A.J. Hawk On A.J. Hawk’s Uncertain Future
Green Bay Packers linebacker [intlink id="80" type="category"]A.J. Hawk[/intlink] was on NFL Network Tuesday, where he discussed the team’s Super Bowl win and his own future, among other things.
As we discussed before, Hawk is scheduled to make $10 million in 2011 and that’s a number the Packers won’t pay. The team will either have to renegotiate his deal or release him.
Hawk’s 2011 salary will be guaranteed once the league year officially begins, which won’t be until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place.
When asked what the future holds, Hawk expressed uncertainty, although he knows the Packers have to make a move.
“I don’t know. Football is definitely — there’s a business side to it. As a player, I try not to get too involved in the business side. I let my agent handle that, but I would love to be back with Green Bay next year,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s going to happen with how my contract is structured and with everything that’s going on. I would hope that they would try to work something out, but we’ll see. If not, I hope someone else will give me a shot.”
After a solid 2010 season, Hawk will certainly be playing football somewhere next season. If the Packers can cut his salary in half, that somewhere should be Green Bay.