Yes Rodgers contract is horrific like Wilson's and Watson's. When Carr sees players like Dak getting 40 mill per season or a Cousins at 37 mill and the fact that QB salaries are always creeping upwards, I can understand him aiming high. Dak is on the more complete team but the Cowboys don't have an Adams, a Jacobs or a Waller on their offense.Rodgers is already under contract next season with Green Bay. The total I believe is $59m fully guaranteed! He's also signed through 2026! (though there an out after next season).
Agree as amazing as he's been in several seasons, he's been equally unimpressive in the playoffs except that astounding comeback win against Dallas a few years back.
The question on trading him is that outrageous contract. Someone is going to have to re-negotiate something. The problem is, he likes money, a lot. So the new contract may reduce his 2023 pay to some $40m, but the back-end would still be somewhat loaded. That means cap hits and/or dead money once he's done. How many more years do people think he'll play?
Car was due way too much money. GM Dave Ziegler re-negotiated the contract he wanted, with an out, and signed his buddy Davonte Adams, but Carr couldn't get it done. He threw way too many interceptions, forced the ball way too much, and had several bad decisions and throws at the worst time. His future team will see. For every great throw he makes, get ready for a red zone interception at the worst time.
I can only guess, but I think if Mark Davis asserts himself, he'll push to trade for Rodgers. A lot of loud, dumb fans think signing Rodgers would instantly make the entire team a top contender, which to me is laughable. Davis, as well as Ziegler and McDaniels might be up for signing Jimmy Garappolo. But I think that could be a mistake. Too costly. Can't make it through a season.
I think what the Raiders should do is sign Jacoby Brissett, and keep Stidham. Why? Stiddy played good against SF, and not very good against KC. Hard to tell his future. Brissett didn't win many games last year, but his numbers were actually better than Deshaun Watson, and his teammates on the Browns really liked Brissett. He's also played under McDaniels before. Plus, his price tag would be about $6m. He (and Stiddy) could make a good "bridge" until the Raiders can find their franchise QB, or maybe Stiddy will really step up, and in the meantime the team should sign some key FA players and draft heavily on defense, where they have been terrible. Maybe they find a QB who falls in the draft (Hooker?), maybe they find a QB next season. But the Raiders are not going to win the AFC West this year. That's dreaming.
I think it's possible Ziegler thinks the same as me, and I do have some faith in that guy. McDaniels? I'm not so sure. He's a hell of a lot more human, and humble, than he was in Denver. So...maybe. Ask again in a year. Mark Davis however I don't have much faith in at all. He has a long history of meddling, rash decisions that have really hurt the team. President Sarah Morgan was partly hired for city and political connections, but also as she's a contract attorney. The insider talk was she could help crunch numbers on helping the team not blow their future away. So, if Davis pushes the team to trade draft picks away to hire an aging, temperamental, primadonna Rodgers, just so he can watch him throw pretty spirals to Adams, you'll know it was all for nothing. Davis has said he wants to build a solid founding to winning for years to come. But insiders have said he's hinted he's said to Ziegler and McDaniels this year was unacceptable and the team needs to improve if they want to keep their jobs. How true is that? Who the hell knows?! Mark Davis is not like Art Rooney II, or Clark Hunt, who knows to hire the right people, give them a positive work environment, be patient, then stay the hell away. So, 50/50 chance Raiders trading to get Rodgers happens.
Be interested to see what Jimmy G gets on his next contract as that will say a lot about the current QB market. With the lack of good veteran QBs on the market at the moment, it should be decent timing for Carr and Jimmy unless the mid range teams look for another Purdy in the draft ! The bottom teams usually draft a QB as they can grab the pick of the crop but ask GB, the 49ers or the Jets how their last first round QB pick is progressing ! Usually the win now teams will look for a veteran. I still think Miami has some interest in Jimmy G with Tua's health issues but they won't get him cheap even if they only want him as a quality back up. Mayfield could be a cheaper option but like Wentz that would be considered a riskier signing albeit a cheaper one. I can't see the Rams retaining Baker as he should get better offers elsewhere but Stafford's future looks shakier after last season and his injury issues and maybe the Rams see more value in Baker but their lack of depth caught them out last season after a lot of injuries and their lack of early picks in the draft won't help them in the short term. I see the NFC West being between the 49ers and Seattle again.