Packers Smartly Break The Bank for Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers secured the bag. Yes, Green Bay paid him a handsome salary over the next six years. The contract will go until Rodgers is 40 years old. As you know, it is a gaudy number with the Packers quarterback making 176 million dollars over six years with 100 million dollars in guaranteed money. There are going to be critics whom say that’s too much, and that Rodgers is now ‘overpaid’. Those people do not understand the market, nor, how Green Bay is setting themselves up to still have a great deal of cap space. Green Bay and Rodgers did come to an agreement that featured a partnership, not a one-sided thing.
The number that stands out for a lot of people is 80 million of guaranteed money until next March. That is a boatload of money, sure, but nothing in Rodgers’ deal really affects the Packers’ poorly. There’s nothing about an opt-out clause, and there is not adjustment when another quarterback makes more money than Rodgers. Those are all good things. Why do fans think that Rodgers isn’t worth this money? Because they’re fans, and they couldn’t imagine making this kind of cash in their life? Probably. It is hard for me to think there are Packers fans who think Rodgers is overrated or not worth the money. You must hate winning and hate being a top team in the National Football League.
For all the bluster and issues Rodgers may have had with management, he will be a Packer for life. Rodgers will not be on the move unless Green Bay trades him in his twilight years. I love that. To me, it’s a very subtle way to put yourself over Brett Favre in fan’s eyes. Rodgers wants to be part of the Packers until the 2024 season. It is amazing to think about that and also know that no one will wear 12 again.