The Packers are reeling after a 23-21 loss to the Commanders. What should’ve been an easier part of the schedule has put the team into a complete tailspin. Aaron Rodgers especially has been subpar on the field. It isn’t just the stats. Throws have been off the mark and overall the offense has just looked out of sync. The league has started to question the Packers’ decision to sign him to such a huge contract in the offseason. Anonymous NFL execs blast Aaron Rodgers after the loss to Washington.
Anonymous NFL Execs Blast Aaron Rodgers
One general manager said, “They have created a monster.” The anonymous source went on to say that the problem with the Packers is that they have spent so much time appeasing Rodgers that they have ruined their team. He went so far as to say that the Packers should have traded him when they had the chance. These are harsh words for the back-to-back MVP. The past two years with Rodgers have been tumultuous and it seems the negative effects are finally being felt. The offense is having more issues than they have had in a long time and this anonymous NFL exec puts that blame on the Packers’ handling of Rodgers.
Did The Packers Make A Mistake Signing Rodgers?
It’s too early to tell. Right now it does not look great. The amount of money that Rodgers is owed next year makes him impossible to move on without severe penalty. No team will want to take on his massive contract and cutting him means millions in dead money. The Packers are stuck with him whether they like it or not. While I believe Rodgers has been a part of the recent struggles, he isn’t the whole picture. There are a whole bunch of problems from coaching to playcalling to play execution to everything in between. The team just expects more from their franchise quarterback.
I am not going to be the one to doubt Rodgers. Many had him past his primed five years ago and then he went on to lead the team to back-to-back 13-3 seasons. The hope is that this is just a bump in the road. If not, the Packers are going to have some team-building issues for the next couple of years. The Packers look to make forward progress next week against the Buffalo Bills.