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Aaron Rodgers on contract: I know Packers appreciate me

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Earlier this offseason, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked whether the big deal that Mike Glennon got as a free agent amid rising salaries for quarterbacks across the board should lead to talk about a new deal of his own.

Rodgers said he thinks “it has to,” but he doesn’t sound like he’s ready to start banging on the table about getting that new deal done sooner rather than later. Rodgers said he’s confident that things will move forward on that front because he knows his value to the team and believes the team knows it as well.

“Well, that stuff usually takes care of itself, and I have a fantastic agent, he does a great job. He worries about that stuff,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “When it comes to setting the market values, I let that stuff take care of itself. I know my value in this league, and I know the team appreciates me. I’m going to continue to make myself an indispensable part of this roster. When you do that, when your time comes up to get a contract, you usually get a contract extension.”

Rodgers’ current deal, which he signed in 2013, averages $22 million per year. That once put him at the top of the list of quarterbacks and his play has remained very strong , but he’s slid down the list as salaries at the position have risen along with the size of the salary cap. That deal runs through 2019, though, and Rodgers may have to take a somewhat more proactive stance if his next deal is going to come well ahead of that point.

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47 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers on contract: I know Packers appreciate me”
  1. jjb0811 says: Jun 6, 2017 5:37 PM

    Should copy cat Cosuins and sign 1 year deals every year. Top 5 for the salary.

  2. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 6, 2017 5:38 PM

    Aaron Rodgers should be the MVP every year because without him the Packers would be the Browns with uglier uniforms.

  3. maust1013 says: Jun 6, 2017 5:40 PM

    Rodgers saying and doing the right things but the keyboard warriors and pathetic purples will be toasting him here anyway.

  4. grumpysal says: Jun 6, 2017 5:41 PM

    Yup, go ahead and get your $30m per year and then continue to wonder why the team can’t afford to get additional weapons or a defense…

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 6, 2017 5:46 PM

    Better hurry up and get something done before his skills and durability completely decline. By 2019 he won’t be able to sneeze without cracking his collarbone.

  6. buds4grant says: Jun 6, 2017 5:56 PM

    Sign the man. Best QB in the NFC without question. Bradys rings keep him from being the best in the NFL. Belichek vs TT hurts too. TT struggles with drafting D and Capers sucks.

  7. wtfru2 says: Jun 6, 2017 6:06 PM

    Darn right they appreciate you, without you they are in the sewer. Especially with their defense…..

  8. bradjames33160 says: Jun 6, 2017 6:08 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is the best QB in the game. Sorry Patriots fans.

  9. swhy19 says: Jun 6, 2017 6:09 PM

    Not a Packers fan, but he’s the best player in the NFL by far and he should be paid as such

  10. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 6, 2017 6:11 PM

    The Packers may appreciate you however Olivia Munn did not.

  11. ninerfan81 says: Jun 6, 2017 6:13 PM

    I have never once seen a true champion complain about his contract. It’s never come up with those dudes that have that insatiable love for the game. The reason is because their organizations understand their value and typically offer something in that range the first time. Also, the player is so worried about being great that the contract is secondary.

  12. redclaw1314 says: Jun 6, 2017 6:18 PM

    star quarterbacks make a mistake by signing long term deals that do not escalate on an annual basis–Cousins has figured out the formula

  13. contra74 says: Jun 6, 2017 6:21 PM

    Aaron Rodgers on contract: I know Packers appreciate me
    ——-
    Hey, the Cowboys appreciated Romo too until Dak came along.

  14. abninf says: Jun 6, 2017 6:38 PM

    I don’t know if he can survive 24 more months on his current salary. I would say he has to feed his family, but apparently he no longer talks to them.

  15. squishman says: Jun 6, 2017 6:50 PM

    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 6, 2017 5:38 PM

    Aaron Rodgers should be the MVP every year because without him the Packers would be the Browns with uglier uniforms.

    Phantom completely nails it.

  16. vikingjack73 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:00 PM

    Yes please, pay him $30-$35 million a year
    So there’s nothing left for that terrible defense

    Let him be the NFL’s version of Kobe Bryant his last 3-4 years
    Worried only about money and personal stats
    Most overrated franchise in team sports!

  17. upnorthvikesfan says: Jun 6, 2017 7:03 PM

    Packers would be crazy to give him a new deal right now. Not knocking what he has done and meant to the team. But he has shown some signs of slipping off a bit (don’t shoot me! I said “a bit”) and the team would be wise to see how this year and maybe next year goes before giving up the farm to keep him around.

  18. 88ibis says: Jun 6, 2017 7:05 PM

    Every time someone says “these things work themselves out” or “these things take care of themselves” there is a team of lawyers and/or agents working long hours to make it just magically happen.

  19. codythao35 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:07 PM

    Wonder why you only have one ring, and Brady has five. He’s not even considered to Brady when comparing the two.

  20. codythao35 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:08 PM

    Not worth that kind of money, considering he chokes in every big games.

  21. codythao35 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:10 PM

    Not worth that kind of money, considering he chokes in every big games. And Brady don’t even make as much. This is why the packers suck.

  22. va4favre says: Jun 6, 2017 7:17 PM

    In my view, the quality of QBs has declined. Many of the best are well over 30. Rodgers is clearly important to the Pack, but the more they pay him, the less they have to pay good talent. Rodgers is not able to carry the team by himself, and he seems to fade in the playoffs.

  23. jag1959 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:24 PM

    jjb0811 says:
    Jun 6, 2017 5:37 PM
    Should copy cat Cosuins and sign 1 year deals every year. Top 5 for the salary.

    redclaw1314 says:
    Jun 6, 2017 6:18 PM
    star quarterbacks make a mistake by signing long term deals that do not escalate on an annual basis–Cousins has figured out the formula
    ______________________________

    Yeah, can’t imagine why every proven 33 year old HoF caliber QB wouldn’t just be chomping at the bit to take all the injury risk on himself the way a 20 something 4th rounder coming off his first contract was willing to do. smh

  24. aypeeswhippingstick says: Jun 6, 2017 7:28 PM

    Meanwhile in Minny, short pass master Bradford sits out of OTA’s with a sore widdle elbow.

  25. wnstonchill says: Jun 6, 2017 7:37 PM

    As a Bears fan, I can appreciate Rodgers viewpoint. The Packers are one of those franchises that actually “get it”.
    They’re not in complete disarray and flux like the Bears are who choose to run their organization like a gang of baboons.

  26. senatorblutarsky says: Jun 6, 2017 7:38 PM

    Rodgers said he thinks “it has to,” but he doesn’t sound like he’s ready to start banging on the table about getting that new deal done sooner rather than later.
    ______________________

    Why would he when his agent is doing right now for him.

  27. kenmasters34 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:43 PM

    Even though the Bears stink, they did one good thing by driving up the costs for all decent and better QBs.

    If the Bears cant get a decent QB… at least other teams will have to pay $$$ for guys like Aaron Rodgers.

  28. vikingjack73 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:49 PM

    Meanwhile in Minny, in Bradford’s FIRST GAME as QB of MN,
    he leads the Vikes to victory vs Green Bay last year!

    Lol
    Just love how Packers fans rip on certain Vikings QBs, yet say NOTHING when they beat them!

    “Weak-armed” Teddy B goes into Lambeau, last game of the year in 2015 & wins the division title!

    “Short passing game” Sam Bradford starts his first game for MN, against the Pack, knew the playbook for a whole week & beat GB!

    I’ve said it before, I’ll keep saying it…Green Bay Packers are THE most overrated franchise in all of team sports!

  29. mazenblue says: Jun 6, 2017 8:05 PM

    He never called the Packers family tho. You know how he loves his family…oh wait..

  30. flviking says: Jun 6, 2017 8:12 PM

    gb

  31. jbvikes says: Jun 6, 2017 8:16 PM

    I think that team should be called the Green Bay Rodgers’

  32. nyneal says: Jun 6, 2017 8:16 PM

    vikingjack73 says:
    Jun 6, 2017 7:00 PM
    Yes please, pay him $30-$35 million a year
    So there’s nothing left for that terrible defense

    Let him be the NFL’s version of Kobe Bryant his last 3-4 years
    Worried only about money and personal stats
    Most overrated franchise in team sports!

    _________________________________________

    This is the funniest post I’ve seen in here in 2017. It’s hard to believe that a Vikings fan can call the Packers the most overrated franchise in team sports!
    The Vikings are so great, they had to grab Brett Favre 2 years after the Packers threw him to the scrapheap. And he still played as well as any QB they’ve ever had!
    Should I remind him that the Vikings have been to 4 Super Bowls and lost all 4 of them by a combined score of 95 to 34!!! And the last one they went to Gerald Ford was still President!!!
    Meanwhile, what have the Packers done? They’ve won more championships than any other NFL franchise.
    And once again, the Packers will be in the thick of things when the playoffs roll around, and the Vikings will probably be on another one of their infamous cruises.
    Vikings fans — give it up. When you have to resort to bringing up Rodgers’ family or Olivia Nunn, you know you’re desperate. The fact is, he is one of the best QB’s in NFL history and will be for as long as he wants to play. And what do you have? You have Sam Bradford, who is more brittle than Tony Romo and Teddy Bridgewater, who is coming off a very serious injury and wasn’t exactly a gunslinger before he got hurt.
    In fact, the Packers backup QB, Brett Hundley, would give either of them a run for the money as your starter if you had him.
    Aaron Rodgers had more Super Bowl wins in his third season as a starter than your franchise has in their whole history — he had one!!
    I really don’t like hammering you Vikings fans, because it’s like taking candy from a baby. It’s too easy.
    One more thing — rest assured, the Packers will give Aaron a new contract at the right time and you’ll be stuck facing him twice a year for many more years. Meanwhile, you’ll still be searching for a QB. Maybe you can grab Tom Brady when he’s about 44 years old!

    Finally, good job this year reminding your team to turn in their draft picks on time! LMAO!

  33. Desperado says: Jun 6, 2017 8:17 PM

    They better appreciate him. He is one of the top QBs in the game today (last year I had him fourth in effectiveness) and is the only thing keeping his team out of the gutter.

  34. GenXJ says: Jun 6, 2017 8:18 PM

    Most other qbs can command more money because of their size.

  35. aggression44 says: Jun 6, 2017 8:29 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:Jun 6, 2017 6:11 PM

    The Packers may appreciate you however Olivia Munn did not.

    You beat me to it.

  36. exinsidetrader says: Jun 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    Very Beta-sounding and not a leader.

    Most talented QB ever, but not even close to the best because he lacks leadership skills.

  37. minnesota1970 says: Jun 6, 2017 8:45 PM

    Brees and the Saints reached an agreement Friday on the terms of a new deal, which includes $60 million in guaranteed money and a $37 million signing bonus. Brees will earn $40 million in the first year of the contract, and the $20 million yearly average salary makes it the NFL’s richest.

    That was 2012. The Saints are 39-41 since then. This will be Rodgers last contract. If you don’t think he is going for a huge payday, then believe his agent will be going for it. Much like Brees eating up all of the cap, Rodgers will do the same. He doesn’t like his own family, what makes you think he likes you? The 70s and 80s. History always repeats itself.
    “Show me the money”!!!!

  38. whatjusthapped says: Jun 6, 2017 10:51 PM

    The Packers appreciate Rodgers, the Vikings do not, that’s why they let him sit in the Green Room until the 24th pick in a draft year where the Vikings had not only one but two first rounders (7th & 18th) and passed on him.

    I swear to God, you can’t make this stuff up.

  39. leef2020 says: Jun 7, 2017 2:33 AM

    While he has been one of the best QBs in the league, by 2019, Rodgers won’t be but a stack of bones after all the hits taken due to his depleted OL.

  40. countyk66ers says: Jun 7, 2017 6:56 AM

    Vikings loosuhs, cash me ousside how bah duh.

  41. mojodoa says: Jun 7, 2017 6:58 AM

    No G.M. in their right mind would allow Glennon’s deal to be accounted for in contract talks. They’d just say Chicago was insane or just plain stupid to give him that contract. He is signed through 2019. That’s three full years of getting the snot hammered out of him, nothing’s going to happen with his contract this year.

  42. weepingjebus says: Jun 7, 2017 7:53 AM

    Better than Brady? He had fewer rings than Brady … ‘s backup.

  43. bearssuck says: Jun 7, 2017 9:01 AM

    Only reason Glennon got what he did, is cuz the Bears continually show they have zero clue what they are doing as an organization.

  44. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 7, 2017 9:04 AM

    If Green Bay had a top 5 defense every year, Rodgers would have multiple rings..

    I still can’t believe they choked against Seattle in 2014-15 playoffs.. SMH

    -Raider fan that roots for GB

  45. Susan Imbriale says: Jun 7, 2017 10:11 AM

    How can a Viking fan put ANY team down
    They hold the playoff’s most loses record.
    FACT !
    And Sam Bradford is your QB

  46. tripledipper says: Jun 7, 2017 10:22 AM

    Its a business. Why on EARTH some of you always thibk “team first” just blows me away.

  47. beerbratscheese says: Jun 7, 2017 8:31 PM

    I honestly appreciate the Viking’s fans comments. And based on their opinions, it seems apparent that, as long as the Packers keep Rodgers and as long as the Vikings keep whoever they have, both fan bases will be happy. Cheers!

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