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Is It Finally Time to Replace Aaron Rodgers?

There, I’ve done it – the unspoken thought has been uttered.

The game plans for Aaron Rodgers used to be winners. They were fresh and creative. They had some zing, some zip – they brought a smile to our faces. Lately though, all the innovation is gone – it’s become painful to watch Rodgers perform – he’s just going through the motions at this point. I wouldn’t be surprised if Aaron were soon to be replaced – from all appearances, a trade for the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes might be in the works.

I’m serious. Rodgers’ team simply isn’t giving him the support he needs. After so many years, the performance of the Packers’ quarterback has gone stale. It’s time for a change.

Rodgers makes 2-pt conversion against Chargers

Nov 3, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) dives in for a two point conversion during the fourth quarter as Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) defends at Dignity Health Sports Park. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

From my perspective living out here in the lesser Seattle Metro Area (about 50 miles to the north), I’ve witnessed such things happening. Marshawn Lynch used to be at the center of things, the big man on campus. But now linebacker Bobby Wagner has replaced him. Hey, change happens. Adapt and move on.

I’m talking of course about those State Farm TV commercials. They’re wimpy – about what you’d expect from an insurance company. It’s time for State Farm to get more aggressive – to put some punch back into their product.

For close to ten years now, I’ve been bombarded, night and day, with Beacon Plumbing commercials. Here’s a sample:

Much better, don’t you think?

Bobby has been the spokesman for Beacon for a couple of years now. For years before that though, the star of the show was none other than Beast Mode himself. Take a look:

For the past two weeks, Beacon has switched back to running the Marshawn ads. With a Packers win on Sunday, I’m guessing they’ll take the ads off the air, at least until the 2020 preseason gets underway.

And how is Beacon paying for them? Assuming there even is such a thing as Beacon Plumbing, could it all be a way for those microsofties, Bill Gates and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, to secretly launder money into the pockets of Seattle players? I’d say it calls for a congressional investigation.

Rob Born

Smart drafters don’t select the best available players, they fill a team’s positions of greatest need.



  1. SCPKRFAN January 11, 2020

    Are you drinking?

  2. Christine Pegnato January 11, 2020

    Should have been left unspoken. Are you crazy to write such an article the day before the playoff game, we do not need the bad vibes this article gives off. I hope Aaron has his best game and shuts the mouths of all of the naysayers!

    1. Henkster January 11, 2020

      Truth hurts

    2. KzooPackFan January 11, 2020

      OMG Susan. It’s a joke.

      1. Empacador January 11, 2020

        Seems like a lot of uptight people here this morning, huh Kzoo?

  3. Kato January 11, 2020

    Might be a little early, but I think they need to find a replacement as early as this off-season. Someone that is more of a fit to run this offense. They are married to him financially for two more years, so they may as well attempt to give him as many weapons as possible and hope for the best.
    There is no doubt about it though, he is fading faster than a lot of people thought/hoped. Maybe we will get lucky and he has a Brett Favre type of Renaissance.

    1. Empacador January 11, 2020

      Kato, I expected better of you man.

  4. Henkster January 11, 2020

    Yeah his better days are over, but he still has the ability to play at an elite level if he stays within ML’s system, don’t think he wants to.

  5. AzPackGuy January 11, 2020

    Folks…..you should actually read the article first. You just made yourselves look foolish. He was referencing the State Farm commercials. FFS….

  6. Empacador January 11, 2020

    Good one Rob! Just what the doctor ordered. State Farm, people! Replacing Rodgers in State Farm commercials!

    1. Empacador January 11, 2020

      Reading comprehension. When reading just isn’t enough. Lol!

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        1. PF4L January 11, 2020

          Aaron Rodgers negativity, the common denominator of the simple minded mentality.

  7. Frank Mac January 11, 2020

    Aaron looks bored.

  8. John schwarzmann January 11, 2020

    Yeh, Lets replace him with Boyle and see how he does throwing to the worst set of TE’s and WR’s in the league. There have been stupid sories in the past with Total Packers but this is a farce. Where do you even start with the stupidness? Even if the Packers could trade him for draft picks, the Bengals aren’t going to give up Burrow so you’d be stuck with an unproven rookie with anybody else. That unproven rookie would then still be passing to the garbage the Packers have at TE and WR.

  9. DrKnow January 11, 2020

    Totally agree ! Im not saying he can’t play either but that he looks like he could care less.listen to his own family and past Pack recievers describe him ( classic Narcissist ) He’s not the same QB he was 5yrs ago and it isn’t because he’s old , the things that made him great
    fast release, step into his throws , coachable he no longer is…..

  10. Deepsky January 11, 2020

    I know this was a toungue in cheek post, but I’m torn between thinking either Rodgers arm skills are not there any more or the team just doesn’t know this offense yet. If it’s the latter, then it’s too early to take a QB.

    Then again when Thompson took Rodgers he gave the Packers 15 years of winning and Super Bowl victory, though I doubt lightning strikes a third time.

    1. PF4L January 11, 2020

      So it’s either Rodgers arm skills or the new offense? You can’t think of any other reason the offense struggles?

      1. Deepsky January 11, 2020

        Yeah I’m not buying the bad receiver stuff because as a team the Packer receivers are getting some of the best separation of any team in the league.

        1. PF4L January 12, 2020

          Well…you’re a smart man.