If Aaron Rodgers does decide to stay with the Green Bay Packers, his new contract could reportedly change the quarterback market for good.
Rodgers wouldn’t be the first quarterback to reset the market, and he sure as hell won’t be the last. While the likes of Patrick Mahomes signed a 10-year extension worth over a half-billion dollars, Rodgers’ new deal could be a greater annual value.
No. 12, of course, will not be signing a decade-long contract, but the deal could pay him a few years post-retirement. This way, the Packers would not be in cap hell during his playing career, and could therefore add a few pieces to a Super Bowl-caliber team. Brian Gutekunst and Co. have the cap gymnastics down.
Aaron Rodgers contract would reset the market for quarterbacks
Per ESPN, Rodgers’ new deal would ‘alter the market’. While the terms of said deal weren’t made clear, the contract would pay Rodgers into his 40’s. He’s current 38 years old.
Rodgers has largely held the Packers hostage all offseason, watching from a curious distance to find out what their offseason plans are. Gutekunst and Matt LaFleur have kept Rodgers informed the entire way, making him all the more comfortable and included in the organization’s plans.
In return, Rodgers is expected to let the Packers know his intentions before the start of the new league year. He has a record-setting contract staring him in the face, or could take his talents elsewhere to take on a new challenge. While Gutekunst said publicly the Packers haven’t had any trade discussions regarding Rodgers, reports suggest otherwise.
Green Bay reportedly has deals on the table from the Broncos, Steelers and Titans, should Rodgers decide to play, but not with the Packers.
Now, we wait.