Patrick from Gulf Breeze, FL
I love being the dumbest butt.
So glad to be back. That was a departure-day setup if I’ve ever seen one.
Craig from Johnson City, TN
Welcome back, Mike. Hope your time off with the family was special. I think the Pack should sit down with Aaron Rodgers and see how long he wants to play and then extend his contract accordingly. They will need to restructure his contract anyway to get under the cap. Also, Za’Darius Smithcould be extended and deservedly so. Would hate to lose Aaron Jones but think the OL is more important so sign Corey Linsley if possible. Anyway, in Gute we trust.
No one said any of this was going to be easy. With March now here and very little out there in the way of contract talks, I’m starting to think – unless a franchise tag is used, which remains a possibility – any of their own front-line free agents the Packers retain might not be secured until the two-day negotiating window opens and the bell to leave is about to ring. It’s not the most comfortable way, mind you, but it worked out successfully several years ago with both Bryan Bulaga and Randall Cobb.
Bryan from Madison, WI
I know the amount we have spoken about this on II is nauseating, but I for one hope we DO NOT sign J.J. In a year where the cap has been lowered and we need to make difficult decisions regarding our home grown talent in their prime (Linsley, Jones) just to get under the cap, why on earth would you spend big bucks on an older free agent at a position of relative strength on our roster! Nothing about the idea makes sense to me. Sorry to bring this up. Not every Packer fan is gaga for J.J.
Wait a minute, so this J.J. Watt thing still isn’t resolved, after I dealt with it every day for a week and then took a week off? I’m blaming Wes.
John from Livermore, CA
What is your prediction for the Packers’ first draft pick? Trade up, trade down or make the pick (and who do you think that is?)
Gutekunst has possessed four first-round picks in his three drafts as GM, and he has picked at the original spot only once in those four instances. So, while he very well may sit and pick at 29, the track record suggests otherwise.
Jason from Vernon Hills, IL
Should the Packers focus more on defensive or offensive needs in free agency?
They should focus on players at positions of need who fit the scheme, the locker room, and the cap.
Jim from Edgerton, WI
Are teams limited in the number of virtual visits similar to the actual visit limitations that were previously in place?
Not that I know of. The limitations spelled out Stitched Green Bay Packers Jerseys in the league memo regarding the pre-draft process are that no club can send more than three representatives to any school’s pro day (where in-person contact is allowed with PPE and social distancing followed), virtual meetings/interviews cannot last longer than one hour, and no team can meet virtually with a single player more than five times.
Douglas from Bloomington, IL
What is your realistic offensive line for next year? I think from left to right: Billy Turner, Jon Runyan, Lucas Patrick, Lane Taylor, Elgton Jenkins. Then when David Bakhtiari comes back put Jenkins back at LG and Turner to RT.
There are all kinds of potential scenarios floating around right now, but I want to see what the Packers do in the draft first. If they draft an offensive lineman in the first or second round, I would expect that rookie to compete for a starting job.
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Ron from Waukesha, WI
Looking at the Packers 2021 salary cap numbers I see that Aaron Rodgers is paid one-fifth of the team’s total cap number. One-fifth! There’s 52 other players on the roster that need to get paid too. MVP or no MVP, how can the team field a competitive team when one player commands so much of the cap?
Try winning in this league with a quarterback on a second contract who doesn’t command top dollar and get back to me.
Paul from St. Paul, MN
Hello Mike, I was wondering if you could clear something up for me. I understand that a pass defensed is when a defensive player knocks the ball incomplete without an offensive player coming in contact with said pass. How about when a receiver catches the ball, but a defensive player knocks the ball out of the receiver’s hand and falls incomplete? Is this a pass defensed or is it just an incomplete pass? Thanks.