He did, and they have. So now it’s time for Rodgers to get his new deal. What will that deal be?
With Cousins now nudging the bar from Jimmy Garoppolo‘s $27.5 million per year to $28 million per year, Rodgers will get at least $28.5 million per year. He has a very good chance at matching or beating $30 million per year.
He’ll definitely get to or past $30 million per year in “new money.” The real question is whether he’ll cross that threshold in total value from signing.
Another question is whether he’ll end up with a short-term deal like Cousins, with a full guarantee and none of the non-guaranteed, below-market, back-end numbers that Rodgers has been laboring under for the past couple of seasons.
However it shakes out, Rodgers will emerge as the highest-paid player in NFL history, with $28 million man Kirk Cousins and $27 million man Matthew Stafford in the same division. As always, however, the devil as to Rodgers’ deal will be dancing around in the details.