This will certainly go down as one of the most important offseasons in Green Bay Packers history. For better or for worse, the team is poised to move on from Aaron Rodgers as its quarterback. By all accounts, it appears as if Rodgers will be traded to the New York Jets, much like his predecessor Brett Favre was. That notion was cemented in the minds of many when wide receiver Allen Lazard agreed to sign a four-year $44 million contract with the Jets. For one Packers legend, it was a sign that the time has come to say “farewell.”
Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer John Kuhn Says It’s Time to Say “Good Bye” to Aaron Rodgers
Former Packers fullback and three-time Pro Bowler John Kuhn hosts the show “Nine 2 Noon with John Kuhn” on 97.3 The Game. During his show on Tuesday, he addressed Lazard’s signing with the Jets and what it meant for the Packers and Rodgers:
“It is time to bid adieu to Aaron Rodgers. It is time to say, ‘Farewell.’ That’s sad for me to say. I had always hoped that things would end differently for him here in Green Bay. Does not look like that will be the case.
“With all the news yesterday, started off with a bang, Day Two [of the legal tampering period] started off with an even bigger bang, and that’s the news that the Jets are pursuing Allen Lazard. There is another team in the mix, and the leak that Lazard is talking to the Jets is no surprise to me. It tells me Allen must want a third team involved, or a fourth team, or a fifth team, as to try and secure his big payday, the second contract of his career and good for Allen Lazard, trying to make that money.
“Good for Allen Lazard because he’s got the bidding of Aaron Rodgers to get him paid as well in New York. This was the big step that I talked about yesterday. This is, to me, the confirmation that we needed to really confirm that Aaron Rodgers is going to be a Jet in the near future.”
Kuhn, of course, knows all about a team deciding that they want to move on from a player. He was there when the Packers decided to move on from Brett Favre and experience it himself when he was forced to finish his career elsewhere.
The full episode of Kuhn’s show can be found in the link above.
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