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PACKERS SIGN AARON RODGERS TO LONG-TERM DEAL

The Green Bay Packers have announced that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed a long-term contract extension.
The extension locks Rodgers up through the 2014 season, General Manager Ted Thompson said in the team’s statement.
“As we talked about in the past, we try to be proactive in our discussions with our current players and we felt like this was an appropriate time to try to come to an agreement with Aaron,” Thompson said. “We feel like this is good for the organization and the players, and we will continue this approach as we move forward.”
The 24-year-old Rodgers was the Packers’ first-round draft pick in 2005. After spending three seasons as Brett Favre’s backup, he has started all seven games this season and has a 98.8 passer rating.

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24 Responses to “PACKERS SIGN AARON RODGERS TO LONG-TERM DEAL”
  1. garyofferdahl says: Oct 31, 2008 2:48 PM

    Fav’rah money? I always thought they should build in an INT clause into Fav-uor’s contract….and especially on the pick 6’s.

  2. oigetit says: Oct 31, 2008 2:48 PM

    Good move for TT considering how difficult it is to find a decent starting QB.

  3. seatofmypants says: Oct 31, 2008 2:49 PM

    So much for the team bonding together to keep the Packers under the minimum salary cap.

  4. cheeseheadken says: Oct 31, 2008 2:49 PM

    Well, maybe this will answer the questions about the floor of the salary cap. Though I’d like to see them lock Jennings up to a long term contract as well.

  5. favrefromover says: Oct 31, 2008 2:50 PM

    take that jennings…

  6. empty13 says: Oct 31, 2008 2:52 PM

    sounds like a good brett… i mean bet…

  7. titans_fan says: Oct 31, 2008 2:53 PM

    Maybe he’ll respond in Dick Jauron fashion and lose the next game after his extension…
    Or maybe the Pack will just beat the Titans. I’m ready to get one of those humbling losses out of the way and I’d rather it be to an NFC team. And I like the Pack.

  8. Bob_Nelson says: Oct 31, 2008 3:05 PM

    Gee, that spoils the earlier doom and gloom story for Florio.
    Those Packers are a pretty good nonprofit organization.
    They make money the old fashioned way.
    Gee Florio, there are other franchises more deserving of your bashing.

  9. iamthorny says: Oct 31, 2008 3:12 PM

    To a true Packers fan this news gives us all an “extension”.

  10. simon says: Oct 31, 2008 3:17 PM

    I smell a Matt Leinhart coming! Or an Alex Smith! Get the money and stink it up…
    Driver/Jennings/other vets…you are now officially screwed.

  11. streamdeep says: Oct 31, 2008 3:18 PM

    good timing. Favre’s reputation in GB must be in the crapper right now. The nay-sayers don’t have much standing.
    With that said, is there an injury clause of some kind? I mean this kid is always banged up.

  12. Fan_of_Football says: Oct 31, 2008 3:25 PM

    “So much for the team bonding together to keep the Packers under the minimum salary cap. ”
    The whole $20 mil is going to AR this year?

  13. ACDC84 says: Oct 31, 2008 3:26 PM

    AWESOME. What a great Halloween gift for Packer fans. As a previous poster said, it is very difficult to find a legitamate franchise QB, and when you do its important to lock him up ASAFP. My biggest fear during the Favre ordeal was that if the team were to take away the starting job from Rodgers, he would get upset with the team and sign elsewhere after ’09. It would kill me to see him have a great career with Minny or Chicago while we shuffled through garbage QBs for the next decade.
    This is why I like TT. He doesn’t waste money on high-priced overrated free agents (Corey Williams). He uses most of his money to lock up core guys that have already proven they do well for this team. And by front-loading alot of these contracts, they have space in future years when they might really need to add a few free agents. Great cap management!
    Curious about the money. 6 years, $60 MIL?

  14. Joe in Raleigh says: Oct 31, 2008 3:36 PM

    I noticed the team announced this instead of the agent. So what you’re saying is Aaron got a bad deal, right? I bet he got less than Romo.

  15. Shackman says: Oct 31, 2008 3:37 PM

    Next item to address is getting Greg Jennings signed to an extension. He’s the future of the WR corp in Green Bay.

  16. empty13 says: Oct 31, 2008 3:39 PM

    titans might be wiped after that mon nite game. that plus healthier packers off bye might turn the trick.

  17. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Oct 31, 2008 4:03 PM

    simon says: “I smell a Matt Leinhart coming! Or an Alex Smith! Get the money and stink it up…
    Driver/Jennings/other vets…you are now officially screwed. ”
    The difference is that Matt Leinert and Alex Smith sucked from the moment they stepped on the field and never played well. The same cannot be said for Rodgers!

  18. seatofmypants says: Oct 31, 2008 5:02 PM

    In 2008, each team must spend 86.4 percent of the $116.2 million limit, which equates to $100.396 million. If the Packers are more than $20 million under the cap, then they’re $4 million or more away from achieving the salary floor.
    So they are 4 million under the minimum salary cap – not 20 million….

  19. JimmySmith says: Oct 31, 2008 5:15 PM

    I think simon is a viking fan, you cannot expect one of them to even recognize a QB (unless it is a QB that you trade up to get and he is a complete bust, aka T Jack)

  20. titans_fan says: Oct 31, 2008 5:57 PM

    “titans might be wiped after that mon nite game. that plus healthier packers off bye might turn the trick.”
    I really don’t care, I’d rather go ahead and lose. 18-1 doesn’t sound appealing. I like the Pack and therefore this weekend is a win/win kinda weekend. Now that the media is starting to take notice the whole “undefeated” thing is starting to become a burden. Please, let us return to obscurity!
    Go Titans! Or go Packers! Either one…

  21. Vots says: Nov 1, 2008 4:02 AM

    Correction Mike “I’m clearly the biggest Vikings fan on this site” Florio: Rodgers sat behind Favre for two, not three years.

  22. empty13 says: Nov 1, 2008 10:11 AM

    rodgers is a bust. start brohm.

  23. simon says: Nov 1, 2008 11:34 AM

    “JimmySmith says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    I think simon is a viking fan, you cannot expect one of them to even recognize a QB (unless it is a QB that you trade up to get and he is a complete bust, aka T Jack) ”
    Vikings?? Not!! I’d rather see a team play a player when he actually DOES something instead of when his resume is pretty light!!
    Here’s a guy who has not won a playoff game, a division title, a championship, or a Super Bowl, and TT’s gonna pay him like he has? (And BTW, I feel the same about Romo/Smith/Leinhart…). Also, is Jackson getting this amount of money? (Doubt it…)

  24. Pack Fan In Maine says: Nov 1, 2008 11:47 AM

    @Vots
    “Correction Mike “I’m clearly the biggest Vikings fan on this site” Florio: Rodgers sat behind Favre for two, not three years.”
    Well one thing is certain: Vots is clearly not the biggest Packer fan on the site. Florio is correct; Rodgers sat on the pine for three years, not two.

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