Could Vic Fangio have a new Quarterback this upcoming NFL season?
09:41 Wednesday 5th May 2021 - 3 minute read
No matter what you thought the biggest story line of last week’s NFL Draft, it dwindled in comparison to ESPN’s Adam Schefter’s report that Aaron Rodgers doesn’t want to return to the Green Bay Packers.
This doesn’t come as much surprise. There was writing on the wall after hurt feelings of last year’s NFL draft, where instead of getting a weapon for Rodgers, they essentially drafted his replacement. In my opinion, the production of Rodgers last year, that was good enough to take home NFL MVP, was purely out of spite.
Whether or not that’s true or not, you’d have to ask him. I’m not saying he holds grudges, but the last I’ve heard is that he’s been estranged from his family for years now. I’m sure there’s more than one story as to why from multiple angles.
But Rodgers and his camp made it clear that he is more than happy hosting Jeopardy. That would make sense to be able to live with his actress fiancee, but I don’t think that’s a factor here.
The Packers had one more chance to woo Rodgers, something that would make him content or excited enough to come back. While I understand Rodgers’ grievance here, I don’t really agree. The problem for the Packers has been the defense in his team’s playoff losses, not the offense. Green Bay’s second and third options at receiver combined for over 100 yards receiving in the loss to Tampa Bay. If you’re opponent scores 38 points, the answer shouldn’t be to try and load up to win in a shootout, it should be to improve the defense so you don’t have to win in a shootout.
While Vegas is taking action on which team Rodgers will play for next season, it’s not believing the hype that Rodgers will leave Green Bay, with the odds currently at -125 for him to suit up for the Packers in Week 1 next season.
The Denver Broncos sit at +200 with Las Vegas at +500.
I would be all over a bet like this if there was an option for him to sit out and not play at all next season. I don’t think there’s any way the Packers could trade him and the fan base, which also owns the team, would ever forgive anyone in that building.
If I’m taking a bet at all, I would take the Packers at -125.
According to spotrac.com, there’s a potential out in Rodgers’ contract. I could see them try and trade Rodgers next year, but after the stellar season that Davante Adams had, on top of bringing back Aaron Jones, the team is still looking to win now. This is a story everyone will be following closely until the season starts. For someone who didn’t like former Packers quarterback Brett Favre, he has a lot of Favre qualities in him.