The Packers are preparing for a future where Aaron Rodgers is their quarterback. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter), the organization and Rodgers’ representatives have been working on a new contract should the QB stick around Green Bay.
sSpecifically, the two sides are eyeing a short-term deal that would make Rodgers the NFL’s highest-paid player on a per-year basis. Patrick Mahomes currently leads the NFL with a $45MM AAV. Rodgers ranks seventh at $33.5MM.
“Nothing is done, but they are having discussions,” Rapoport said (via NFL.com’s Michael Baca). “They are having negotiations to have a deal, hopefully for them, ready to go if and when Aaron Rodgers firmly and finally decides that he wants to return.”
There are some similarities here to 2018, when the Packers had to pony up a record-breaking deal to keep Rodgers with the Packers. We heard recently that Rodgers was seeking a contract that would pay him $50MM per season, although the QB quickly shot down those rumors. While this would be a monster number and represent a seismic increase in quarterback salaries over the past two years, Rodgers is now negotiating with back-to-back MVPs on his resume.
Of course, there’s still one obvious wrinkle interfering with the negotiations. Rodgers has not informed the Packers he wants to stay in Green Bay, and multiple teams have reportedly sent the Packers trade offers. Rodgers does intend to inform the Pack of his decision soon,
26 comments on “Latest On QB Aaron Rodgers’ Future With Packers”
Either you’re mad that the team isn’t properly investing into a winning product or you get paid an astronomical amount, it can’t be both. At that price the Packers are better off trading him.
Rodgers is the only reason GB is relevant. Rodgers doesn’t have the best playoff resume, but there’s not many QB’s who give you an equal or better chance at a SB then him, the reigning MVP. Trading Rodgers and remaining a SB contender only works if Love is the next Burrow/Mahomes, and he’s most likely not.
Without Rodgers, GB is just another middle of the pack team.
Good take Rocket. But Rodgers is not the ONLY reason the Packers are relevant. They have a solid organization and good coaching to go along with a strong roster. He is their BEST player. He is also a wacko diva who had several declining seasons before they drafted Love.
If they mortgage the future to keep him they will likely have a good season if he stays healthy. But will a one year older Rodgers with a lesser cast around him get to the SB in 2022? I don’t think so.
Several declining seasons?? Lol you must mean 18 and 19 where his “declining” seasons are career seasons for most of the quarterbacks out there
How is this not obvious to others.
He just had back to back MVP seasons, he has held out multiple off-seasons, there is constant talk about will he or won’t he leave.
His latest demand he wasn’t to be the highest paid player at 50mil.
Its all just talk, he knows he’s now in the last season of his deal. He’s the best QB in the game, he’s saying you pay me some ridiculous money I’ll stay otherwise I’m gone.
Watch this be his last season with the packers before he hits FA next offseason and walks. I betcha then it’s not I want 50mil it’ll be about which team is set up the best so I can walk in and compete for the title straight away.
All the great QBs do it, Brady, Payton, Montana, Farve etc etc
Vikings will be an option with Dalvin Cook, Jefferson, Theilen, Irv Smith Jr. They have an easy division after he leaves Green Bay, the line is young and should improve ONeil, Davis Bradbury Cleveland Darrisaw. The defence ain’t bad either it’s just the cold weather.
Buccs will be an option depending on how they draft and handle FA but he will be thinking if Brady can do it so can I. Good coach, nice weather and again easy division.
Titans, you have Derrick Henry which means you don’t have to throw the ball or get hit heaps. When you do throw you have AJ Brown and Julio Jones. Super easy division aswell.
But he will be a Packer with a new contract, so no
He won’t resign cause he wants out and green nah don’t want to pay him 50mil either
Vikings also don’t have a QB after this season.
They make a lot of sense.
A young improving o line that doesn’t cost much. Two really good receivers, a nice TE, a top tier RB, and a decent/good defence.
They play in doors, in a fancy new stadium.
Following the same footsteps at Brett Farve. They don’t have a history of success so getting them a title would be a huge accomplishment.
Imagine Rodgers getting to play Green Bay twice a year when they have Jordan Love as their QB. ZaDarius Smith gone, DeVante Adams moved on and Tonyan moved on. Would kill them twice a year on his cake walk to the playoffs.
Lol….the queens haven’t had one since the last time they had a ex-GB QB.
$50 million and they haven’t won in 12 years plus the last couple at $33 million. Move on Prima Donna. Green Bay sorry to say you aren’t winning with this guy no matter if he is free or $100 million a year.
They’ve won 13 games three straight seasons.
Good 13 wins three straight years has gotten them what? Not a damn thing. Everyone knows this league is Super Bowl or bust every year.
Then almost everyone is a bust. Brees won one. Roethlisberger and Peyton each won two, but both were carried to one of them. They’re within striking distance every year. The idea that that means they can’t and won’t win is dopey.
It’s this intentionally stupid mentality that gets on my nerves with football fans. “Oh, you didn’t win the Super Bowl last year? YOU’VE DONE NOTHING!” God, it irritates me. Even players who HAVE won rings have some kind of expiration dates on them, like they just don’t count.
Is the goal to win the most regular season games or to win the Super Bowl?
The goal is to win the super bowl. They’ve been in striking distance every year. The way you guys are talking, basically everyone but Brady is a failure.
Packers immediately become a 6-7 win team when Rodgers leaves. No, they are not better off without him
I hope the Packers will pay him 50 mil or more per year, so the other positions will be subpar. That could be the only way to stop the Packers from making the playoffs.
He went on the Pat Mc.Afee show and said those reports were false about 50 million a year. Don’t beleive everything u hear especially ESPN and Shefter he’s known to spread lies anyway
And you can’t believe everything Rodgers says either..
Both of these comments are true. Everything we hear is something somebody else said backed by an anonymous source. I could believe it, but I could just as easily not believe it. I do think that the asking price would alter based on the team offering it, and that no matter what it is, it’s be more than Green Bay can afford as of now.
I understand he wants top dollar, but he also complained in years past about the team that’s put around him. How will a quarter of the payroll to one guy allow the team to surround him with a Super Bowl caliber roster?
$50m/yr ==> ~$42K/snap.
It’s time for AR to sacrifice for the sake of the team and take a HUGE pay cut in salary for the 22-23 season. Turn the $$ into a signing bonus or future money over the next 5-15 years. Less turnover and keeping the 21-22 team intact as much as possible leads to a much better opportunity for a ring this year.
It’s a ring or your ego (highest paid QB). What’s most important to you AR?
I understand the thought, but the Salary Cap doesn’t work that way.