Packers Make Move To Seemingly Try To Appease Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers appear to be planning for veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers to be on the team in 2021, regardless if he wants to be with the franchise or not.

ESPN’s Field Yates reports that Green Bay took a step in creating salary cap space to take on Rodgers’ 2021 salary by re-signing tight end Robert Tonyan.

The Packers converted $2.349 million of Tonyan’s $3.384 million deal — which was the second-round tender the team placed on him in March — into a bonus, which was prorated over four years added into the deal (all void years), CBS Sports reports.

Green Bay created $1,879,200 in available salary cap space. The team had $6,656,999 in available salary cap space entering the day.

Tonyan had 52 catches for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns in a breakout season in 2020, starting more than one game for the first time in his career. CBS Sports reports he was tied with Travis Kelce for the most receiving touchdowns amongst tight ends last year.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the Packers clearing cap space indicates the team plans to keep Rodgers, who has a cap number of $37,202,000 heading into this season. A trade would save them $22,850,000 in cap space.

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst continues to stay strong on his stance that the team will not trade Rodgers and appears to be doing whatever he can to make sure the quarterback is on the roster with the resources he needs to compete.

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    • Gotta say this to you, James…because I’m outta here in a couple of weeks…your shit about “Rodgers should honor his contract”…
      dude…if you get tired of your employer and leave…you don’t get paid…maybe you go somewhere else…maybe a buddy tells you about a job you decide to take…do you feel obligated to stay and work at a place you can’t stand any more?
      You’re not taking any money from your old boss, right???
      So what the fuck is your problem???
      It’s NOT that he’s going somewhere else…because he WON’T BE TAKING GREEN BAY MONEY…
      it’s that you think he’s a fag…with a man bun…
      c’mon man…say it…spit it out…you’ll feel better.

    • And while I’m calling out all your BULLSHIT about Aaron Rodgers…lemme call out all your BULLSHIT about Tiger Woods…cuz I won’t be able to in a few weeks (bailing on OKTC).
      Any content with Tiger…you’re knee jerk is “Eldrick”.
      Tiger Woods dad named him Eldrick. Tiger is his middle name…and Tiger didn’t get to choose his Christian name.
      Here’s a little about Tiger Woods’ dad, Earl Dennison Woods:
      Woods started his son in golf at a very early age and coached him exclusively over his first years in the sport. He later published two books about the process.
      He was previously a U.S. Army infantry officer who served two tours of duty in South Vietnam and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was also a college baseball player. His granddaughter, Cheyenne Woods, is also a professional golfer.

      You love to call other people “POS”…know what, asswipe…you’re the biggest POS I’ve encountered here at OKTC since I signed on last June 2020.
      Adios, James…go fuck yourself!!!!

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