Could the Green Bay Packers' uber-aggressive free agent haul that fetched four Day 1 starters have been partially fueled by their desire to land one of the upcoming draft's top QB prospects, who, barring injury, would almost certainly redshirt at least the next two years?On its surface, it would appear unlikely.Aaron Rodgers signed the richest contract in NFL history less than eight months ago and is coming off back-to-back "down years" in which he still compiled a combined 41:8 TD-INT ratio and won't turn 36 until December. Even in the wake of the explosive Bleacher Report story detailing the friction between Rodgers and ex-coach Mike McCarthy and its residual effect on the franchise, the Packers making such a bold move at the position so soon after hitching their wagon to Rodgers would signal a stunning about-face.Yet the Packers are hosting Missouri QB Drew Lock on a top-30 visit Monday, Charles Robinson of Yahoo! reports. They have four top-75 picks, including two first-rounders … [Read more...] about NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers reportedly visiting with Drew Lock … but why?
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Jim Owczarski Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 7:21 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 GREEN BAY - To the degree that National Football League contracts can be binding, the new agreement between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers has tied the two together in an unprecedented fashion. This was not lost on the 34-year-old quarterback, who has been able to spend the last day or so reflecting on not just the immediate impact, but where the ripples of his four-year, $134 million extension will take him. “That was kind of the impetus behind the Instagram post (on Wednesday), was feeling nostalgic knowing that this deal takes me to 40 years old,” Rodgers said in a conference call Thursday. “I was drafted when I was 21 and knowing how much life happens and has happened between those years, I’ve grown up. And like I said, I’ve grown older in this area, in this city, in this region, in this state. And it has been a really, really fun ride. I’m proud of … [Read more...] about Aaron Rodgers touts new deal as a lasting partnership with Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers will have their fourth punter in four seasons in 2018, but the NFL team expects its latest one to last more than one year after using a fifth-round draft choice on Alabama's JK Scott in April. The Packers like his leg and his pedigree, which included punting in three national-championship games with the Crimson Tide. "If you look at his history, he's been in some pressure-cooking situations, obviously," Green Bay special-teams coordinator Ron Zook said during the Packers' minicamp in June. "... There's no question that he's got a big gift there in his leg, but for the most part he's been fairly consistent, which is sometimes not the case with a young guy. Once again, when we get under pressure and get out into game situations, I like his attitude." The Packers open their four-game preseason schedule on Aug. 9 against the Tennessee Titans and their regular-season slate on Sept. 9 against the Chicago Bears in the first Sunday night game of the year. Scheduled … [Read more...] about Green Bay Packers like punter JK Scott’s ‘gift’
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the final seconds of the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) 6300 AP-FBN–Packers-Finances, 2nd Ld-Writethru,748 AP Photo NY901 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers’ profit fell by nearly 50 percent in the last fiscal year as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. President and CEO Mark Murphy said the outlook for the Packers remains strong as the NFL’s only publicly owned team released its 2018 financial statement on Monday. The Packers announced a profit from operations of $34.1 million, a steep decline from $65.4 million a year earlier. Expenses soared 11.9 percent, from $376.1 million to $420.9 million, a byproduct of player salaries, coaching changes and travel costs. Revenue increased just 3.1 percent from $441.4 million to $454.9 million. “The … [Read more...] about NFL finances: Green Bay Packers says missing playoffs hurt bottom line
1 of 8 View 8 Items Don Wright, FR87040 AP Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams outruns Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt, left, and Mike Hilton to the end zone Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Related Links NFL analysis: Can Jamaal Williams become the greatest former BYU running back at the next level? Jamaal Williams earns NFL Rookie of the Week honors Morning links: Jamaal Williams' ball security translates to NFL in rookie season; Alex Smith 'jacked' to join Redskins Morning links: BYU fans encouraged by Skyler Southams leg strength; Jamaal Williams' love of video games explained NFL locals: Jamaal Williams scores twice, Marcus Williams intercepts pass in end zone (+video) PROVO — Jamaal Williams arrived on BYU's campus in 2012 as a 17-year-old freshman, not knowing much about the school's unique culture. He was about to embark on what would be a turbulent and prolific career as a Cougar running back. Over the … [Read more...] about How Jamaal Williams’ time at BYU helped prepare him for Green Bay Packers, NFL experience