Packers “screwed up” in Aaron Rodgers drama, says NFL team executive – fr

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Packers “screwed up” in Aaron Rodgers drama, says NFL team executive – fr


An unnamed NFL executive weighed in on the tense situation between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, and the drama doesn’t seem to end anytime soon.

The NFL executive told Fan Nation’s Packers Central that the organization essentially shot itself in the foot while handling Rodgers and his contract. The Packers opted not to convert a $ 6.8 million bonus to a signing bonus earlier in the offseason for Rodgers, leaving the NFL MVP with no guaranteed cash for the remainder of his contract, which s ‘extends over the 2023 season.

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According to PackersNews.com, the lack of guaranteed money on Rodgers’ contract would allow Green Bay to move up from quarterback after the 2021 season if the organization were comfortable handing the reins to Jordan Love.

“They kind of screwed up,” the team manager told Packers Central. “You play with fire, you burn yourself. He’s smart enough to know that they’ve made some sort of hurdle and basically say, ‘If he’s not playing well this season, we’re going to move on.’ He’s really trying to call their bluff. For them, why should we guarantee beyond 2021? But look at the situation. Because they didn’t, they figured out who they’re dealing with, now they’re in a situation where the guy might not show up. “

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The team manager said he would have restructured Rodgers’ contract given its value to any team.

“Denver needs a quarterback so badly, they don’t care about paying him a guaranteed $ 30 million a year because they need a quarterback,” he said. “A quarterback’s contract is never tradable unless it’s horrible, especially a guy like Aaron.

The manager told the website he would leave Rodgers if he gets to a point where the quarterback commits to staying away from the team for good.

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Rodgers would have put the notion of retirement on the table. He hasn’t publicly requested a trade and the Packers have doubled down on their pledge not to move him.

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