The headlines stated the obvious today: Desmond Bishop said part of the reason he signed with the Minnesota Vikings was to extract some semblance of blood – to get a shot at Aaron Rodgers.
Now that’s a revelation … Did we think Bishop signed with the Vikings for the money or the security?
He received a single year deal for $1.5 million and the opportunity for some pocket change through incentives. Certainly not a bank-breaking deal.
While it’s half of what he was scheduled to make with the Packers this year before being cut, one wonders if he would have done better with the Packers and a restructured deal … maybe. Maybe not.
Either way, that’s water under the bridge as the Packers move on and Bishop gears up to test his shaky hamstring with the hope to have the chance to chase Aaron Rodgers around the backfield when the season comes around.
So Bishop’s statement to reporters about wanting to have a shot at Rodgers is nothing new. Rodgers will most likely be named tonight as one of the top five players in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players, so it’s pretty clear that everyone wants a shot at Aaron Rodgers.
It’s not just Bishop … it’s the entire league. He’s going to have to take a number.
That’s why the Packers went out to solidify the team’s running game and carried out a major re-shifting of the offensive line. The 51 sacks that Rodgers incurred last year are unacceptable and the Packers’ brass have taken the steps needed to make sure it’s something that doesn’t continue.
If Bishop thinks he’s going to have a free shot at the league’s highest paid quarterback, he’s got another thing coming.
Bishop might not even make it out of training camp with the Vikings, depending on his physical status, but if he does he should probably plan on having a long night when he faces the Packers.