Early morning Wes. What is the profit to ready until finally the last minute to use the franchise tag? Many thanks.
Most players you should not like to be tagged. By waiting around right up until the deadline, it presents the two sides an prospect to negotiate till it is the last resort. I feel back again to Bryan Bulaga and Randall Cobb signing their extensions several hours just before the begin of cost-free company in 2015. It is really the character of the NFL beast.
Connor from Minnetonka, MN
When does the tag deadline conclusion?
March 8. Once a participant is tagged, the two sides have right up until July to negotiate a extensive-expression agreement.
Neil from Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Why all the fuss about who indicators and who will not? It will all function out!
This is where I pretty considerably drop on what will take place about the future three weeks because it really is out of our control. All we know is what we know. The Packers have to build cap room and Aaron Rodgers claims he’ll make a final decision quickly. Regardless of what comes about, you must account for all variables in this business enterprise. The Packers have, and planned their offseason appropriately. Now, it really is just ready to see which street we are touring down towards the 2022 year.
Gretchen from Dousman, WI
Fantastic morning, Wes. We have reached the time of 12 months I dislike – observing our players disperse to sign with other teams around the league or retire. You and Mike have helped me realize the ins and outs of this, and I know, I know it is a business…but it still can make me sad.
This time of the 12 months is hardly ever entertaining, but it’s a byproduct of having sustained success. You would a lot alternatively have fruitful, effective draft classes that make it challenging to keep expertise than overspending on the open up industry. Which is been a large toughness for the Packers given that the arrival of free of charge company.
Alright people today, time to channel some interior Vic. Those people of you upset by Rodgers and his deficiency of announcement require viewpoint. This male owes you very little. Study that very last statement again. If you are upset by what he posts, that is on you. You management how you react to any individual and just about anything in your lifestyle. If you are letting somebody who you’ve almost certainly under no circumstances satisfied, aren’t friends with, and will not interact with outside the veil of social media, you could use some reflection. Have your very own serenity. You might be welcome.
Eric from Green Bay arrives in sturdy with an early entry for 2022 Inbox consider of the 12 months. I may well get “Very own your serenity” (quickly) tattooed on my forearm.
Cliff from Alexandria, VA
Wes, what does a GM do other than handle trades and draft picks? Do they have non-personnel responsibilities?
NFL GMs do extra than just make a team in today’s NFL. They are ahead-experiencing members of the whole corporation. They’re not only dependable for assembling the roster but also participate in a important function in messaging and management. Because Day 1, Brian Gutekunst has experienced a excellent grasp on how critical that aspect of his work is. In just 4 yrs, he’s by now remaining his mark on the franchise.
Dennis from Beavercreek, OH
Wes, with all this speak of the Rams likely all-in, my see on it is that they necessary to. They wanted to win the Tremendous Bowl to establish a fanbase. We see how their property online games went this 12 months. What do you imagine of that? I cringe when I listen to Packers admirers saying we have to have to go all-in to get another SB acquire, though we have Rodgers. Yes, I want the Packers to acquire quite a few far more SBs, but most of all, I want them to continue to be aggressive.
The last detail I am going to say on the Rams entrance is to bear in mind Les Snead has been buying and selling draft picks for veterans for many years. The change this previous offseason was it marked the to start with time they acquired a veteran quarterback. You can find one thing for each individual staff to study from what LA did, but the only point I keep on to raise is it wouldn’t have been probable devoid of the Rams also drafting perfectly to establish their workforce (Donald, Kupp, Higbee, and so on.). The Packers have that stable foundation created. They just want to uncover individuals last pieces to make that subsequent action.
Thomas from Cedar Rapids, IA
With all the current discuss about going all-in, there have been two obtrusive omissions, albeit in all probability right before your time: George Allen famously traded the long term for veteran players in Washington. He experienced accomplishment, manufactured it to a Tremendous Bowl but dropped to Miami 14-7. I also don’t forget Mike Ditka buying and selling his overall draft for Ricky Williams in New Orleans. Speak about being married to your lone choose! (Pun meant)
When speaking about the Rams, I forgot the Saints invested all their picks into trading up for Williams in 1999. I’m guessing we’ll never ever see just about anything rather like that once more.