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When Aaron Rodgers’ career takes on its full meaning


Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may not realize his wish to spend his entire career with the team. (Photo: Ben Margot, AP)

Welcome to your Morning Buzz, gathering news and views about the Green Bay Packers on the web and here at

We’ll start with former sports agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports who will consider when it might make more sense for the Packers to go with Jordan Love and trade Aaron Rodgers, based on the two players’ contractual structures.

Corry writes:

An exchange in 2022 seems more likely than in 2021. The Packers would earn $ 22.648 million by removing the number of Rodgers caps at $ 39.852 million in 2022. There would be $ 17.204 million of dead money in 2022 since Rodgers leaves. Just like with an exchange in 2021, the number of Rodgers’ $ 28.352 million caps in 2023 would come from Green Bay books.

The Packers would have a new romantic start shift with $ 1,735,770 and $ 2,298,655 in 2022 and 2023, with $ 3,377,310 and $ 3,940,195 respectively for those years.

The Packers would likely have less time to determine if Love is Rodgers’ long-term successor with a trade in 2022. Waiting would limit the amount of Love’s fifth year option in 2024. He would have no way of ” raise the option year to the 2023 shift franchise as a first year starter. To make his option year salary transition to 2023, Love would instantly become one of the top NFC quarterbacks to earn a spot in the Pro Bowl. The most likely scenario would be that Love’s optional year salary is at the lowest level, as it would be difficult for her to average 50% of playing time in her first three years, even if he took all quarterbacks from Green Bay in 2022, unless Rodgers misses significant time with an injury in his first two years.

You can read the whole story here:

Albert Breer of ranks five quarterbacks according to their expected playing time for 2020. Naturally, Love placed fifth.

Breer writes:

5) Jordan Love, Packers. I honestly thought of putting Jacob Eason there, in case he leaves for the Colts in a nonsensical match (either because they locked their place in the playoffs, or they fall out of the race). But then I thought about it, and I remembered that the Packers got a pass last year, and they could very well be in this kind of situation in week 17. Anyway either, i think it will be a real year of red shirt for love.

You can find the full Breer chronicle here:

Another obstacle to overcome for the Packers’ defensive forward, Montravius ​​Adams:

Green Bay could have obtained a flight with linebacker Kamel Martin:

The Packers lose one of their best scouts to the Browns:

The Packers’ failure to write a wide receiver condemns them to an off-season full of stories like this: Pro Football Focus assesses the receivers of each NFL team, and Green Bay is not doing well.

Ben Linsey of PFF writes:


The biggest consensus for the Packers to head into this offseason was another threat for Wide Receiver to take some of the burden off Davante Adams, and their reputable acquisition to solve this problem was … Devin Funchess. Funchess has been a solid option in the assist game as a possession receiver, scoring between 64.4 and 74.7 overall in his four NFL action seasons. However, the Packers still lack dynamic playmakers behind Adams on the depth chart. They rely heavily on youngsters like Allen Lazard (69.6 overall in 2019) and Jace Sternberger (99 shots in 2019 due to injury) to make big strides next season.

You can read the whole story here:

More evidence that Rodgers has no reliable deep threat:

To learn more about what it will take to play an NFL 2020 season:

Could the 2014 Packers have stopped the Seahawks on a fourth and -15 (rather than facing a free kick)?

Cheesehead TV ranks the greatest Packers of all time with groups:

Former Packers back Danny Vitale knows he faces a tough task in New England …

And finally:

Contact Stu Courtney at (920) 431-8377 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @stucourt


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