    June 30, 2018 at 11:21 pm
    “Packers hope to extend their dominance over the lucky Vikings soon.

    //////////////////////////

    “Packers extend their dominance over the Vikings?” Packers have lost 4 out of the last 5 to “the lucky Vilings” Fail! Next!

  71. Green Bay may take a lesson from the Broncos during Elway’s super bowl winning years. They got a strong running attack so that they did not have to rely solely on Elway to win the game. In fact, Green Bay did experiment with that when they drafted Eddie Lacy, but the experiment failed when Lacy cannot keep himself from spendng too much time visiting the fridge. People have probably forgotten the fact that New England had some successful running plays in their comeback win against Atlanta.

  72. flviking says:
    July 1, 2018 at 10:24 am
    chmokes says:
    July 1, 2018 at 9:44 am
    nhpats says:
    July 1, 2018 at 8:45 am
    Why do people keep saying Rodgers is the best QB in the game? If that is true then why does he have the same number of SB wins as Trent Dilfer?

    GB management should tell Rodgers that they will deliver him a new contract when he delivers GB another SB. Until then play out your contract.
    —————————————————

    Because Rodgers has only played with a top 10 defense once in his career (hint: they won a Super Bowl that year). Tom Brady has had a top 10 defense 90% of his career (hint: they’ve been top 10 every season they’ve won the super bowl). It’s a team game after all. Rodgers isn’t to blame for the special teams mistakes against Seattle, or the defense falling apart in OT against Arizona, or the corner’s inability to cover Julio Jones. But his team did win the one Super Bowl he made it to. What happened to the 4 the Vikings made it too?

    ——

    Why would I care about the Vikings?

    As for Rogers not having the supporting cast around him, how will they afford the players they need of Little Aaron demands to be the highest paid player in the NFL? If he really wanted a good team around him he would. It demand a huge chunk of the available dollars just to stroke his own ego.

  73. AR will become the highest paid QB in the league as he rightly deserves but AR knows his contracts impacts the entire team and knows SB wins/appearances define the greatness of a QB. He’s a smart guy so he’ll protect the team.

    Viking fans fear
    1. Packer running game is the best its been in years
    2. Packers have the best TE combo they’ve had in 20 years
    3. Packers have the best secondary they’ve had since Woodson was on the team.
    4. Packers have the best D-line its had in years.
    5. Packers have a ton of young potential at WR
    6. Packers have a highly regarded D-coordinator
    7. Packers brought back an offensive coordinator during the time AR had his best season.
    8. AR will be healthy and wants to play into his 40s.

    9. GB has two first round draft picks next year!

  74. lambeauwest says:
    July 1, 2018 at 1:57 pm
    AR will become the highest paid QB in the league as he rightly deserves but AR knows his contracts impacts the entire team and knows SB wins/appearances define the greatness of a QB. He’s a smart guy so he’ll protect the team.

    Viking fans fear
    1. Packer running game is the best its been in years
    -assumption
    2. Packers have the best TE combo they’ve had in 20 years
    -assumption
    3. Packers have the best secondary they’ve had since Woodson was on the team.
    -assumption
    4. Packers have the best D-line its had in years.
    -assumption
    5. Packers have a ton of young potential at WR
    -“potential”
    6. Packers have a highly regarded D-coordinator
    -assumption
    7. Packers brought back an offensive coordinator during the time AR had his best season.
    -AR is injury prone. His collarbones are as brittle as peanut brittle
    8. AR will be healthy and wants to play into his 40s.
    -YEAH RIGHT!

    9. GB has two first round draft picks next year!
    -they’ll draft two more CB’s

  75. harryhodag says:
    July 1, 2018 at 8:59 am
    “GB had a very small fan base before Majkowski had that magical season. Then all of a sudden, GB fans were coming out of the woodworks. Once Erin retires, they’ll be back to the pre-Majkowski/Favre years.”

    Lets not re-write history with such foolishness. The team prior to Favre had nearly a full-stadium of people on a waiting list to get season tickets. It has only grown.
    In the Cowboys hey-day of the ’90’s, several polls showed the Packers only trailing the Cowboys fan base at that time.

    Your statement is wrong. I know you hate the Packers, but at least tell the truth.
    —————————————————————
    Where did the poll originate? Green Bay? C’mon now – GB fans have come out of the woodworks since the early 90’s because Favre was their favorite QB and then Rodgers became their favorite QB, all the while they couldn’t tell you who Bart Starr was. Half of GB’s fans haven’t even set foot in Wisconsin.

  76. 22 million to play 8 hours of football is ” woefully underpaid “? That is 2.75 million dollars per hour of game action. I wish I was woefully underpaid like that.

  77. cheeseis, Come to Green Bay some time. You can see what a Lombardi trophy looks like. BTW how was the parade for winning the division? smh

  78. unitedramp says:
    July 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    Where did the poll originate? Green Bay? C’mon now – GB fans have come out of the woodworks since the early 90’s because Favre was their favorite QB and then Rodgers became their favorite QB, all the while they couldn’t tell you who Bart Starr was. Half of GB’s fans haven’t even set foot in Wisconsin.
    //////////////////

    The worldwide fanbase has expanded greatly, no doubt. They sold 360,000 shares of souvenir stock at $200+ each, if that gives you a clue. But the local fanbase has sold out the stadium since…….well……..forever.

  79. July 1, 2018 at 8:59 am
    “GB had a very small fan base before Majkowski had that magical season. Then all of a sudden, GB fans were coming out of the woodworks. Once Erin retires, they’ll be back to the pre-Majkowski/Favre years.”

    Lets not re-write history with such foolishness. The team prior to Favre had nearly a full-stadium of people on a waiting list to get season tickets. It has only grown.
    In the Cowboys hey-day of the ’90’s, several polls showed the Packers only trailing the Cowboys fan base at that time.

    Your statement is wrong. I know you hate the Packers, but at least tell the truth.
    —————————————————————
    Where did the poll originate? Green Bay? C’mon now – GB fans have come out of the woodworks since the early 90’s because Favre was their favorite QB and then Rodgers became their favorite QB, all the while they couldn’t tell you who Bart Starr was. Half of GB’s fans haven’t even set foot in Wisconsin.
    —-
    As Ron White would say about unitedramp: “You can’t fix stupid”.

    Do some research on the popularity of the Packers…13 time NFL champs. That is where it comes from….including the name on the NFL trophy named after some guy named Lombardi…isn’t that prior to Favre?

  80. As Ron White would say about unitedramp: “You can’t fix stupid”.

    Do some research on the popularity of the Packers…13 time NFL champs. That is where it comes from….including the name on the NFL trophy named after some guy named Lombardi…isn’t that prior to Favre?
    ———————————————————————————

    Yeah, $250 a share just for a souvenir that shows you supposedly own the Packers – it’s just a piece of worthless paper. Now THAT is just plain dumb and GB fans keep getting duped. WOW

    It costs $250 a share, pays no dividends, benefits from no earnings, isn’t tradeable and has no securities
    Green Bay Packers stock is still selling like hotcakes. More than 250,000 shares have been sold since the first share offering in 15 years was announced on Dec. 6. Demand has been so great that the team expanded the offering, which runs through Feb. 29, by 30,000 shares.
    When the Packers—last year’s Super Bowl champs—last sold stock in 1997, for $200 a share, fans bought only 120,000 of 400,000 shares offered.
    Although the offering document calls the shares “common stock,” they confer almost none of the advantages of a traditional stock. The document warns that buyers “should not purchase common stock with the purpose of making a profit.”
    A purchase doesn’t even bump buyers higher up the Packers’ 96,000-strong waiting list for tickets or allow them to buy T-shirts and cheesehead hats at a discount.
    “I’ve never seen a stock offering where people pay so much and get so little,” says Robert Willens, a tax expert who has worked on Wall Street deals for four decades.
    What do buyers actually get? A paper certificate, and the right to attend an annual meeting in the summer where their voting power is “insubstantial.” They also may buy shareholder-only merchandise.

  81. 1. Packer running game is the best its been in years – Lol
    2. Packers have the best TE combo they’ve had in 20 years – Lol
    3. Packers have the best secondary they’ve had since Woodson was on the team. Skolololol!
    4. Packers have the best D-line its had in years. – Lol
    5. Packers have a ton of young potential at WR – Lol
    6. Packers have a highly regarded D-coordinator – Ok
    7. Packers brought back an offensive coordinator during the time AR had his best season. – Lol
    8. AR will be healthy and wants to play into his 40s. – Lol

    We are not concerned in the least with your trash roster and will dominate your team on Sep. 16th. Pop goes the collarbone cause the collarbone goes pop!

  82. As I have said before, and as Rodgers has said nothing…..the Packers WANT to make the best quarterback in the league the highest compensated player in the history of the game.

    What would be the logical reasons not to? The Packers have a good team, a team needing some changes and improvements. They’ve done both. The fact Hundley sucked should’ve cost McCarthy his job. If they had benefitted from full-out-the-sky good luck with the quarterback position, like the Viking have had for two years or more (and nothing to show for it……even with a vaunted defense,) they’d have been just fine last year.

    They are going to be very good this year. The Viking trolls know it too. That’s why they’re here……..sticking ineffective pins in Packer dolls.

    Good luck with that.

  83. irishgary says:

    June 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    @kevines255

    Elite Defense. They were shredded the last 6 quarters of last season.

    Elite defense is the 85 Bears, the Vikings have never been close to that

    —————

    Shredded for 6 quarters? lol. In the Saints game they shut them out in the first half. The only reason the Saints even came back was because of a terrible interception by Case Keenum, a blocked punt, which allowed a 30 yard drive for a TD, and beyond that the Vikings allowed maybe 1 TD and a field goal. Get real. They got outmatched in the Eagles game only. That game was bad. Also a lot of key players were injured in that game.

    Who care if they aren’t the 85 bears, they were still a top 3 defense last year and non of your illogical takes will change that. The Vikings defense has been a top unit for the past 3 years, but feel free to keep saying it isn’t, maybe it will one day come true.

    Comparing to the 85 bears is stupid because the NFL wasn’t all about scoring like it is now. It’s useless to compare especially from different eras. They were also the best 3rd down defense in NFL history last year. Look it up. Get real if you think one bad game, makes them a bad defense.

  84. Aye, you can tell he is – you’ve only got to look at how even if the team is banged up, missing half its weapons and a defense like a sieve, he can still carry them to the Championship or SB game virtually every year of his career – oh wait, that’s Brady.
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  85. Aye, you can tell he is – you’ve only got to look at how even if the team is banged up, missing half its weapons and a defense like a sieve, he can still carry them to the Championship or SB game virtually every year of his career – oh wait, that’s Brady.
    =======

    That was Rodgers in 2010.

    Surprised you could break from worshiping at your Brady shrine long enough to post that.

  86. stellarperformance says:

    June 30, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    “Packers hope to extend their dominance over the lucky Vikings soon.”

    ———————–

    What dominance? If you look back at the current era of coaching (Zimmer vs. McCarthy). For the past 4 years The Teams are dead even in wins- losses during the season. Each team has swept the other once, only once and each team has won the division twice. Where’s the dominance? When the Vikings and Packers are healthy it’s a total dog fight.

  87. Why do people keep saying Rodgers is the best QB in the game? If that is true then why does he have the same number of SB wins as Trent Dilfer?
    ======

    We don’t ‘think’, we know.

    Aside from the most obvious, being the highest rated QB in NFL history;

    QB rating with score tied
    Rodgers – 106.0
    Brady – 98.5

    QB rating, tied under 4:00 to go
    Rodgers – 93.8
    Brady – 58.6

    QB rating, tied under 2:00 to go
    Rodgers – 114.8
    Brady – 68.3

    QB rating in losses
    Rodgers – 85.9
    Brady – 73.9

    QB rating when trailing
    Rodgers – 98.0
    Brady – 90.8

    QB rating, trailing under 4:00 to go
    Brady – 88.6
    Rodgers – 82.9

    QB rating, trailing under 2:00 to go
    Brady – 83.4
    Rodgers – 73.7

    Brady has played in 100 games decided by 7 points or less. He’s 69-31 with am 89.4 QB rating.

    Rodgers has played in 61 games decided by 7 points or less. His record; 32-29 with a 97.1 rating.

    Rodgers is consistently better than Brady. The Patriots are a VASTLY superior team than the Packers.

  88. aarons444 says:
    July 2, 2018 at 9:23 am
    Rodgers is consistently better than Brady. The Patriots are a VASTLY superior team than the Packers.
    /////////////////////////////////////

    They’re both very good, and both teams are very good. SuperBowl victories withstanding, there’s a lot of luck involved…….good and bad. You need to be consistent to have a chance. The Packers and Patriots have both been very consistent in the past ten years.

    More successful? Sure. Vastly superior……..nope.

  89. More successful? Sure. Vastly superior……..nope.
    ======

    8 Super Bowl trips the last 20 years.. compared to 2.

    4 or 5 could possibly be contributed to luck. 9?? NINE? Sorry man. I love the Green and Gold, but facts are facts. The Patriots are doing it as well as anyone since Lombardi.

  90. Lutefiskisfattening says:
    June 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    I love Vikings fans. They’re good for so many laughs.

    Sign Aaron Rodgers. He is far and away the best QB in the division.

    And it isn’t close.

    ///////////

    Packers fans are always good fro a few laughs too. So another “We got he best QB in the Division”. Congrats. See in Minnesota they have this thing called a “Team” concept, where its a next man up mentality kinda like last year when Bradford went down or when Cook tore his ACL. The season was not over the Vikings fielded a pretty good team.

    What happened when Rodgers went down – panic through out the land of Cheese because for several years Rodgers has carried this team on his back – your coaching staff and management have not developed key areas within in your team. You cannot out gun every team you play and hope for a Hail Mary at the end of the game. If GB’s defense was half as good as Minnesota’s the Hail Marys wouldn’t have never come to fruition because there would have not bee a need for them.

    The Packers are no different than when the Vikings had AD back in the day. You stop AD you stopped the Vikings, same goes for the current day Packers. Jimmy Graham gonna save the day? Your rookie Wide outs and DBs you drafted all gonna be cash money outta the gate? Rodgers is a year older and coming off a pretty significant injury. But I guess Packers fans and the media think the Vikings should just give up along with the Bears and lions because St A A Ron is back?

    The Packers as of right now do not have enough talent on the roster to compete with the Saints (who are my favorite to win the NFC this year even though I’m a die hard Vikes fan), Eagles, Falcons and Vikings. Those teams are on the rise!

    The sun is starting to set on the Packers organization – Rodgers is what 34 or so? Age catches up with you really fast and I don’t see Rodgers playing until he is 40. So there’s that. Great! Make him the highest paid QB in the NFL – then you can prance around the pubs, message boards etc bragging about your highest paid QB, the best QB in the NFC North and 13 World championships when the Packers don’t make the play-offs.

    There is no questions that Rodgers is the best QB in the NFC, however one man doesn’t win you a Super Bowl, think of how many rings A A Ron might have if GB had the caliber defense Minnesota has – even with its lousy 6 quarters of football played last year – still a better defense than what Green Bay will field this year.

  91. The Packers as of right now do not have enough talent on the roster to compete with the Saints
    ======

    Vikes.. Eagles.. Falcons.. Saints.. Rams

    They’ll need Vintage Rodgers to make the Playoffs.

  92. mrdarkness13 says:

    July 2, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Lutefiskisfattening says:
    June 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    I love Vikings fans. They’re good for so many laughs.

    Sign Aaron Rodgers. He is far and away the best QB in the division.

    And it isn’t close.

    ——————-

    The Packers are no different than when the Vikings had AD back in the day. You stop AD you stopped the Vikings, same goes for the current day Packers

    —————

    Well said except I don’t agree with that statement. A elite QB is WAY more valuable than a Running Back in the NFL. A good QB affects way more than a Running Back. That said, you are correct. Rodgers is the best QB in our division, maybe even the league. But the team isn’t the best.

  93. Yo Rodgers, stop being greedy! does Tom Brady have better stats than you?? How many rings does he have? maybe he has been on to something with the way he drafts his contracts and keeps his entire team competitive. there is more to being a team player than on the field.

  94. The fear here is real. I already knew of the insecurity about this season by Vikings fans. Reading the lies, falsehoods and hopes of injuries etc. by Vikings fans only gives me even more concrete evidence. It shows me they know like I do that this team is again very close. We as Packers fans know when our team is close to the mountain top because we have been there before. Vikings fans obsess on us and watch us closely so they see the writing on the wall as well.

    Nothing is a given. That is why we play the games. One game at a time. If you ask me if we are going to win it all this year you will get no answer, but you will see me say One Game At A Time.

    Vikings fans can say in July that they will “dominate” us and injure our players etc. All that is, is fear. Please keep exposing/embarrassing yourselves here Vikings fans.

    71 days until week 1 kickoff vs. The Bears.

    🏈 is almost back! Rejoice!

    #GoPackGo!

    #100Seasons

    #OneGameAtATime

  95. Yo Rodgers, stop being greedy! does Tom Brady have better stats than you?? How many rings does he have? maybe he has been on to something with the way he drafts his contracts and keeps his entire team competitive.
    ======

    Tom Brady 2018 cap number – $22,000,000

    Aaron Rodgers – $20,562,500

  96. packerforlife says:
    June 30, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    irishgary says:
    June 30, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    @flviking

    Great you beat a Packer team without Rodgers. And you got your butt kicked in the playoffs and choked completely AGAIN

    /////////////////////////

    And yet you could not beat a Viking team without Bradford, Bridgewater and Cook…..mmmmmmmm I guess you have a lot to look forward to with live without Rodgers.

    The Vikings have beaten Green Bay with Rodgers, remember Trae Waynes INT? What’s your point?

    2011 go 15-1 lose to the Giants AT GREEN BAY _Rodgers 260 some yards 50 percet

    2015 Seattle – 19-7 lead with about 5 minutes left your boy Burnett slide like it was the end of the game after the INT. Go to overtime and lose 28-22.

    Or the way Randy Moss dominated in the NFC wild card game in 2005 – Vikings 31 Packers 17

    Brett Favre INT that set up the win for the Giants NFC Title game back ion 2007

    Packers have choked away games too…believe it or not…..

  97. ‘Packers have choked away games too..’

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

    Yes, but Green Bay has been to the mountain top. Minnesota never has and never will be. Truth hurts.

    They didn’t name the Trophy after just any teams coach.

    We have bigger fish to fry than little MinnieSota. I don’t mean to hurt your Barneys little feelers, but it is what is.

    #TitleTown

  98. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 3, 2018 at 1:28 am
    ‘Packers have choked away games too..’

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

    Yes, but Green Bay has been to the mountain top. Minnesota never has and never will be. Truth hurts.

    They didn’t name the Trophy after just any teams coach.

    We have bigger fish to fry than little MinnieSota. I don’t mean to hurt your Barneys little feelers, but it is what is.

    #TitleTown

    ////////

    Entitlement, thats how some Packers fans are. Just because the trophy is named after a coach, you all think you are football royalty. You all strut around Hy-Vee with you Packers gear on noses up in the air like we should all be in awe of your 13 World Championships that half of you were not even around for.

    What bigger fish New Orleans? Packers can’t compete. Rams? Packers can’t compete. Eagles? Packers can’t compete. Some in your fan base need to realize that you do have a sub-par roster and the only thing that is keeping you in the play-off talks and division title talks is main man 1 2.Your banking on all your draft choices to be cash money right outta the gate.

    Thats all you got? – never been to the mountain top and the trophy named after a good coach? Both those are things of the past and a past that Packer fans pull out whenever they are losing a debate. When debating a 9ers fan, Pats or Steelers fan do you ask how many rings do their teams have?

    It was fun while it lasted though wasn’t it? Face the reality that the Packers no longer have a stranglehold on the division let alone the conference. They are not the dominate team they once were and were very lucky to have two QBs in Farve and Rodgers.

    Just like your Packer buddy told me last year, “sorry about your loss” before the first meeting. Told him he was over confident he yelled at me two words AARON RODGERS….. and hour later Aaron was out of the game and we know the rest of the story. I still think he ends up in New England in the next couple of years. The the dark ages will be upon Packer nation like they were in the 70s.

  99. unitedramp says:
    June 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    The best way to find out if someone is a “die-hard” GB fan is ask them what QB wore #15. They look at you with a blank stare LMAO
    ///////////

    You get a blank look as well if you tell them about “Fresh Start With Bart.” Then claimed to have watch the Ice Bowl. I’ve been a fan since I was a kid, I hear that all the time too. Bottom line just because a team hasn’t won a world championship doesn’t mean the organization isn’t any good. Take for instance the Buffalo Bills and Jim Kelly, can’t tell me that’s one of the all time greatest teams.

    2011 the last time Packers won it all – its ancient history in Football years. Like I told packers fan one time—your team should have more wins and more championships, for Christ sake they were founded in 1919….duh.

  100. Rodgers is consistently better than Brady. The Patriots are a VASTLY superior team than the Packers.
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Cool story. Tell that to their peers who have ranked Brady as the best player in the NFL and Rodgers as #10. But hey, what to they know?

  101. Nah. I let the numbers speak for themselves
    ________________

    What numbers? TDs, yards, completions, MVPs, SB MVPs, 4th quarter comebacks, All Pros, etc? Those numbers? I’ll be impressed when Rodgers wins the MVP at 40 years old.

  102. stellarperformance says:

    As I have said before, and as Rodgers has said nothing…..the Packers WANT to make the best quarterback in the league the highest compensated player in the history of the game.

    What would be the logical reasons not to?
    ###

    1. Aaron Rodgers last game after being medically cleared to play – 3 INT’s on 3 attempted long pass plays.

    It is logical to want to see him actually play solid football before making him the highest compensated player in NFL history.

    2. Assuming Rodgers can demonstrate that he can throw an accurate long pass again – how long before he is injured again.

    Missing significant portions of 2 of the last 5 seasons due to injury, it’s logical to worry about another one.

    3. Age.

    Just because Brady has proven he can play in his late 30’s is no guarantee the Rodgers can.

    4. Rodgers was a very good QB.

    Whether he ever will be again – that is the $175,000,000 question.

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