Maybe you haven’t heard this one, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t been around for the team’s offseason program, including the all-important Organized Team Activities. But he hasn’t been a complete stranger to his workplace.
However it plays out, the Packers have no reason to give Rodgers a ticket to the open market whenever someone makes more money than him. And if Rodgers insists on that, the Packers need to simply say to him, You’re under contract for two more years, and we will tag you for the next two years after that.
And that’s really the lesson for all quarterbacks to learn, as a result of the Rodgers deal from 2013. When committing for seven years, the market will at some point pass you by. So, you know, don’t commit for seven years.
With defensive coordinator Vic Fangio back to run things on that side of the ball, Nagy’s been spending a lot of time working on installing an offense that will produce better results than the one that finished 29th in points and 30th in yards last season. Nagy said that the finished product should bear more than a slight resemblance to the one he had a hand in putting together with the Chiefs.
Nagy told Dan Pompei of The Athletic that he estimates the offense in Chicago will have a 70-80 percent similarity to the one in Kansas City.
It will be different in some regards, which is only fair to our coaches on offense and the ideas they have, Nagy said. But the identity is going to be the same. It will feel very similar to Kansas City’s. We’re in the lab now. That’s the fun part. All the coaches are giving their ideas and thoughts. Coach [Andy Reid] always said he had 51 percent of the say. So ultimately, he had final say. Now I have that. There are plays I liked that Coach [Reid] didn’t like, so now those plays are in.