A.J. Hawk On A.J. Hawk’s Uncertain Future

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A.J. Hawk

Hawk wants to return to Green Bay.

Green Bay Packers linebacker [intlink id=”80″ type=”category”]A.J. Hawk[/intlink] was on NFL Network Tuesday, where he discussed the team’s Super Bowl win and his own future, among other things.

As we discussed before, Hawk is scheduled to make $10 million in 2011 and that’s a number the Packers won’t pay. The team will either have to renegotiate his deal or release him.

Hawk’s 2011 salary will be guaranteed once the league year officially begins, which won’t be until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place.

When asked what the future holds, Hawk expressed uncertainty, although he knows the Packers have to make a move.

“I don’t know. Football is definitely — there’s a business side to it. As a player, I try not to get too involved in the business side. I let my agent handle that, but I would love to be back with Green Bay next year,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s going to happen with how my contract is structured and with everything that’s going on. I would hope that they would try to work something out, but we’ll see. If not, I hope someone else will give me a shot.”

After a solid 2010 season, Hawk will certainly be playing football somewhere next season. If the Packers can cut his salary in half, that somewhere should be Green Bay.

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7 Comments on "A.J. Hawk On A.J. Hawk’s Uncertain Future"

  1. Shawn iltarion

    Killa and I agree 100%, so shit does happen.

    I don’t care if it is the $10 mil. Dude needs to get paid. Don’t break up Bishop and Hawk; they helped get you there.

  2. FrozenFanatic84

    I have a soft spot for Hawk…sure he didn’t bust onto the pro bowl scene instantly like Matthews but the guy shows up every week and makes plays! Whether those plays are worth 10 million for one season? Doubtful…but hopefully they can restructure and get a multi-year deal done soon!

  3. 10million dollars. That’s alot of dough. I would pay him double if if it meant Barnett was gone. Barnett is a team distracting,tweeting,tackle whiffing,selfish,injury prone fool where as Hawk just grabs his lunchpail punches in and goes to work. Pay the man.

  4. Randy R

    AJ, we love you, stay a Packer, you know they cant pay you 10 mill, thats what Rodgers makes, TRY to live on 7 mill, stay a Packer, win another S B. GOPACKGO

  5. Andy

    I’m in favour of keeping Hawk, not least because I have a Hawk jersey and I hate owning the jersey of a player not on the team. I’ve never been the biggest nick barnett fan and AJ has proved he can hold it up the middle. Not every player can be a big play maker, or even needs to be. You need consistency which I think AJ has had.

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