The Bucs And… Aaron Rodgers?

March 9th, 2023

“Punk, you’re lucky the Bucs dumped me.”

Go south, not so young man.

That’s what NBC NFL analyst and owner of the PFF tribe told Aaron Rodgers yesterday, by way of social media and cable TV.

Cris Collinsworth dropped in on Kay Adams and her FanDuelTV show “Up and Adams and the discussion turned to where drama queen quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play this fall.

Rodgers stepped out of his darkened, self-imposed solitary confinement recently, sort of like Alec Guinness crawled out of his sweatbox in “Bridge Over the River Kwai.” And still, the public does not know Rodgers’ plans. He has reportedly been talking with the Jets.

Collinsworth said Rodgers should emulate Tom Brady. The main reason Brady came to the Bucs is he thought he could win a Super Bowl in Tampa, which he did. Collinsworth said there is really only one reason for Rodgers to keep playing and that’s a second ring.

Only in the NFC South would Rodgers have a nearly uncontested layup in winning the division, Collinsworth said, which could springboard him to the Super Bowl.

Multiple times Collinsworth referenced how Rodgers should follow Brady’s path, without mentioning the Bucs. Zach Dean of Outkick has his take on Collinsworth’s advice for Rodgers.

As of today, the Saints are far and away the best team in the NFC South thanks to the addition of Derek Carr. Everyone else STINKS.

The Bucs say they’re rolling with Kyle Trask, which is laugh-out-loud funny and I’m a Gators fan. The Panthers are currently led by Sam Darnold. The Falcons were maybe the worst offense in the history of time last year.

No one in the NFC South has weapons to throw to like the Bucs. And Dave Canales’ offense might fit Rodgers because Canales wants to get quarterbacks outside the tackles periodically. Rodgers, though 39 years old, is still mobile.

Collinsworth also noted he believes if an NFC South team wanted Rodgers, the Packers would/could eat a chunk of his salary, if they are compensated in draft capital. This would help Rodgers fit in under a salary cap.

This all sounds like fantasy football kind of stuff to Joe. Here is why, barring no other option, Joe would rather see Rodgers go anywhere but Tampa:

Rodgers’ record at warm weather games is awful for a guy who will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years after he retires. And last Joe checked, climate change hasn’t been radical enough that citizens of west-central Florida are scraping ice off their windshields in early October like the good people of Wisconsin.

64 Responses to “The Bucs And… Aaron Rodgers?”

  1. Reality_Check Says:

    You hear that Gator fans? “Laugh out loud funny”. You grasping this yet? The guy isn’t an NFL QB

  2. Stevek Says:

    Lol at Collinsworth!

    He can go grade some PFF.

  3. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Pass too much drama is he going to play is he going to retire does he want to be traded the guy is on the down side of his career and where ever he plays next year it will be one and done.

  4. Tim Says:

    I doubt he’d be coming here. Putting the money aside (and you really can’t), if he comes here he’s following Tom Brady and will be compared to him. If he goes up to the Jets, he’ll be compared to Brett Favre. If Lamar Jackson goes somewhere else, maybe he goes to Baltimore?

  5. Leighroy Says:

    Gator Fans:

    Reality Check: haha I can copy and paste Chris Collinsworth. I own you!

    Gator Fans: 🤷‍♂️ we never said he was. Go back to sleep fool.

  6. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Like the Bucs are in a position to trade away draft picks, and Trask doesn’t have a problem playing in the Florida heat.

  7. Winny Testaverde Says:

    I put the chances of this happening at a little less than zero. Rodgers hates playing at Ray Jay just one of many reasons why not. It does make me wish the proposed trade for Favre would have happened in 2008, however. Something tells me Rodgers has overplayed his hand and won’t even go play for the Jets…which would actually be very interesting to see him in New York.

  8. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I highly doubt it, but I didn’t think the Bucs would get Brady, either.

  9. Onetrickpony Says:

    Rogers ? No thank you I had enough drama with Mr 30-30 to last a lifetime and I’m not dead yet. And besides Rogers won’t be able to see the field clearly because he is wearing sunglasses as his eyes still hurt from coming out of the darkness into the light

  10. DungyDance Says:

    Regarding Rodgers, Colin Cowherd summed it up best a week ago:

    1. Is he young? No.
    2. Does he get along with coaches? No.
    3. Will he come cheap? No.
    4. Will he bring positive culture changes? No.
    5. Is he a lock to not choke in big games? No.

    In sum – hard no.

  11. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Rodgers is a flake and too much of a diva. Hard pass.

  12. Evo Says:

    I’d love Rodgers here. Simply getting Evans and Godwin the ball. Having Rodgers opens up run lanes with our 2 monsters on the outside.

  13. Allbuccedup Says:

    No Karen Rodgers!

  14. Mr. Editor Says:

    The Bucs have been connected to every free agent and potentially tradable QB since Brady retired. I’m surprised that we haven’t heard from the card carrying members of the Mike Glennon Mob. He’s available.

  15. MadMax Says:

    LOL….i will seriously give up on us if we make that mistake

  16. AnonymousBuc76 Says:

    Retirement is always an option Mr. Rogers…

    I think we’ve dealt with enough drama the last 2 years here in Tampa with Brady…
    As good as Rogers is Imho he’s not worth the $ or the headaches…

    I also don’t think Derek Carr makes the Saints an automatic favorite to win the NFC South….

    LFG! Kyle

    To be continued…

  17. MadMax Says:

    We spend money like that on DT Dre’mont Jones if we’re seriously going there…not this.

  18. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    He ain’t got the stones to follow the goat not a chance

  19. HC Grover Says:

    What next? How bout Namath and Marino?

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    Exactly WHY is Trask “laugh out loud” funny?

    Nobody outside the Bucs coaches and players has any idea if the guy can play or not.

    “All in With Brady” meant Trask would never get a whiff of regular season except in clean-up or if disaster strikes. Neither happened.

    I have no idea if Trask is worthy or not, nor does anyone outside the above, including Colinsworth.

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    It will never happen for cap reasons, but a season with Rogers would be really fun.

  22. MadMax Says:

    @Cobra, did you watch the pregames with Trask, Cobra? Do you not think they have seen all of him in practices, that are probably closed, Cobra? Whats the reason why Brady wouldnt take him under his wing? I dont know, something!!!

    Trask is a 3rd stringer and we should all know that by now (except for those that dont know how to pay attention)…and I dont put that on Mr. Licht….Trask looked good in college, so something went wrong.

    Go after Dalton or Wentz and lets wing it

  23. Stebobucsfan Says:

    I like Rodgers but for me, and I am talking about me only ( it’s millions of other Bucs fans, ) it’s too much money and Rodgers has had a lot of drama around him.

  24. Duane Says:

    Zach Dean is an idiot, and who cares which college team he favors? Only immature morons think that matters in the least little bit.

    And the notion that crappy to middling Carr turns the Saints into the best in the South is also moronic. Check his numbers last year? Somehow forget that the Raiders fired him for incompetence?

    Whether Kyle Trask performs well as a starter in the NFL is fully to be determined. Anybody who claims to know that he will or will not perform well is also a moron. The only want to find out is to start him. Period. Exactly the effing same as every other quarterback coming out of college.

    Interesting and relevant fact: of the 20 quarterbacks in the NFL Hall of Fame today, only 7 were first round draft picks. 10 were later round picks (2 thru 17), and three weren’t drafted out of college by the NFL.

    So anybody who claims only “top pick” quarterbacks can succeed in the NFL is literally full of dog poop.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Draft capital & money are two things we are short on.

  26. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Rodgers is entertaining as hell and the Packers beat the Bucs in Tampa last year, but the Bucs can’t afford him – besides, the NFC North isn’t much better than the NFC South.

  27. Buc4evr Says:

    Yeah I would take Rodgers before any other QB out there even with his diva attitude. There is no one available that has his skill set. But it’s just a dream as the Bucs simply don’t have the cap space to make it happen and need a ton of players.

  28. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Can’t stand to listen to Collinsworth. On live TV Collinsworth also said Packers were going nowhere with Rogers replacing Brett Farve. Idiot.

  29. Pewter Power Says:

    Anyone saying hard pass or hard pass to Aaron Rodgers is nuts it’s the most ridiculous comment here yet.

    Really roll with Kyle freaking trask over Rodgers because of drama with another ball club we all hate? We don’t know what he’d do here. Anyone saying no is wanting to tank for a top draft pick plain and simple.

    Even if trask is decent he won’t have some sudden surge in talent and ability with zero starts which is something that doesn’t interest Bowles a coach who desperately needs to win

  30. BucsfanFred Says:

    Heck, I’d chip in an extra free third round pick to Atlanta or Carolina if they’d take kaaron this year.

  31. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Yeah, go with Rogers and push the Bucs further into purgatory.

  32. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    Joe, please stop calling the NFC south a “lay up” for our Bucs. With TB12, they split with ATL & Carolina (w/ 2nd & 3rd string QBs @ the helm) & beat the ‘aints w/Jameis @ the helm, once & looked bad in the 2nd win. Also, ATL & CAR lost close ones in their losses. No lay ups!

  33. Lt. Dan Says:

    “Bridge Over the River Kwai.” Nice reference Joe. In honor of that…I’ll be watching the movie tonight!

  34. Buc king Says:

    Rodgers is the only qb available that could make us superbowl competitive…
    Imagine him with are receiving group.
    I love Brady and he’s the goat by far..
    But Rodgers has a cannon with the right weapons he’s a monster.
    The year bradyvshould of won mvp Rodgers won it.
    I think he’s worth it if he will give us 2 years.

  35. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Ahh what wonderful memories. This prompted me to pull up the highlight of Suh sacking (shoving) Karen Rodgers to the ground. What a wonderful game.

  36. YucsBall Says:

    I’d love AR12 here in tampa

  37. Mike C Says:

    9ers rolling with Brick Purdy was lol for a minute too…

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  39. NEfan Says:

    Some of you clowns crap on Brady last season, what about Roger’s stats. He couldn’t make the po’s and a locker room virus. NO WAY would he respect toilet Bowles. I say GO FOR IT, Bucs fans seem to enjoy pain and suffering.

  40. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Cobra

    I agree.

    A. Rodgers would be fun but unfortunately we don’t have the cap space and we can’t afford to give away our next two drafts…

  41. DEEEMO Says:


  42. NEfan Says:

    Really Joe, what was offensive in that post. I can’t crap on Roger’s? Bucs go from class to ass?

  43. Max Vasher Says:

    I believe you play to win the game.
    I believe in a strong separation of sport and state.
    That means that I detest all this whining about “we don’t have the money – we have to pay the piper now and accept loosing for a year”. And the worst whine is this bs stuff about “I don’t like Rodgers because he offends my sense of how I think he should act or live both publicly and privately”. I don’t give a damn who Brady voted for and I don’t give a damn what Rodgers does with his free time – separation of sport and state. What I especially detest is this overwhelming assumption that it’s our turn to tank and we should accept it. BS! Play to win! I’m not letting Evans and Godwin rot on a team with no intention of winning. Let’s win now! Let’s go for the Super Bowl now! Rodgers would clearly be our best shot at winning now. We should be enthusiastically pursuing a chance to win now and Rodgers would be a huge asset in that regard. Go Bucs!

  44. gotbbucs Says:

    How is this even a discussion? Not happening.

  45. Mr. Editor Says:

    For good measure, it might be a good idea to sign all of the QBs who, when playing the Bucs, look like All Pro, All World Hall of Famers. The list includes: Paxton Lynch, Case Keenum, and Mitch Trubisky. Most of these guys are available. You might even hire Derek Anderson as offensive quality control coach. That way, we’re guaranteed to win, or at least, not to lose.

  46. August 1976 Buc Says:

    I do not give a flying flip about whatever about Rodgers.
    He will be in the Hall of fame 5 years after he retires.
    I would much rather have him at QB than any other name out there. Oh Rodgers this and oh Rodgers that.
    The Bucs would actually be competitive, unlike the unrecognizable Product put on the way to many times last year, and that dump they took in the playoff game was

    If they can get Rodgers then do it.

    Plain and simple.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  47. mark2001 Says:

    I suspect Rodgers camp is just putting this out there to increase the look of many suiters, and drive up the price. Draft picks plus a 50 million dollar salary? Not including that his game looked to be slipping last year and that he might retire anytime, dropping the rest of his guarantees on you right away? Crazy talk.

  48. mark2001 Says:

    Up here, I know. The Packers are hoping…praying that some team woo’s Rodgers, and they can get some of that cap hit off their hands and net some draft picks to boot. Love, if having his fifth year option, will be due 20 million. And if not, he is a FA and they lose three years investment in a guy that they believe is the future. And Rodgers 50 million plus accrued caps hits and 50 million dollar salary? I really think the Packers are about as sitting between a rock and a hard place as we are, maybe worse all things considered.

  49. sasquatch Says:

    So, from where we sit now, getting Rodgers would require clearing 90 million from the cap. NINE ZERO. And then you’d have to give up picks for someone who is going to be entertaining retirement every year. I just don’t think it adds up to stability or winning, or to building back the roster. It’s an idiotic idea.

    This is more from the Speculative Nonsense Industrial Complex. It has zero chance of happening.

  50. mark2001 Says:

    And sasquatch. Add to that, from the Packer perspective, you have to exercise the option and pay Jordan Love 20 mil to ride the bench behind Rodgers for a year. Then what do you do? Give Love, a guy that never started an 80 to 100 million dollar contract? Or possibly watching him slide out the door as a FA, and you are at ground zero in the QB position?

  51. mark2001 Says:

    The point is that the Packers pretty much have to trade him, though they won’t say it. And to pay that kind of money, on top of the Brady cap hit plus a couple draft picks, for a guy that might be a one year wonder, would be untenable.

  52. Buc1987 Says:

    I’d rather roll with Trask!

  53. NEfan Says:

    Am I the only guy that saw that he sucked last season? And they had a pretty good running game. No Way!! If he didn’t win the division twice and get to a SB he would look inferior to Brady, his ego can’t take that hit. How about the whole toe and thumb whining BS?

  54. CleanHouse Says:

    Signing Rogers would be the best thing they could possibly do. They’d have to change the turf, because he hates it.

  55. 80forBrady Says:

    Stop the fantasy posts, Joe! You Joes can also dream of driving Lambroghinis but you need to shop for the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta that you can afford.

    Even Sean Sullivan can’t give a big enough “Ira Kauffman discount” to sign Rodgers.

  56. EEK Says:

    no money or draft capital to maneuver this one…. although wouldn’t it be sweet if Tampa became a pre-retirement destination for hall of fame QBs!?!

    with every day that passes it seems more possible that our Bucs are setting up for the 2024 draft
    draft a back up qb in a later round in 2023 and pick up a low cost/quality veteran (Mayfield, Wentz, Dalton, etc.) and go full turtle mode by Halloween

  57. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    I recall many people said Brady would never come here, well, he did, and we know how that turned out for him and us. If Rodgers did come here, what would the talking heads say about our chances to make a run in the playoffs? Having said that, does anyone think the Pack would let him stay in the NFC if they could prevent it? My best guess is he lands with the Jets, second best guess is the Dolphins.

    And not for nothing, but the laugh out loud crack by dopey guy says more about him than Kyle. If you actually followed his career, you’d know there is a solid chance he will have success here with the weapons we have at WR, TE, and RB.

  58. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would be extremely surprised if we ended up with Rogers.

    But I’m not against it. If we win ten superbowls by recruiting veteran QBs who come to finish out their careers in Tampa, I’m perfectly good with it.

  59. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    So far as the claims that the lack of activity means we are probably tanking…there is always a lack of activity for more teams this time of year.

  60. Lindsay McElfresh Says:

    You realize that car is not a good QB right and the saints couldn’t make it to the play offs so I can say they are the best right? Let atleast use facts when talking about a team saints are good but not the best

  61. mg Says:

    Get Lamar Jackson

  62. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    With Bowles? LOL

  63. firethecannons Says:

    Love the picture of Suh and rodgers bet sean sullivan likes it too!

  64. Buccos Says:

    Rodgers would be awesome. Even more improbable than Brady but ok, I get it. I’d rather get Lamar Jackson because of his age but Rodgers would be cool too.