Aaron Rodgers appears to be ready to leave the vaccination talk behind and get back to football. As teams around the league courted Odell Beckham Jr., Rodger’s club was right in the mix. The Green Bay Packers made an aggressive offer to try and land the receiver, but he instead chose the Los Angeles Rams.
After Green Bay defeated the Seattle Seahawks 17-0 on November 15, Rodgers shared his thoughts on the process of trying to sign Beckham. He wasn’t sure why things didn’t work out. He was happy to have been in the running to nab the coveted WR. Heavy reported on Rodgers’ comments to the media.
“I think that we are obviously limited with our salary-cap situation. I’m not sure what he ended up signing for, but I’ve been friends with Odell for a long time and have so much respect for his talent and his ability, and I wish him the absolute best in L.A.
I think there was a lot of conversations around bringing him in, and for whatever reason it just wasn’t the right fit,” Rodgers continued. “But I feel good about the fact that we were in the mix.”
After signing with L.A., reports surfaced that OBJ wasn’t happy at all with the offer made by the Packers. The team only offered him the veteran minimum, which falls under $1.1 million. The offer from the Rams was worth $3 million if he reaches certain incentives.
The Packers’ low-ball offer came even as the team enjoys $6.2 in available space under the salary cap. OBJ bet on himself with the new incentive-laden contract with L.A. Apparently LeBron’s sales pitch meant more than Aaron Rodgers’.
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