Aaron Rodgers has been all over the headlines in recent times. Primarily because we still don’t know whether or not he is going to play for the Green Bay Packers in 2022.
After the Packers lost in the divisional round to the 49ers, many started bringing up the questions from the last offseason. While Rodgers hasn’t stated if he’s playing for the Packers in 2022, things were looking on the up as his relationships with the front office don’t appear to be strained as opposed to last season.
Everything seemed on the up until reports came out that Aaron Rodgers wanted to have a $50 million contract. Such a big contract would be problematic for the Packers for obvious reasons. Their salary cap issues already have them needing to save money. A big contract does NOT help that. Along with that, they need to bring in new talent to become a more competitive team, which tends to be difficult when your quarterback has all the money.
Taking into account these supposed salary demands, Colin Cowherd shared his opinion on the matter and what he thinks of Aaron Rodgers.
Colin Cowherd lashes out at Aaron Rodgers
On a segment of his show ‘The Herd’, Colin Cowherd brought up two points about Aaron Rodgers. He was quoted saying “Let’s talk about Aaron’s playoff production. He’s 7-9 in his last 16 games. With very good teammates. He shrinks, he plays it safe. He’s never been as good playing from behind as guys like Brady or Peyton Manning. That’s why he’s got fewer come-from-behind wins than Andy Dalton and Derek Carr. I don’t care that he wins in the regular season.”
Cowherd further added “The second factor is personality. Increasingly, Aaron is self-absorbed, public and kind of weird. He’s winning a bad division. Ryan Tannehill would win that division. I’m not paying you $50 million because you can win the NFC North. The idea that he wins a bunch of games, well who are you beating? Playoff production and personality.”
To be fair to Aaron Rodgers, he has come out and denied the claims. But the old saying goes, there’s no smoke without a fire. Some part of it could be true. He could possibly be looking to be paid more money to stay in Green Bay and continue to win his division and do nothing in the playoffs again because he has all the money instead of bringing in new guys. At least for now, we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.