In an offseason that’s included lengthy contract extensions to franchise quarterbacks like Joe Flacco, Tom Brady and Tony Romo, the Green Bay Packers are close to making Aaron Rodgers the highest paid player in NFL history.
Rodgers has taken his team to the playoffs four years in a row and is arguably the best quarterback in the league. The 2011 MVP had a solid season last year (39 TD’s, 4,295 yards) despite losing in the divisional round 45-31 to the 49ers.
Rodgers is due $9.5 Mil in 2013, but an extension would likely put him closer to $25 million per season. That’s $5 million more than reigning Super Bowl champ Joe Flacco, who recently became the highest paid quarterback in the league. The Packers seem eager to change that.
Rodgers is just 29 years old, and could be starting for another decade in the league. Green Bay will do what they have to do to hang on to him and make sure he doesn’t suffer the same fate of his predecessor, Brett Favre.