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Couch: Aaron Rodgers’ Desire To Leave Packers Makes No Sense

When Deshaun Watson first wanted out of Houston, it made perfect sense: He’s a stud quarterback and the Texans are a joke franchise. Russell Wilson was dropping hints that he’d like to leave the Seattle Seahawks, but he kept getting hit. Matthew Stafford wanted his freedom from Detroit, but who doesn’t? But Aaron Rodgers? What on earth is his problem? A year after Tom Brady walked away from the New England Patriots and found a franchise in Tampa Bay that was willing to give him what he wanted, top NFL quarterbacks are testing their power, signaling that they won’t play anymore for teams they have contracts with.  It’s a new thing, possibly learned in part from LeBron James’ example. But we’ll call this the NFL’s flee market era. Flee agency? Whatever. It’s hard to see why Rodgers is joining in. The Green Bay Packers are built to win the Super Bowl. They have gotten to the NFC Championship Game the past two years. And Rodgers’ life? He keeps bouncing from actress to supermodel, is the possible future of Jeopardy!, hangs with Jake from State Farm and was even an A-lister Sunday at the Kentucky Derby, setting Twitter off with his […]

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Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in RollingStone.com and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for CNN.com/Bleacher Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for FoxSports.com and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.