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Colin Cowherd: Why the Packers Should Bench Aaron Rodgers

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Colin Cowherd: “The Packers are at a crossroads, their schedule is brutal— Dallas, Tennessee, and Philly. Green Bay is not going to win those games, and they’d be 3-9 at the end of that three-game streak. They’re already 4.5 games back of the Vikings, if they drop another game to Dallas should they bench Aaron Rodgers? It sounds crazy but here’s why it makes sense… Aaron Rodgers is going to be 39 really quickly. He looks like he’s declining a little. Not as fast as everyone is claiming but he’s declining a little. You want him to get more hits in meaningless games? Secondly, you gotta show people what Jordan Love is and you have to show yourself. If not, by May you have to make a decision— are you going to pay him? Whether you pay him or not, you gotta know: does he have the goods? Since Green Bay does not get free agents, historically the way to improve this team is trade pieces. If he’s good, keep Aaron, and move Love to get some pieces. This team needs an infusion of young and cheap players. If you think they’re cash-strapped now, next year— Aaron Jones, $20 million cap hit, David Bakhtiari, huge cap hit, Jaire Alexander, $20 million cap hit, Kenny Clarke, monstrous cap hit. If you think they’re cash-strapped now, they’re in massive trouble next year. The other thing to think about – if Jordan Love isn’t very good, at least you get a top-10 draft pick. What’s the value of playing a soon-to-be 39-year-old Aaron Rodgers in meaningless games? You can tell Aaron, ‘you’re still getting paid, we don’t want you to get hit, there’s no value to your career getting beat up more’, and it will make Aaron look like he’s a ‘team’ guy. If they lose the next two weeks, and I think they will, bench Aaron and play Jordan Love. It’s not about moving off Aaron. If Jordan Love is good then trade him and get picks.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks the Packers should bench Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season if the Packers lose their next two games against the Cowboys and Titans, which would effectively put them too far out of reach at 3-8 to make the playoffs.

Check out the segment above as Colin details why the team must figure out who Jordan Love is at this point, saying best-case scenario you trade him for picks if he pops, and worst-case if he flames out you’ll see get a high draft pick for next season.

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