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Offline longtimefan  
#91 Posted : Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:47:17 AM(UTC)

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Andrew Brandts thoughts on the contract

those that dont know..andrew was the cap guru in Gb for YEARS..

He KNOWS more then we EVER will....

But it "appears" lot of people here are dead wrong about Aaron Rodgers

http://www.nationalfootb.../monday-money-matters-9/

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As stated in this space often, the Packers have been bullish on Aaron Rodgers for a quite a while. This weekends dramatic extension of his contract, an extension worth close to 64M over the next six and one-half seasons with an even 20M guaranteed, is proof positive of that built-up confidence.



This extension was not about the only seven games that he started prior to signing it, games in which Aaron proved his readiness to be a top caliber quarterback and play through pain and injury to his shoulder. The Packers have been convinced about Aaron for the past three years.

During those years in Green Bay, perhaps the most asked question I received was Is Aaron Rodgers really going to be a solid heir to Brett Favre? The answer from all of us was always a resounding, Yes, he is.

As I have stated before, he has a big arm, uncanny intelligence, natural leadership skills and an ability to not take things too seriously, which has served him well this year.

He reminds me a lot of a former client and another former Favre backup, Matt Hasselbeck (a player that should be considered for MVP this year in light of how the Seahawks are doing without him).

Aaron prepared himself to be the starter for the Packers since 2006. Aaron endeared himself to his teammates and the front office with his meticulous preparation during the long winters of Green Bay.

Now he has been paid, and paid well. The Tony Romo and David Garrard deals were obvious guides to his compensation. A more important reference may have been future deals for players such as Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, deals that will be much bigger than this.

The Packers knew that whatever they paid now, unless there was a dramatic injury to come, they would be paying a lot more later. With the scarcity of quality quarterbacks to even come close to hitting the market, even waiting until the end of this season and Aaron having a full year left on his contract would have cost the Packers millions in total and guarantees.

Should Aaron have received this deal this early into his playing career? The same question could have been asked about the following quarterbacks before him: Rob Johnson with the Bills, Matt Schaub with the Texans, Tony Romo and David Garrard. The feeling from the teams was the same throughout this is our guy and the market will only go up.

The trend of deals being done earlier and earlier into a players career is a trend in all sports now. In baseball, the Rays extended Evan Longoria a week into his major league career! Though not as early, similar proactivity was exercised by the Rockies and Brewers, respectively, for Troy Tulewitski and Ryan Braun. And news this week that the Lakers have extended Andrew Bynum, their young center that hardly played last year, for the tune of 58M over four years! Again, the theme for all these teams was and is the same: it will only cost us more to wait.

Congrats to Aaron, a good friend over the last three years. My sense is he will be worth this deal and more.
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#92 Posted : Tuesday, November 4, 2008 5:43:54 AM(UTC)

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I swear I said most of that Brandt said...
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#93 Posted : Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:03:11 PM(UTC)

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I swear I said most of that Brandt said...


Yeah and so did lot of us echo it..

Trouble those that didnt agree with those thoughts based their opinions on false information..

I bet we wont hear from those people reply to Andrews article..
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#94 Posted : Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:39:15 PM(UTC)

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I am very happy we signed Aaron to an extension. I can't see why some people still doubt his abilities. I tried reading every page but I saw someone continually say he is a 4-3 quarterback.

You have no idea about the sport of football my friend. Pop open a book on the sport of football and read it sometime. There is and never will be such a thing as a 4-3 quarterback, wide receiver, running back, tight end, etc etc....Football is a team sport. Aaron Rodgers plays for the 4-3 Green Bay Packers. The Packers have 3 losses because the team lost them...not Rodgers.

I am all ready and pumped for the Rodgers era...may it be a long and glorious era.
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#95 Posted : Saturday, November 8, 2008 12:25:14 PM(UTC)

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I just heard it reported on ESPN News. They didn't give contract details. Can anyone find a link?




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#96 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:31:55 AM(UTC)

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He should have honored his current contract and played it out (This will be the undoing of Ted Thompson guaranteed!)


I wonder how Roddyboy is doing ...
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#97 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:38:53 PM(UTC)

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TT's going to sign a bunch of his own guys and no FA's that could really help this team Get ready for a bunch of mediocre football This team may always be kind of good but they will never be great and they will never be Champions because of moves like this Ted Thompson doesn't understand what Ron Wolf did You build a nucleus of a team through the draft and you put it over the top by signing KEY freee agents for need Ted Thompson is in love with himself so much he will only depend on the draft and that will be his undoing ***edited***Keep the stupid out of your posts or I will remove it for you Zero


haha i love this guy
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#98 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:20:31 PM(UTC)

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Awesome thread. All that complaining and now it turns out Rodgers is probably the biggest contract steal in the NFL.
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#99 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 5:12:34 AM(UTC)

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Haha I will take that to the storage we'll see in three years (or however long it takes for you to realize ARod is a great QB)


Fin nailed it time wise but Zero brought the thread back.
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#100 Posted : Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:42:06 AM(UTC)

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Awesome thread. All that complaining and now it turns out Rodgers is probably the biggest contract steal in the NFL.


It sure is interesting reading the comments, that's for sure!
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#101 Posted : Sunday, June 24, 2012 9:39:03 PM(UTC)

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Rodgers in talks again??? I think so
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#102 Posted : Monday, June 25, 2012 8:01:18 AM(UTC)

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Rodgers in talks again??? I think so


I doubt it, because Rodgers doesn't seem like he needs money all the time (like say Revis does). He also shares an agent with both Matthews and Raji. Also he's been quoted as saying he thinks they'll get a new contract before he does... and next year is a contract year for them.
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#103 Posted : Monday, June 25, 2012 9:12:25 AM(UTC)

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I doubt it, because Rodgers doesn't seem like he needs money all the time (like say Revis does). He also shares an agent with both Matthews and Raji. Also he's been quoted as saying he thinks they'll get a new contract before he does... and next year is a contract year for them.


I don't know how much this plays into it, but QB's usually have a longer shelf life than DB's so maybe that's why Darrelle (sp) Revis is trying to get as much money as possible?
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#104 Posted : Monday, June 25, 2012 11:48:46 PM(UTC)

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I doubt it, because Rodgers doesn't seem like he needs money all the time



Care to wager??
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#105 Posted : Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:04:57 AM(UTC)

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Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
I don't know how much this plays into it, but QB's usually have a longer shelf life than DB's so maybe that's why Darrelle (sp) Revis is trying to get as much money as possible?


Revis held out 2 times in 4 years. I don't think he needs a reason for it. As soon as he gets all his bonus/guaranteed money he is guaranteed to hold out.
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