Aaron Rodgers on his contract: “[T]here’s an expectation something would have been done”

AP

When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed his current contract in 2013, the new-money average of $22 million per year made him the highest paid player in football. Now, he’s sliding farther and farther down the list.

The bar has recently moved to $30 million per year, and the Packers have opened camp without Rodgers receiving an adjustment to a contract that has two years remaining on it. Meeting with reporters on Thursday, Rodgers fielded numerous questions the situation, and it’s clear that he doesn’t regard the current situation as ideal.

While Rodgers has yet to complain about his contract, he repeatedly said that getting a new deal is “important to me.” He seems to be disappointed that it hasn’t happened yet.

“I think they’ve talked about it enough that there’s an expectation that something would have been done — obviously judging by the questions here there’s an expectation something would have been done before we started [training camp],” Rodgers said.

Rodgers added that “[t]here’s more than mutual interest on both sides” to get a deal done. So why hasn’t it gotten done?

No one asked him that specific question on Thursday. In the recent past, he’s hinted at a creative structure (a “non-traditional contractual agreement”) that would give him “some more freedom.” But the team has no obligation to give him any freedom. They have two years left under his contract (at a total payout of $39.8 million), and they can easily tag him for the two years after that. While the specific numbers for the 2020 and 2021 franchise tenders aren’t yet known, the Packers most likely would be able to keep Rodgers for four more years at a total payout of less than $100 million.

That’s an average of less than $25 million per year. So why would the Packers swap that right — a right Rodgers gave them in 2013 — for a contract that pays him more than $30 million, that includes “non-traditional” terms, and that provides him with the kind of freedom and flexibility he doesn’t currently have?

That’s likely why the deal hasn’t been done. Rodgers wants more than what the Packers are willing to pay, given that they can instead do nothing and have him under contract for four more years, at an average more than $5 million per year below market value.

So what can Rodgers do about it? Not much. As to the possibility of holding out, Rodgers said he doesn’t “operate that way.”

That’s his prerogative, but it’s becoming more and more clear that the Packers aren’t going to deviate from the four-year, less-than-$100 million formula simply because Rodgers’ agent has asked nicely that they do so. Until Rodgers is willing and able to find a way to put pressure on the Packers, the Packers will be feeling no pressure to break the bank when they don’t have to.

113 responses to “Aaron Rodgers on his contract: “[T]here’s an expectation something would have been done”

  1. That level of unparralled professionalism is exactly why he’s a Superbowl winning QB.

    It is an incredible privilege and honor to be a fan of this team – the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

  2. He’s often injured & they need to keep a team around him if they want success in the near future…..also who knows if he plans on playing beyond those 4 years…. & it’s an average of 25 million a year on top of what he’s already made…..+ the endorsement deals he’s made….. he’s set for 5 lifetimes…
    I see NO REASON to give him a new deal at this time

  3. I was taught my entire life that you leverage your skills and abilities for every penny you can get. Doing it all the time makes you a jerk, but when you’re being paid less than 2/3 your actual value, it’s time to get that pay raise. I love the Packers, but Rodgers should be holding out if he’s serious about getting more money. We’ve all been watching the Packers the last 10+ years. Without Rodgers the Packers have absolutely nothing.

    Oh and fire McCarthy and get someone in here who knows how to make a half-time adjustment.

  4. I wish they weren’t allowed to reveal salaries and the amount of contract!
    Then you wouldn’t have Rodgers, Julio Jones and the other whining about making $ millions just because they learned a player or players has passed them in yearly salary.

  5. Poor Erin, must be hard living on 22 mil a year. You know he does have that ONE ring and all. His ego demands him being the highest paid QB in the league or he will sulk off and pout about it !!

  6. filthymcnasty3 , if he was such a professional he would man up and honor his contract instead of whining to the media hoping to put pressure on the Packers by being a distraction. Thinking Rodgers should become a spokesman for Kleenex considering how much crying he does on and off the field .

  7. He’s not getting extended & the Packers have his rights for the next 4 years (2 under contract, 2 under Franchise).

    You guys can post as many articles about this as you want but you obviously haven’t been paying attention on how the Pack handles business.

  8. My grandfather used to lament all of the ‘gosh dang’ primadonnas that play football nowadays (and this was back in the 80s). If he were still around I’d like to hear his opinion of this guy Rodgers.

  9. This is for Stella…

    “Rodgers added that “[t]here’s more than mutual interest on both sides” to get a deal done. So why hasn’t it gotten done?”

    There it is Stella – right out of Rodgers mouth.

  10. Yeah he is real unhappy.

    Shows up to training camp early per usual. Talks of the fact his focus is on the team and training camp. Obviously he was asked about the contract. Said he isn’t handling that. His agent is David Dunn is.

    This article is trying to stir up something that isn’t there once again. Are Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy fighting again too Mike Florio?

  11. How refreshing would it be if he said ‘I’m fine with my contract. I make a lot of money now. I want the team to spend it elsewhere so we can win’? These guys should remember just how much they already make and worry about winning and not about being the highest paid.

  12. “There’s an expectation”….lol

    Just say “I expected”.

    The way you phrase it implies that we the people are with you. Packers fans maybe. The rest of us think you already make too much money and want you to shut up.

    Don’t drag us into this. Especially those of us who can’t stand you.

  13. gtodriver says:
    July 27, 2018 at 9:03 am
    This is for Stella…

    “Rodgers added that “[t]here’s more than mutual interest on both sides” to get a deal done. So why hasn’t it gotten done?”

    There it is Stella – right out of Rodgers mouth.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Wrong goatherder. You’re twisting the truth to serve your own agenda. Again.

    You put quotation marks around “so why hasn’t it gotten done.” He didn’t say that. He said nothing.

    And the Packers WANT to pay him what he’s worth, and they will.

  14. Well this will be a fun comment section. There’s nothing like asking a guy a bunch of questions, then taking quotes out of context to get things hopping around here.

    Minnesota has set a very dangerous precedent with the Cousins deal and Rodgers is undoubtedly being pressured by the NFLPA to get all that he can get, as always. If a guy with Kirk Cousins’ track record is worth $28M, fully guaranteed, what’s Aaron Rodgers worth?

  15. Why is Florio NOT advocating for a holdout in this instance?

    A player who has outplayed his rookie contract should holdout, but a veteran who has outplayed his contract shouldn’t holdout?

  16. The NFL players union sure has their work cut out for them…

    Regarding the Franchise Tag…
    – get rid of it
    – make it too expensive for teams to abuse
    – eliminate any compensation to a another team willing to sign and pay for the player

    But knowing liberals (NFLPA)…they’ll focus 90% of their effort on 1% of the problem: Anthem Protests…

  17. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 27, 2018 at 8:50 am

    They won’t pay him. He signed it. Suck it up Erin.
    ——————————————-

    Rodgers is one of the best to play the game, or at least one of the more interesting/enjoyable to watch- I’ll never figure out the need to somehow diminish him, or weirdly feminize him by calling him (or Brady) “Erin”- jeez

    He probably should get more money, but I certainly can understand any team wanting to see how a player comes back from an injury before renegotiating though.

  18. Can’t blame the Pack, it’s not like he’s getting any younger.
    =====

    Kinda can.

    3 out of every 4 stories in Packer land has been about their desire to extend Rodgers.

  19. The narrative that Rodgers has no leverage because of his current contract is dumb. What if he retired when the season started? You think McCarthy or that front office would survive this season with Brett Hundley as QB? He’s worth $50 million per year to them, at least.

  20. From the Packer’s side, the parameters of the deal are already in place. Whether Rodgers chooses to accept the level of guaranteed money (reportedly making him the highest paid QB in 2018, what happens after that is anybody’s guess) is totally up to Rodgers since it takes two to tango.

    Rodgers can talk about clauses making him the highest paid player in subsequent years but like the Viking’s Superbowl chances, it’s just a fantasy, it’s never going to happen.

  21. Pay the man. All we can. Break the bank.

    Make Aaron Great Again.

  22. Regarding the Franchise Tag…
    – get rid of it
    – make it too expensive for teams to abuse
    – eliminate any compensation to a another team willing to sign and pay for the player
    =====

    About as likely as banning the forward pass.

  23. After he quit on the team after the Carolina game do you really want him?
    ======

    When the team rushed him back prematurely in a last ditch effort to save their season?..

  24. He signed an contract and the Pack has him under contract for 2 more years. After which they can choose to franchise him for 2 more if he is still playing at a level worthy of his contract. No one forced the NFLPA to sign the collective agreement that entitles the team to do the things they do. Furthermore isn’t that the crux of why you sign a contract to begin with? Both sides get financial security against injury, a slide in ability, work ethic, etc…

    He has admitted he likes his balls overinflated. I guess his ego is as expanding even more than his balls.

  25. I know Rodgers is one of the best QB’s in football however he needs to stay healthy. He has been getting hurt over and over again. Does anyone have any doubt that he will be hurt again this year and miss more games? That to me makes the new deal a tricky thing. What do you do? I am not saying not to pay the man but maybe be a little more cautious and make it a incentive laden type deal instead of a guaranteed contract type of deal.

  26. silvernblacksabbath says:
    July 27, 2018 at 8:38 am
    I wish they weren’t allowed to reveal salaries and the amount of contract!
    Then you wouldn’t have Rodgers, Julio Jones and the other whining about making $ millions just because they learned a player or players has passed them in yearly salary.
    ————————-
    The thing is….anyone that wants to wear the ‘highest paid’ badge cant have that and sign a long term contract. Because no matter what amount they sign for that becomes the new baseline others target. So even if they do get that badge at the beginning there is no way it holds up all the years to the end. Nothing to do with how much they get paid and everything to do with hiw the matket responds to other contracts as they get signed.if a player truly wants to always be the highest oaid they will need to bet on themselves to always play at that level and do a series of one year deals based on where the market is each year. To expect a long term contract to maintain that status is simply unrealistic.

  27. vikesr4reel says:
    July 27, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Maybe win something before you demand more money??
    Duh

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

    Like maybe a Super Bowl? Or a Super Bowl MVP? How about a pair of league MVPs? Would those be enough, in your highly esteemed opinion, to warrant more money than a guy that’s never won anything, signing with a team that’s never won anything? A guy with a losing record over all?

  28. I know Rodgers is one of the best QB’s in football however he needs to stay healthy. He has been getting hurt over and over again. Does anyone have any doubt that he will be hurt again this year and miss more games?
    =====

    7 of 10 seasons, he hasn’t missed a game due to injury.

    1 of the other 3 seasons, he missed 1 game with a concussion.

    .. I would like to see him in MVP form again before the Packers extend his contract.

  29. He has TWO YEARS left on his current contract. If he signs an extension with two years left on his current contract, the team will expect to get a “discount” being that they will have given him an extension while still having TWO YEARS left on his current contract. If Aaron wants to be paid “top dollar” he will have to wait until next year when he has one year left on his contract or, better yet, wait until he is playing with zero years left on his contract and get top dollar two years from now.

  30. vikesr4reel says:
    July 27, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe win something before you demand more money??
    Duh
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    Maybe the Vikings should win something before their fans throw shade.

    What do you think?

  31. Rodgers has no one to blame but himself or himself and his agent. Why would you sign that long of a contract knowing the salary cap continues to rise every year?

    From the teams perspective, it is to spread the $ out over more years, but he should have known better.

    I hope they don’t give him a new one and he gets angry like Favre did and then we can watch the Packers fans turn on him like they did Brett.

    Then he can go to play for Gruden.

  32. The narrative that Rodgers has no leverage because of his current contract is dumb. What if he retired when the season started? You think McCarthy or that front office would survive this season with Brett Hundley as QB?
    ======

    2013 McCarthy was 2-5-1 without Rodgers, including a 5 game winless streak.

    Last year he was 3-7, losing 5 of 6 at one point.

    McCarthy is nothing without Rodgers.

  33. The NFL is a business. Rodgers is a great QB and I hope he can get all he can. On the otherhand, the Packers have the right to run their business in a fiscally sound manner. They do have 331,000 shareholders. It makes sound sense for the Pack to hold him to his contract, which was the highest QB contract at the time, and then tag him for two years. It appears the Pack has the leverage provided they can live with a possible holdout. The real question concerning Rodgers is, what new celebrity babe will he be next year?

  34. This article is just snippets of what he said, and does not represent the whole picture that appeared in Rob Demovsky’s ESPN article.
    He basically said his agent is handling all the conversations, he’s not worried about it, and now that training camp has started, he’s sticking to football.

  35. I talk to alot of people that love watching pro football. almost to a man they may not be GB fans but love watching rodgers play. i think he’s the most exciting QB in the game. all the negative comments towards him, kind of a head scratcher. must be some weird NFCN midwestern thing. also, he does deserve more money.

  36. stellarperformance says:

    July 27, 2018 at 9:10 am

    gtodriver says:
    July 27, 2018 at 9:03 am
    This is for Stella…

    “Rodgers added that “[t]here’s more than mutual interest on both sides” to get a deal done. So why hasn’t it gotten done?”

    There it is Stella – right out of Rodgers mouth.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Wrong goatherder. You’re twisting the truth to serve your own agenda. Again.

    You put quotation marks around “so why hasn’t it gotten done.” He didn’t say that. He said nothing.

    And the Packers WANT to pay him what he’s worth, and they will.
    ======================================================
    GTO: They could play a sound bite of Rodgers saying these things and redundant here would deny it.

    I really wish we could see the people we are posting to. I have a feeling redundant is quite the dandy. I’m pretty sure he’s the guy at the bar that everyone is annoyed by.

  37. Actions speak loudest. Green Bay brass doesn’t want to pay it, but I hope they do. No wonder so many Packer trolls want to slobber on about Dalvin Cook and Elflein. Your team is a hot mess.

  38. Funny how people are claiming Aaron Rodgers is “always injured”

    2013- Missed 7 games

    2017- Missed 9 games.

    Since becoming the starter in 2008 has only missed ONE other game besides the above.

    10 years as a starting QB in the NFL and missed a total of 17 games.

    I just kinda ruined your narrative. Sorry.

    #100 Seasons

    #GoPackGo!

  39. billtetley53 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 11:12 am
    They could play a sound bite of Rodgers saying these things and redundant here would deny it.
    //////////////////////////////

    Find it. Find the sound bite. Tough guy.

  40. I can understand people ripping Rodgers about the money aspect, but there’s no denying that he is one of the best QB’s in the game. The Packers aren’t anything special without him. He’s fun to watch when he’s making plays with his legs or using that cannon of an arm. They need him, and a good o-line to keep him upright. People say he can’t stay healthy. It’s hard for ANY QB to stay healthy in the NFL.

  41. Aaron should have multiple rings, but Green Bay has managed to waste the best current QB in the game. He should ask for a trade, since they dont realize that he has been carrying the team on his back.

  42. Green Bay brass doesn’t want to pay it, but I hope they do.
    =====

    All they’ve done this offseason is talk about how they want this deal done.

    I expect David Dunn asked for the moon, and now they’ve gone quiet.

    That is a new development.

  43. I talk to alot of people that love watching pro football. almost to a man they may not be GB fans but love watching rodgers play. i think he’s the most exciting QB in the game. all the negative comments towards him, kind of a head scratcher.
    =====

    Vikes fans.. and Brady worshippers that can’t stand the fact that Rodgers infinitely more talented.

    Each to be ignored.

  44. If paid by importance to the team Rogers should be the highest paid player in the league. Playoffs or no Playoffs. I guess the packer brass can’t see that. We did see how they treated their last HOF QB so why would this one be different?

  45. Gee, not getting enough money pal. First try and get by a season without breaking your shoulder. One more injury and no one will want you. Packers would be smart to wait and see if you live beyond week four before ponying up to the bar.
    I think the guy is grossly over rated.

  46. “There’s more than mutual interest to get a deal done.”

    That…..Rodgers DID say. How come nobody is pointing out that fact but me? The usual suspect haters just make stuff up as they see fit, wishing it true. Who do they think they are, Comrade Trump?

  47. We did see how they treated their last HOF QB so why would this one be different?
    =====

    They don’t have a successor in place this time around… at least not at this point.

  48. The Packers don’t have the B A double hockey sticks to franchise Rodgers. If Rodgers where to say he’s ready to move on, the Packers would let him go. They don’t want another messy split up.

  49. Meh, probably the more interesting and relevant issue is the type of bike he rode to practice. . . . .

  50. what leverage does GB have unless they don’t mind leaving their best player (and one of the best in the league) disgruntled for the next 4 years? i mean what could go wrong?

  51. The Packers don’t have the B A double hockey sticks to franchise Rodgers. If Rodgers where to say he’s ready to move on, the Packers would let him go. They don’t want another messy split up.
    =====

    Depends on his health and level of play.

    We’re at least a year removed from that discussion, no matter what.

    If he’s healthy, and playing well, no chance they would simply let him walk.

    .. and at least right now, Rodgers is acting more like Bart Starr than Brett Favre.

  52. According to Forbes he makes another 8mill per year on endorsements.

    It’s really hard to put a price on a QB who ‘s best years are behind him while he racks up one playoff loss after another.

  53. Vikes fans.. and Brady worshippers that can’t stand the fact that Rodgers infinitely more talented.

    _________________________________________

    As much as I like Aaron Rodgers, does he have a Super Bowl ring for each finger, plus his thumb? No, he does not. Brady does. You can’t ignore that fact.

  54. At least he’s not threatening a holdout. Not yet anyway. Sometimes it’s going to take bold action to get the team off the spot.

  55. stellarperformance says:
    July 27, 2018 at 11:34 am
    billtetley53 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 11:12 am
    They could play a sound bite of Rodgers saying these things and redundant here would deny it.
    //////////////////////////////

    Find it. Find the sound bite. Tough guy

    ///////////////////////////
    This is really a tender spot for pack fan, their ultimate hero is showing his true greedy side and they can’t handle it.

  56. If Rodgers expects something to get done just because other QBs are making more than him (boo hoo hoo) maybe he should give back 40% of his signing bonus from his last contract because he is asking for 2 of the 5 years to be torn up. Can’t have your cheese and eat it too Aaron. 😛

  57. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    July 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    According to Forbes he makes another 8mill per year on endorsements.

    It’s really hard to put a price on a QB who ‘s best years are behind him while he racks up one playoff loss after another.
    —————————————————-
    And those losses are epic meltdowns. Fumble vs AZ in OT to lose 51-45, couldn’t get his offense going vs Atlanta or the second meeting with AZ. 16-0 LEAD vs the Seahawks and couldn’t close the deal. Now those are EPIC meltdowns!

  58. aarons444 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:09 pm
    ragnar,

    Rodgers has won in the post season in 4 of his last 5 trips.

    Try again..
    ———————————
    Consistently going 1-1 in the playoffs when they make it isn’t something to write home about. Sure, he’ll win a playoff game but when puck comes to shove, see my comment above

  59. Rodgers has said nothing and the Packers want to pay him what he’s worth.

    We can’t help it if Viking trolls get their undies in a bundle over it. You’d think they’d have concerns of their own, but no, they want what we have and they wish they were us.

  60. Epic meltdowns indeed. Well documented.

    531 yards allowed by the Packers D in that Arizona game.. All Rodgers did was take them to OT after being down by 3 tds midway through the 3rd.

    Another 500 burger against he 9ers in the Kaepernick game.. where he alone put 444 yards on the Packers D.

    The Seattle NFCC Game was in the bag. 19-7 lead with 3:58 to go. Who loses in that scenario? Only the Packers D! Rodgers had to put up a FG just to get that game to OT.

    .. he was the highest rated post-season passer in NFL history up to that point. He remains 3rd among active QBs, and with 1.4 points of the top spot.

    He’s not the one costing them games in the Playoffs.

  61. While Rodgers has yet to complain about his contract, he repeatedly said that getting a new deal is “important to me.” He seems to be disappointed that it hasn’t happened yet.
    “I think they’ve talked about it enough that there’s an expectation that something would have been done — obviously judging by the questions here there’s an expectation something would have been done before we started [training camp],” Rodgers said.
    Rodgers added that “[t]here’s more than mutual interest on both sides” to get a deal done.

  62. Stellar,,,,,,,,I don’t like to take the bait but I think it’s important you understand nobody wants to be you. If anything we feel a little bad for you. It’s kind of like letting someone know they have in bat in the cave. It’s uncomfortable telling them but you are doing them a favor. I think you need to push away from the pft feed bag and get some fresh air.

  63. bradygirl12 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    Vikes fans.. and Brady worshippers that can’t stand the fact that Rodgers infinitely more talented.

    _________________________________________

    As much as I like Aaron Rodgers, does he have a Super Bowl ring for each finger, plus his thumb? No, he does not. Brady does. You can’t ignore that fact.
    ——————–
    Agreed. Packer fans demand superbowls to be relevant. Yet Brady has more Super Bowl rings than the entire packer franchise.
    Yet Gumby fans say Rodgers is the greatest, and ignore their very own Super Bowl requirement.

  64. aarons444 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    Epic meltdowns indeed. Well documented.

    531 yards allowed by the Packers D in that Arizona game.. All Rodgers did was take them to OT after being down by 3 tds midway through the 3rd.

    Another 500 burger against he 9ers in the Kaepernick game.. where he alone put 444 yards on the Packers D.

    The Seattle NFCC Game was in the bag. 19-7 lead with 3:58 to go. Who loses in that scenario? Only the Packers D! Rodgers had to put up a FG just to get that game to OT.

    .. he was the highest rated post-season passer in NFL history up to that point. He remains 3rd among active QBs, and with 1.4 points of the top spot.

    He’s not the one costing them games in the Playoffs.
    ——————————-
    Considering that he’s 0-35 vs teams with a winning record when trailing by 1 or more, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture

  65. Considering that he’s 0-35 vs teams with a winning record when trailing by 1 or more, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture
    =====

    LMAO

    He’s credited with 11 4th Q comebacks and 17 game winning drives. So how can that possibly be true?

    Fake news.

  66. stellarperformance says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    Rodgers has said nothing and the Packers want to pay him what he’s worth.
    ——-
    An entire story of Rodgers quotes and you claim he has said nothing?

    Call Dr Phil.

  67. aarons444 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    Considering that he’s 0-35 vs teams with a winning record when trailing by 1 or more, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture
    =====

    LMAO

    He’s credited with 11 4th Q comebacks and 17 game winning drives. So how can that possibly be true?

    Fake news.
    ————————
    Oh, it’s true and I know it hurts. Maybe, just MAYBE, those were against teams with losing records?

  68. aarons444 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 5:49 pm
    Rodgers QB rating in games decided by 7 points or less – 97.1

    He’s clearly not the reason the Packers lose close games.
    ————————-
    Well, obviously it’s also because he can’t bring them back with the exception of a Hail Mary here and there to teams with losing records

  69. flviking says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    This is really a tender spot for pack fan, their ultimate hero is showing his true greedy side and they can’t handle it.

    ++++++++

    I think we can handle Aaron Rodgers being greedy. And not getting along with his family.
    For being sensitive.

    Unlike other insecure fan bases who feel the need to brag about the quality of their training staff, Coach, GM, the weight room floor, and various other incidentals …. we don’t need to pretend every single thing Packer is perfect.

    The whole NFL is trying to catch up to the Vikings? That isn’t reality.

  70. Unlike other insecure fan bases who feel the need to brag about the quality of their training staff, Coach, GM, the weight room floor, a
    ———
    You are clearly not understanding me. Nobody is bragging about the Viking’s weight room floor. We are pointing are fingers an laughing at the Packer’s weight room floor.

  71. packertruth says:
    July 27, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    We are pointing are fingers an laughing at the Packer’s weight room floor
    +++++
    Who’s in whose head now?
    ———————————
    We all know Barr is in Rodgers head, no need to point that out

  72. It’s a shame the Vikings didn’t do better than accomplishing yet another in a long list of “attaboys” last year. Maybe, instead of proving to be pretenders again, any degree of legitimate success may have lessened the need of their fanbase to pick fights as a compensation mechanism.

    Nah.

  73. packertruth says:

    I think we can handle Aaron Rodgers being greedy. And not getting along with his family.
    For being sensitive.
    ###

    Speaking about being sensitive…

    Rodgers sure is getting a little testy about all those INT’s he’s throwing since his last collar bone injury. Day 1 he threw an INT to Kevin King – and Rodgers uses social media to claim it wasn’t an INT.

    Day 2 – he throws 3 INT’s.

    That surgically repaired shoulder held together with bailing twine and screws doesn’t appear to be ready for prime time yet.

    This was against the Packer DB’s – not against one of the better defensive backfields in the NFL.

    The last game he played for real – after being fully medically cleared to play by the Packers medical staff – he threw 3 INT’s and then quit on the team for the rest of the season.

    Packer fans got upset with Marty Bennett for doing the same thing – yet defended Rodgers.

    You can’t make this stuff up… 🙂

  74. The last game he played for real – after being fully medically cleared to play by the Packers medical staff – he threw 3 INT’s and then quit on the team for the rest of the season.
    _________

    The last game Kirk Cousins played – after being cleared by his medical staff – he threw 3 INT’s and then quit on his team.

    And then some desperate club gave him $84 million guaranteed.

  75. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 27, 2018 at 7:42 pm
    Unlike other insecure fan bases who feel the need to brag about the quality of their training staff, Coach, GM, the weight room floor, a
    ———
    You are clearly not understanding me. Nobody is bragging about the Viking’s weight room floor. We are pointing are fingers an laughing at the Packer’s weight room floor.
    ____________________

    I’m not quite sure what to think about your weird preoccupation with the Packers weight room floor, I guess it must be tough for you to find your rhythm now that Eddie Lacy’s gone, huh.

    I’ve toured their weight room and I don’t remember any specifics about the flooring other than it appeared to be a composite surface.
    The two things that did stand out to me though, was the fact that it was huge, and on one wall, in big block letters, read the statement, “Champions Train Here”.
    And as you’re obviously painfully aware of, that’s something you’ll never see over in Winter Park’s weight room.

  76. packerlies says:

    The last game Kirk Cousins played – after being cleared by his medical staff – he threw 3 INT’s and then quit on his team.
    ####

    Earth to packerlies…

    Cousins took every single snap for the Redskins last year. He threw 13 INT’s in 16 games while playing for a sub .500 team.

    How many snaps did Rodgers take in weeks 16 and 17 last year – after being fully medically cleared to play?

    You won’t answer because “packerlies” can’t tell the truth.

  77. I’m not quite sure what to think about your weird preoccupation with the Packers weight room floor,

    Because its funny

    ” Though the team upgraded its entire training facility in 2013, the weight room still sort of looks like your local rec center. Nondescript white walls spill into a beige carpet, giving the whole place a sort of “mom’s basement” feel. “

  78. Oh, it’s true and I know it hurts. Maybe, just MAYBE, those were against teams with losing records?
    =====

    Just last year, he had a 4th Q comeback against the Cowboys, 13-3 and a playoff team the year prior, who Rodgers eliminated.

    Useless stat.

  79. aarons444 says:
    July 30, 2018 at 9:09 am
    Oh, it’s true and I know it hurts. Maybe, just MAYBE, those were against teams with losing records?
    =====

    Just last year, he had a 4th Q comeback against the Cowboys, 13-3 and a playoff team the year prior, who Rodgers eliminated.

    Useless stat.
    ——————————
    It’s all about comprehension dude LOL
    We’re not talking about the Cowboys record from the prior year because that’s irrelevant. It’s about the record of the team in the CURRENT year. We’re the Cowboys above .500 when they played? Also, you can look up the so-called useless stat that holds a lot of weight, especially when a QB is 0-35

  80. We’re not talking about the Cowboys record from the prior year because that’s irrelevant. It’s about the record of the team in the CURRENT year. We’re the Cowboys above .500 when they played?
    ======

    Dumb.

    They had a bye the previous year.. and finished 9-7.

    They had two losses at the time. Big whoop.

    You’re arguing semantics.

  81. “And those losses are epic meltdowns.”
    ——————

    They were epic meltdowns by the Packers defense. Rodgers himself outperforms Brady in the playoffs and his offenses score more than Brady’s in the playoffs.

    Playoff Stat——Rodgers–Brady
    QB Rating———–99.4—–90.9
    Completion %——-63.5%—-62.8%
    PPG—————-28.8—–27.1
    YPA—————–7.5—–7
    TD %—————-6.1%—-4.8%
    INT %—————1.7%—-2.1%

    Rodgers beats Brady in rushing yards and TDs by significant margins too. This is against more difficult scoring defenses than Brady has faced as well (10th vs 11th respectfully).

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