Jordan Rodgers is a Free Agent…
It’s been a crappy couple days for Aaron Rodgers. His buddy Ryan Braun went down in a tornado of disgrace and his brother got cut. Jordan Rodgers was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday.
Rodgers, the younger, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jags, but he never got any action. He had sports hernia surgery in May, so he wasn’t available for OTAs. And apparently, the Jags are so stocked at quarterback with Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, they didn’t need to see anything from Rodgers.
Blaine…. hahahahaha. I’ll have another Daiquiri, Blaine.
So, why do I bring this up? Obviously, Jordan Rodgers can sign with any team. Does big brother make a call to the Green Bay Packers front office and suggest they sign him?
The move wouldn’t be unprecedented. Rodgers lobbied hard for the Packers to re-sign James Jones when he was a free agent. Rumor has it, the Packers did so at Rodgers’ request. Although the lack of interest in Jones and his price fitting in the Packers’ budget also played a role.
The other factor is the team’s backup quarterback situation. B.J. Coleman is going to compete with Graham Harrell for No. 2. While the Packers are saying publicly those guys are good enough… are they really?
This isn’t to suggest Jordan Rodgers would come in and win the No. 2 job, but what does the team lose by giving him a shot and making their star player happy? One of the 18 receivers currently on the roster? Maybe Rodgers ends up being a practice squad guy Mike McCarthy can develop.
Food for thought.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.