Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t worried about when he will get his next contract with the team done, but he knows that Joe Flacco’s deal with the Ravens will potentially impact its size.
Rodgers has two years left on his deal, with base salaries of $9.325 million in 2013 and $10.5 million in 2014, and there’s been some talk about when the Packers might look to bring it more in line with the other top quarterbacks in the NFL. On his weekly radio show, Rodgers showed no concern that reaching a deal to remain in Green Bay would be difficult
“I think everybody is going to see what Joe ends up signing for,” Rodgers said, via ESPNWisconsin.com. “I’m sure they want to lock him up. He’s a great player — had an incredible run in the playoffs — and I’m sure they want to keep him around. A guy like that, with the post-season success he’s had, you want to keep a guy like that around for a while.”
You could say the same about Rodgers, who has a more consistent level of success over the course of his career than Flacco to go with the Super Bowl ring that he won after the 2010 season. If Flacco gets a deal in the Drew Brees range, it will help set the stage for where Rodgers’ discussions with the Pack will start whenever the two sides decide to come to the table.