Packers working on deal for Aaron Rodgers that likely surpasses Garoppolo’s

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Jimmy Garoppolo‘s perch at the top of the pay scale isn’t going to last long. The Packers are making “progress” on a new deal with Aaron Rodgers that surely will make the Green Bay quarterback the highest paid in the league.

Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN on Tuesday that General Manager Brian Gutekunst and executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball are involved in talks with Rodgers’ agent.

We’ve had discussions with his representative,” Murphy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I have a lot of confidence in Brian and Russ and Aaron as well. We want to create a win-win.”

Rodgers became the highest-paid player in in the NFL when he signed a five-year, $110 million extension in 2013, but he has outplayed that deal. Rodgers now ranks sixth, with Garoppolo recently having signed the league’s richest deal, getting a five-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers.

Rodgers, 34, threw 13 touchdowns and three interceptions and had the Packers off to a 4-1 start when he broke his collarbone in a loss to the Vikings on October 15. The two-time league MVP, who returned to start a December 17 loss to the Panthers, becomes the favorite for comeback player of the year in 2018.

91 responses to “Packers working on deal for Aaron Rodgers that likely surpasses Garoppolo’s

  1. I hope the Packers sign Rogers to a 50 million dollar a year contract that way they will have a great QB and a bunch of scrubs around him.

  2. The niners did the right thing by signing him ASAP. in two years he wont even be a top 3 paid QB but could be playing as a top 3 QB. nice move Lynch. had they waited until next year it would’ve been like 35 mil a year

  3. Love it. Spend all your money on an increasingly fragile quarterback with no players around him. From third to fourth in NFC North!

  4. Even coming off the injury & being 34, they’ve got to resign him. Pay him more than Jimmy G, Rodgers might not play as long as Brady but Aaron Rodgers is still the best QB in the league. By a good bit too.

  5. I give the Packers all the respect in the world. I was with a babysitter and my parents were at the Silverdome when Favre crushed the Lions playoff hopes with a full field length pass to Sterling Sharpe. It was fun to think about how screwed the Packers were when Favre got to old. I remember seeing Aaron Rodgers if i remember right the first time it was his team was a Monday Night football game and he sucked more then he did good. NFC North knows how that went till this point, but I believe the Packers way have put them in a really bad spot now a days. It’s crazy that Aaron Rodgers alone can make them the best team in the NFC North, without him they are a below average team. It seems like GB is making changes like we need to spend more then we have. I think Chicago is out of the picture for at least a couple seasons, and the Vikings had a very very lucky year. Not hating, with that defense the Vikings will be a problem.

  6. But I have to say, my Lions are so close to being complete. After another offseason and draft I think Quinn can make a solid team an elite team. Caldwell was a good character builder but made horrible decisions every game multiple times making it hard to win. Anyone would be an upgrade and make our team better, but you go out and get Patricia I really think were going to quiet GB for the first time in my life.

  7. Big whoop.

    Hopefully the Green Bay Cheese Cheaters will seek to force their clown of a QB to earn his money by gaining yards and points the legal way instead of cheating and exploiting defensive pre-snap penalties. This jerk has far too long harvested his HOF cred by cheating and failing to gain yards like every other QB. This guy makes a mockery of NFL rules. Too bad he can’t face defenses who get a free shot at him using the same pre-snap rules he exploits.

  8. I don’t like his commercials, but he has earned the right to sit at the top of the perch – certainly over JG who hasn’t proven anything with 8 starts under his belt. I get how these contracts are done – still prefer incentive laden contracts for unproven commodities – but AR has has definitely earned his.

  9. Maybe Erin and the Packers should save that money and put it into their defense so they actually would be a legit SB contender every year. But hey, as a purple fan I’m fine with them consistently having a bad defense. I mean they have the QB and that’s it.

  10. As long as McCarthy is there, he isn’t going to be happy. He will break the packers piggy bank in order for him to stay there another three to four years. When he says, “they know my worth” he is saying he wants the biggest contract ever or I’m forcing my way out of here.

  11. I hate to see these quarterbacks sign long term deals because they tend to be underpaid after 2 or 3 years. The risk of a career ending injury is much less for QB’s, so I really do not understand the rationale on their part for deals exceeding 3 years.

  12. The Packers should trade him. Seriously. They could fix their roster quickly with the draft and a few free agents. Probably two firsts and a bunch of 2nd and 3rds. Tying up all that cash in a down turn unicorn will only prolong the rebuilding process. By the time they will ready to make a run again it will be to late.

  13. Not a Packer fan…. but he is the true definition of a Franchise QB. The evidence from last year, speaks to itself. They better hit in the draft though, the supporting cast is weaker than a house of cards in a tornado.

  14. Rodgers deserves every cent he is going to get , but don’t want to hear him whining about why we cant keep cobb and jordy to. You have davante and the highest paid qb in the league doesn’t need 3 wide receivers making over 10 million a year.

    Your words Mr. Rodgers “we need to play championship defense” well that costs money.

  15. Meanwhile, Brady continues to work at minimum wage because the Pats wont pay the GOAT because his wife works. Explain that again, Pat Fanboys??

  16. I laugh at all these comments, especially since every team in the league would be clamoring for Rodgers to play for their team. Fact is, GB has been a championship caliber team every year that Rodgers has taken a majority of the snaps, even with a crappy defense. I have confidence that Gute will put the right pieces in place to give ARod the best opportunity to get another ring, especially now that Thompson has been put out to pasture. Wishful thinking that the Packers will fail is a futile waste of time if Rodgers is in the game.

  17. Mike McCarthy is the most overrated coach in football and Green Bay’s front office should be ashamed. Without Aaron Rodgers, they have a roster that would win 4-7 games a season. With Rodgers, they win 10-12.

    Pay the man anything and everything he wants.

  18. Where does this “best QB in the game” and ” greatest of the game” talk come from?
    Rodgers isn’t even the best GB quarterback of all time.

    Why do I say this?
    Look at his stats. He is not even in the top 10 in passing stats or Super Bowl appearances, let alone Super Bowl wins.
    When Rodgers gets in the top 5 of QB stats, I will concede the point.

    He’s a very good QB, no doubt.

  19. How much money does one person want or need ? He’s probably got 100 mill in the bank already yet still wants more. Yeah its easy for me to say but hes never going to spend that money in a million years, his kids will be set up for life already.

    Just greed and greed. Not saying every rich player should take a lesser deal but surely some common sense comes into it as well

  20. No point in rushing a contract that’s just going to be one upped by more desperate teams, wait till guys like Brees and Cousins get their big money deals.

  21. “Meanwhile, Brady continues to work at minimum wage because the Pats wont pay the GOAT because his wife works. Explain that again … ??”

    So many things wrong with this question, but let’s start with Superbowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLiX, LI….

  22. Where does this “best QB in the game” and ” greatest of the game” talk come from?

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    From the facts. He has the highest QB rating of all time. He has the best TD:INT ratio of all time. He is the fastest to 300 TDs and reached it with the fewest interceptions of all time. He has the lowest interception percentage of all time.

    He carries sub-par teams to the playoffs every year. His addition makes a team an instant Super Bowl contender. In fact without Rodgers being able to play, the Packers are 5-12-1 with a .277 record. Compare that to someone like Brady whose teams still go 14-6 when forced to be without him for a .700 record.

    The King of the Hail Mary is an offensive machine of a caliber we’ve never even seen.

  23. In retrospect, if McCarthy hadn’t missed so badly on his assessment of Hundley, the Packers could’ve survived this season without Rodgers. Heck, any QB would’ve been better. Hundley is not NFL material. McCarthy should’ve lost his job for that miscalculation alone.

    Their defense has been stale under Capers for too long, but certainly not the worst. The last four seasons they ranked 15, 15, 22, 22. Plenty of room for improvement, but not a floor-to-ceiling renovation. The front office changes were long overdue, but at least they’ve been made.

    All the anti-Packer comments and predictions for failure is nothing more than wishful thinking. I’ve been hearing the same for twenty-five years.

    The New Green Bay Packers will once again be the team to beat in the NFCN. Don’t kid yourselves……you know it, I know it, everybody knows it.

  24. Oh, yeah, Rodgers also had the “majority of the snaps” in 2013, when Rodgers lost to Krapernick in the playoffs.

  25. revelation123 says:
    February 28, 2018 at 6:34 am
    Where does this “best QB in the game” and ” greatest of the game” talk come from?

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    From the facts. He has the highest QB rating of all time. He has the best TD:INT ratio of all time. He is the fastest to 300 TDs.
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    Ok.
    He’s 20th in all time passing yards.
    Passing TDS he is 10th.
    He’s not even in the top 20 for completions.

    Like I said. He is very good.
    3 great stats from you, 3 average stats from me.
    Average it out and Rodgers is not one of the best of all time. Yet.
    Maybe 5 years from now he will be, if he keeps his pace going.
    But not as of today.

  26. If Cousins is worth 30 mil per year the Rodgers is at least worth 35 per. As we saw last year the Packers are a one man team. The Packers better send the Brinks truck to this man’s house! He ain’t Tom Brady, he’s taking no discount!

  27. From the facts. He has the highest QB rating of all time. He has the best TD:INT ratio of all time. He is the fastest to 300 TDs.
    ————-
    And if I use your stats as a guide, Favre isn’t one of the greats of all time.
    It also means that Russell Wilson, Tony Romo and Colin Kaepernick are some of the greatest QBs of all time.

  28. small market team…paying out money that will cripple the team for years to come. they had better score 45 points a game, because they are going to give up 34
    Can’t pay for top talent defense if your QB has all the coin….

  29. Take a page from the Brady playbook and sign a team-friendly deal. It’s not like he’s not already set for life. Of course, in Brady’s case, he brings home ashtray money compared to what Giselle is sitting on, lmao. Smart fella, Tom Brady…

  30. He carries sub-par teams to the playoffs every year. His addition makes a team an instant Super Bowl contender. In fact without Rodgers being able to play, the Packers are 5-12-1 with a .277 record. Compare that to someone like Brady whose teams still go 14-6 when forced to be without him for a .700 record.
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    Yet they’ve only been to one SB during his tenure and that was 7 years ago. The Brady take is dumb. Literally, 11 of those 14 wins came in a year after the team went 16-0. There was a 5-game drop off with largely the same team other than Brady. The Pats missed the playoffs that year, so yea safe to say there was a big drop off. 2 more of those wins came from a guy who is currently the highest paid player in the league. Not exactly Brent Hudley we are talking about here.

  31. Packers should get this deal done FAST before Kirk Cousins get signed. And if Rodgers get signed before Kirk then that will help other teams dictate how they should pay Kirk since Rodger is far more better QB. If Rodgers takes 30m annually then I don’t see any teams paying Kirk 30m or anything close since teams will then use Rodgers deal as a sample to finesse any other deals after Rodger sign.

  32. There is no reason why Rodgers shouldn’t be making $30 million per year. He’s that good. With him, they are a SB contender. Without him, they are a .500 team, at best.

  33. stellarperformance says:
    February 28, 2018 at 7:35 am

    The New Green Bay Packers will once again be the team to beat in the NFCN. Don’t kid yourselves……you know it, I know it, everybody knows it.
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    The Packers have not won the division 2 out of the last 3 years. They lost once, at home, to a QB that was 22 years old and had 14 TD’s. They got destroyed last year when your only star player went down. Last year, when you needed help on defense, you signed a TE that was a malcontent. This year, when you need defense, you’re giving a raise to a guy already under contract. You pay $11 mil on defense for a LB/DE that averages 5 sacks a year. Yes, the front office has changed a little. But I’m still seeing the same ol same ol. Now, your team isn’t bad of course, but I don’t see any moves here that move you from also ran to SB contenders. BTW, why does your QB take a nap in the middle of most seasons and drop 3-4 games that your team should win?

  34. And the headline gave me the impression that the Packers were shopping Rodgers. BTW, is Rodgers the same QB after the injury? Doubt it. They should draft a QB or get one in FA.

  35. He certainly has enough money. I’d like to see a contract that is signed for less but with a clause that the team must spend a certain amount of money on improvements, or the remainder goes to him. That way, he’s making a commitment to make the team better by now swallowing all the cap room, but also is telling the team that the money goes to him if the team doesn’t honor their commitment to spend the cap on the team. Of course, I have no way of knowing if that kind of contract language is even allowable under the CBA. And, I’m not fooling myself like some people do. All of these players are hired guns from somewhere else and will grab what money they can. Favre didn’t care about GB. Rodgers doesn’t care about GB. It’s not an indictment of GB or of those players. It’s just the facts.

  36. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    February 28, 2018 at 8:12 am
    From the facts. He has the highest QB rating of all time. He has the best TD:INT ratio of all time. He is the fastest to 300 TDs.
    ————-
    And if I use your stats as a guide, Favre isn’t one of the greats of all time.
    It also means that Russell Wilson, Tony Romo and Colin Kaepernick are some of the greatest QBs of all time.

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    There is only one statistic that matters: SB wins. It’s why they play the games. It’s the ultimate goal. Right now Rodgers has one SB win. Same as Doug Williams. Same as Trent Dilfer.

  37. And the year after Brady came back the Pats only won 10 games. Regardless, the point is the Pats have always had a much better team around Brady from the ownership to coaches to players.

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    blessedunliketherest says:

    Yet they’ve only been to one SB during his tenure and that was 7 years ago. The Brady take is dumb. Literally, 11 of those 14 wins came in a year after the team went 16-0. There was a 5-game drop off with largely the same team other than Brady. The Pats missed the playoffs that year, so yea safe to say there was a big drop off. 2 more of those wins came from a guy who is currently the highest paid player in the league. Not exactly Brent Hudley we are talking about here.

  38. The same old “defense wins championships” line is getting pretty old. Recent history clearly shows that LASTING success starts at the QB position.

    A defense is too hard to keep together. Just ask SEA.

    So if you want a shot at a SB, go with the “defense wins championships” philosophy. If you want a shot at MULTIPLE SBs, pay the great QB.

    Those who would argue against this are simply blind to the facts.

  39. Some of these comments aren’t even funny. Must be a bunch of rival team homers saying he’s not a great QB, because that’s preposterous on its face.

    Letting Rodgers walk or trading him at this stage of his career would be the worst mistake in the history of the league. Whoever pulled the trigger on that decision would live in infamy.

    So he’s getting injured more often. Fine. Make adjustments to the offensive scheme so he’s throwing from the pocket. He’s 150% capable of doing that at the highest possible level.

    There is no difficult decision to be made here by GB. They will pay the man big. Because they MUST. It’s just a matter of working out the details.

  40. conormacleod says:
    February 28, 2018 at 9:36
    The Packers have not won the division 2 out of the last 3 years. They lost once, at home, to a QB that was 22 years old and had 14 TD’s. They got destroyed last year when your only star player went down. Last year, when you needed help on defense, you signed a TE that was a malcontent. This year, when you need defense, you’re giving a raise to a guy already under contract. You pay $11 mil on defense for a LB/DE that averages 5 sacks a year. Yes, the front office has changed a little. But I’m still seeing the same ol same ol. Now, your team isn’t bad of course, but I don’t see any moves here that move you from also ran to SB contenders. BTW, why does your QB take a nap in the middle of most seasons and drop 3-4 games that your team should win?
    ///////////////////////////

    At least they’re not pretenders, like the Vikings. And between your disdain and the grinding of your teeth, you still know, the Packers are the team to beat in the NFCN. You know it.

  41. The obscene salaries in the NFL are market driven, but the fact is that we all pay for them, whether fans or not.

    I wonder how much it would be worth if someone stood up with a test tube in their hand and announced that the contents would cure any form of cancer. Would this be worth more than an egotistical publicity hound (like Aaron Rodgers) who can throw a dead animal inflated tube to another egotistical publicity hound (like Dez Bryant) 50 yards downfield?

    It’s out of control, people.

    Enough, already!

  42. redclaw1314 says:
    February 27, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    I hate to see these quarterbacks sign long term deals because they tend to be underpaid after 2 or 3 years.
    —————————–

    They may be making less than the guy that just got a new contract, but they are definitely not underpaid.

  43. I would use my money on defense and a backup QB. Then, next year, I would franchise Rodgers if he doesn’t want to sign a long term deal. My way improves the team. The Packers way keeps the team the same, while simply paying Rodgers more money.

  44. stellarperformance says:
    February 28, 2018 at 10:44 am

    At least they’re not pretenders, like the Vikings. And between your disdain and the grinding of your teeth, you still know, the Packers are the team to beat in the NFCN. You know it.
    ///////
    Screaming “We are the favorites, we are the favorites!”, does not, in fact, make you the team to beat. Now, it’s a little early in the preseason, but feel free to actually tell us WHY they are the favorites. You can’t just say “Aaron Rodgers”, because like I said, your team lost the division 2 out of the last 3 years. The Packers simply do not scare anybody. And, most of us are looking forward to your team spending all your salary cap on Rodgers instead of actually fixing what’s wrong with the team.

  45. ringheadcrusher says:
    February 28, 2018 at 10:42 am
    Some of these comments aren’t even funny. Must be a bunch of rival team homers saying he’s not a great QB, because that’s preposterous on its face.

    Letting Rodgers walk or trading him at this stage of his career would be the worst mistake in the history of the league.
    ////////
    Pay the defense. Get a decent running back and backup QB. Franchise Rodgers next off season if he doesn’t want to sign a long term deal when this deal runs out.

  46. mcjon22 says:
    February 27, 2018 at 9:49 pm
    Meanwhile, Brady making $15 million a year.
    ////////

    Cuz Brady is married to a super model who makes more than he does, Mr. Rodgers still looking for Ms right.

  47. ringheadcrusher says:
    February 28, 2018 at 10:31 am
    The same old “defense wins championships” line is getting pretty old. Recent history clearly shows that LASTING success starts at the QB position.

    A defense is too hard to keep together. Just ask SEA.

    So if you want a shot at a SB, go with the “defense wins championships” philosophy. If you want a shot at MULTIPLE SBs, pay the great QB.

    Those who would argue against this are simply blind to the facts.
    //////////
    Except for the small fact that Rodgers has 1 SB, and it was 8 years ago…

  48. “There is only one statistic that matters: SB wins. It’s why they play the games. It’s the ultimate goal. Right now Rodgers has one SB win. Same as Doug Williams. Same as Trent Dilfer.”

    Same as Brett Favre, Steve Young, Kurt Warner, and more than Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton…..

  49. conormacleod says:
    February 28, 2018 at 9:27 am
    Best regular season QB playing right now. If it sells tickets and makes you a bigger profit, extend him. It’s the only thing that really matters you know.
    ——————–

    And in all honesty, he aint too shabby in the playoffs either. He puts up more points per game in the playoff than Vrady. He throws more TDs per playoff game than Brady. He throws fewer INTs per playoff game than Brady.

    The biggest issue is the Packers defense gives up nearly 7 more points per playoff game than the Patriots. In Packers losses, the Packer’s defense gives up an average of over 30 points per game.

  50. Aaron Rodgers is better than Tom Brady. He outperforms Brady in both the regular season and postseason.

    Playoff Stat—-—Rodgers-—Brady

    QB Rating——–—––99———–90
    Completion %—63.5%——62.8%
    PPG———-—-——-–28.75——27.0
    YPA————-—–——-7.5—–——6.9
    TD %——–——-——–6.0%—-–-4.8%
    INT %——————–1.7%——–2.1%

    Rodgers significantly outperforms Brady in rushing yards, TDs, and first downs too.

  51. revelation123 says:

    March 2, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Aaron Rodgers is better than Tom Brady. He outperforms Brady in both the regular season and postseason.

    Playoff Stat—-—Rodgers-—Brady

    QB Rating——–—––99———–90
    Completion %—63.5%——62.8%
    PPG———-—-——-–28.75——27.0
    YPA————-—–——-7.5—–——6.9
    TD %——–——-——–6.0%—-–-4.8%
    INT %——————–1.7%——–2.1%

    Rodgers significantly outperforms Brady in rushing yards, TDs, and first downs too.

    =======================

    Rodgers is great, but has quite a bit to prove till he even sniffs the top 5 all time. Going for the highest paid player title and eating up his team’s cap space is not a great way to improve his standing.

  52. mlhigh says:

    February 28, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Meanwhile, Brady continues to work at minimum wage because the Pats wont pay the GOAT because his wife works. Explain that again, Pat Fanboys??

    ==============================

    That doesn’t make any sense.

  53. Rodgers deserves to be the highest paid player ever. If he played in NewEngland, him and Belichick would have 10 SuperBowls, along with zero drama.

  54. GOAT. Hands down. No cheating necessary like the boys from the northeast. No 3 qb carousel for dink and dunk like the hicks from the state to the west.

    “Pay that man his money.” – KGB

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