Ted Thompson comments on Aaron Rodgers’ contract

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 26, 2013 – 9:50 pm

During his press conference ending the second day of the draft, Packers GM Ted Thompson was asked to comment on the contract extension signed by QB Aaron Rodgers on Friday. Here’s what he said:

“Really glad it worked out. I think Aaron has proven himself to be a very fine quarterback, a very fine leader. As an extension of that, the Green Bay Packers and Packer fans have been very lucky to have Aaron Rodgers come in here and do the job he has, following a legend in Brett Favre, in the time that he spent from 1992 forward. To have those two guys as your two quarterbacks for that long a time is a remarkable thing, and it’s the record I think is a reflection of that.”

 


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Jennings on contract situation: ‘It is what it is’

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 5, 2012 – 5:00 pm

WR Greg Jennings spoke to reporters at his locker on Wednesday about entering the final year of his current contract without a new deal. Jennings told other media outlets in recent days that it’s possible this could be his last season in Green Bay.

“It is what it is,” he said. “My focus is the 49ers and this year and putting myself in position to make plays for our organization, for this team and for the guys I’m lining up with. That’s my mindset. Bottom line, it’s always my mindset when I’m playing the game. I’m not worried about whether I’m going to end up here or whether I’m getting a contract done. That will take care of itself.

“If I’m here, I would love to be here. If I’m not, it is what it is. At the end of the day, I’m going to play football, I’m going to play 100 percent every single snap. This is my locker. I want this to be my locker until I hang my cleats up.”

He vowed not to let his contract status distract him or the team.

“It’s not a distraction,” he said. “I’m not going to allow it to be a distraction. I’ve never allowed my individual off-the-field deals that I need to take care of become a distraction to myself, let alone the team. I’m glad you guys are asking it right now, so we can kill it, because it’s a non-issue. It’s one of those deals where I can’t control the situation. I have an agent, he’s working diligently on that. He knows my stance on it, I don’t want to be involved in that.

“Do I want to be here? Absolutely. Everyone upstairs knows that, the guys around me know that, but at the end of the day, the focus has to be football.”


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