Aaron Rodgers cap hit: Can Packers still afford Davante Adams?

Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

With Aaron Rodgers signing a new contract on Tuesday afternoon, the Packers need to move fast to keep his favorite target as well.

Rodgers deal wasn’t just for No. 12’s sake, but also to free up some cap space for the Packers to build upon a Super Bowl contender.

But what does that mean for Davante Adams?

The Packers have some newfound cap flexibility, meaning they can at the very least franchise tag Adams. Ian Rapoport reported as much after revealing Rodgers’ new deal.

With Adams and Rodgers in tow, the Packers can work on a long-term contract with the former as well, and then add even more to a team that finished with the best record in the NFC last season.

Aaron Rodgers cap hit

We don’t know Aaron Rodgers cap hit at this time, but it’s expected to come down significantly from the scheduled $46 million mark. Had Rodgers not signed a contract extension, the Packers would’ve had very little flexibility this offseason.

That’s why the only real solutions were signing Rodgers to an extension, or trading him to a team that could afford his salary cap hit.


Aaron Rodgers career earnings

Rodgers had earned over $200 million throughout his playing career as of 2021. Now, with an extra $153 million guaranteed coming his way, he’s climbing into the stratosphere financially.

Aaron Rodgers spotrac

Rodgers spotrac info can be found here, though it’s unlikely to have all the updated information until later Tuesday. Aaron Rodgers cap hit hasn’t been revealed yet.

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