No money, no more problems for the Packers.
The Aaron Rodgers contract situation is certainly the 1A priority for the Packers this offseason, and it doesn’t look like it will be resolved anytime soon.
In a report published by ESPN, an anonymous NFL agent speculates that Rodgers’ contractual situation is what keeps the Packers in free agency, with no real end in sight.
I don’t know who’s really pulling the blows over there, if it’s (the chief contract negotiator) Russ (Ball), Gutey (GM Brian Gutekunst), (team chairman) Mark) Murphy, whoever it is. But it’s messing up the Packers in a lot of ways right now, because there just isn’t any ceiling space. They called me about one of my players and said, ‘Hey, this is where we are at now, and until we did something big – hint, hint – we have no space. It’s kind of like a losing situation right now.
The Packers have been working to re-sign some of their talents this offseason – Marcedes Lewis, Kevin King and Aaron Jones have all secured new deals – but Rodgers’ uncertain future with the Packers beyond 2021 likely delays others movements.
The team also lost All-Pro center Corey Linsley in free agency to the Chargers, further scrambling the Packers’ free agency plans. There is also the Jordan Love conundrum; the Packers drafted Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft as a suspected heir to Rodgers.
Rodgers responded to that move by winning the 2020 NFL MVP award and throwing a wrench in Green Bay’s best shots.
NFL Network’s Michael Silver recently reported that Green Bay Brass is trying to restructure the Rodgers deal, and Tom Pelissero reported that the Packers were “trying to move money” into the Rodgers deal. Obviously, at this point, transferring this money has been problematic for both parties.
Well, if the whole quarterback thing ain’t working out, Rodgers has all the “Jeopardy!” thing.