What will Aaron Rodgers get on his next deal?

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The Packers wanted to extend the contract of quarterback Aaron Rodgers before Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins signed their new deals. Rodgers wanted to wait.

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.

67 responses to “What will Aaron Rodgers get on his next deal?

  1. Leave it to MN fans to talk smack.

    They just made the 3rd best QB in the DIVISION, not the League the highest paid player in the league and he’s not even better than what they had last year.

    Talk about “cap stupidity”

  2. He will get more than anyone else in the NFL. It wont happen tomorrow. Both GB and Rodgers are fine to wait until he is the highest paid player in the league. No clue why the media keeps making it a story when it isn’t. The difference between this signing and MN is that Rodgers understands that for him to be successful he has to sacrifice something for the team – deferred payment – whatever the case. AS Brady does for NE.

  3. Don’t worry Teal. Minnesota fans are in their annual off-season championship mode. They’ll be quietly crying into their beers by midseason again.

    When is the last time Minnesota was good for 2 seasons in a row? I’m thinking the 80s.

  4. Aaron is greedy. He’s making lots of money. There won’t be any money left to build around him.

    -Every other NFC North fan outside of GB

  5. If Cousins is worth $28m/yr, Rodgers is worth at least $56m and probably more like $86m/yr.

  6. Well Rodgers is not as successful as Brady who makes $15M per year so I would say $13-14M per years sounds fair for his productivity.

  7. Cant say it much better than Teal but i would like to add Rodgers will probably sign for 1 mil per season more than Cousins but he is twice the qb. Its funny how that little difference will put the packers in cap trouble but not the vikings. Must be that Minnesota math.

  8. cabosan1978 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    He will get more than anyone else in the NFL. It wont happen tomorrow. Both GB and Rodgers are fine to wait until he is the highest paid player in the league. No clue why the media keeps making it a story when it isn’t. The difference between this signing and MN is that Rodgers understands that for him to be successful he has to sacrifice something for the team – deferred payment – whatever the case. AS Brady does for NE.

    Maybe he should do as Brady does and win more in the playoffs. 1 ring in a decade+ for the “most naturally gifted QB” in NFL history is appalling. Try dragging a few scrubs to the conf champ game year in, year out…while the whole world tells you you’re only good because of your coach…even though the names on all the other jerseys turnstyle change annually.

    Rodgers will NEVER be Brady. He’ll never be Brees or Manning either…just a bad loser focused on all the wrong things in this game.

  9. minneanderthals says:

    Well, whatever it is he is worth it.

    It’s clear that with Rodgers for an entire season, the rest of the division can’t compete.
    #####

    You do realize that the Vikings, with Teddy Bridgewater, defeated the Rodgers led Packers for the division just a few years ago.

    With or without Rodgers, the Packers weren’t winning the division last year.

    I have no doubt the diva will soon be the highest paid NFL player.

    But just remember, after being medically cleared to play last season, Rodgers didn’t play like a franchise QB.

    Damaged goods until he proves otherwise.

  10. What will Aaron Rodgers get on his next deal?

    Enough to cripple the team from putting a supporting cast around him say for the next 3-4 years>

    minneanderthals says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    Well, whatever it is he is worth it.

    It’s clear that with Rodgers for an entire season, the rest of the division can’t compete.

    ////
    Seriously? Vikes won the division title two years ago when Rodgers was healthy. Or that doesn’t count because of some twisted Packers Fan Rule? Wanna talk stupidity? How about not having a veteran back up for Rodgers….hahaha. Everyone knows how that turned out. Since Zim has taken the helm Vikes pretty much have the Packers number.

    Stupidity will be when they pay Rodgers a huge contract and do not have the talent around him to catch the ball or defend a lead on defense. That is why you’ll see him under center somewhere else in a couple years.

    The tide is shifting in the North and Green Bay is reverting back to the 70s. Dark days ahead in Packer Nation. By this time next year McCarthy will be coaching somewhere else, Aaron will be complaining about the QB coach hire without his blessing…yadda yadda yadda>

    Grab your popcorn folks, this is going to be fun to watch.

  11. I love the “below market, backend numbers comment”. Why does everyone forget that the signing bonus can be added to salary to determine average. If a guy has below market back end numbers it’s because he got paid up front. Players always want that, and then they complain that the salary is too low on the back end of the deal. What a joke

  12. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    When is the last time Minnesota was good for 2 seasons in a row? I’m thinking the 80s.
    #######

    Short memory.

    They won back to back division championships most recently in 2008-2009.

    When is the last time the Packers won 5 in a row?

    Never happened.

    The Vikings have won 6 in a row.

  13. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    Don’t worry Teal. Minnesota fans are in their annual off-season championship mode. They’ll be quietly crying into their beers by midseason again.

    When is the last time Minnesota was good for 2 seasons in a row? I’m thinking the 80s.

    ****
    The 80’s was actually their worst decade in terms of where they placed in the division. But thanks for trying.

  14. johngaltwho says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    From Isaiah 11:6 (prophetic statement specifically about this comments thread on PFT)…
    and a little troll shall lead them.
    _______

    Please don’t misquote scripture to make a joke. It actually says “and a little child shall lead them.”

  15. GB can’t sign him for that much and remain under the cap. They need 4 db’s, 2 pass rushers. A TE. And A Guard. To get close to any of that and keep Aaron happy to win championships, he needs to take less and Clay, Cobb, and his security blanket, Jordy need to get cut. That likely isn’t going to happen. And they will be worse off than they were last year. I am sorry to say, but Teddy’s vision on draft only has hamstrung this team to make it seem like they are constantly rebuilding.

  16. Are you guys really bringing up a season where the Packers went deeper into the Playoffs as proof that the Vikings were the better team in 2016, or…?

    Sorry, everyone outside of purple pansy land knows the Packers are the better team.

  17. I wonder if Rodgers is getting ready for a set of screws on both collar bones. All trash aside, I can’t help but wonder how well his collarbone has healed and if his play has been affected.

  18. Favre never crippled the Packers. Rodgers won’t cripple the Packers. Jealous, wishful thinking on the part of the haters.

    Good luck with that!

  19. Seriously? Vikes won the division title two years ago when Rodgers was healthy. Or that doesn’t count because of some twisted Packers Fan Rule?
    ——————
    Gotta love those viking fans. Minnesota – the only place where division banners are more important than, oh, I don’t know… a Super Bowl Championship?

    And how about that year they won the division title… hahaha. Everyone knows how that turned out. Or doesn’t that count because of some twisted vikings fan rule?

  20. $28 mil per year for Cousins… the last thing you purple trolls should be worried about is what Rodgers will be making. If it is under $40 it will be a bargain compared to that cousin’s deal. Add in some tampering charges for the Vikings and it will only get better.

  21. mrdarkness13 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    The tide is shifting in the North and Green Bay is reverting back to the 70s. Dark days ahead in Packer Nation. By this time next year McCarthy will be coaching somewhere else, Aaron will be complaining about the QB coach hire without his blessing…yadda yadda yadda>
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    You know what? I’ve heard this before! I’ve heard it every year for the last twenty-five years.

  22. Packers in cap hell already, about to get worse…they need to go in rebuild mode and make a run Rodgers last couple years, but are too dumb and won’t, remaining a 8-8 or 9-7 team with Rodgers, a 3 win team without him…

  23. Dear clueless Packer fans, Vikings still have over 30 million in cap space AFTER signing Cousins. Worry about your own cap issues…they’re huge….

  24. ariani1985 says:
    I think Grandpa Rodgers will sign a deal just because he is jealous of Cousins and it will cripple Turd Bays cap.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Resigning Rodgers to a 5 yr $150 mil deal will actually free up between $10 and $12 million in cap space for 2018 and 2019. A fully guaranteed deal that Cousins signs WILL BE A CAP PROBLEM. That's how stupid Spielman actually is.

  25. Look, I’m a Viking fan, but if Cousins gets $28M/yr, Rodgers deserves $38M/yr — the comparison between the two isn’t even close.

  26. Boy, the Viking fans are the most easily influenced fan base in all sports. Here they are preaching about how the Packers will fail, all while ignoring the grotesque level of futility the Vikings demonstrated this past season. They shouldn’t have beaten the better team in the Saints. And their “vaunted” defense was nowhere to be found for the six most critical quarters of football in the history of the franchise.

    Now, they think they’ve got it all figured out. Good for them. I’m glad they can so easily forget what it must feel like to be Charlie Brown.

  27. I FORGOT ……… !!!!!!!!!
    What was I thinking ….. ???????????
    It’s that time of the year where Vikings Fans are celebrating their upcoming
    SUPER BOWL VICTORY !!!! Just like every year. And then the disappointment.

  28. allight59 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    Packers in cap hell already, about to get worse…they need to go in rebuild mode and make a run Rodgers last couple years, but are too dumb and won’t, remaining a 8-8 or 9-7 team with Rodgers, a 3 win team without him

    _______________

    Please enlighten us with Packers so-called cap problem. Clueless i tell you.

  29. minneanderthals says:

    March 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Well, whatever it is he is worth it.

    It’s clear that with Rodgers for an entire season, the rest of the division can’t compete.

    ———-

    Since Zimmer has been coach the Vikings and Packers have the identical Win – Loss Records. Look it up! Rogers is great….but the rest of the Packers team is average…last year clearly showed that……Cousin’s is average….although he has played on really bad teams…the rest of the Vikings rosters is way better than Green Bay’s…..it’s pretty even. The Vikings have been above .500 or better every year Zimmer has been the coach.

  30. CheeseisGoodforYou! says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    ariani1985 says:
    I think Grandpa Rodgers will sign a deal just because he is jealous of Cousins and it will cripple Turd Bays cap.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Resigning Rodgers to a 5 yr $150 mil deal will actually free up between $10 and $12 million in cap space for 2018 and 2019. A fully guaranteed deal that Cousins signs WILL BE A CAP PROBLEM. That's how stupid Spielman actually is.
    _________

    How can you possibly know the cap ramifications of a deal that hasn't been negotiated yet? The cap hit for Rodgers' current contract is around $21 million for 2018 and 2019. I don't think they could design the contract to get the cap hit down to $9 – 11 million in those years, but even if they could the cap hit will explode in the remaining years.

  31. nathanp2013 says:

    I’m sure whatever it is it will require them to sell a lot more stock!

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

    Stock sales (I’m a day trader, you don’t need to explain to me how this isn’t “real stock”) go towards facility upgrades, not towards player salaries. This is a great example of how one franchise knows how to expand without imposing a burden on the tax payers. And btw, it’s not worthless, our dividends are paid in Championships.

  32. meccalambeaufield3 says:

    March 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    allight59 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    Packers in cap hell already, about to get worse…they need to go in rebuild mode and make a run Rodgers last couple years, but are too dumb and won’t, remaining a 8-8 or 9-7 team with Rodgers, a 3 win team without him

    _______________

    Please enlighten us with Packers so-called cap problem. Clueless i tell you.

    -=——————

    The Packers don’t have a cap problem. Just a overall talent problem. Terrible defenses for the past 6-7 seasons. Receivers who rely on God like throws…..Better hope Rodgers doesn’t walk into another Barr.

  33. ajzinnecker says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    minneanderthals says:

    March 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Well, whatever it is he is worth it.

    It’s clear that with Rodgers for an entire season, the rest of the division can’t compete.

    ———-

    Since Zimmer has been coach the Vikings and Packers have the identical Win – Loss Records. Look it up! Rogers is great….but the rest of the Packers team is average…last year clearly showed that……Cousin’s is average….although he has played on really bad teams…the rest of the Vikings rosters is way better than Green Bay’s…..it’s pretty even. The Vikings have been above .500 or better every year Zimmer has been the coach.
    __________

    You just described both Cousins and the non-Rodgers part of the Packers roster as “average.” If Cousins is only as good as the Packers without Rodgers, this was a terrible deal for the Vikings.

    For the sake of accuracy, I should also point out that the Vikings have been 7-9 and 8-8 in two of Zimmer’s four years. Those records are not “above .500 or better.”

  34. When is the last time Minnesota was good for 2 seasons in a row?

    >>

    The haven’t had a losing season the last 3 years genius.

    When was the last time the diva led the crappers to the super bowl 2 seasons in a row?
    I’m thinking 90’s, and he was a better QB than the current overpaid diva.

  35. I don’t care about the Vikings/Packers rivalry. I think it is fun but I don’t have a horse in the game. The Pack is the more successful franchise, especially in recent years, and they have the better QB – they still have the better QB – by a WIDE margin. And while Brady might be the most successful QB of this generation, he isn’t the best QB. So those arguments don’t matter to me.

    What does matter is that MN screwed the pooch when it comes to the contract dynamic, and they didn’t have to. Kirk. Cousins. Isn’t. That. Good. And now MN has opened up an expectation that mid-line QBs (I’ll say it again, ranked #19 despite his yards, and regressing year on year) can leverage media and deluded fans’ opinions and offer fully guaranteed contracts to someone who has not earned it. Declining wins (and don’t tell me it’s because of Snyder, he missed a lot of opportunities especially under pressure in the 4th quarter), declining comp%, rating etc. Declining. But MN of course will pay him, because he changes 13-3 into a Super Bowl.

    That is delusional. And it’s bad business. That I do care about.

  36. minneanderthals says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    Are you guys really bringing up a season where the Packers went deeper into the Playoffs as proof that the Vikings were the better team in 2016, or…?

    Sorry, everyone outside of purple pansy land knows the Packers are the better team.
    _________________________________

    I have to vehemently disagree with your assessment that the Packers are the better team. We all saw how good the Pack “team” was last year when their QB got hurt.

    The Vikings have a much better team BUT the Pack has Aaron Rodgers and that makes all the difference in the world! Any team with Rodgers is an instant SB contender. He is that good.

  37. This site sure is concerned with how much money Aaron makes. Brady is paid worse – from we see anyway – and the writer isn’t too concerned. Yet, every other week, there’s a story about Rodgers’ salary.

    I think NBC should pay the staff here what they pay the co-anchors of the Today Show.

  38. reddzen says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm
    I don’t care about the Vikings/Packers rivalry. I think it is fun but I don’t have a horse in the game. The Pack is the more successful franchise, especially in recent years, and they have the better QB – they still have the better QB – by a WIDE margin. And while Brady might be the most successful QB of this generation, he isn’t the best QB. So those arguments don’t matter to me.

    What does matter is that MN screwed the pooch when it comes to the contract dynamic, and they didn’t have to. Kirk. Cousins. Isn’t. That. Good. And now MN has opened up an expectation that mid-line QBs (I’ll say it again, ranked #19 despite his yards, and regressing year on year) can leverage media and deluded fans’ opinions and offer fully guaranteed contracts to someone who has not earned it. Declining wins (and don’t tell me it’s because of Snyder, he missed a lot of opportunities especially under pressure in the 4th quarter), declining comp%, rating etc. Declining. But MN of course will pay him, because he changes 13-3 into a Super Bowl.

    That is delusional. And it’s bad business. That I do care about

    ////////////////////////////

    Like all the haters you think Cousins is not that good because of his 26-30 record. Let me remind you the Redskins record was 26-30. It’s a team sport.

  39. bordner says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm
    Seriously? Vikes won the division title two years ago when Rodgers was healthy. Or that doesn’t count because of some twisted Packers Fan Rule?
    ——————
    Gotta love those viking fans. Minnesota – the only place where division banners are more important than, oh, I don’t know… a Super Bowl Championship?

    And how about that year they won the division title… hahaha. Everyone knows how that turned out. Or doesn’t that count because of some twisted vikings fan rule?

    ///////////

    Either you or one of your fellow rubes basically said because Rodgers was hurt its the only reason why we won the division. Let me REMIND you 13-3 with no chump schedule!

    When Packers fans don’t have an argument, the play the “How many Super Bowls Wins” does your team have card. please it shows your age and lack of knowledge of the game. Get over it! Your team is a hot mess, now they let Jordy go to sign Graham? Why does the 3 stooges theme come to mind when I think of Packer management.

    I hope to God I live long enough to see the day when Packers fans cannot bring up the Suoper bowl card, get ready cuz the era is coming me boy!

  40. mrdarkness13 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:21 pm
    bordner says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm
    Seriously? Vikes won the division title two years ago when Rodgers was healthy. Or that doesn’t count because of some twisted Packers Fan Rule?
    ——————
    Gotta love those viking fans. Minnesota – the only place where division banners are more important than, oh, I don’t know… a Super Bowl Championship?

    And how about that year they won the division title… hahaha. Everyone knows how that turned out. Or doesn’t that count because of some twisted vikings fan rule?

    ///////////

    Either you or one of your fellow rubes basically said because Rodgers was hurt its the only reason why we won the division. Let me REMIND you 13-3 with no chump schedule!

    When Packers fans don’t have an argument, the play the “How many Super Bowls Wins” does your team have card. please it shows your age and lack of knowledge of the game. Get over it! Your team is a hot mess, now they let Jordy go to sign Graham? Why does the 3 stooges theme come to mind when I think of Packer management.

    I hope to God I live long enough to see the day when Packers fans cannot bring up the Suoper bowl card, get ready cuz the era is coming me boy!
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////

    I hope you and your fellow trolls live long enough to get a life.

  41. The Packers and Packer fans have always been the biggest threat to the Vikings and Viking fans. That’s the direction all their energy is focused, every year. That’s why division banners are enough for them. As long as they can win a “SuperBowl” against the Packers once in a while, they’re good.

  42. Packers need to give him all their roster money since he’s the only best player and he plays alone, according to packers nation. Lol

  43. As a longtime Vikings fan it would be foolish of Green Bay not to make this guy the highest paid QB on the planet, superior talent and big asset to their Team. I would say his window to win another Super Bowl is maybe 3 to 4 years so they have to bring in some talent and build up their Defense or its back to winning games by trying to out score the opponent or let Aaron R. have the ball on last possession for game winning drive. TIght End they are signing will be a big help but defense will continue to prevent them from deep playoff run. May be a year for growing pains with new coaching but expect the NFC North to become the most competitive conference in football over the next 3 to 5 years. Vikings must win a Super Bowl during the next 3 years or the Cousins signing was an expensive mistake. Kenum had a wonderful year and is tough as nails but doubt he can duplicate the Season he just had especially on a different team, I believe this is not a good signing for the Broncos if he cost them more than 16 to 19 million a year with small amount of money guaranteed. I do wish the guy well and that goes for Sam Bradford as well, Teddy B May be returning as backup for 6 to 8 million a year just to give the kid a year or 2 to earn some money, he was small to begin with framewise and I just do t believe his body will stand up to the wear an tear of a starter at this time. Well looking forward to the Season as it will be interesting to see how it all works out, Go Vikes

  44. teal379 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    Leave it to MN fans to talk smack.

    They just made the 3rd best QB in the DIVISION, not the League the highest paid player in the league and he’s not even better than what they had last year.

    Talk about “cap stupidity”
    —————————————

    Cap stupidity is having a garbage defense while being capped out enough to cut one of your best offensive players. Then instead of adding a corner you cut your best one. The east side of the river has the market cornered in cap stupidity. If the Packers were smart, which they aren’t, the would blow it all up and trade the diva for a boatload of picks and expedite the rebuild. Otherwise it will be a slow painful demise.

  45. Ya know, if anybody had picked Aaron earlier on draft day, maybe he wouldn’t feel the need to wait and become “the highest paid QB” to rub the NFLs noses in it.

    Talk about a chip on his shoulder.

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