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@Henry posted:

You really need to lay of the McGinn shit because that was for your benefit.

Hawk clearly stated there was an issue otherwise what exactly would they be working out?  If Rodgers said to Tirico that he was disappointed this got out why didn't he say this is all bullshit instead?  Because it isn't all bullshit.

Make up your mind..the FO is full of douchebags who screwed everything up..the FO doesn’t know what it’s doing..the FO has built a team that is a super bowl contender and if they won last year, the FO would still fuck it up..no pleasing your ass.

If you have an actual quote from Rodgers that he hates Gutenkust and wants out..produce it..

@Henry posted:

you don't get Kuhn saying there's a 75% chance just because of contract negotiation.

Actually, you can.

First off, 75% is a big number. You Get Kuhn saying it because he sees and understands the business aspect of this. You get Kuhn saying 75% because he understands what AR wants with respect to commitment, and knows that without the commitment Rodgers could force their hand. Kuhn knows how competitive Rodgers is and how he is sensitive and can hold a grudge like no other. 75% from Kuhn, with him knowing what he does, is about as high as you can get from someone not named Aaron Rodgers.

Make up your mind..the FO is full of douchebags who screwed everything up..the FO doesn’t know what it’s doing..the FO has built a team that is a super bowl contender and if they won last year, the FO would still fuck it up..no pleasing your ass.

If you have an actual quote from Rodgers that he hates Gutenkust and wants out..produce it..

Never play chess with a pigeon.

Fucking dumb homer.

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The FO will have to guarantee something beyond the one year. If he came back, and they happened to win a ring this year, would 12 want to stick around longer? Would he retire? Would the desire/need to be traded fade into the mist?

I think they should structure an offer contingent upon reaching or winning the SB. Guarantee two years. If they reach the big dance, build some type of option into the contract, for instance a third year guaranteed, if that's what Rodgers would stipulate. If they win it, the FO gets to exercise some option. Rodgers will be fully compensated and he will be incentivized, the four year deal for Love is still intact, and in the wake of failing to reach or win it all, the GBP would be able to reimplement the post-AR plan.

Just spitballing, and I'd be interested in others' opinions as there's probably things I haven't taken into account, but it's a unique situation that might best be resolved with an outside the box approach.

Getting to the SB is going to hinge on a number of factors on the defensive side of the ball as I think the offense may be as good as last season;

1) Will the new system make a noticeable difference

2) Will the rookie DT / or veteran pickups help Clark in the middle

3) Will the young ILBers develop

4) Will outside CB opposite Alexander and slot CB be better

5) Will Smith brothers play like they did their first year.

@artis posted:

The FO will have to guarantee something beyond the one year. If he came back, and they happened to win a ring this year, would 12 want to stick around longer? Would he retire? Would the desire/need to be traded fade into the mist?

I think they should structure an offer contingent upon reaching or winning the SB. Guarantee two years. If they reach the big dance, build some type of option into the contract, for instance a third year guaranteed, if that's what Rodgers would stipulate. If they win it, the FO gets to exercise some option. Rodgers will be fully compensated and he will be incentivized, the four year deal for Love is still intact, and in the wake of failing to reach or win it all, the GBP would be able to reimplement the post-AR plan.

Just spitballing, and I'd be interested in others' opinions as there's probably things I haven't taken into account, but it's a unique situation that might best be resolved with an outside the box approach.

I love the idea.

@artis posted:

The FO will have to guarantee something beyond the one year. If he came back, and they happened to win a ring this year, would 12 want to stick around longer? Would he retire? Would the desire/need to be traded fade into the mist?

I think they should structure an offer contingent upon reaching or winning the SB. Guarantee two years. If they reach the big dance, build some type of option into the contract, for instance a third year guaranteed, if that's what Rodgers would stipulate. If they win it, the FO gets to exercise some option. Rodgers will be fully compensated and he will be incentivized, the four year deal for Love is still intact, and in the wake of failing to reach or win it all, the GBP would be able to reimplement the post-AR plan.

Just spitballing, and I'd be interested in others' opinions as there's probably things I haven't taken into account, but it's a unique situation that might best be resolved with an outside the box approach.

I'd be interested to see what the negotiations would be.  I think there would have to be a lot of different stipulations that give Rodgers security but also an out for the Packers to transition say if Rodgers gets hurt.  I think the incentives you mention make a lot of sense and also give the Packers an out say if Rodgers gets hurt.

Either way, to get this to work it's going to be a unique contract.  The Packers would look to factor in escape clauses but that's still kind of a statement that they're ready to move on from Rodgers ASAP.

Then there is a the consideration of Rodgers feeling like his input is valued.  Not sure how you navigate that stream.

If he's truly pissed off about being slighted by the FO for ignoring his input, etc. then it makes it even more tricky.  I'm sure both sides will seek a level of pragmatism to get the relationship to work but that personal side is a tough nut.

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Maybe approach as a tie to Adams, if possible. Adams turns 29 this season, see if a June 1 extension can give him his favorite receiver for a similar time frame. Of course Adams may be looking for a longer deal pre-30, but adding two more years while re-doing Rodgers’ contract might be an incentive. Bakhtiari is also under contract through 2024, though there’s an expensive out after 2022.

This means rolling the dice with Love’s likely first chance to start is on his fifth-year option, but they’re rolling the dice with him at some point regardless. 2024 might be a lean year due to dead cap, but if Love shows promise they’ll be okay.

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Andrew Brandy has a proposed solution:

2) What is my proposed resolution of this dispute…Here is an idea that percolated in my head during hiking this week (see below): in return for playing this year for them, the Packers agree to grant Rodgers his freedom after the season through free agency (not through a trade). The Packers, whom I have sensed all along want to move to Love next year, would agree to lop off the final two years of Rodgers' contract (2022 and 2023) in return for Rodgers playing this year, perhaps giving him more money in 2021 to bring him to MVP-level pay. This would allow the Packers to stick to what has seemed to be their plan: to have Rodgers one more year before turning the team over to Love. And it would allow Rodgers a very Tom Brady-like way to pick his team in 2022, where there will be more playing options than there are in 2021. The downside for the Packers? They would get no trade compensation for Rodgers. The downside for Rodgers? He would still be a seat warmer for Jordan Love in 2021. Neither side would be happy with this deal, but it just might work if both sides would agree to it. They can thank me later.



I don't like it. Getting nothing for Rodgers would be like giving away our most valuable asset.

I propose other incentives, like guaranteeing the next two years salaries if we get to the Super Bowl or he wins MVP again.

Another take from Brandt:

What I’m now thinking about the Aaron Rodgers/Packers standoff… There are now comments from former teammates of Aaron who have talked to him- players such as James Jones, John Kuhn and AJ Hawk- who hardly make the situation seem as dire as the breathless reporting of a couple of weeks ago. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. As I've been saying, the Packers appear to want their cake and to eat it too: they want their present quarterback, the NFL MVP, to play for them this year while keeping the seat warm for their future quarterback. And Rodgers is understandably not down with that plan. Some of those looking for solutions are focused on the contract: making Aaron the highest paid player in the league, adding guaranteed years, etc. But... you only get to the contract part of things if the "other stuff" is worked out. As someone who managed an NFL Cap for 10 years, I know this: the money and the contract can always be figured out. From the start, this dispute has seemed about much more than money; some fissure, some chasm, some dislike between Rodgers and the front office. It is only when that part is resolved- if it ever can be- that the money part enters the equation.

Much like the Giannis situation earlier this year, you cannot let a transcendent player like Rodgers leave after this season getting nothing back in return.  If he’s not down with returning on what is basically a one year deal you have to trade him after June 1.   If Rodgers is open to returning with assurances, then you convert the last 3 years and guarantee the dollars and give him a raise to keep him here for 2021-2023.  If you want to part ways after that so be it.

@YATittle posted:

Andrew Brandy has a proposed solution:

2) What is my proposed resolution of this dispute…Here is an idea that percolated in my head during hiking this week (see below): in return for playing this year for them, the Packers agree to grant Rodgers his freedom after the season through free agency (not through a trade). The Packers, whom I have sensed all along want to move to Love next year, would agree to lop off the final two years of Rodgers' contract (2022 and 2023) in return for Rodgers playing this year, perhaps giving him more money in 2021 to bring him to MVP-level pay. This would allow the Packers to stick to what has seemed to be their plan: to have Rodgers one more year before turning the team over to Love. And it would allow Rodgers a very Tom Brady-like way to pick his team in 2022, where there will be more playing options than there are in 2021. The downside for the Packers? They would get no trade compensation for Rodgers. The downside for Rodgers? He would still be a seat warmer for Jordan Love in 2021. Neither side would be happy with this deal, but it just might work if both sides would agree to it. They can thank me later.



I don't like it. Getting nothing for Rodgers would be like giving away our most valuable asset.

I propose other incentives, like guaranteeing the next two years salaries if we get to the Super Bowl or he wins MVP again.

Nope!

@Henry posted:

I'd be interested to see what the negotiations would be.  I think there would have to be a lot of different stipulations that give Rodgers security but also an out for the Packers to transition say if Rodgers gets hurt.  I think the incentives you mention make a lot of sense and also give the Packers an out say if Rodgers gets hurt.

Either way, to get this to work it's going to be a unique contract.  The Packers would look to factor in escape clauses but that's still kind of a statement that they're ready to move on from Rodgers ASAP.

Then there is a the consideration of Rodgers feeling like his input is valued.  Not sure how you navigate that stream.

If he's truly pissed off about being slighted by the FO for ignoring his input, etc. then it makes it even more tricky.  I'm sure both sides will seek a level of pragmatism to get the relationship to work but that personal side is a tough nut.

No doubt there will be snags however it would be designed. But get all that on the table with everyone present. Lay it all out, concerns and all. Each side is within reason that they should be able to protect their own interests, and that should be well established already, anyway. If we operate under the assumption that AR knows the Packers have the right to look beyond his tenure, then it's on the FO to say out loud to Aaron and his agent that they understand his own personal stake and his need for better clarity re the end of his career.

Notwithstanding the fact that we all understand the many factors in getting to and winning a SB, this might be a way for them to offer Rodgers some semblance of "control" that he's looking for. Considering that they were probably a half dozen or so plays away from getting there in 2020, this could potentially create some common goal-even if grudgingly-that could serve the interests of both parties. Heck, tack on some $$$ bonus if you reach the SB to sweeten the pot and possibly show some good faith.

As far as escape clauses, both sides would need to understand that this would be a new proposition and whatever issues previously can be aired out but then also set aside for the purpose of going forward. It might be as much of a clean slate as possible, and both camps can "use" one another to meet their own ends.

There's a ton of moving parts, but the common theme SHOULD be reaching the SB and collecting a ring. So even if one side or the other might not be "invested", which is relative anyway, you shut up for the sake of getting this done and act the part that the one goal is winning a title. Both sides have something to gain. Both sides have ways out if need be, depending on outcome. But you hammer it out and put up a united front and get on with playing football.