This is the weekend of Aaron Rodgers’ sensory deprivation exercise.
I did my own similar exercise last night. I stayed in a darkened, quiet room for eight hours. Well, except for the dozen or so times I got up to visit another room.
But when I came out this morning everything was so clear. The Packers must trade Rodgers. I have reasons. Here they are.
First, the Pack is past peak. Aside from Rodgers, they just don’t have the firepower to compete for a Super Bowl anymore. That means that Rodgers is probably looking for a better ride and it means the Packers need to rebuild.
Second, they can spur the rebuilding with a couple of first round picks, which is probably what they’d get for Rodgers. Moreover, unloading his salary will create all kinds of room under the salary cap. Ironically, dealing Rodgers might actually keep the Pack in the Super Bowl hunt, at least in the long-run.
Third, they’ve got a credible new quarterback. Jordon Love is untested, but he’s shown signs of growth. He might be great, average or horrible, but let’s bet on somewhere just north of okay for his first year and then maybe better each year after that. Anyway, aside from his talent, he shows signs of being a normal human being, which would be a refreshing change at that position.
Fourth, aren’t you just tired, people? With Rodgers you know what you get. You get weird. You get egocentric. You get the same stuff over and over again. It’s like being in a relationship with a needy partner. After a point he just wears you out and you’re ready to hand him off to some other poor bastard who has more energy to deal with it.
So, Aaron is in his own deep space until early next week and when he emerges he may tell us what he has decided about his future and ours. I don’t want him to retire because then the Pack gets nothing for all our troubles. I don’t want him to return because then we get more of the same. I hope the beautiful mystery of his future finds him in New York or Las Vegas or anyplace else.
2 thoughts on “Trade Rodgers”
I think most of us Packers fans are done with the drama. Local sports talk is filled with Rodgers news daily. We went through the roller coaster ride with Brett and who knew it would happen again almost 20 years later?
I don’t think he’s a team player, but out for himself to pad stats.
Remember when some fans were saying that Aaron couldn’t fill Brett’s shoes?
It’s time to give the Packers some “Love”.
“We went through the roller coaster ride with Brett and who knew it would happen again almost 20 years later?”
Actually, it was 15 years ago (February/March 2008) that Favre went ’round the bend.
“(Love) shows signs of being a normal human being, which would be a refreshing change at that position.”
C’mon, they all start out normal; recall the Favre Salad Years?
Rodgers would not only be a pain in the front office’s backside (who thinks he’d be less of one than he is now?), but he’d squawk about keeping Bakhtiari, M. Lewis, & Cobb and there’s not enough Fuzzy Math in the known Universe to prevent that from becoming a Salary Cap Black Hole.
Time to move on & use the high picks on a blind side OT and a stretch_the_field TE in the Hockington/Kittle/Kelce mold.