What will Aaron Rodgers’ new deal look like?

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has set a new bar when it comes to every relevant contract metric — new money, total value, real guarantees, cash flow, etc. So what does that mean for the next man up, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers?

Glad you asked. Even if you didn’t.

Rodgers has two years left on his current contract, at a total payout of $42 million (including workout and per-game roster bonuses). His challenge will be to get the Packers to disregard or downplay those numbers and to negotiate a deal from scratch. This will make a short-term deal like Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ three-year, $84 million deal less practical, since it would give the team only one more year of certainty. And so the structure will more likely resemble the six-year, $169.25 million deal (with a real guarantee of $100 million) signed by Ryan.

So what will Rodgers want? Six years, $170 million? Six years, $175 million? $180 million?

Ryan is the first guy to get to $30 million in new money; maybe Rodgers will want to be the first guy to get to $30 million in total value at signing. A six-year, $180 million contract would do that.

With roughly 60 percent of Ryan’s contract fully guaranteed at signing, a $180 million contract for Rodgers would mean that at least $108 million would be fully guaranteed at signing.

Assuming that Rodgers can get a straight $30 million average at signing, that would result in a much higher new-money average. He’d be getting $138 million over four years on top of what he’s already due to earn. That’s an average of $34.5 million in new money.

If that happens (and that’s still a relatively large “if”), it will mean that the top of the market has moved a full $10 million in less than a year, with Andrew Luck‘s $24.5 million bumped by Derek Carr‘s $25 million bumped by Matthew Stafford‘s $27 million bumped by Jimmy Garoppolo‘s $27.5 million bumped by Cousins’ $28 million bumped by Ryan and then by Rodgers.

Whatever Rodgers eventually gets, the Ryan deal set the floor. The only question is how high the ceiling goes once Rodgers puts his name on the bottom line.

85 responses to “What will Aaron Rodgers’ new deal look like?

  1. If that’s what the market will bear, so be it. Of all the quarterbacks mentioned in this article, Rodgers is the only one that has come close to deserving it.

  2. This is the precise reason why the run on college qb’s in the draft will continue to escalate. When you can draft your qb and pay him 30 million or less for his ENTIRE contract due to the rookie wage scale, player value judgements will take precedent.

  3. How about a nice even $200 million? Cousins got the big deal because he was a free agent. Rodgers and Ryan are in similar positions so they are being paid based more on how good they are. Rodgers is much, much better than Ryan so the contract should be significantly higher.

  4. Only greedy/jealous/shallow people will look to what others make in order to feel satisfied. Rodgers could never earn another dime and he and his children/grandchildren will still live opulent lives. The Ryan deal does not have to be “the floor”. Attitudes such as “I must be the highest paid” are always a problem when looking beyond the individual and in a team game it is hard not to. I’ve seen plenty of QBs with that mentality and very few have ever won a championship. Manning comes to mind as the exception but the argument is he should have won more but his team was hampered. Meanwhile, I’ve never heard of Brady saying anything like that and his team has been in the AFC championship or Superbowl almost every year. Brady certainly isn’t hurting for money.

  5. So what will Rodgers want? Six years, $170 million? Six years, $175 million? $180 million?
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    Love the way you guys frame it as if you know Rodgers’s only desire is to be the highest paid qb in the league. Gotta feed the haters I guess.

  6. He will be paid more than Ryan, mainly because of his other duties, asst. GM, HC etc. oh hell, just give him the franchise.

  7. As a Vikings fan I will say Rodgers definitely deserves it. He is like the MVP of the league. No team depends on Rodgers as much as the Packers do. Packers – Rodgers = Browns.

  8. Why not wait a year?

    With Brady and Russ about to break the bank, his payout only stands to increase.

    The roster has been getting thinner and thinner, nothing is set in stone as to the Packers rebounding from their poor season.

    .. sad to say, my fear is Rodgers isn’t healthy, and will never be the same player, and THAT is what is driving all of this, from his standpoint.

    It would be so fitting of the Packers at this point to give $100,000,000 to a guy that can’t play. Things we haven’t said since 1991 when Ron Wolf took over.

  9. 2 years under contract.
    2 years franchised.
    Then he is 38.
    And Rodgers gets banged up a lot more than say Brady or Brees.
    How effective will he be then?

    My point is it has to make sense for the Packers to give him a big contract.
    Is it worth a 4 year extension at 32MM/year?
    It also depends what the franchise tag is in 2 and 3 years. If you pay a QB 35MM and he misses half the season you are doubly hurt. You have a back playing a lot of games, and you don’t have the supporting cast because the money is sunk in the QB.

    If Rodgers was a couple of years younger then I would do the extension.

    But 38 and getting dinged up for 4 years (34-38) may not be as productive.

  10. The kind of salaries for Qb’s is why it makes it more enticing for teams to draft arrogant blowhards like Josh Rosen. At least he comes a lot cheaper.

  11. stellarperformance says:
    May 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    If that’s what the market will bear, so be it. Of all the quarterbacks mentioned in this article, Rodgers is the only one that has come close to deserving it.

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    Whoa dude double standard…timeout! Why is okay for Rodgers and not Ryan,Cousins, even Stafford? And don’t give me that Super bowl 13 Championships dealeo. Its the same thing its what the market was at the time of the Ryan, Cousins and Stafford signings!

  12. Of all QBs mentioned in this article, only ONE has won a SB. This is getting beyond ridiculous. Almost like they are trying to wreck the cap, and do away with it. If they do this my friends, forget kickoffs, CTE, replay, penalties, THIS will kill the league.

  13. What he gets will depend on what his ultimate goal is.

    If its to win another Super Bowl he will not demand the biggest contract ever, and will be willing to be paid less than Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins. That will allow the Packers to put enough depth around him to have another shot at a ring.

    If his goal is personal greed at the expense of the team then he’ll be paid more than Ryan, Cousins, etc, and the team will still probably make the playoffs but never reach the Super Bowl while Rodgers remains QB.

  14. Come on, Rodgers deserves to be the highest paid QB in the NFL. This isn’t meant as a dig, but I doubt an annual cap hit over $30M would strangle the Pack anyhow seeing as how there aren’t that many players on the roster deserving of top 5 salaries at their respective positions.

  15. maniacwithaknife says:
    May 4, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    Why would a team pay so much for a QB who can’t win playoff games?

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    Two QBs in the NFL currently have more playoff wins than Rodgers. Big Ben has the second most and he’s got 56 more NFL starts under his belt.

  16. Well, it will probably be on 8×10 white paper, have a bunch of words and require a signature. Unless it’s sent via docusign, so it will be the same thing but only digital.

  17. He’ll add a separate wing to his house just to store his money and swim in it, ala Scrooge McDuck. That’s what his deal will look like

  18. Rodgers is great and all, but he’s 36 with 2 years left on his deal. He’ll be 38 and could be franchised twice, taking him to 40. Unless the Packers are doing it just to do right by him, they hold all the leverage. If Rodgers were still 30 and would play a 6 year contract+, it would be different. But he’s 36 with an injury history.

  19. Not sure what Mr. Rogers will get but his agent will make more than Tom Brady.

  20. I think Rodgers’ contract will be the ceiling for a little while. He’s the best in the game. What agent can, with a straight face, say that “my QB deserves to be paid more than Aaron Rodgers”?

  21. The deal the Vikings signed with Cousins is not a good comparison. Cousins was a Free Agent and the Vikings were desperate. It’s like evaluating all trades against the Hershel Walker trade and after all, no one has ever accused the Vikings of competence in evaluating Qb’s.

    I’m not sure what the Falcons were thinking of when they did this deal. The guy has never won a Superbowl and has lost more playoff games than he has won. The salary cap needs to increase quickly for the Falcons to compete in future years, maybe they know something the rest of us don’t about the cap.

  22. jluckow says:
    May 4, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Rodgers is great and all, but he’s 36 with 2 years left on his deal. He’ll be 38 and could be franchised twice, taking him to 40. Unless the Packers are doing it just to do right by him, they hold all the leverage. If Rodgers were still 30 and would play a 6 year contract+, it would be different. But he’s 36 with an injury history.
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    Except he’s 34.

  23. He will get whatever he wants because the rest of that roster is hot garbage.

    The Packers lose their stasrting QB and completely nosedive into irrelevance.

    The Vikings lose their starting QB, starting RB, and several other starters and still make it to the NFC championship game.

  24. stellarperformance says:
    May 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    If that’s what the market will bear, so be it. Of all the quarterbacks mentioned in this article, Rodgers is the only one that has come close to deserving it.

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    That’s true; he has as many rings as Nick Foles.

  25. I hope he gets a fixed percentage of the salary cap. That would begin a revolution.

  26. Huge money is what we’re talking about. But here’s what these vastly overpaid QBs have in common. No rings and a handful of playoff wins. Adding Rogers gets you to 1 ring and a few more playoff wins. If rings and playoff wins are the metrics, then Brady needs about $40 mil + per annum.

  27. Why don’t the Packers just give $150 million in Packer stock for 5 years and call it a day?

  28. The money being thrown around in the NFL is obscene! BUT if Goodell can talk about $50 million a year why not for players? Personally, I feel this is a slap in the face to every football fan and the other players on these teams. It will be pretty funny watching these overpaid players trying to win without a supporting cast or fans in the stands! I hope the whole thing implodes!

  29. As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t care at all if he milked the Packers for every penny he deserved. Sure, it would leave less money for other positions and make them less competitive but oh well. Packers have been stiffing him with poor rosters and coaches for far too long. Rodgers should have at least 2 two rings by now with his talent.

  30. Why not wait a year?

    With Brady and Russ about to break the bank, his payout only stands to increase.
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    Brady has always taken below market deals. You must be new to football.

  31. riraider says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    After the Rogers deal is done what are the chances Kraft does a deal larger as a parting gift to Brady?

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    0%

  32. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 12:34 pm
    What he gets will depend on what his ultimate goal is.

    If its to win another Super Bowl he will not demand the biggest contract ever, and will be willing to be paid less than Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins. That will allow the Packers to put enough depth around him to have another shot at a ring.

    If his goal is personal greed at the expense of the team then he’ll be paid more than Ryan, Cousins, etc, and the team will still probably make the playoffs but never reach the Super Bowl while Rodgers remains QB.

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    You sir just won the Internet, best response s by far.

  33. jimmyjohns01 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t care at all if he milked the Packers for every penny he deserved. Sure, it would leave less money for other positions and make them less competitive but oh well. Packers have been stiffing him with poor rosters and coaches for far too long. Rodgers should have at least 2 two rings by now with his talent

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    As a Viking fan I couldn’t agree more. Not complaining, but couldn’t agree more.

  34. manzoa says:
    May 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    Huge money is what we’re talking about. But here’s what these vastly overpaid QBs have in common. No rings and a handful of playoff wins. Adding Rogers gets you to 1 ring and a few more playoff wins. If rings and playoff wins are the metrics, then Brady needs about $40 mil + per annum.

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    So Brady should get more than Rodgers because his team is more stacked hence more SB wins?

    Aaron should get more than Brady because he carries his team for less SB wins?

    Sounds like we have so many experts around here no one can be right.

  35. Even as a long time GB fan, I find such an amount of money to be insulting to the average fan, city and working citizens of America. If you were to assume that the average worker makes $100,000/year (which he does NOT), it would take that person 1,000 years to make $100 million. NO ONE, is worth this kind of money. Not Aaron Rodgers, not anyone.

  36. Take a paycut and help the team! $15 million a year isn’t minimum wage or anything.

  37. If Matt Ryan is worth $30M per year and Kunt Cousins is worth $28M per year, fully Guaranteed, what IS Rodgers worth? Purple hopping up and down aside, he’s the best QB in the game today. Tom Brady’s career has been better but at their respective ages and differences in physical abilities, I’d take Rodgers.

  38. “Rodgers is great and all, but he’s 36 with 2 years left on his deal.”
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    No he just turned 34 five months ago…

  39. Aaron need only point to last year as a measure of his true value….the Packers started the season as a formidable playoff, if not superbowl contender, only to look slightly better than the Browns without him…the Patriots even went 11-5 without Brady, when Matt Cassel filled in for him…if anyone truly deserves a huge contract based on team value…it is him

  40. Packers have two first-round picks next year. I bet one of them goes for a QB.

    The only leverage the Packers have to prevent $35M/year going to Rodgers is to say look, whatever we pay you, the less we got for OL, WRs, etc. so if you want to win another championship, you’ll need to consider that too.

  41. flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    jimmyjohns01 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t care at all if he milked the Packers for every penny he deserved. Sure, it would leave less money for other positions and make them less competitive but oh well. Packers have been stiffing him with poor rosters and coaches for far too long. Rodgers should have at least 2 two rings by now with his talent

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    As a Viking fan I couldn’t agree more. Not complaining, but couldn’t agree more.

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    So I can at least see some rationale for overpaying for Aaron Rogers. But what on earth would make the Vikings overpay for Kirk Cousins….a guy with a horrible record against winning teams?

  42. Rodgers has never been greedy with his contracts. Even so, he does deserve to be paid like the best player in football.

    5 years $160 million sounds fair to both Rodgers and the Packers.

  43. bondlake says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Even as a long time GB fan, I find such an amount of money to be insulting to the average fan, city and working citizens of America. If you were to assume that the average worker makes $100,000/year (which he does NOT), it would take that person 1,000 years to make $100 million. NO ONE, is worth this kind of money. Not Aaron Rodgers, not anyone.
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    Except the money is there so somebody is going to be making it. If you don’t want it to go to the players, it will go to the owners, who need it even less. If you don’t like the money in football, stop going to the games, watching the games, buying the merchandise, etc.

  44. nhpats says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    jimmyjohns01 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t care at all if he milked the Packers for every penny he deserved. Sure, it would leave less money for other positions and make them less competitive but oh well. Packers have been stiffing him with poor rosters and coaches for far too long. Rodgers should have at least 2 two rings by now with his talent

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    As a Viking fan I couldn’t agree more. Not complaining, but couldn’t agree more.

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    So I can at least see some rationale for overpaying for Aaron Rogers. But what on earth would make the Vikings overpay for Kirk Cousins….a guy with a horrible record against winning teams

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    Please tell us who the Vikings should have signed. Aaron Rodgers? Tom Brady? Matt Ryan? You see those QBs are under contract. The best option was Kirk Cousins. Yes he has a bad record against winning teams but football is a team effort. Did Brady get the win over the Seahawks in the SB? No Butler won the game. Some of you trolls are so negative and really do not understand the game.

  45. This post misses a key point from the last time Rodgers signed a deal. When he signed his last “blockbuster” deal, his new money set the record for QB deals, but he still had 2 years remaining on his legacy deal, so his average over the course of the “new” contract wasn’t actually that bad.

    He still has 2 years remaining on existing deal (2 yrs at 42 mil total). He can again set a record for “new money” on this deal, but the overall contract won’t be as bad as initial sticker shock.

    Say he asks for $32M/year. A 4 year extension at $128M ($32M/yr) would still only average $28M over next six years (including 2 years averaging $21/yr).

    Rodgers did this last time to save cap space for team. Here’s to hoping he does it again.

  46. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm
    If Matt Ryan is worth $30M per year and Kunt Cousins is worth $28M per year, fully Guaranteed, what IS Rodgers worth? Purple hopping up and down aside, he’s the best QB in the game today. Tom Brady’s career has been better but at their respective ages and differences in physical abilities, I’d take Rodgers

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    If you ask any Viking fan they would say Rodgers is better than Cousins. I for one would love to have him in purple. It looks like the only one jumping up and down is you. Watch yourself, at your age it’s easy to turn the ankle jumping up and down.

  47. “If that happens (and that’s still a relatively large “if”), it will mean that the top of the market has moved a full $10 million in less than a year, with Andrew Luck‘s $24.5 million bumped by Derek Carr‘s $25 million bumped by Matthew Stafford‘s $27 million bumped by Jimmy Garoppolo‘s $27.5 million bumped by Cousins’ $28 million bumped by Ryan and then by Rodgers.”

    That just goes to show that half a billion dollars can’t buy a Super Bowl.

  48. cheeseisfattening says:
    35% of the cap guaranteed for 6 years.
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    Flunked math class,… huh ?
    The cap is $177+. 30 divided into 177 is 16.9%.
    Just tryin' to help brother cheeser.

  49. flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 4:38 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm
    If Matt Ryan is worth $30M per year and Kunt Cousins is worth $28M per year, fully Guaranteed, what IS Rodgers worth? Purple hopping up and down aside, he’s the best QB in the game today. Tom Brady’s career has been better but at their respective ages and differences in physical abilities, I’d take Rodgers

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    If you ask any Viking fan they would say Rodgers is better than Cousins. I for one would love to have him in purple. It looks like the only one jumping up and down is you. Watch yourself, at your age it’s easy to turn the ankle jumping up and down.

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    “Please tell us who the Vikings should have signed. Aaron Rodgers? Tom Brady? Matt Ryan? You see those QBs are under contract. The best option was Kirk Cousins. Yes he has a bad record against winning teams but football is a team effort. Did Brady get the win over the Seahawks in the SB? No Butler won the game. Some of you trolls are so negative and really do not understand the game.”

    Sounds a little like your getting excited to me.

  50. Did Gisele get Super Bowl rings? She should have since she is the reason the Patriots have had so much cap space to fill out their rosters.

  51. FinFan68 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    Only greedy/jealous/shallow people will look to what others make in order to feel satisfied. Rodgers could never earn another dime and he and his children/grandchildren will still live opulent lives. The Ryan deal does not have to be “the floor”. Attitudes such as “I must be the highest paid” are always a problem when looking beyond the individual and in a team game it is hard not to. I’ve seen plenty of QBs with that mentality and very few have ever won a championship. Manning comes to mind as the exception but the argument is he should have won more but his team was hampered. Meanwhile, I’ve never heard of Brady saying anything like that and his team has been in the AFC championship or Superbowl almost every year. Brady certainly isn’t hurting for money.

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    You’ve never heard Rodgers say that either. I never read an interview that proves otherwise. That is an assumption by the media. All in the context of hacked up quotes.

  52. smarter than you says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:22 pm
    At a certain point you have to ask yourself what’s more important…. money or winning.

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    Care to provide the data to support one not happening without the other?

    Or the quotes of Rodgers saying money was more important?

  53. andrwken says:
    May 4, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    smarter than you says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:22 pm
    At a certain point you have to ask yourself what’s more important…. money or winning.

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    Care to provide the data to support one not happening without the other?

    Or the quotes of Rodgers saying money was more important?

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    Someone has a pretty big man crush on Aaron. We better not say anymore

  54. Come on man, why aren’t you talking about tying it to A percentage of the salary cap…. or talking about Kaepernick… you’re slacking

  55. flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    nhpats says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    jimmyjohns01 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t care at all if he milked the Packers for every penny he deserved. Sure, it would leave less money for other positions and make them less competitive but oh well. Packers have been stiffing him with poor rosters and coaches for far too long. Rodgers should have at least 2 two rings by now with his talent

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    As a Viking fan I couldn’t agree more. Not complaining, but couldn’t agree more.

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    So I can at least see some rationale for overpaying for Aaron Rogers. But what on earth would make the Vikings overpay for Kirk Cousins….a guy with a horrible record against winning teams

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    Please tell us who the Vikings should have signed. Aaron Rodgers? Tom Brady? Matt Ryan? You see those QBs are under contract. The best option was Kirk Cousins. Yes he has a bad record against winning teams but football is a team effort. Did Brady get the win over the Seahawks in the SB? No Butler won the game. Some of you trolls are so negative and really do not understand the game.

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    Case Keemun is a better QB at half the price

  56. CheeseisGoodforYou! says:
    May 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    cheeseisfattening says:
    35% of the cap guaranteed for 6 years.
    >>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Flunked math class,… huh ?
    The cap is $177+. 30 divided into 177 is 16.9%.
    Just tryin' to help brother cheeser.
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    I believe he was making a suggestion for what the contract should look like, not working out a math problem. Flunked reading comprehension class, huh?

  57. nhpats says:
    May 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    nhpats says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    jimmyjohns01 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t care at all if he milked the Packers for every penny he deserved. Sure, it would leave less money for other positions and make them less competitive but oh well. Packers have been stiffing him with poor rosters and coaches for far too long. Rodgers should have at least 2 two rings by now with his talent

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    As a Viking fan I couldn’t agree more. Not complaining, but couldn’t agree more.

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    So I can at least see some rationale for overpaying for Aaron Rogers. But what on earth would make the Vikings overpay for Kirk Cousins….a guy with a horrible record against winning teams

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    Please tell us who the Vikings should have signed. Aaron Rodgers? Tom Brady? Matt Ryan? You see those QBs are under contract. The best option was Kirk Cousins. Yes he has a bad record against winning teams but football is a team effort. Did Brady get the win over the Seahawks in the SB? No Butler won the game. Some of you trolls are so negative and really do not understand the game.

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    Case Keemun is a better QB at half the price

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    LOL! No, you really don’t understand the game do you? Let me help you out. When Matt Cassel stepped in for Brady and finished with a 11-5 record, everyone was singing his praise, his value skyrocketed and he made good money. But he wasn’t that good, he had a good year, that’s what happened to Keenum. Pat trolls are the worst.

  58. With 2 years left on the deal you make him play it out. He will be 36 when its time for you to resign him. You know you wont get a home town discount. Giving him a 5 to 6 yr deal at 36 with 100 mill guaranteed is insanity. Its just not worth it at that age. Its time to think about the future and find another sucker to guarantee 100 mill.

  59. flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    nhpats says:
    May 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    nhpats says:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    jimmyjohns01 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t care at all if he milked the Packers for every penny he deserved. Sure, it would leave less money for other positions and make them less competitive but oh well. Packers have been stiffing him with poor rosters and coaches for far too long. Rodgers should have at least 2 two rings by now with his talent

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    As a Viking fan I couldn’t agree more. Not complaining, but couldn’t agree more.

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    So I can at least see some rationale for overpaying for Aaron Rogers. But what on earth would make the Vikings overpay for Kirk Cousins….a guy with a horrible record against winning teams

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    Please tell us who the Vikings should have signed. Aaron Rodgers? Tom Brady? Matt Ryan? You see those QBs are under contract. The best option was Kirk Cousins. Yes he has a bad record against winning teams but football is a team effort. Did Brady get the win over the Seahawks in the SB? No Butler won the game. Some of you trolls are so negative and really do not understand the game.

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    Case Keemun is a better QB at half the price

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    LOL! No, you really don’t understand the game do you? Let me help you out. When Matt Cassel stepped in for Brady and finished with a 11-5 record, everyone was singing his praise, his value skyrocketed and he made good money. But he wasn’t that good, he had a good year, that’s what happened to Keenum. Pat trolls are the worst.

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    Your analogy is completely irrelevant. Let’s put it this way, Keenum had a great season and took the Vikings as far as they have been in a long time. Cousins did nothing to warrant a starting position let alone what the Vikings paid him. Come mid-October you and other Vikings fans will be calling for his replacement…..and stuck with a huge contract for the stiff known as Kirk Cousins

  60. nhpats says:

    May 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    flviking says

    Case Keemun is a better QB at half the price

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    LOL! No, you really don’t understand the game do you? Let me help you out. When Matt Cassel stepped in for Brady and finished with a 11-5 record, everyone was singing his praise, his value skyrocketed and he made good money. But he wasn’t that good, he had a good year, that’s what happened to Keenum. Pat trolls are the worst.

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    Your analogy is completely irrelevant. Let’s put it this way, Keenum had a great season and took the Vikings as far as they have been in a long time. Cousins did nothing to warrant a starting position let alone what the Vikings paid him. Come mid-October you and other Vikings fans will be calling for his replacement…..and stuck with a huge contract for the stiff known as Kirk Cousins

    Analogy spot on, why would the Vikings pay Keennum 18 million a year
    (that is what the Broncos are paying)only to see him as what he was before, a back up, exactly what Matt Cassel is. Cousins was playing on a very bad Redskin team, but all the while putting up Brady numbers. last three years Cousins passed for 13K yards and 81 TDs, Brady passed for 13K yards with 96 TDs. Not sure why you dislike Cousins so much, unless you are a packer fan, then I can understand. Vikings will repeat as NFCN champions.

  61. andrwken says:
    May 4, 2018 at 5:25 pm
    FinFan68 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    Only greedy/jealous/shallow people will look to what others make in order to feel satisfied. Rodgers could never earn another dime and he and his children/grandchildren will still live opulent lives. The Ryan deal does not have to be “the floor”. Attitudes such as “I must be the highest paid” are always a problem when looking beyond the individual and in a team game it is hard not to. I’ve seen plenty of QBs with that mentality and very few have ever won a championship. Manning comes to mind as the exception but the argument is he should have won more but his team was hampered. Meanwhile, I’ve never heard of Brady saying anything like that and his team has been in the AFC championship or Superbowl almost every year. Brady certainly isn’t hurting for money.

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    You’ve never heard Rodgers say that either. I never read an interview that proves otherwise. That is an assumption by the media. All in the context of hacked up quotes.
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    Correct. I never said Rodgers wants to be the highest paid. My comment is aimed at the author and all those claiming the bar has been set and everybody close in talent needs to make more and more. I think Florio just wants to break the status quo of the CBA but he hasn’t bothered to actually think about what that would look like.

  62. FinFan68 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    andrwken says:
    May 4, 2018 at 5:25 pm

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    You’ve never heard Rodgers say that either. I never read an interview that proves otherwise. That is an assumption by the media. All in the context of hacked up quotes.
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    Correct. I never said Rodgers wants to be the highest paid. My comment is aimed at the author and all those claiming the bar has been set and everybody close in talent needs to make more and more. I think Florio just wants to break the status quo of the CBA but he hasn’t bothered to actually think about what that would look like.

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    Couldn’t agree more.

  63. flviking says:
    May 4, 2018 at 7:59 pm
    nhpats says:

    May 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    flviking says

    Case Keemun is a better QB at half the price

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    LOL! No, you really don’t understand the game do you? Let me help you out. When Matt Cassel stepped in for Brady and finished with a 11-5 record, everyone was singing his praise, his value skyrocketed and he made good money. But he wasn’t that good, he had a good year, that’s what happened to Keenum. Pat trolls are the worst.

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    Your analogy is completely irrelevant. Let’s put it this way, Keenum had a great season and took the Vikings as far as they have been in a long time. Cousins did nothing to warrant a starting position let alone what the Vikings paid him. Come mid-October you and other Vikings fans will be calling for his replacement…..and stuck with a huge contract for the stiff known as Kirk Cousins

    Analogy spot on, why would the Vikings pay Keennum 18 million a year
    (that is what the Broncos are paying)only to see him as what he was before, a back up, exactly what Matt Cassel is. Cousins was playing on a very bad Redskin team, but all the while putting up Brady numbers. last three years Cousins passed for 13K yards and 81 TDs, Brady passed for 13K yards with 96 TDs. Not sure why you dislike Cousins so much, unless you are a packer fan, then I can understand. Vikings will repeat as NFCN champions.

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    Welcome to Viking land Nhpats.

    Where years of futility have turned them into the most well spoken, intelligent fans who can always clarify what’s wrong with your team, while justifying their futility.

    It’s like arguing with your pet….

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