In an interview with Tom Grossi this week, Murphy said he likes to avoid giving his players a third contract. Why? He likes to only give a third contract to Hall of Fame-worthy players.
“There are some old sayings in the NFL; it’s better to move on a year or two early than two late,” Murphy said. “Another issue, and this is not so much quarterbacks as it is others, is be careful on third contracts. I’ve heard the only time a third contract makes sense is for Hall of Famers.”
This is some eye-opening insight into Mark Murphy’s decision-making process.
One of my favorite clips from the interview.
I ask Mark about letting players go to early compared to keeping them around for longer.
“The only time a third contract makes sense is for Hall of Famers”https://t.co/xHcCzha1UM
— Tom Grossi Ⓥ (@tomgrossicomedy) August 17, 2021
Mark Murphy has been in the spotlight more often this year than any other year of his career. Aaron Rodgers is a big reason why.
Murphy called the Packers quarterback a “complicated fella” when speaking with the media earlier this year.
“I’m often reminded though of Ted Thompson, as most of you know, just a great general manager, passed away this past year, or excuse me earlier this year. [He] often talked about Aaron, that he’s a… and it wasn’t just Aaron, a lot of different players. He would say ‘He’s a complicated fella.’ So, I’ll just say that,” Murphy said back in June, via NFL.com.
Mark Murphy’s latest comments aren’t as controversial as what he said about Rodgers. Instead, it provides fans a good glimpse into how the Packers CEO handles his contract decisions.
Don’t expect any current Packers players to get a third-year contract unless they’re worthy of the Hall of Fame.
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