18/05/2022

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The Sport Effect

Ron Wolf, ex Packers GM, can’t believe Aaron Rodgers is such a ‘diva’

The gentleman who brought Brett Favre to Environmentally friendly Bay doesn’t like the way Aaron Rodgers is seeking to leave the storied franchise.

Former Packers basic supervisor Ron Wolf sounded off on the pattern of quarterbacks pushing for trades in an job interview with The Major Show Radio Community this 7 days. That superstar team features Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and most not long ago Rodgers.

“We have a whole lot of divas participating in in the league correct now,” Wolf explained. “I fail to comprehend that all these men have prolonged-phrase specials. I can’t imagine the activity has adjusted that remarkably.”

Wolf, now eighty two, is credited for the Packers turnaround that started when he obtained Favre from the Falcons in advance of the 1992 period. Lengthy just after Wolf retired in 2000, Favre famously waffled on retirement with Rodgers completely ready to choose about and this eventually led to the team trading Favre to the Jets in 2008.

“It seems that today’s quarterbacks want to be more than quarterbacks,” Wolf explained. “They’re hired to perform the placement quarterback. That is what they are getting paid out for, and which is what they are getting paid out to do. These men, they want to decide on the mentor, decide on the players. It’s an intriguing problem.”

Aaron Rodgers’ trade needs are the chat of the NFL
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Watson’s trade needs have been set on the backburner just after getting accused of sexual assault in a civll lawsuit brought forward by 22 therapeutic massage therapists. It is unclear if Watson will perform this period for any team.

Wilson did not so a lot need a trade as openly vent about the Seahawks’ issues, which led to a flurry of desire all-around the league and him just about getting dealt to the Bears. Seahawks mentor Pete Carroll halted momentum towards a deal and it seems the two sides are relocating forward collectively.

Rodgers’ long term is murkier at the instant. Pissed off by his absence of say in staff moves and the selection to draft his heir obvious Jordan Enjoy past year, he clearly desires out and the Packers are identified to retain him.

Brett Favre and Ron Wolf in 2016
Brett Favre and Ron Wolf in 2016
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“All a few of these men have signed prolonged-phrase contracts and they are underneath deal,” Wolf explained. “So I’m certain at that time there wasn’t any keeping a gun to their head declaring you have to signal but now they are not happy. They’re not happy with the team they signed a deal with.”