Packers CEO Mark Murphy recently described signing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a new contract as a “priority.”
Soon, “priority” will be replaced with “reality.”
A new deal with Rodgers could be done soon, possibly before the draft.
“It is his time,” a league source with knowledge of the situation recently told PFT.
When it comes to value, don’t expect another nudging of the bar by a quarter inch or so. With Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco getting $20.1 million per year roughly eight months after Saints quarterback Drew Brees receiver $20 million annually, Rodgers could go as high as $23 million annually.
Which then will become the new height for which other quarterbacks aim.
Meanwhile, the teams with those ultra-high-priced quarterbacks will have less and less cap space available to fill out the other positions on the roster.