Deion Sanders has no issue with the Packers drafting Jordan Love

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Based on things said by Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a problem with his team’s decision to use a first-round draft pick (and, in order to trade up four spots, a fourth-round pick) to select Rodgers’ potential successor, Jordan Love. Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has no problem with the move.

“I like it,” Sanders told Rich Eisen on Thursday. “You have to understand you have a quarterback that’s going to turn 40 in a couple years. And you think it’s absurd to start thinking about a replacement? This is the only position where that is an insult.”

It’s not an insult as to any quarterback. It’s quite possibly an insult as to one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, especially when he repeatedly has said that he plans to remain with the team indefinitely into the future — and that Rodgers would benefit from more immediate help, if the goal is to win now.

Also, whether Sanders or anyone else thinks Rodgers shouldn’t be upset doesn’t matter; if he’s upset, he’s upset, and no one saying he shouldn’t be upset will make him not upset.

Amid growing speculation, rooted in the things Rodgers said to Favre and the things Favre said publicly, Rodgers has returned to social media, with a couple of innocuous posts on Instagram and an endorsement of the Netflix show After Life on Twitter. It’s quite possibly a Serenity Now strategy for creating the impression that he’s not particularly bothered by anything that has happened in the last week, even if he is. And even if some think he shouldn’t be.

With the NFL currently shut down and no indication as to when players will be back at team facilities, it remains to be seen when and if Rodgers will choose to address the situation directly, whether through an interview or a social-media post.

When and if he does, everything he says and doesn’t say will be carefully scrutinized. That’s both the blessing and the curse that goes along with having a reputation for both being brilliant and calculating when it comes to the messages sent by a future Hall of Famer who, despite his desire to remain with the Packers until he chooses to retire, now has an apparent shelf life of two seasons in Green Bay, and maybe less.

20 responses to “Deion Sanders has no issue with the Packers drafting Jordan Love

  1. Who cares what DS has to say about the Green Bay Packers draft choices. He has no connection to the team or the players involved, and he didn’t even play the same position. DS is aging and irrelevant.

  2. Rodgers doing a great job of “talking” himself out of GB by remaining silent.

    They won’t play this year. A brittle Rodgers likely has an injury setback in 2021 and they trade him afterwards.

    Over/under on number of games he will play as Packers starter in the future: 8.

  3. I have no idea why anybody does. Same thing as when Rodgers was drafted. Better to have a plan in place now than struggle with some schmoes like Dalton or Fitzpatrick.

  4. There’s the phrase again…of all time..like when current WRs list the best WRS of all time and can ply go as far as back as Jerry Rice…
    Terrible phrase…filled with recency bias.

  5. Keep saying he’s one of the greatest as if it’s fact but you’d be wrong.

  6. Greatest quarterbacks of all time? You need more than 1 Superbowl to be one of them.

  7. It’s quite possibly a Serenity Now strategy for creating the impression that he’s not particularly bothered by anything that has happened in the last week, even if he is.
    ——-
    Or he’s just going on with his life like usual. I doubt that’s going to stop y’all from hyper-analysing every tweet, text, word and movement he makes between now and football season though.

  8. The author runs an article on Deion’s opinion. He then goes out of his way to point out why that opinion does not matter. Then the mention of Instagram posts which mean nothing. The real question here is why then run the article at all? While I understand wanting to keep a subject alive so you can continue to milk it for all it is worth, this article was a complete waste of our time.

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