Morning Buzz: Packers not done making moves
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Pete Dougherty starts us off with a look at Aaron Rodgers’ desire to play well into his 40s.
As for what Brady, Rodgers and their peers are up against, it starts with this: Brett Favre had the best season by a quarterback of at least 40 when he went 12-4, had a 107.2 rating and led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC championship game as a 40-year old in the 2009 season. His body gave out the next year (5-8, 69.9 rating) and he retired.
Other 40-plus starters include Warren Moon (11-13 record at ages 41 and 42 combined) and Vinny Testaverde (8-17 with three different teams from ages 41-44). That’s not what teams are looking for.
That's also about it for the 40-and-over gang. The only other quarterback 40 or older who started at least half a season was Matt Hasselbeck with Indianapolis in 2015. He went 5-3 at age 40 and then retired.
Tom Silverstein writes on the Packers claiming former Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson off waivers.
The NFL announced the dates for offseason workouts, including Green Bay’s.
Ryan Wood wrote on how the Packers took careful steps to avoid ever having to deal with the NFL’s relocation dance.
Elsewhere, the Good Morning Football crew took a look at the Packers' offseason moves and wondered if they had done enough for Aaron Rodgers:
New Packers tight end Martellus Bennett took exception to Peter Schrager wondering if Green Bay hadn’t actually downgraded by going from Jared Cook to Bennett:
A group of Packers, both present and alumni, are setting off on their annual Tailgate Tour this morning.
Here’s the latest example of Packers fans getting upset about the most inconsequential stuff:
Writing for the Packers Wire, Peter Bukowski makes the case for Jabrill Peppers to take over the Micah Hyde role in the Packers' defense:
Fun little historical fact from Zach Kruse:
Great discussion here between former offensive lineman Ross Tucker and current NFLPA President Eric Winston on the latest rules changes, drug testing and player conduct rules:
Tony Romo is reportedly stepping away from the game to begin a broadcasting career. Why do I get the sense he may try to emulate Brett Favre one last time…