Packers CEO Mark Murphy: “The situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base”

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Packers CEO Mark Murphy does a periodic question-and-answer column on the team’s official website. In his latest entry, Murphy addresses the Aaron Rodgers impasse in response to a question that: (1) isn’t really a question; and (2) doesn’t even ask about Rodgers.

A fan named Ken writes to Murphy: “You have done a great job. Don’t let the bastards drag you down. Washington needs a name. I suggest the Generals.”

Here’s the non-sequitur from Murphy. (Unless, of course, Murphy regards Rodgers as one of the “bastards” who may be dragging Murphy down.)

“Thanks, Ken,” Murphy writes. “The situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base. The emails and letters that I’ve received reflect this fact. As I wrote here last month, we remain committed to resolving things with Aaron and want him to be our quarterback in 2021 and beyond. We are working to resolve the situation and realize that the less both sides say publicly, the better. With regard to the Washington Football Team, it looks like they will be the WFT for at least one more year. I like the Washington Generals name, but it is already taken. Have you ever seen a Harlem Globetrotters game? Also, the Washington Generals don’t have a very good record (1 win, 16,000 losses).”

So, in the same response that Murphy speaks to the wisdom of saying as little as possible about the controversy with the team’s franchise quarterback, Murphy points out that the Rodgers situation has “divided our fan base.”

There’s a separate question of whether it truly has divided the fan base. Although some fans were becoming a little wobbly regarding Rodgers in the days after his power play became obvious, the situation doesn’t seem to be nearly as polarizing as the run-of-the-mill red state/blue state political issue. Instead, most fans simply don’t want to hear about it. Where they line up if/when Rodgers doesn’t report for mandatory minicamp and/or training camp remains to be seen.

The same column separately contains praise for G.M. Brian Gutekunst, the man Rodgers reportedly wants fired.

“While I appreciate your persistence and passion,” Murphy says in response to a question urging Murphy to “[g]et that jerk Gutekunst to get off his butt” and make a play for Julio Jones, “I must tell you that I have tremendous confidence in Brian Gutekunst. In his relatively short tenure as our G.M., he has completely turned around the fortunes of our team. He has put together a talented team (last year we had the most players voted to the Pro Bowl) that has a 28-8 record over the last two years, after consecutive losing seasons in 2017 and 2018, and has played in back-to-back NFC Championship games. Moreover, he has a great working relationship with Head Coach Matt LaFleur. He and EVP/director of football operations Russ Ball have managed our salary cap smartly and have us well positioned for the future.” (The answer makes no reference to the possibility of trading for Jones.)

Likewise, the column contains a question, and an answer, regarding the development of Jordan Love, the man who would replace Rodgers.

“It was a shame for Jordan that the pandemic impacted so much of his rookie year,” Murphy writes. “Although it wasn’t a completely wasted year, he had no in-person practices in the offseason program and no preseason game experience. Although it is hard to tell a lot in the offseason practices, both Matt LaFleur and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett have said they like what they’ve seen from Jordan this offseason. Hackett said that the biggest difference this year is his confidence in the system, and that his decision-making, timing and accuracy have all improved. It’s obviously helped him to get reps with the first-team offense this offseason. The preseason games this year will be crucial in his development.”

There’s still a chance those preseason games will feature Love as the starter, if Rodgers doesn’t show up. The next clue comes this week, when Rodgers does — or doesn’t — report for mandatory minicamp.

81 responses to “Packers CEO Mark Murphy: “The situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base”

  1. The league’s political stand has divided the fan base more then a quarterback has. We’ll play and compete with Rodgers or Love under center…..

  2. Packers CEO Mark Murphy: The sky is blue, the Pope is Catholic, and bears s*** in the woods

  3. Pack management idiocy has created this whole sordid and enjoyable situation

  4. Packers need to just trade him to a scrubby east coast team that will show him.

  5. It would probably help the Packers cause if they just once acted like a team that wanted to do something other than just make the playoffs. Draft a player who can help you immediately, make a trade at the trade deadline, don’t be in rebuilding mode when you just played in the NFC Championship Game.

    Hard to blame Rodgers at all for wanting out.

  6. Trade love to the Falcons on a rookie contract in exchange for Jones and idk a late round pick.

    Satisfies Rodgers if Love is gone AND gives him another weapon.

    Then consider trading Rodgers in middle of the season then let Blake Bortles win a super bowl with a loaded roster while Rogers is playing for a non contender.

    Now they can’t draw more free agents and will have a boat load of picks from the Rogers trade.
    Granted winning a Super Bowl with Bortles would be a miracle.

  7. Christian says:
    June 5, 2021 at 3:56 pm
    Welcome to Foxboro 2.0

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    BB wanted to avoid the diva situation once he saw it unfolding years back.

    Kraft over-ruled and the Pats hit a speed bump. Thankfully it happened during a pandemic.

    The longer the Packers hold out, the worse it will get.

  8. Like I have said before, all of this means virtually nothing until we hear Rodgers speak. If he comes out and actually says he wants out, then trade him or let him retire. If he actually says he is upset about the Packers drafting Love, and that has irreconcilably ruined his future relationship with the Packers, then trade him or allow him to retire. Until then let’s not speculate.

  9. Well, the good news is that after he leaves and you miss the playoffs for the next decade the fanbase will reunite!

  10. If Rodgers doesn’t want the money, is fine with Jordan Love, and wants another SuperBowl…….he’ll be there. If not, I’ll support Love. No-brainer. It’s just a game.

  11. NO, the situation you face with Aaron Rodgers did not divide your fan base. Let’s be hones and recognize that what is dividing your fan base is the way you handled it from the beginning starting with the drafting of Jordan Love and not at least letting Rodgers know of the possibility. This is all on You!!!! Do not drag your fans into it.

  12. glac1 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 3:34 pm
    The league’s political stand has divided the fan base more then a quarterback has.
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    It has? I’m not familiar with any political stand that is dividing NFL fans.

  13. Boo boo the pandemic was so mean to Jordan Love. Only in smelly bay.

  14. preseason games are crucial and not interested in a super bowl. LOLOL

  15. glac1 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 3:34 pm
    The league’s political stand has divided the fan base more then a quarterback has. We’ll play and compete with Rodgers or Love under center…..
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    Just curious , what position do you play ? That being said have to laugh at all the brainwashed Packers fans who actually think their teams management is always right . They have had first ballot hall of fame QBs for 30 yrs and yet have won only 2 Super Bowls , lol .

  16. Alright I don’t pay much attention to Aaron Rodgers, and I don’t share the opinion that he’s an arrogant diva. No idea where that even comes from, he seems pretty normal to me. That said, this guy DOES sound like a jerk.

  17. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:49 pm
    They will be burning his jersey at Lambeau with in a year
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    why?

  18. NinersFan1973 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    It would probably help the Packers cause if they just once acted like a team that wanted to do something other than just make the playoffs. Draft a player who can help you immediately, make a trade at the trade deadline, don’t be in rebuilding mode when you just played in the NFC Championship Game.

    Hard to blame Rodgers at all for wanting out.

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    I could be really snarky and ask how going “all-in” worked out for the Saints, but I’ll just settle for saying that if a team is drafting for need and looking to plug rookies into its starting lineup right away, they’re probably not expecting to compete that year.

    Player development is a thing, and NFL teams rely on the second-year jump.

    Frankly, I’m far more concerned about this year’s draft, since Green Bay is apparently planning to start a rookie center and cornerback on opening weekend. Desperation rarely, if ever, turns out well.

  19. If Love is better than 17-15 after year 5 then he’s ahead of Rodgers at that point.

  20. Not divided just not giving in is 90% of the Packers fan base! Multi millionaire not happy? C ya!! Trade him!

  21. I said this exact same thing yesterday and was thumb downed massively.

  22. Translation: Aaron – see what you’re doing? You’re breaking up our family! This is so unfair!

  23. The issue is unresolvable. Packers need accept this and trade Rodgers for whatever they can get. The other options are for Rodgers to sit, of which no one wins except the Packers recoup some money, or, Rodgers returns and is a malcontent that puts forth less than a winning effort.

  24. “The situation that wouldn’t exist but for our continued incompetence has created needless drama on a team whose management should occasionally make choices as though we have a HOF QB on the roster, which we do, not that you’d know it from the way we handle our business. Don’t even mention our drafting. Anyway…”

  25. Yes the fan base is divided. I blame Packer management for being so cavalier last year when they drafted Jordan Love and not telling either Rodgers or Lafleur. It is worth mentioning that Gutekunst was a protégé of Ted Thompson who mishandled the Brett Favre situation. Also, Adam Schefter deserves a great deal of blame for lighting the fire by posting a bogus story.

  26. Yeah, yeah, “Shoulda got an offensive player who woulda helped win right away.”
    With the benefit of hindsight, there were maybe two players, Tee Higgins and Chase Claypool who might have made a difference. But no one else thought enough of them to take them in the first round, so I’m not sure why Gutekunst should be blamed.
    Especially since the GB offense was better than fine last year. The problem, as it has been since Maybe Reggie White or certainly since Charles Woodson, was the defense. The Packers try to fix that one way or another almost every year. Maybe they got it right now, time will tell.

  27. This is the NFL today players want loyalty but show none. The league has become all about the negative and political BS. Sad but if they are not carful they could go the ways of two other high profile sports

  28. The situation you and your GM caused. There I fixed it for you Green Bay

  29. scoreatwill says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:49 pm
    NO, the situation you face with Aaron Rodgers did not divide your fan base. Let’s be hones and recognize that what is dividing your fan base is the way you handled it from the beginning starting with the drafting of Jordan Love and not at least letting Rodgers know of the possibility. This is all on You!!!! Do not drag your fans into it.

    43 29 Rate This

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    The fact you think they should call Aaron Rodgers to ask if he minds if they take a qb is disturbing Millennial logic.

    He is under contract for 3 more seasons. if he plays well, he has nothing to worry about. Him holding his franchise hostage is a loser, selfish move.

  30. This fanbase reflects it’s true color right along with the eagles, moldy!

  31. Hahaha….love every second of the drama and rooting for more of it. Cheeseheads need some pain after enjoying years of back to back hall of fame QBs. Some fans don’t get how spoiled they can get. Signed by a 15 year Jaguars season ticket holder.

  32. bassjag904 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 6:44 pm
    Hahaha….love every second of the drama and rooting for more of it. Cheeseheads need some pain after enjoying years of back to back hall of fame QBs. Some fans don’t get how spoiled they can get. Signed by a 15 year Jaguars season ticket holder.

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    haha@Jax season ticket holder

    My goodness what a strange world. Next we’ll have Ariani, a Vikes fan in here trying to mock Packers fans.

  33. Rodgers is a packer and isn’t going anywhere. Im sure management knows love can’t possibly be ready for the the starting gig and Rodgers has a contract he will not walk away from. The packers wont make a football decision based on the fan base.

  34. If Rodgers believes he possesses front office level managerial and decision-making skills, he’d be actively engaged in a solution. He doesn’t, and that is not what he is paid to provide.

  35. The GM must be thrilled Murphy allowed and answered a question where he’s called a jerk.

  36. A bloated ego like his is bad for team morale. Get rid of him or prepare yourselves for a coup.

  37. GB owed no heads-up to Rodgers before drafting Love. None. Zero.

    If you believe in a span of 15 minutes as they were working the phones, and negotiating a trade they had time to call Aaron then you’re a diva like he is showing himself to be. Had they told Aaron what’s to say he would go public with it and say they went ahead anyway when they knew I wasn’t in agreement.

    Every player picked in a draft is done so to compete with current players and other FAs out in the market. Does that mean every position group is owed a heads up? I know we’re talking about QBs here……but get over it. Gutekunst owed Aaron no heads up whatsoever. The ones saying they did are likely mostly Packers haters.

  38. Another example of incompetence by management. A player like Rodgers, is owed, at a minimum a heads up. To do something shady by not telling him, so you can put your “stamp” on the franchise is just bad business. If you tell him, and he doesn’t like it, at least you can say hey we were honest with you. The problems are plenty in this situation. Now u have a franchise QB PO’d at you, a scrub at backup QB, a divided fan base, and oh yeah good like finding a QB that can put a team on his back and get you the NFC Championship, with the exception, of Devante Adams, crap talent on offense. Get ready to be a laughing stock again Green Bay. You had a great run

  39. lunscr says:
    June 5, 2021 at 5:18 pm
    NinersFan1973 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    It would probably help the Packers cause if they just once acted like a team that wanted to do something other than just make the playoffs. Draft a player who can help you immediately, make a trade at the trade deadline, don’t be in rebuilding mode when you just played in the NFC Championship Game.

    Hard to blame Rodgers at all for wanting out.

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    I could be really snarky and ask how going “all-in” worked out for the Saints, but I’ll just settle for saying that if a team is drafting for need and looking to plug rookies into its starting lineup right away, they’re probably not expecting to compete that year.

    Player development is a thing, and NFL teams rely on the second-year jump.

    Frankly, I’m far more concerned about this year’s draft, since Green Bay is apparently planning to start a rookie center and cornerback on opening weekend. Desperation rarely, if ever, turns out well.
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    I’m sure a 1st round pick who was on the field as a rookie would’ve contributed more than Love, who never dressed for a game.

  40. touchback6 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:34 pm
    Christian says:
    June 5, 2021 at 3:56 pm
    Welcome to Foxboro 2.0

    12 7 Rate This
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    BB wanted to avoid the diva situation once he saw it unfolding years back.

    Kraft over-ruled and the Pats hit a speed bump. Thankfully it happened during a pandemic.

    The longer the Packers hold out, the worse it will get.
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    If the Pats traded Brady in 2017 instead of Jimmy G, all they would have now would be one less super bowl ring and a different head coach.

  41. bkinacti0n says:
    June 5, 2021 at 8:18 pm
    touchback6 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:34 pm
    Christian says:
    June 5, 2021 at 3:56 pm
    Welcome to Foxboro 2.0

    12 7 Rate This
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    BB wanted to avoid the diva situation once he saw it unfolding years back.

    Kraft over-ruled and the Pats hit a speed bump. Thankfully it happened during a pandemic.

    The longer the Packers hold out, the worse it will get.
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    If the Pats traded Brady in 2017 instead of Jimmy G, all they would have now would be one less super bowl ring and a different head coach.

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    Yup. And if BB had not acted like a Diva and played Malcom Butler against the Eagles the Pats would have one more

  42. I’m sure a 1st round pick who was on the field as a rookie would’ve contributed more than Love, who never dressed for a game.

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    Your assumption that the rookie’s on-field contributions would be positive is adorable.

  43. Well, it looks like Trinity Benson is going to have to change jersey numbers for the bearded one.

  44. Bears, Lions, and Vikings are going to be so jealous next April when the Packers are picking in the top 5.

  45. Murphy wants cheap ball and covets a GM who can deliver that via late round picks and undrafteds. Rodgers gets it and wants out. they planned on live replacing Rodgers salarty and soon. That is what this is really about!

  46. There is no division from people I’ve talked to. No one wants him with the Packers if he doesn’t want to be in GB.

  47. Why would he come out and say this? Simple – he is aware that Rogers will probably need to be traded, and this gives him a built-in excuse.

  48. At this point, no going back… no way
    I would love to be a “Fly on the wall” during some of these back room conversations would make for good TV

  49. howboutthemcowboys2020 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 7:45 pm
    Another example of incompetence by management. A player like Rodgers, is owed, at a minimum a heads up. To do something shady by not telling him, so you can put your “stamp” on the franchise is just bad business. If you tell him, and he doesn’t like it, at least you can say hey we were honest with you. The problems are plenty in this situation. Now u have a franchise QB PO’d at you, a scrub at backup QB, a divided fan base, and oh yeah good like finding a QB that can put a team on his back and get you the NFC Championship, with the exception, of Devante Adams, crap talent on offense. Get ready to be a laughing stock again Green Bay. You had a great run

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    And this is all temporary. That must suck for you Packers haters huh?

  50. NinersFan1973 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:25 pm
    It would probably help the Packers cause if they just once acted like a team that wanted to do something other than just make the playoffs. Draft a player who can help you immediately, make a trade at the trade deadline, don’t be in rebuilding mode when you just played in the NFC Championship Game.

    Hard to blame Rodgers at all for wanting out.
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    Could not have said it better myself. I’m genuinely surprised at the Packers fans that are critical of Rodgers in this situation. Packer management never wants to go “all in” to win a championship. Rodgers only has so many years left and he wants to play for a team where the front office actually wants to win a title. You’d think Packer fans would be as upset about the “play it safe” attitude as Rodgers is.

    A 13-3 season that ends in a loss to the Niners in the NFC title game and instead of getting the team over the hill, Packer management trades up in the 1st round to grab a 3rd round project QB, then proceeds to spend the rest of the draft picking up 2nd and 3rd string players. Pack fans, how are you not upset?

  51. Basically answer a question implying Rodgers is a bastard (I’m sure there’s a more kindly asked mailbag question). Lay the blame at Rodger feet by causing the rift splitting the fan base. Then defend the guy that Rodgers wants out.

    They’re definitely trying to push Rodgers out.

  52. Murphy said it himself; neither the Packers or Rodgers has said anything. Anybody professing to “know” anything is full of it. Have a nice day.

  53. Here’s a 61 year Packers fan who is solidly behind the team and hopes they unload Aaron Rodgers. I can’t stand to even look at him.

    Unlike what some of the uninformed have mentioned in blaming management, the team has bent over backwards to cater to Rodgers, including firing a head coach. They gave him the largest contract at that time for a QB, etc.

    I actually will think less of Packers management if they bring this creep back.

  54. Packers fans deserve and expect way more from their starting quarterback. At this point it would be smart to unload Aaron to a contender in the AFC and continue to build the team for the future. Whether that’s with Jordan Love under center or another quarterback they draft in years coming. The smart teams don’t let players dictate how they’re going to do business. The way I looks at it is if Rodgers gets bent out of shape over a 4th round quarterback then he’s not all there between the ears. Screams insecurities. Move on see if Jordan can play if he can’t go back to the pool and try again.

  55. Well sure, it would seem like the Packers should move the Sun, the Moon and the stars to appease Rodgers… IF you’re a fan of a team that hasn’t been able to draft a quarterback, develop a quarterback, trade for a quarterback, or sign a free agent quarterback that’s gotten you anywhere for… ever. We, on the other hand, are not that desperate.

    Rodgers has to leave sometime. I personally hope he comes back and we make a smooth transition to whomever is next when the time is right. But… if he doesn’t want to be here, I’m okay with him not being here. I certainly don’t want to hold the man hostage.

  56. Too many people are binary thinkers, it’s a just a reflection of being simple minded.

    Let’s assume Packers GM did contact Rodgers prior to the draft to let him know he was taking Love.

    How can anyone assume that if notified in advance that Rodgers reaction would have been any different?

    Or what if the GM asked Rodgers thoughts on potential WR draft picks, but the GM picked a different guy, how do we know Rodgers would be ok with that.

    We don’t. And odds are people with egos who don’t get their egos validated behave like people with egos.

  57. Murphys one job is to deliver a product for the least amoung of money possible. Thus his GM’s who work for him understand he is in charge and they will do his bidding. Cheap ball reins supreme. Un drafteds and late round picks, never moving up in the draft for a top defensive player is the mode of operation for this team.
    Players who have developed and are starting to pay off, are let go when new contracts demand bigger salary.
    Rodgers has seen this for 16 years now and knows the routine. He also knows, some day its him unless he can seal big money and a long term deal to get into his 40’s. He also knows once he shows his ability is wanning, Love is there to step in and adios Rodgers. This is what is really going on. Lack of money being spent to make this team more competive to win super bowls.

  58. Rodgers has been an outstanding talent for years and the front office has catered to him (as befits a top QB)…but despite the personal awards, he is 1-4 in NFC Championships and even those who want to solely blame the defense or coach, must admit that Rodgers has played his best ball *generally* in the regular season.

    How do you throw more money and years at that? At some point, doing the same thing over and over is just delivering the same results….

  59. Rodgers has been an outstanding talent for years and the front office has catered to him (as befits a top QB)…but despite the personal awards, he is 1-4 in NFC Championships and even those who want to solely blame the defense or coach, must admit that Rodgers has played his best ball *generally* in the regular season.
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    They catered to him financially but that was about it. No first round offensive picks, no FA acquisitions on that side of the ball, and the front office played the passive aggressive game just as well as Rodgers. Don’t know about you but if I’m GM and my star QB has a great relationship with a receiver, I don’t cut that receiver 2 years early. Then when the QB develops a similar relationship with another receiver, one who cost us nothing, I wouldn’t cut him the day after the QB praised him in the national media.

    It’s the hot ticket to blame Rodgers for all this but the Packers have been so intent on keeping him in his place they forgot that this thing needs to be a partnership to work properly.

  60. Cut him loose, and then say publicly, “he’s going to be 38, and we couldn’t deal with that diva nonsense any longer “. That would cheese him off pretty good.

  61. Hard to “disrespect “ a guy who has made $200 million or whatever over the last 10 years. Move on.

  62. If this blows up worse than it has, Murphy and Gute are going to be gone.

  63. If you look at the Packers roster it is difficult to surmise that ‘the Packers have not given Rodgers enough weapons’ or that he has ‘been disrespected’. Quite the opposite. A top 5 Oline, Aaron Jones, the best TE group they have ever had, Adams and a solid WR room (plus Funchess opted out in 2020). Watch AJ Dillon and Amari Rodgers this year. The offense is poised for another big year. The real question is can the defense step up? THAT has been the problem in the playoffs the past 2 years.

    I do not see how Rodgers goes to another team and has a better supporting offensive cast. Broncos? Raiders? Washington? Which team that needs a QB that has a better supporting cast? I don’t see one.

    An as far as Jordan Love – why does a league MVP care who is his backup if he is still playing at such a high level? If you keep going deep in the playoffs Jordan Love gets dealt in a trade (like Aaron Brooks and Marc Brunelle when they backed up Favre).

  64. Brady gets more respect after one year at Tampa Bay than Rodgers gets after all those years at Green Bay, ad it’s driving him mad. He forgets Brady was a free Agent when he left the Pats and not a whining Diva still under a huge contract.

  65. A player who would have “helped right away” could have been Cole Kmet who would have buried Tonyan and made the Packers worse. It could have been a young OT who caused the vet to get released and then struggled badly when they needed a 3rd OT for about half of the year. The “player who would help right away at the end of round 1” crowd are not exactly deep thinkers.

  66. skippyx says:
    June 6, 2021 at 4:2The “player who would help right away at the end of round 1” crowd are not exactly deep thinkers.
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    Wait, you think the Packers roster is so good that a first round pick wouldn’t be a starter? Wow.

  67. stonedwhitetrash says: June 6, 2021 at 3:22 pm Brady gets more respect after one year at Tampa Bay than Rodgers gets after all those years at Green Bay, ad it’s driving him mad. He forgets Brady was a free Agent when he left the Pats and not a whining Diva still under a huge contract. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Why do people continue choosing to believe they “know” what Rodgers thinks, feels, and believes? He has said nothing. The Packers have said nothing. Murphy confirmed saying nothing is best for both parties. They’ve both said nothing. Nobody knows anything. Pass it on.

  68. Rodgers has spoken – he said he loves his coaches, teammates and fans, but that Pack management doesn’t give due respect to the people that make up the team. He’s clearly ticked at management, and cheesers repeating over and over and over that he hasn’t said anything need to get their heads out of their cheese wedges. While he hasn’t said what he’s gonna do, anyone with a Sheboygan HS diploma knows it ain’t rosey over there.

  69. The last time this happened in Green Bay they went 6-10 and Favre went 9-7 for the Jets. They rebounded to 11-5 the next season but Favre beat them up on the Vikings and barely missed the Super Bowl. The GM did not get fired. They won a Super Bowl the next year.

  70. It worked to the extent that their first ballot HOF QB didnt want out. So, there’s that. And as a fan, I was happy that they went for it, you may as well try to win when the chances are the highest- its always a crapshoot. I would guess in a couple years when J-Love is starting and at the end of his rookie contract, Packer fans may wish they would have at least tried to go all in. You’re gonna suck at some point, who cares if you need to spend a year or two cleaning out the cap while you hunt for a new QB.

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    lunscr says:
    June 5, 2021 at 5:18 pm
    NinersFan1973 says:
    June 5, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    It would probably help the Packers cause if they just once acted like a team that wanted to do something other than just make the playoffs. Draft a player who can help you immediately, make a trade at the trade deadline, don’t be in rebuilding mode when you just played in the NFC Championship Game.

    Hard to blame Rodgers at all for wanting out.

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    I could be really snarky and ask how going “all-in” worked out for the Saints, but I’ll just settle for saying that if a team is drafting for need and looking to plug rookies into its starting lineup right away, they’re probably not expecting to compete that year.

    Player development is a thing, and NFL teams rely on the second-year jump.

    Frankly, I’m far more concerned about this year’s draft, since Green Bay is apparently planning to start a rookie center and cornerback on opening weekend. Desperation rarely, if ever, turns out well.

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