The Aaron Rodgers rumors may officially be getting out of hand.
For more than a month now we’ve been hearing rumors about what the future could hold for the Green Bay Packers QB even though it seemed like him heading to the New York Jets was a done deal nearly a month ago.
Still, Rodgers is a Green Bay Packers with just a couple of weeks until the NFL Draft and now one of his teammates has chimed in with an interesting theory on how the franchise could approach the Rodgers situation.
David Bakhtiari appeared on “Bussin With The Boys” and pitched a pretty shocking idea about what the Packers could be preparing to do.
Bakhtiari believes the Packers could just hold onto Rodgers if they don’t get the offer they want from the Jets, pay him this year, and wait for a better offer.
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“The Packers are rebuilding, whether you think so or not. Could they be good? I don’t know. Could they be bad? Probably if you’re betting more people are gonna think they’re gonna be bad than good, right? Isn’t that fair to say? So then they’ll be like, ‘Well, we’re gonna suck anyways. We want what we want, and we’re not gonna bend to anyone. So we’ll just eat it. . . . We’ll pay you, we don’t care. If we’re gonna do it our way, it’s gonna be on our terms. If not, what are we gonna be, Super Bowl contenders anyway? So we’ll eat it, you can hang on the side. We’ll pay you your money, and then we’ll suck anyways, get the picks, as compared to dealing him for something that you shouldn’t have.”
This would be quite the approach. Aaron Rodgers is due a ton of money right now and as long as he’s with the team, there will be those wondering if he’ll get the starting job back if Jordan Love doesn’t play well.
This seems like an effort to get the Jets to up their offer because they don’t really have other options with Zach Wilson as their top QB right now and the 13th pick in the draft.
Sometime in the next couple of weeks, we should see a deal get done between the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers. Whatever that deal is, it has to be better than paying Rodgers millions of dollars a week not to play.