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Instant reaction to Lions re-signing Josh Reynolds, Aaron Rodgers returning to Green Bay

The PODcast crew assembles after an absolutely wild offseason day in the NFL.

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Tuesday was one of the craziest days in NFL offseason history. It started with Aaron Rodgers telling his buddy Pat McAfee that he’s returning to Green Bay in a somewhat predictable announcement given how everything had been trending. Reports of a four-year, $200 million deal are still being denied by Rodgers’ camp, but he will be playing for the cheesemen in 2022.

A few hours later, as teams designated their franchise tags or re-signed some of their own players, the Denver Broncos decided to drop a bombshell. They agreed to trade for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a move that only cost them two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, and three players—quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, and defensive end Shelby Harris. But hey, they also got a fourth-round pick in return!

In between those massive moves, the Detroit Lions also broke some news by re-signing veteran wide receiver Josh Reynolds to a two-year deal. It was a solid, savvy move to solidify their wide receiver No. 2 or 3 position, depending on how you label Amon-Ra St. Brown.

So considering the historic day, the PODcast crew gathered for an emergency mini-podcast to react to Tuesday’s wildness.

Topics include:

  • How does Reynold’s re-signing impact the rest of the Lions’ offseason?
  • With a depleted wide receiver market in free agency, will the Lions no longer be major players?
  • What is the impact of the Jaguars tagging offensive tackle Cam Robinson?
  • Did the Packers make the right move or are they just digging a hole?
  • Is the Seahawks’ haul for Wilson a result of last year’s Matthew Stafford trade or did the Lions get low-balled?

We tackle all those topics and more on today’s mini-PODcast:

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