Aaron Rodgers is staying in Inexperienced Bay, we all know that a lot.
It was reported that he signed a mammoth $200 million deal, in keeping with the NFL Community, that can presumably maintain him blissful in Inexperienced Bay for an additional 4 seasons.
However Rodgers, who famously complained of being canceled, took to Twitter to appropriate that.
In a tweet posted at 2:43 pm, Rodgers confirmed that he was returning subsequent season but in addition declared that the phrases of his contract as reported by Ian Rapoport had been inaccurate. Rodgers’ tweet doesn’t deny that the Packers supplied a “market-altering” deal. It additionally shouldn’t go unmentioned that Rodgers allowed the information of his contract to unfold till roughly 3 p.m., throughout his typical slot on Pat McAfee’s present.
Very like when “sources near Rodgers leaked his Thursday deadline during the NFL Combine that he merely threw one other grenade into the general public discourse that can make him the middle of dialogue once more. The sickest a part of Rodgers’ deal is the a lot of it, $153 million in keeping with the unique NFL Community report, was assured. For a 38-year-old quarterback.
To make issues even crazier, moments after information of Rodgers staying in Inexperienced Bay, information broke that the Seattle Seahawks had traded Russell Wilson to the Broncos.
Rodgers’ return to Inexperienced Bay for a king’s ransom is the end result of a 360-degree turnaround from him being “canceled” by a fictional woke mob.
Rodgers has a factor with numbers. Not like Ben Roethlisberger’s obsession with energy or how Tom Brady was preoccupied with PSI ranges. Rodgers has spent his final 12 months brewing pseudoscience that might clarify how his homeopathic remedy (keep in mind “immunized”?) was simpler than vaccines scientifically confirmed to forestall deaths from a lethal virus by 90 %. It’s a curious place for a man to take after solely getting 75 % of his contract assured. Particularly as a result of NFC North vassal Kirk Cousins signed a fully-guaranteed contract in 2018.
Rodgers’ new contract will presumably make up for the immense monetary losses he suffered by dropping his fats endorsement take care of Prevea Health, a healthcare service supplier in Inexperienced Bay. Rodgers is so simply irritated, he’ll be complaining about that $47 million left up within the air by subsequent spring or use it as motivation. A key element of Rodgers’ persona is that when he feels disrespected, he raises his degree of play. He’s been that method since he was pressured to sit down in an empty draft room in 2005. Final spring, he made it very clear how upset he was with administration since they drafted Jordan Love with out informing him. Rodgers has thrown for 85 touchdowns and 9 interceptions within the Jordan Love period.
In a method, this was Rodgers’ ego waving a white flag to normal supervisor Brian Gutekunst after years of bluster. Throughout the 2021 Draft, Rodgers’ relationship with Gutekunst was reportedly irreparable and Rodgers was leaving Inexperienced Bay if Gutekunst was nonetheless in cost. But, at each juncture, Rodgers has backpedaled. Rodgers returned to coaching camp after Inexperienced Bay referred to as his bluff and on the season’s finish, satisfied him to commit 4 extra years to the Packers.
Gutekunst might have riled up Rodgers by losing a decide on Jordan Love, however he hit so typically, that he’s by no means really been raked over the coals for his determination. Rodgers’ prime goal after his troll season will probably be redeeming his repute. 2021 was one lengthy grievance fest. He was aggrieved in regards to the Packers not speaking with him. He was pissed off with the vaccine for having a greater efficacy charge than Mason Crosby from 30 to 39 yards out. He raged in opposition to the veracity of electoral math and President Biden’s election. He was indignant about how the vaccines weren’t one hundred pc.
Sooner or later, Rodgers probably peered on the panorama and realized Gutekunst (and Ted Thompson) had assembled a stacked group round him. Jaire Alexander is a premier All-Professional cornerback and Eric Stokes was a revelation as a rookie. In 2019, Inexperienced Bay chosen Elgton Jenkins. Kenny Clark has been dynamite within the trenches, blowing up offenses from the inside. Left sort out David Bakhtiari missed 90 % of the 2021 season rehabbing his torn ACL. Devante Adams was intrigued by following Rodgers to a different franchise, however why danger one other group luring Adams away with a Brinks truck just like the one Inexperienced Bay drove to Rodgers’ entrance door?
Rodgers dedicated to this extension and restructuring earlier than the three p.m. Tuesday deadline to make use of the franchise tag on Adams, making the latter 99 % prone to return as Rodgers’ favourite goal. It’s not one hundred pc, however what’s lately? For all these irrelevant numbers Rodgers fixated on earlier than he obtained $153 million assured, LVII ought to be before everything on his thoughts in 2022.