Trade him or bench him?
Professional football’s most valuable player is unhappy with management at 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay WI. So is one of the owners of the team who also owns a highly unprofitable blogging operation. O.K., Aaron Rodgers might have more leverage.
It doesn’t help that Mr. Rodgers is the smartest guy in any room; he is a UC-Berkeley graduate, after all. (Not dumb, like people say. He’s smart and he wants respect.) In the early days of the sport, Rodgers would be player/coach/GM/and owner like Curly Lambeau or, in baseball, Connie Mack. We don’t think it’s about money. Aaron Rodgers is already more expensive than a Joe Biden budget proposal. We think it’s about success and commitment, two values in disregard in the current culture.
If Aaron Rodgers has to put up with blitzing 350-pound linemen he would like another Super Bowl ring for his troubles. Give him the tools, he’ll finish the job, as Churchill pleaded with FDR during the Battle of Britain (predating the Premier League). Drafting for the future with its No. #1 pick like the Pack did in 2020 was stupid when the future is NOW. We think the Pack’s GM Brian Gutekunst will have to make a high-profile trade to keep AR in GB but what do we know?
We sent our unpaid intern into the boarded up streets of Madison WI to find six unmasked citizens for their equally uninformed opinions: