Looks like Aaron Rodgers will cash in with a new contract. It’s just a matter of when and how much.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers $2 million apart in talks
By Ian Rapoport
Reporter, NFL.com and NFL Network
Published: April 1, 2013 at 05:56 a.m. Updated: April 1, 2013 at 07:23 p.m.
The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are moving toward a resolution for a new contract extension that will make Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history. That much came to light last week. Recently, new details have emerged to illustrate just how close the two parties are to a deal.
According to sources informed of the progress in the negotiations, the sides are roughly $2 million per season apart on their offers. The Packers’ current contract offer is believed to average slightly more than $21 million per season, sources say, meaning Rodgers is a sure bet to eclipse the $20.6 million per season the Baltimore Ravens recently agreed to pay Joe Flacco.
The sides also are haggling over how much money will come to Rodgers in the next two seasons, among other issues. Per the terms of the current deal that runs out in 2014, Rodgers is set to earn $19.75 over those two seasons. That makes him underpaid based on his status and performance.
After Rodgers’ contract is settled, the Packers will turn their attention to linebacker Clay Matthews and defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who both are up for extensions. The total of the trio’s deals might reach a quarter of a billion dollars.
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