Aaron Rodgers Will Get New Deal Soon

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Aaron Rodgers is disgusted

Aaron Rodgers is disgusted

The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers will agree on a new deal that will make Rodgers the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL for some time. That is, if you believe old Floors and his anonymous sources.

“It is his time,” the source said.

The source also believes that, once Rodgers has a new deal, it will set a new benchmark that will stand for several years.

So there you go.

Here’s what we actually know.

The Packers want to sign Rodgers to a long-term deal, but he still has two years left on his current deal. Rodgers is grossly underpaid for a top-tier NFL quarterback. He now makes about half of what Drew Brees, Payton Manning and, somehow, Joe Flacco makes.

The only problem is, the Packers aren’t exactly flush with salary cap space. They currently have around $21 million available. That number is cut in half when you factor in contracts for their draft class and restricted free agents. We won’t even mention other, more pressing contract extensions.

The team is either going to have to lose some more salary or get creative to give Rodgers what he wants.

We’re sure they’ll find a way, but at what cost?

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14 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Will Get New Deal Soon"

  1. TyKoSteamboat

    If Rodgers drains the Packers, (because we know he certainly could) don’t count on us getting another big name free agent for another 10 years…

    This is the 1st time i’ve ever been happy he has all those endorsements…maybe we can save a couple $…

  2. TyKoSteamboat

    If we want to be a contender year-in-&-out…He has to take less than Flacco. Which sucks, because hes alot better than Flacco

    We still gotta pay Clay Matthews & B.J. Raji

  3. mxz600

    He could sign a 7 year deal for 145 mill, 50 mill signing bonus up front, which would be spread out over 7 years, about 60 mill guaranteed, with salary ranging from 5-20 mill spread out throughout the 7 years. Thus keeping his salary cap # way south of 20 million, for the 1st 3 years. Just a rough idea how to keep the team competive for the next few years, while keeping hi salary workable as to not handcuff the team. At the same time making Rodgers the highest paid player (keeping him happy). Lets be real……pretty soon, 20 mill/year will be the going rate (See Joe Facco). I’m just basically thinking out loud………………….As far as Raji, if he plays like he does this coming season, as he did last season…..Who cares about Raji. He made 4.5 mill last year, to me that was more than generous for his production. He averaged 1 tackle per game….I mean….That deserves a big contract?…..Really?

    • TyKoSteamboat

      I don’t disagree with you.

      & No. Raji does not “deserve” a big contract.

      But who plays nose-tackle in our scheme with him gone? Theres about 15-20 teams out there that would love to have him drawing double-teams. Also, Raji played hurt last season.

    • Iltarion

      Signing bonuses can only be spread out over 5 years per the new CBA. Thus, a $50 mil signing bonus would mean $10 million against the cap every year, the first 5 years, not even counting his salary that year.

  4. packers5

    mxz600,I agree with you on Raji.He is not playing like his 1st year or 2. I cant tell what happened to him.Use to be in the backfield more often it seems to me. The way other teams run the ball at us,no one on the defensive line gets a raise

  5. E. Wolf

    Fuck, here we go again, being the Atlanta braves of the NFL, being good but not great, getting knocked out in the divisional round year after year. …

    • Savage57

      Living in Atlanta, I can attest that is an excellent analogy. But then if you take this a step further, it’s an even sharper poke in the eye for the folks down here. Not only did the Braves shit the post-season bed every year but one in the 1990’s, now the Falcons are doing it too. 1 MLB Championship and 0 Super Bowls in about 43 post-season appearances by both teams.

      I sure hope you’re wrong about the Pack, but I hear what you’re saying.

      • E. Wolf

        You aren’t a Falcons fan are you? GGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
        One difference, we lost Holmgren AND Ron Wolf at the end of the 90s. However, we are keeping both THE POLAR BEAR and Mike McCarthy. . .. So hopefully the 90s/00s wil not be repeated, and Rodgers and co will capture multiple super bowl championships.

  6. Vijay

    The easy answer is to cut Kuhn, Finley and re-load through the draft. Then pay Rodgers $60M guaranteed and 20 per season and as you need more Free Agents in subsequent years, work out restructuring with him then…

  7. Vijay

    OK, cut Mason Crosby too…get an newer rookie kicker. There are two or three good ones in Rd 6-7 this year.

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