Sorry, the Packers won’t be blowing it up anytime soon

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers have spent too much money to blow this thing up right this instant.

Even though the Green Bay Packers have lost five games in a row, they are not going to be blowing the whole thing up anytime soon.

After a strong 3-1 start to the 2022 NFL season, Green Bay has lost five in a row dating back to their second loss of the season to the New York Giants across the pond.

The Packers, who many people saw as a serious contender to get to the Super Bowl, are now 3-6. More concerning, the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions both hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over them now in the NFC North.

As far as why Green Bay is not going to blow it up, Aaron Nagler of CheeseheadTV pointed out the Packers just extended general manager Brian Gutekunst, head coach Matt LaFleur, director of football operations Russ Ball and handed out an absurd contract extension to an aging Aaron Rodgers.

If the Packers finish well below .500, one of those may get the ax, but not all will be out of there.

Unless the Packers want to issue more stock, all four are likely to be around through next season.

The Green Bay Packers have spent way too much money to blow it up right now

Let’s be real. Just because the Packers are in the midst of their worst season in years does not mean blowing it up right now is going to solve all of their problems. Although they are probably not catching the 7-1 Vikings in the divisional race, the NFC is down bad as a whole. With three potential wild card spots up for grabs, all it is going to take is for the Packers to go on a run here.

The other big factor in all this is Green Bay had the No. 1 seed in the NFC the last two seasons and played in two of the last three NFC Championship games. In short, you are not likely to fire your head coach after one disastrous season when the previous three suggest he kind of, sort of, maybe knows what he is doing, if you can believe that. However, two bad years in a row will get you axed.

Ultimately, the Packers are bound to get right at some point. Although they may not make it into the NFC playoffs, this team is too talented to lose out. At this point, that may be what it takes for LaFleur to be kicked to the curb at the end of the season. Getting swept by the Lions to finish around 5-12 might do the trick, but the Packers have way too much invested to jump ship entirely.

Had the Packers not extended seemingly everyone, they could afford to make wholesale changes.

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