Morning Wes. What is the benefit to waiting around until eventually the last minute to use the franchise tag? Many thanks.
Most gamers don’t like to be tagged. By waiting right until the deadline, it presents the two sides an possibility to negotiate until finally it is the past vacation resort. I feel back again to Bryan Bulaga and Randall Cobb signing their extensions hours just before the begin of absolutely free company in 2015. It truly is the character of the NFL beast.
Connor from Minnetonka, MN
When does the tag deadline conclude?
March 8. As soon as a player is tagged, the two sides have till July to negotiate a extended-expression contract.
Neil from Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Why all the fuss about who symptoms and who won’t? It will all perform out!
This is where by I really substantially slide on what will happen over the upcoming three weeks since it is out of our handle. All we know is what we know. The Packers have to produce cap space and Aaron Rodgers says he’ll make a decision soon. Whatsoever takes place, you have to account for all variables in this small business. The Packers have, and prepared their offseason appropriately. Now, it can be just waiting around to see which highway we are touring down towards the 2022 season.
Gretchen from Dousman, WI
Great early morning, Wes. We have arrived at the time of year I dislike – seeing our players disperse to indication with other groups all over the league or retire. You and Mike have aided me fully grasp the ins and outs of this, and I know, I know it is a business…but it nevertheless would make me unfortunate.
This time of the calendar year is by no means pleasurable, but it is a byproduct of obtaining sustained success. You would much rather have fruitful, successful draft lessons that make it tricky to keep talent than overspending on the open up current market. That is been a substantial toughness for the Packers considering that the introduction of cost-free company.
Ok persons, time to channel some interior Vic. Those of you upset by Rodgers and his lack of announcement need point of view. This male owes you absolutely nothing. Browse that final assertion all over again. If you are upset by what he posts, which is on you. You manage how you answer to anybody and anything at all in your life. If you are allowing a person who you’ve got possibly in no way achieved, aren’t pals with, and will not interact with outdoors the veil of social media, you could use some reflection. Own your have serenity. You are welcome.
Eric from Inexperienced Bay comes in strong with an early entry for 2022 Inbox get of the calendar year. I may possibly get “Own your serenity” (temporarily) tattooed on my forearm.
Cliff from Alexandria, VA
Wes, what does a GM do other than take care of trades and draft picks? Do they have non-personnel obligations?
NFL GMs do more than just develop a staff in modern NFL. They are ahead-struggling with customers of the complete group. They are not only dependable for assembling the roster but also perform a important part in messaging and management. Due to the fact Day 1, Brian Gutekunst has experienced a fantastic grasp on how vital that element of his task is. In just four decades, he is previously left his mark on the franchise.
Dennis from Beavercreek, OH
Wes, with all this speak of the Rams going all-in, my watch on it is that they wanted to. They desired to earn the Tremendous Bowl to build a fanbase. We see how their house game titles went this year. What do you consider of that? I cringe when I listen to Packers lovers saying we will need to go all-in to get yet another SB win, whilst we have Rodgers. Certainly, I want the Packers to win many more SBs, but most of all, I want them to keep competitive.
The very last issue I’ll say on the Rams entrance is to recall Les Snead has been buying and selling draft picks for veterans for years. The difference this previous offseason was it marked the 1st time they acquired a veteran quarterback. There is certainly anything for each and every team to study from what LA did, but the only point I continue on to raise is it wouldn’t have been attainable without the need of the Rams also drafting properly to establish their team (Donald, Kupp, Higbee, and many others.). The Packers have that reliable basis built. They just require to uncover people last items to make that upcoming action.
Thomas from Cedar Rapids, IA
With all the recent talk about heading all-in, there have been two evident omissions, albeit most likely just before your time: George Allen famously traded the potential for veteran players in Washington. He had achievements, built it to a Super Bowl but missing to Miami 14-7. I also bear in mind Mike Ditka investing his total draft for Ricky Williams in New Orleans. Talk about staying married to your lone decide on! (Pun supposed)
When chatting about the Rams, I forgot the Saints invested all their picks into investing up for Williams in 1999. I’m guessing we will in no way see just about anything rather like that again.