Mark Murphy not talking about Aaron Rodgers’ contract

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On Jan. 25, Packers CEO Mark Murphy answered Aaron Rodgers‘ comments suggesting uncertainty about his future clearly and concisely: “There’s no way in heck Aaron is not going to be on the Packers. He’s going to be the MVP of the league, might have had his best year ever. He’s our unquestioned leader, and we’re not idiots.”

Since then, the Packers have done nothing with Rodgers’ contract to solidify those feelings.

The Packers paid Rodgers’ $6.8 million roster bonus as is earlier this month rather than converting it into a signing bonus. A full restructuring would have given Rodgers the security he covets.

On Tuesday, Murphy wouldn’t talk about Rodgers or the quarterback’s contract.

“I can’t really get into specific players. We’ve been able to create room with others,” Murphy said when asked why the Packers didn’t alter Rodgers’ contract, via Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin.

Murphy had a similar answer when asked why the team wouldn’t want to ensure Rodgers is the Packers’ quarterback beyond 2021.

“I’m not going to get into specifics. Good try, though,” Murphy said.

A third attempt ended the same way — with a non-answer — after Murphy was asked if he was concerned about issues brewing between the Packers and Rodgers.

“I’m not going to get into any individual player, any issues along those lines,” Murphy said.

So to summarize: Murphy isn’t talking about Rodgers today, and the Packers and Rodgers remain in the same place they were when their season ended.

43 responses to “Mark Murphy not talking about Aaron Rodgers’ contract

  1. If he’s not answering, maybe it’s time to stop asking? It’s the Packers’ and Rodgers’ business.

  2. Rodgers may go down as the most squandered QB in NFL history.

    The degree to which team management has failed to build a team around him throughout his career is staggering. And it’s not just salary. Throwing exactly one career pass to a first-round receiver is one indication of a ridiculous story.

  3. Well there isnt anything to say about Aaron Rodgers contract since nothing has changed with his current contract so what would Mark Murphy be expected to say??

    Add on that he never speaks about any player contract since he isnt the GM.

  4. Sheesh, this is just like the Russell Wilson so-called “issues” with the team. There’s no story here so lets just speculate and ask the same question 12 different ways to see if we can make it turn into a story. I get it’s the offseason and it’s time to speculate, but considering all the negative we’ve had in this country the past 12 months can’t we speculate on positive things instead of negative? Seriously.

  5. kevpft says:
    March 30, 2021 at 8:24 pm
    Rodgers may go down as the most squandered QB in NFL history.

    The degree to which team management has failed to build a team around him throughout his career is staggering. And it’s not just salary. Throwing exactly one career pass to a first-round receiver is one indication of a ridiculous story.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    How far did Cousins take the Vikings this past year with his first round receiver?

  6. Fecal matter performance,

    Atleast cousins has stud WRs to work with. Have you forgotten about the latest beatdown we gave you?

  7. This could very well be his last year there. He will want as much money as Mahomes.

  8. Why not pay him, his talent is still there. It is not his fault the organization has not supported him with a solid defense and weapons to use. I am sure someone will jump on him if they are crazy enough to let him walk.

  9. My vikings WISH they had a QB like Rodgers to carry them year in and year out. If Rodgers had my vikings’ WRs, it’d be scary.

  10. The degree to which team management has failed to build a team around him throughout his career is staggering. And it’s not just salary. Throwing exactly one career pass to a first-round receiver is one indication of a ridiculous story.
    ==========

    Defense, sure.

    WRs? Adams, Nelson, Jennings, Driver.. too bad Finleys career was cut short, that was shaping up to be a dominant combo…. 4 of those guys were on the field *together*

  11. Of course he’s not talking about it. If he were to talk about it, packers fans might actually realize the significance of not converting rodgers’ roster bonus into a signing bonus.

    The conversion language is literally written into rodgers contract. With a snap of their fingers, the packers brass could have converted that roster bonus into a signing bonus, handed rodgers a check and freed up cap space.

    There’s only one reason you don’t do that and that’s if you plan on moving on from aaron rodgers after the 2021 season. It’s time to face reality pack fans. The packers are going to spend one more year wasting rodger’s HoF career and then cut him loose for a guy they made an enormous reach for in the draft. Not once did they ever push their chips to the middle of the table and try to get another ring for rodgers.

    Just imagine if the packers would have actually tried to put some weapons around rodgers and instead of needlessly throwing away draft capital to acquire jordan love, they traded up instead to get Justin Jefferson. The subject of conversation on PFT would revolve around whether or not the packers could repeat as champions.

  12. This is why BB is a genius. You don’t have to worry about paying a franchise quarterback when you don’t have one. Patriots playing balderdash while everyone else plays checkers!

  13. Mark Murphy embodies the greatness of the Green Bay Packers. Wouldn’t want any other exec in that role.

    Our father died in November from Covid and my sister wrote a letter to Mark about having a game where the Packers celebrate season ticket holders at a game this year who died of the virus. Less than a week later she texted me a hand-written personal letter on Packers’ stationary from Mark, saying among other things that it sounds like dad was a great guy and Packers fan and inviting her to check in again in the summer around this celebration.

    This is why so many of us are proud of our Green Bay Packers.
    GoPackGo!!

  14. Packers should trade Rodgers to a desperate team who is willing to give up some picks and ayers for him. Do that while Rodgers is still worth something.

  15. If you think Rodgers will be on the packers team this time next year, then I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

  16. Rodgers would be smart doing what Tom Brady did, and that is to leave and win another Super Bowl with some other team. It appears that regardless of who is in charge of the Packers front office they have failed to build a good enough team around him for him to get another ring. Mr. Rodgers need to be in a different neighborhood.

  17. This is what happens when a team values winning the division more than winning a Super Bowl. Dating back to Favre, the Packers have cared more about job preservation than taking risks that are often needed to go “all in” to win a Super Bowl, because that sometimes results in teams having serious cap problems later like what happened to the Ravens after they beat the Niners, and the Saints now that Brees has retired… To the Packers credit, they’ve won two titles, but when you have had a Hall of Famer and a future Hall of Famer under center every year since 1992, that is dramatically underachieving.

  18. Just imagine if the packers would have actually tried to put some weapons around rodgers and instead of needlessly throwing away draft capital to acquire jordan love, they traded up instead to get Justin Jefferson. The subject of conversation on PFT would revolve around whether or not the packers could repeat as champions.
    ==========

    He’s always had solid skill players around him. Spectacular at times.

    He just had one of his best seasons. Not the best core of players, but what they lacked there, they more than made up for it with brilliant play design. I’ve been watching Packer football for 25 years, I’ve NEVER seen players so wide open.

    They can’t seem to stop anyone when it matters. That problem pre-dates Rodgers.

  19. Why would he. That’s between the Green Bay Packers, Inc. and Aaron. It’s none of our business.

  20. Rodgers would be smart doing what Tom Brady did, and that is to leave and win another Super Bowl with some other team.
    ==========

    He’s under contract for 3 more years.

  21. This is just silly…he’s 37 years old and has made millions, if he needs security now he’s done many things incredibly wrong.

    “A full restructuring would have given Rodgers the security he covets.”

  22. This is what happens when a team values winning the division more than winning a Super Bowl. Dating back to Favre, the Packers have cared more about job preservation than taking risks that are often needed to go “all in” to win a Super Bowl
    ==========

    Ron Wolf did go all-in. That team had was anchored by a number of veterans who starred elsewhere (Reggie, Eugene Robinson, Keith Jackson, Sean Jones) he had to dump Sterling Sharpe due to his neck injury, after signing him to the richest WR contract ever.

    And I don’t think the average fan gives it much thought, but this team wouldn’t have survived had they continued down the road they were on 30 years ago. The work Bob Harlan started has solidified this franchise for the foreseeable future. Lambeau Field is a destination. Wrigley. Fenway. For a community of around 100,000 people. Think about that.

  23. NinersFan summed it up perfectly. The Packers management would rather go 10-6 for a whole decade and not win a Super Bowl, than occasionally go “all in” on a couple key seasons, knowing full well they might have cap issues, or need to do a rebuild soon after. I mean, yeah, it’s great to say your franchise finished in the top 5 in total wins in the 90’s, 00’s, and 10’s, but to only have 2 Super Bowl rings to show for it? Weak sauce.

  24. No president with half a brain is going to publicly disclose the negotiations with their starting QB. Well, except for maybe the Bears.

  25. Actions speak louder than words, no need for murphy or aaron to respond as the spinners say.

    Lame duck season for aaron – RELAX

  26. It isn’t lost on the knowledgeable fan that this “story” is being pushed by the same sports media that predicted the Packers would regress last season.
    What the future holds is unknown, but it seems clear that Packers management is keeping it’s options open. That isn’t unreasonable, as they have to take the long term into consideration.
    In spite of all the controversy last off-season, the team won 13 games again and went to the NCFCG, and played a much more competitive game than the Chiefs did in the Super Bowl.

  27. Drafting Jordan Love over Justin Jefferson was a mistake. With Rodgers at QB, pairing Jefferson with Adams and then Aaron Jones in the backfield that would be one loaded offense. Drafting Rodgers’ replacement should have waited a year.

  28. Unless Justin Jefferson can play defense, it is a moot point. In GB, offense has not been a problem in 20+ years. Defense? Y’betcha!

  29. So to summarize: Murphy isn’t talking about Rodgers today, and the Packers and Rodgers remain in the same place they were when their season ended.

    +++++

    Remember when Rodgers wasn’t going to get along with LaFleur because he couldn’t audible at the line?

    More of the same. Green Bay was always going to give Rodgers two years and then decide on the third. Always. If Aaron doesn’t like it that will make a bunch of trolls happy. With no other significance.

  30. jbcommonsense says:
    March 31, 2021 at 12:47 pm
    Drafting Jordan Love over Justin Jefferson was a mistake. With Rodgers at QB, pairing Jefferson with Adams and then Aaron Jones in the backfield that would be one loaded offense. Drafting Rodgers’ replacement should have waited a year.
    ___________________

    All these people say “Packers should have waited..” so whos the QB the Packers should have drafted this year instead, say a name with all that GM smarts you have and foresight you have… They aren’t getting Lawrence or Wilson… I feel Love is better than Mac Jones, or Trask from Fla. Theres a reason GB wasn’t going to wait, because the teams that do end up with QB situations similar to teams that Buff. Cle, Chi, and Den had where looking for a quality QB for over a decade. No thanks on that.

  31. ariani1985 says:
    April 1, 2021 at 8:31 am
    Is that an elephant in the room?
    ___
    Is that a Packer fan in the room?

  32. The amount of idiocy from the purple trolls on this thread is staggering.
    And we are all marginally dumber for being subjected to it.

    Aaron Rodgers walked into a situation in which he had Donald Driver, James Jones, Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson as receivers.
    Though it’s true none of those guys were 1st round draft choices, he managed. 🙄
    Teams tend to not spend top draft choices in a position of strength.

    Along the way they added 2nd round picks, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.
    Even last year, as fans and foes were clamoring for another WR, they were still the highest scoring offense in the NFL.

    The front office also built a stellar offensive line over the years, one of the best in the NFL, anchored by a future Hall of Fame LT.
    This team has been built to compete, year in and year out, and has been the 3rd winningest team this century.

    As for Aaron Rodgers contract, it is an extremely tricky situation.
    What is commonly ignored in reporting about this is the fact the QB has already restructured this deal towards the end of the 2019 season.
    He did it to alleviate cap strain for the 2020 season.
    And then a pandemic hit.

    That is why his cap hits are particularly large this season and next.
    Stacking restructures on top of one another is a recipe for salary cap disaster.
    Eventually, the bills come due.

  33. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 30, 2021 at 8:57 pm
    So basically they are idiots and don’t want to talk about that fact.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Sounds like you do. Leading by example?

  34. EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT…..PACKERS FANS SAY NOT THE PUBLICS BUSINESS IF PACKERS NEGOTIATIONS WITH RODGERS HAPPEN BUT CONTINUE TO COMMENT ON HUNTER THREAD!

  35. danicafallsinlove says:
    April 1, 2021 at 3:54 pm
    EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT…..PACKERS FANS SAY NOT THE PUBLICS BUSINESS IF PACKERS NEGOTIATIONS WITH RODGERS HAPPEN BUT CONTINUE TO COMMENT ON HUNTER THREAD!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    what do you mean?

  36. Hey danica, just a quick heads up, I think you left your Caps Lock button on.

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