Aaron Rodgers is out, Jordan Love is in and the Green Bay Packers rediscovered their backbone. Here's why this should be celebrated as a great day... despite the departing quarterback's angst.
I have too many thoughts to put in writing, but the predominant one is simply that I'm excited to see the Jordan Love era!
I seem to remember reading that Rodgers wasn't exactly a finished product his first two years.
I give Gutey a ton of credit for staying the course and being in the awkward situation of restocking the roster on the fly.
Not easy to pull off with a somewhat flakey personality in tow. My fandom for Rodgers jumped ship when his camp tried to orchestrate a draft day trade to Denver.
This new subscriber is looking forward to reading everything in full and getting my fill of Bob McGinn. Still grieving over your departure at The Athletic, Tyler, but I'm rubbing my hands with glee at the insightful content to come.
Well said, Tyler, on point, coming from a 60 year Packer fan. AR turned into a worse version of aging Favre. He likewise failed to deliver in key game after key game. He is an extremely passive aggressive, mercurial personality who thinks he is the GM and should run the team. Good luck to him. Looking forward to J. Love era. J. Love looks like a winner.
Spot on Ty. An accurate reconstruction of the last few disappointment-laden years. Seeing QB after QB in the playoffs laying it all on the line to get over the hump while AR and his lackeys kept putting blame on everybody else was frustrating beyond belief and was starting to make me fall out of love with a franchise that under TT would probably have moved on from him way before this year.
Tyler, you are the ultimate hype man. Loved the article.
People can complain about drafting and developing Rodgers and Love, but the flip side is the Jets drafting Darnold, Wilson and the trading for the last year of a declining star
Agree with about all your points, although I have to say the Packers wanted to return a consecutive MVP is pretty easy to understand - although the crazy contract was not (he was hardly going to retire).
But, let's keep this quite until the trade goes through.
"It's a giant falsehood that I literally handed them a list! Now, did we have conversations about who I would *wink* love to play with? Sure! "
It's a truthful deception on par with "being immunized". I'll miss him as a player, but this shit has gotten old.
Yea, I have thoughts on this, but I won't bother retreading it with Ty. We'll see what happens in the future, for both him and Love.
Why did you hold back Tyler? Please tell us what you really think! lol
“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers comes to mind.
I agree with your article wholeheartedly. I would add that Rodgers’ ability to play quarterback has never been complete. The greatest qb’s such as Starr, Brady and Montana, rise to the occasion in the biggest moments of the biggest games. Rodgers’ history is full of examples in which he failed. As McGinn stated, Rodgers is a great regular season quarterback. In my book, Starr is the best GB qb ever, Favre the best football player at qb, and Rodgers the best passer.
Glory, glory Hallelujah. Or, sayonara Mr. Ayahuasca. Finally, that emerging receiver corps can link up with an emerging quarterback to do the work an emerging contender needs to do.
Awesome job Tyler well done …great read 🤜🏻
Great recap Ty. Can't wait to be PACKER fan again. Thanks for your talent, honesty and POV. Give Bob a hug for us.
Please stop with the Patrick Mahomes comparisons. You have pushed that narrative since Love was drafted and it makes you look foolish. All Packer fans hope Love pans out. If he does not then the President, GM and HC will be fired and GB will return to 1980’s irrelevance.