Morning Wes. What is the gain to waiting until the last moment to use the franchise tag? Many thanks.
Most players don’t like to be tagged. By waiting around until eventually the deadline, it presents the two sides an option to negotiate right up until it really is the last vacation resort. I imagine back to Bryan Bulaga and Randall Cobb signing their extensions hrs right before the start out of free of charge company in 2015. It is 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 until July to negotiate a lengthy-time period agreement.
Neil from Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Why all the fuss about who indicators and who doesn’t? It will all perform out!
This is exactly where I really a great deal fall on what will take place around the next 3 months because it is out of our regulate. All we know is what we know. The Packers have to make cap area and Aaron Rodgers claims he’ll make a decision shortly. Regardless of what transpires, you need to account for all variables in this company. The Packers have, and prepared their offseason appropriately. Now, it can be just ready to see which road we are touring down toward the 2022 year.
Gretchen from Dousman, WI
Superior early morning, Wes. We have achieved the time of year I dislike – seeing our gamers disperse to indicator with other groups close to the league or retire. You and Mike have assisted me fully grasp the ins and outs of this, and I know, I know it is a business…but it continue to tends to make me unfortunate.
This time of the yr is by no means enjoyment, but it really is a byproduct of getting sustained achievements. You’d much alternatively have fruitful, effective draft lessons that make it tough to retain expertise than overspending on the open market. That is been a huge power for the Packers because the advent of cost-free agency.
Okay individuals, time to channel some interior Vic. These of you upset by Rodgers and his lack of announcement need standpoint. This man owes you nothing. Read that past assertion yet again. If you are upset by what he posts, that’s on you. You command how you respond to any individual and anything in your lifetime. If you are letting an individual who you have in all probability never ever achieved, usually are not pals with, and do not interact with exterior the veil of social media, you could use some reflection. Own your very own serenity. You are welcome.
Eric from Green Bay comes in potent with an early entry for 2022 Inbox consider of the year. I may well get “Own your serenity” (temporarily) 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-staff duties?
NFL GMs do much more than just establish a group in modern NFL. They are forward-going through associates of the whole firm. They are not only liable for assembling the roster but also play a very important position in messaging and management. Due to the fact Day 1, Brian Gutekunst has experienced a good grasp on how critical that aspect of his position is. In just four several years, he’s now still left his mark on the franchise.
Dennis from Beavercreek, OH
Wes, with all this speak of the Rams heading all-in, my watch on it is that they needed to. They wanted to win the Super Bowl to make a fanbase. We see how their home game titles went this calendar year. What do you assume of that? I cringe when I listen to Packers lovers indicating we need to go all-in to get another SB acquire, whilst we have Rodgers. Yes, I want the Packers to get many more SBs, but most of all, I want them to continue to be aggressive.
The previous point I will say on the Rams front is to recall Les Snead has been investing draft picks for veterans for several years. The distinction this past offseason was it marked the initially time they acquired a veteran quarterback. You will find anything for each workforce to master from what LA did, but the only position I continue on to increase is it wouldn’t have been probable without having the Rams also drafting properly to make their team (Donald, Kupp, Higbee, and many others.). The Packers have that reliable basis built. They just will need to discover those final items to make that following action.
Thomas from Cedar Rapids, IA
With all the recent chat about likely all-in, there have been two glaring omissions, albeit possibly right before your time: George Allen famously traded the future for veteran gamers in Washington. He experienced success, made it to a Tremendous Bowl but dropped to Miami 14-7. I also try to remember Mike Ditka trading his total draft for Ricky Williams in New Orleans. Chat about remaining married to your lone select! (Pun intended)
When speaking about the Rams, I forgot the Saints invested all their picks into trading up for Williams in 1999. I am guessing we are going to by no means see just about anything rather like that again.