Suck It Trebek
It’s been the hot story of the offseason, and it’s still showing no signs of being resolved. The Aaron Rodgers saga rolls on. Yesterday, he failed to show up to the 1st day of the Green Bay Packers minicamp.
So far, at least from the outside, the Packers front office seems to be taking the approach, that this is all going to blow over. It’s a dangerous game to play with your franchise Quarterback, reigning MVP, and one of the most talented to ever play the game. A 15 year veteran with a career QB rating of 103.9, who looked as good as ever last season. If I’m in charge I’m doing everything in my power to get this resolved as quickly as possible.
Whilst we don’t know exactly what’s happening behind the scenes in Green Bay, but it certainly looks like there’s been no headway into finding a resolution. With Rodgers seemingly unwilling to return to Green Bay whilst GM Brian Gutekunst is there. Where do they go from here? If Rodgers is seriously determined to hold out for what he wants, what is the answer for Green Bay.
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Rodgers won’t be around forever, and when you’ve already used a first-round pick on his heir apparent. Allowing a hold-out is crazy. Green Bay may not feel ready to move on to Jordan Love yet, but a trade for Rodgers at this point would bring in the type of haul that can set a franchise up for success. Allowing Rodgers to walk away wouldn’t be smart. If they believe the situation is still fixable, then they need to proceed with haste. As great as Rodgers is, and as much as he could just step back in at any time. Uncertainty around a sports team is never a good thing and can have a lasting effect.
The Packers have been very fortunate to have had back-to-back Franchise Quarterback spanning 29 years. In between their Super Bowl-winning Quarterbacks Bart Starr and Bret Favre. There were some barren years for the Packers! Where they only had 4 winning seasons and 2 playoff appearances in 21 years. It’s no wonder Packers fans are worried about the future, there will be many that have never seen their team line up with a bad full-time starting Quarterback.
I’ve always believed Rodgers will be on the field at the Superdome in New Orleans, come week 1 when the Packers take on the Saints in their season opener. This latest development does swing the needle slightly the other way though and does leave one to wonder if Green Bay really is facing a future without their star Quarterback.