‘They Are Openly Admitting Colossal Failure’: Sports Panelists Clash Over Future Of Star QB

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ESPN NFL analysts Dan Orlovsky and Marcus Spears clashed during a segment Monday while speculating on the future of Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“I think for Green Bay and their future, and where they see this going, because remember he’s only got two years after this anyway on the deal that he just recently signed, where they wanna go, I think they need to offload Aaron, get a lot of compensation for him, and start to build into the future and change the dynamic of this franchise,” Spears said Monday during “NFL Live”

Host Laura Rutledge asked Orlovsky about the current state of the Packers roster saying, “A piece of this is the team that’s been around him too this year, right?”

“Well, I think that’s what Green Bay has to decide as an organization,” Orlovsky said. “Do they believe that the play slipped because, that Aaron can’t play anymore? Like something happened from the MVP season of last year until, you know, September of this year? Or because, well, the offensive line did not protect well?”

After listing some of the team injuries and roster deficiencies, Orlovsky went on to comment on what trading Rodgers would mean for the organization.

“Listen, with all due respect, you don’t just find dudes who can throw it like this guy walking the street. And if Green Bay says ‘we’re trading Aaron Rodgers,’ they are openly admitting colossal failure as an organization with the way they’ve handled the past couple of years.”

“I thought they committed colossal failure when they brought him back after the whole tumultuous offseason,” Spears responded. “Go to Jordan Love,” he added.

Rodgers exited Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter with a rib injury, according to ESPN.

NFL Network Reporter Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers would undergo an MRI Monday and if he’s cleared, he will continue to play the rest of the season. (RELATED: Aaron Rodgers Has Words About Healing a Divided Nation That Every American Needs To Hear)

“As long as we’re mathematically alive, I’d like to be out there,” Rodgers said, according to

Rodgers has thrown for 2,682 yards for 21 touchdowns and 9 interceptions through 12 games, with a team record of 4-8, according to Pro Football Reference.