INDIANAPOLIS – Sorry, Aaron Rodgers, but the famous shrimp cocktail sauce at St. Elmo’s Steak House still attracts the most visitors in town.
Whoever expected that Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst would spend his week in the NFL paired with a bunch of GMs wanting to discuss a Rodgers purchase or whisper in his ear reminders not to forget about me. was shocked on Tuesday to learn that was not the case.
“Not at all,” said Gutekunst. “Not a single person.”
With the start of the NFL free agency set for March 16, the Packers still don’t know if Rodgers intends to be their starting quarterback for the 15th consecutive season, claim the award. change or retire. Treat that date as the unofficial deadline for the reigning MVP to decide about your future.
“There are a lot of decisions that have to be made before that,” Gutekunst said. “So that would be helpful. But I think we already know something before that. ”
Rodgers’ confusing messages on social media about gratitude last week was followed by the Packers’ curious decision to leave him out of a social media image players when announcing one of their “home” games is moving to London.
More advice on nothing? Maybe, but not something that Gutekunst and Rodgers discussed on either side.
Rodgers’ status is directly related to the Packers’ other big decision: whether to franchise to cardholder Davante Adams, who would be one of the most coveted free agents in the league if at all. Will the Packers see Adams as central to Jordan Love’s development in place of Rodgers, or an unnecessary luxury in rebuilding?
“We are planning a lot of different scenarios,” Gutekunst said, “but definitely once we understand the situation with Aaron, then things will follow.”
The day after Cardinals agent Kyler Murray was Erik Burkhardt release a statement GM Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury have responded to the need to sign Murray for an extension or continuation.
“I think it’s an agent doing his job,” Keim said. “As long as I’ve done this, you have to understand people have different approaches to things. And I respect that. You can’t get caught up in personalizing things.”
Keim said he has no reason to believe Murray will refuse to compete in 2022 if not extended. He “fully intends to exercise the option on his contract with Murray for 2023 ahead of this May deadline, which will provide a safety net.
Murray is expected to earn $5.4 million in 2022 but wants to follow in the footsteps of recent quarterbacks like Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, who signed extensions when eligible. first entered their fourth season.
Kingsbury said he and Murray talk “consistently” and are “in a great place” but have not spoken since Burkhardt joined. Murray expressed his opinion on what he would like to see the Cardinals do in terms of personnel.
“All of our long-term goals here are for Kyler to be our full-back. He understands that,” said Kingsbury. “We had a great talk right after the season with him. He talks about his concerns, we talk about what we want and so we will address those.”
The Texans who are running this season like Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson are not part of their equation, after Watson sidelined all of last season on his trade claims and 22 civil lawsuits accusations of sexual misconduct. The market for Watson is hard to determine until there is clarity about his playing status and potential criminal charges, which attorneys recently said would be made known by April 1.
GM Nick Caserio said: “We are working every day to address that. “Once information becomes more relevant or popular, we will process it accordingly. My philosophy from the beginning has always been to do the right thing for the organization and we will continue to do that here in the future. ”
Caserio also explained that he doesn’t seem strange decided to promote Lovie Smith for the head coach after interviewing Brian Flores, who sue the NFL for racial discrimination in recruiting practices.
“I have great respect and admiration for Brian. I think he’s one of the better coaches in our league,” Caserio said. “He just felt that Lovie meant the most for the team and our situation at the time.”
Texans owner Cal McNair, who has previously apologized for his use of racist profanity, “puts it on my shoulders to make the decision that I feel is best” and “supports me” supportive and open,” Caserio said.
With reports swirling that Wentz can be traded or slashed Before he was due to pay his $6.2 million bonus on March 19, the Colts seemed so preposterous about the quarterback they traded their first pick last year.
“I gave my best for him,” said head coach Frank Reich, a former Wentz offensive coordinator with the Eagles. “I was a big part of the decision to bring him here. And so I believe he will continue to have a lot of success in midfield. That could be here. It may not be here. That decision has yet to be determined.”
The Colts are reeling with two consecutive losses to end the season, costing them a playoff spot.
“We all didn’t end the season the way we should,” Reich said. “If we had ended the season the way we were supposed to, there probably wouldn’t have been this discussion.”
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