Rodgers needs to desire a brand-new contract. Rodgers earns the same quantity as Rams quarterback Jared Goff. If Rodgers officially asks for a new agreement, hell certainly get one thing: Clarity as to where he stands.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sending out a message to the group with his post-game comments after Sundays loss to the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship. The message likely had multiple arms.
Heres one. Per a league source, Rodgers wants a brand-new contract.
Rodgers needs to want a brand-new contract. He makes $33.5 million per year.
Hes due to make $22.35 million in 2021, $25.5 million in 2022, and $25.5 million in 2023.
Rodgers presently ranks fifth in average new-money value, behind Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ($ 45 million), Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson ($ 39 million), Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ($ 35 million), and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ($ 34 million).
Rodgers makes the exact same amount as Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Which indicates that Rodgers is grossly underpaid, Goff is grossly overpaid, or both. (Both.).
Rodgers has a cap number in excess of $37 million for 2021, however a new agreement quickly could minimize it. A new deal likewise would show the groups dedication to Rodgers over the next few years, based upon the guaranteed payments and the cap effects developing from cutting or trading him.
If Rodgers officially requests a new contract, hell absolutely get something: Clarity as to where he stands. A brand-new deal suggests restored vows. No new deal means the clock will still tick toward a prospective, if not unavoidable, divorce.
While Rodgers might desire more (particularly as it relates to efforts to enhance the group), one thing he desires– and should have– is a brand-new agreement.