The Packers are pulling out all the stops to keep Aaron Rodgers, including keeping two stars around in hopes of swaying him back home.
Rodgers is playing the wait-and-see approach before committing to another contract with Green Bay, despite the fact it would make him the highest-paid quarterback in football. Unlike with Brett Favre, the Packers aren’t playing around with a potential replacement for Rodgers — likely because Jordan Love isn’t nearly as talented as Rodgers was way back when.
What else can be done to convince Rodgers to stay? General manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur have kept Rodgers in the loop on everything. While they aren’t necessarily at Rodgers mercy, keeping No. 12 around all starts with signing his favorite target.
Packers rumors: Davante Adams could get franchise tag
Adams is second on the Packers priority list after keeping Rodgers, but to convince No. 12 to stay, first they must lock up his favorite weapon.
As much as Green Bay would love to sign Adams to a lucrative long-term deal and do some cap gymnastics in the years to come, there’s no guarantee the star wideout signs up for the years after Rodgers. Per Adam Schefter, Adams is a franchise tag candidate.
Tagging Adams would be a no-brainer if it comes down to it. Were Green Bay to allow him to hit the open market, he’d be a major threat to head elsewhere.
Packers rumors: Jaire Alexander contract extension
Extending Alexander would be beneficial for both sides, as it could help the Packers get under the salary cap before signing Rodgers and extending Adams, and give Alexander more long-term money. It’s genius.
Alexander has proven himself one of the more reliable Packers defenders. He’s an elite safety in the secondary, and the former first-round pick would love to stay in Green Bay long-term.
Rodgers can also get down with the idea of more short fields in his near future.