Aaron Rodgers Is Not in the Russ Ball Camp
There is quite a bit of speculation that Green Bay Packers director of player finance Russ Ball will become the team’s next general manager.
By and large, fans hate this idea. There are now rumors that coach Mike McCarthy hates the idea. And, Jason Wilde says quarterback Aaron Rodgers hates the idea.
— ESPN Madison (@ESPNMadison) January 5, 2018
Wilde has a relationship with Rodgers, so we expect he heard it straight from the horse’s mouth.
What’s there to dislike about Ball?
He has no scouting background. Only in recent years has be started sitting in on film sessions in an effort to pick up some player evaluation skills.
More so, there are reports that Ball is, like Ted Thompson, largely anti-free agency. That’s surely what gets Rodgers, right there.
We all know the Packers need an influx of talent. Players have been railing on the good old draft-and-develop philosophy.
Aaron Rodgers may mask the Packers’ weaknesses on an annual basis, but he needs to be surrounded with more talent if he’s going to win another Super Bowl.
Now the question is, will team president Mark Murphy listen? We know he’s close with Ball, but when the franchise and possibly the coach are sending a clear message — don’t hire Russ Ball to be the GM — Murphy has to listen.