Aaron Rodgers admits he didn’t expect to be back in Green Bay
Longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was all but certain he would be moving on from the team. He felt like the writing was on the wall and it was time for a fresh start elsewhere. But somehow, and someway, things didn’t work out as expected.
Despite all the offseason drama surrounding Rodgers and the Packers’ front office, the two sides have agreed to set their differences aside and give it one last go in 2021.
“Last year at this time, I was looking at the season as my last year in Green Bay” said Rodgers.
He realizes he needs to go into the season with the same mindset he had in 2020. It seems to be a recipe for success.
“Last year, I need to look at the year that way for perspective…Just to enjoy all the little things that I’ve been able to be a part of over the last 15-plus years at the time. Helped me have a great season, mentally, quality-of-life-wise, happiness-wise. And I had so much fun”.
The 37-year old, who was selected 24th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, has won a Super Bowl title, Super Bowl MVP, three NFL MVP’s, and has been a three-time first team all pro, three-time NFL passer rating leader, two-time NFL passing touchdown leader and nine-time Pro Bowler throughout his 16 seasons in the NFL and with the organization.
Packers on verge of signing All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander to lucrative four-year extension
Jaire Alexander is about to get paid!
According to reports, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their star cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $84 million contract extension that pays him an annual average value of $21 million.
The deal includes a massive $30 million signing bonus, which is the record for largest signing bonus giving to a defensive back.
The 25-year old, who was selected 18th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, has amassed 184 combined tackles, 44 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles over a span of four seasons and 48 games with the franchise.
He is also a one-time Pro Bowl and was selected to a Second-team All-Pro in 2020.
Buccaneers to face Seahawks in NFL’s first ever game in Germany
The NFL is finally coming to Germany next season, and the league’s biggest star will grace them with his presence.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 13 at Allianz Arena in Munich. The stadium is home to Bundesliga powerhouse FC Bayern.
The league also announced a handful of other international games in multiple countries.
- New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings on October 2, and Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham.
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers on November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for Monday Night Football.
Ravens trade receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their receiving core in a big way!
The team announced that they have acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a 2022 third round pick (100th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 23rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Subsequently, the Ravens ended up trading the 23rd overall pick they received in the deal to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills then used the pick to select cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
Brown, 24, recorded 195 receptions, 2361 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over a span of 46 games and three seasons with the Ravens from 2019-2021.