Aaron Rodgers cast some doubt on his future with the Green Bay Packers following Sunday’s NFC Championship loss to the Bucs, and now the pressure is on the franchise to get him a new deal.
According to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, Rodgers – who signed an extension in 2018 to keep him under contract through 2023 – wants a new contract.
The quarterback makes $33.5 million per year, or the same annual average as Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
The breakdown of Rodgers, the likely 2020 MVP, over the next few years pays him $22.35 million in 2021 and $25.5 million in 2022 and 2023.
A new contract could actually beneficial to the Packers and allow them to reduce Rodgers’ $37 million cap hit for next season.
Cutting or trading Rodgers before June 1 would also cost them $31.5 million in dead money and a $5.5 million cap hit, so it makes sense for the two sides to work something out.
But the question remains, is Green Bay is willing to commit to the 37-year-old quarterback, possibly beyond the 2023 season, even after trading up to draft quarterback Jordan Love in the first round?
If not, Rodgers could very well be playing somewhere else next season.