Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants the ability to adjust his next deal on the fly

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As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to not make any obvious progress toward fixing a contract that desperately needs to be adjusted to reflect his status as the best quarterback in football (or, at very worst, second best — that should keep the Patriots fans from having a Saturday morning conniption), plenty of creative terms have been bandied about in order to protect him from further changes in the market.

Here’s the latest possible tweak to the deal, and arguably the least likely to ever happen: Mike Garafolo of NFL Media recently reported that Rodgers wants “some sort of out clause” that would allow him to renegotiate the deal if/when (when) it’s leapfrogged by other quarterbacks.

Under his current deal, which had a new-money average of $22 million per year when signed in 2013, Rodgers has seen in less than two years a parade of lesser quarterbacks leave him in the dust, as the baton of highest-paid quarterback has hot potato’ed from Andrew Luck to Derek Carr to Matthew Stafford to Jimmy Garoppolo to Kirk Cousins to Matt Ryan, who has a new-money average of $30 million per year.

Whatever Rodgers gets on his next deal, someone eventually will pass him by. Surely, the Packers won’t agree to let Rodgers’ contract expire on the spot, forcing them to pay him more or to risk losing him.

It could be that Rodgers has decided to ask for something that aggressive in order to get the Packers to offer a term that would be more realistic. Multiple players have tried in recent years to tie their compensation to a percentage of the salary cap, with any future increases in the total available dollars reflected by commensurate increases in the dollars paid to the player. Rodgers also could ask for a provision that ensures he’ll always be the highest-paid quarterback by requiring his contract to immediately match the annual average of the contract given to anyone who achieves a new high-water mark.

However it plays out, the Packers have no reason to give Rodgers a ticket to the open market whenever someone makes more money than him. And if Rodgers insists on that, the Packers need to simply say to him, “You’re under contract for two more years, and we will tag you for the next two years after that.”

And that’s really the lesson for all quarterbacks to learn, as a result of the Rodgers deal from 2013. When committing for seven years, the market will at some point pass you by. So, you know, don’t commit for seven years.

112 responses to “Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants the ability to adjust his next deal on the fly

  1. Aaron Rodgers must have one of the most fragile egos in history.

    I pray the Packers organization is dumb enough to grant his wish.

  2. What did he think was going to happen after signing such a long contract? They want the huge signing bonus and then pissed when a few years down the road, another player is making more. Sign a shorter deal then

  3. He could refuse to sign a long term contract and just sign yearly contracts that make him the highest paid.

    Of course, then he doesn’t get that big up front signing bonus check or any security in case of injury/decline in play.

  4. How about this. The Packers will pay you $1M per game for every game you win. Additionally the Packers will pay you $5m per game for every postseason game you win.

  5. The thing about a contract…it has to work for both parties.

    If Rodgers wants a clause that ensures he’ll always be the highest paid QB… then surely he’ll agree to a clause where he only gets paid if they win a championship.

  6. Seems like he just wants some form of Favored Nations clause in his contract to essentially ensure he is always pegged to the highest salary in the league….will be interesting to see what happens if a few QBs end up getting such a clause

  7. It’s clear Rodgers isn’t enamoured with the Packers organization and the moves they’ve made and not made over his time in Green Bay, and it’s becoming clear that another Super Bowl isn’t coming soon. So given he’s stuck in a bad situation with the Packers, he’s going for max pay.

  8. nhpats says:
    June 2, 2018 at 10:31 am
    How about this. The Packers will pay you $1M per game for every game you win. Additionally the Packers will pay you $5m per game for every postseason game you win.

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    That would require a Super Bowl win just to match what Matt Ryan is getting.

    15-1 regular season (which is pretty much a lock to earn the bye) = $15m

    Divisional round, NFCCG and Super Bowl at $5m per win = another $15m

    Total of $30m.

    The best part about this story will be watching the purples hop, twitch, and grunt. This should be glorious.

  9. Norseman – if he’s that unenamoured, why wouldn’t he go put himself in a position to win elsewhere? It says a lot about who he is.

  10. If he cared about winning, he would go elsewhere or demand a say in player signings.

    You take a long-term deal you trade money for security. Play under year-to-year contracts otherwise.

  11. Kirk Cousins has irrevocably changed the way the NFL does business with player contracts. But, unless a guy is willing to do what Cousins did, ie, roll the dice on successive one-year/franchise deals with no long-term security, they won’t capitalize like he has.

  12. The Rodgers era in Green Bay is nearing it’s end. When players start discussing or leaking how and what the conditions of employment will be in a public forum, the relationship is headed for the cliffs. Seen it before. Good luck Packers.

  13. Seems like it would be more prudent to have his salary be a fixed percentage of the salary cap and have it scale accordingly.

  14. I’m almost always on the side of labor vs management, management is generally very exploitative once a business gets to a certain size. But I cannot for the life of me understand why the owners get pushed around over signed contracts. Like the guys make a big deal about long-term security. They don’t want a one or two year contract, they want fix, six, seven year commitments, usually with their lesser years on the tail end of that commitment. I think these guys on average should be paid more, due to the hand-over-first money the League makes. Employee salaries should always increase with the business’ profits, in my mind. That’s only fair, any company is nothing without the laborers, that’s who makes the world go. That said, the top talent always irk me when they sign the long deals, a risk for the ownership with regard to injury or performance drop, and then the SECOND someone else becomes the highest paid player, the previous highest paid guy wants it ripped up and renegotiated. That’s got to be incredibly annoying in a business where the the deal the guy signed was completely appropriate market value at the time, you think you don’t have to worry about him for years, but then he’s back in your office some 18 months later crying that he’s overpaid and some other guy gets to thump his chest on Twitter saying that he makes the most money. What’s the point of the contract then? You literally signed up for this. If these guys were scraping to get by on $60K a year, I’d get it, but it’s not like it’s even the bottom-third roster guys that take home $100K all told, it’s the superstars that were already set for GENERATIONS the FIRST time they signed a contract. That’s when I really get lost. If you’re a millionaire, just shut up. You can live a normal person’s life without ever working again once you have a few million, if you can possibly survive not living on some palatial estate and flying on your own private jet, and bro, that is all ANYONE needs. Once you start whining (or in the case of ownership, cheaping our on your employees) when you’re already loaded, I just can’t respect that. Chasing that kind of wealth tells me there’s something wrong with your psyche. But regardless, a contract is a contract. Don’t sign through 2025 is you aren’t willing to be making 2018 until then, period. Stop. End of story.

  15. Dude is the biggest diva is sports history. His shoulder must hurt bad from reaching back and patting himself on the back.

  16. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    June 2, 2018 at 10:41 am
    nhpats says:
    June 2, 2018 at 10:31 am
    How about this. The Packers will pay you $1M per game for every game you win. Additionally the Packers will pay you $5m per game for every postseason game you win.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    That would require a Super Bowl win just to match what Matt Ryan is getting.

    15-1 regular season (which is pretty much a lock to earn the bye) = $15m

    Divisional round, NFCCG and Super Bowl at $5m per win = another $15m

    Total of $30m.

    The best part about this story will be watching the purples hop, twitch, and grunt. This should be glorious

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    Where have you been the past few years? The Vikings are dominating your packers. No need for hopping, twitching and grunting. Just enjoying looking down at your third place team.

  17. Somebody make a legitimate and well thought out case for Rodgers to stay in Green Bay. I’ll sit back and wait.

  18. Renegotiation triggers are common in many industries so the concept is not new. One solution could be to have the term of the contract reduce (not immediately terminate) if his compensations drops below 90% of the compensation of the highest paid quarterback ($27 million currently based on Ryan’s latest deal) without consideration of not likely to be earned bonuses. Rodgers could execute a five year extension with a large signing bonus and guarantees that could be reduced to a three year extension if the trigger is hit. If the trigger is hit in the final year the Packers could use the Franchise Tag. The only downside would be the acceleration of the salary cap allocation for the signing bonus, but if he is underpaid the team should have salary cap room to absorb the hit. This would protect both player and team while rewarding Rodgers for his play on the field.

  19. It’s the dilemma between a player getting the money and flexibility they want and the team being able to manage the cap. To get the big guaranteed dough, the team needs more cap years to spread it out, which makes a compromise tough. Having said that, Rodgers should be the highest paid player in the NFL. My fellow Vikings fans can troll the issue, but come on, it’s a great problem for the Pack to have.

  20. Try actually winning more than 3 playoff games first!
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    You’d have to count all of the Vikings playoff wins back to 1989 to equal Rodgers playoff win total. Let that sink in troll.

  21. Aaron, who has won a super bowl and league mvp, at last contract signing signed a packer friendly contract. I don’t understand those that think he is being selfish. He is just trying to be compensated fairly for his talents. How do you say this man is not worthy of what he is looking for when the Jimmie’s and the Kirk’s of the NFL, who have not won anything, are just handed monies that Aaron and Brady aren’t being paid. aaron isn’t going anywhere, the money he will get will be staggering. But it is money he has already brought to the organization.

  22. Ok, pay him based on performance.

    You perform, you get paid handsomely.

    If you don’t, your paycheck doesn’t look so good.

    Frankly, I’m a GB fan and I’m getting sick of the guy.

  23. Aaron won’t last another 5 years with his play style. Its fun to watch but id think he’d have adjust with age. If he loses his ability to strech the play they way he does I think he loses quiet a bit of value. Never saw peyton or Tom miss a bunch of games pretty much every other year.

  24. The Packers just purchased a flat bed trailer truck just to hall Aaron’s ego onto the field.

  25. So glad the Vikings don’t have an ultra-sensitive, money hungry, me-first prima donna like this guy or LeVeon Bell on the team.

  26. “As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to not make any obvious progress toward fixing a contract that desperately needs to be adjusted to reflect his status as the best quarterback in football…”

    Why does this contract “desperately” need fixing?

    Rodgers IS highly compensated on his current contract, which has 2 full years left on it. Afterwards, the Packers can franchise him if they still feel he is their best option.

    And if after that, they can franchise him again if they want.

    Rodgers chose the long term deal he has.

    No need to fix what isn’t broken.

    Of course, there is that extremely fragile ego that Rodgers has….

  27. How about a completely new approach – letting the fans decide whether or not a player is worth a salary increase? Better yet, tie contract increases to season ticket prices. Even better, reduce ticket prices when high priced players are cut. This would entail the invention of new words, like price uncreases, or PU’s. An old successful Yankee trader I once mentored under had a favorite maxim, “Reciprocity is good business.” After all, it’s the fans who have ended up getting repeatedly screwed, is it not?

    Matter of fact, why stop there? How about no contracts longer than two years, and no college combines? Instead make every player compete in a biennial combine, after which all teams offer employment in an open auction, no incentive clauses allowed. Players can accept or refuse employment and refusees become independent contractors in a work pool at a fixed daily rate. Players choose what level of competition, timed or reps, they wanted to enter for the different categories on a threshold pass or fail basis only. These would be the journeyman levels. Only the very highest competitive echelons would reveal actual player results. Consider this a modified version of the Hunger Games. Let the games begin.

  28. I honestly think players need to just get over the idea that if they shoot for and land that ego boosting ‘highest paid at their position’ contract they take the fact they got that at all as their trophy (it is after all a very good acvomplishment to be proud of) and not expect that they will remain that. Expecting to maintain that staus is completely unrealistic in a world where every ‘biggest so far’ contract becomes the new bar everyone else starts targeting to get over.

    And contracts that automatically adjust to become the highest would be a foolish thing to start having. Here are two problems.
    1) Fiscal planning and cap strategy would be impossible. What if you are already near the cap after paying the rest of the team and suddenly some other teams qb signs a mega deal that triggers a jump in the salary (and cap space) that your guy gets.
    2) if there are multiple contracts of this type (and if one guy gets one it would become that new baseline that others start shooting for) would they not start playing leap frog as each beats the others and then triggers them?

  29. What would happen if they said “Sure Aaron, we will do that. But not a single dime of it is guaranteed”?

    Right now he is showing no signs of decline his current play level is indeed all that. But he is at enough of an age where he does want to think about the time when he cant count on that or if others even think they cant count on that. He is obviously as of today a ways from being done, but its no longer unimaginably far out there.

  30. Don’t understand why the need for a new contract. He plays out the next two of his current deal then franchise him two times. He will be 38. In football years he is pretty much done. Packers save money and spend that on FA to try to get a SB in the next 4 years.. it’s a business.

  31. Cheese eaters are going to have a Saturday morning conniption over Rodgers demanding his escape clause but can you blame him? %25 of the cap wont even be enough for Mr. Sensitive Ego if “Gute” fails to continue to put players around Rodgers and big Mike remains at coach.

  32. IF he was QB on my team I would want him paid but sheesh – he is going to be the only player on the team at this rate. If they develop any decent talent they won’t be able to keep them. They better start trading players and getting picks because when you allocate that much money to one guy it really limits what you can do for other stars.

  33. ariani1985 says:
    June 2, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Me,me,me,me look at me! Try actually winning more than 3 playoff games first!
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    Your QB just signed for the biggest guaranteed money contract in NFL history and has NEVER won a playoff game.

  34. No home town discount for the Packers from this California boy. When other players in Green Bay see Rodgers with his get out of Green Bay escape clause they are going to want one too.

  35. Don’t understand why the need for a new contract. He plays out the next two of his current deal then franchise him two times. He will be 38. In football years he is pretty much done. Packers save money and spend that on FA to try to get a SB in the next 4 years.. it’s a business.
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    One of the few times I have agreed with you flv. The Pack hold the cards right now, and if Rodgers plays hardball on tearing up the current deal, the course you describe is exactly the way the organization should go.

  36. More desperate straw clutching from the trolls whose team grossly overpaid for a quarterback who has never won a playoff game.
    The Packers are involved in intense and difficult contract negotiations with one of the best to ever play the game, while the Vikings threw money at the next Jay Cutler.
    A guy that the team who drafted him, worked with him for years, would not commit to and let walk.
    Let that sink in.

  37. The more I read about this Rodgers guy, the less there is to like. He has to be the highest paid QB at all times. That’s unprecedented even among those who were the best at their position. Try being the best first. No way if Manning were still playing or if Brady cared about his salary would he make such a ludicrous demand.

  38. Its the name of the game. He is clearly trying to get as much as possible and making a prudent business decision. The Packers should maybe do the same. Let him play the next two and then franchise tag twice. He wants to maximize his money and there’s nothing wrong with the Packers trying to minimize it

  39. continue to not make any obvious progress toward fixing a contract that desperately needs to be adjusted
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    Desperately? No. He signed his contract. What, is he going to up and retire in a hissyfit?

  40. Instead of comparing your contract to a bunch of guys with zero championships,maybe compare yourself to the one that has the most? Being a cap burden is a double edged sword.

  41. I laugh at the Rodgers haters.
    The NFL — we are reminded all the time — is a business. So let’s pretend for a moment you’re Aaron Rodgers. You look around and see the money that Jimmy Garoppolo got from the Niners, Matt Ryan got from the Falcons, and Kirk Cousins got from the Vikings, and you say to yourself — if they’re worth that much, then I’m worth this much! Because there is no question Rodgers is better than all three of those guys. And I tend to believe that those other teams like the fact that they drove Rodgers’ price to the Packers up.
    I don’t blame Rodgers for asking for what ever he thinks he’s worth. If the Packers can’t match it or don’t want to match it, they can thank those other teams I mentioned for driving the price up to lunacy.
    I’ve been a Packers fan since 1960. I rooted for the Packers before Rodgers and I will root for them after he’s gone, just as I did when Favre left. Rodgers is the best QB in football because of all he does and Packers fans — including me — want him to end his career in GB. But if it doesn’t work out that way, I won’t cry about it. It’s the uniform I root for, not any one player.
    So good luck with your contract, Aaron. I hope the Packers can lock you up for the rest of your career. But if they can’t and you leave at some point, it’s next man up for me.

  42. He might be the best QB in the game, but somehow Rodgers does more every day to make me respect him less. Come on, man! This is not smart, it’s just greedy at this point. It just is. He isn’t a guy who will have one big payday and then never make another dime. He’s made more than 90% of the people who have EVER played, and 95% of people who have ever lived. And if he does not have enough to get by, he should be ashamed.

    If you demand that much money, and more importantly make it so critical that you’re paid more than anyone else, you must be receiving your validation from the money alone. That either means that you don’t care about winning championships, or that you don’t trust the team to put good players around you to help win, but don’t want to bother going to a new team you are more confident in. In my opinion, he is best QB in the league and is the most complete QB I’ve seen play, and you will never hear me question his playing talents or root for him to fail, but this is ridiculous to me. I’m sure Rodgers would like to win another Superbowl, and he certainly has the ability, but I can’t help but get the impression that he just doesn’t trust the Packers.

  43. If this goes down for big money, then yes, he’s as thin skinned as I’ve ever seen in the NFL.

    But I also wonder if this isn’t some sort of maneuver to work his way out of Green Bay – not this season, but in future years. I know if I were him I’d be displeased with the coaching over the past 3 years, personnel decisions and let’s be honest – playing in one of the least-desirable destinations in the league, so far as location is concerned. One of the greatest QBs for many years… Green Bay may very well be damaging his career potential.

    Just ask yourself, do you really think he’ll win his tiebreaker with Nick Foles in Green Bay?

  44. The comments about Rodgers fragile ego or me first attitude are just laughable. He’s been underpaid for several years, given his production, his career NFL best ever QB rating and him consistently taking GB deep into the playoffs despite the lack of other top talent on the roster. Has he complained? No. Has he demanded more money? No. Has he threatened to sit out? No, he’s out there getting an honorary degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin for his work in fundraising and with kids with childhood cancer. He’s worked with younger players in the league. He shows great respect for other good teams and players and proclaimed he’d like to be a Packer for life. He’s even bought into the hometown NBA team.

    First, there have been articles like this about Rodgers that turn out to be unfounded rumors. That he wants out of GB. That’s he’s feuding with the coach, etc. This wouldn’t be the first time a deal like this was done. If he wants it, they should give it to him.

    The guy who said: “Over rated, over hyped, over paid.” How could a future Hall of Fame, all time QB rating leader, 2 time MVP, Super Bowl MVP, all time leader in touchdown-to-interception ratio be over rated and over hyped? Or overpaid for that matter? There’s a great argument he’s the best player in the NFL. He certainly has done more in and out of the pocket than any NFL QB in memory. Your jealousy is well earned.

  45. so much hate, there 30 teams in the league that would start Aaron over their own starting quarterback based purely on play.. the real question is if he believes they can afford to build a championship team around if made the highest paid QB in the league

  46. He must have a monster ego to want this clause. When he signs he will be the highest paid QB. Who is going to get more than him next, and when? if it happens 3 years from now, he will be 36? 37? Who knows where his skills are then. Is he still one of the top QB’s in the league? Has he been hurt? Has his play dropped off?

    Sorry, sign what you can get now, be SATISFIED that you were, at least at one point, the highest paid player in the whole league. Why do you always need to be the highest paid player?

    Great talent, lousy person.

  47. petersjeffrey36 says:
    June 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm
    so much hate, there 30 teams in the league that would start Aaron over their own starting quarterback based purely on play.. the real question is if he believes they can afford to build a championship team around if made the highest paid QB in the league

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    You are correct 30 other teams would want him, the only team that doesn’t is the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota is a no crybaby zone.

  48. How insecure is Rodgers? Criminy, he’s spending a LOT of time this off-season looking for reasons to be offended.

    First he gets mad at the Packers for not consulting him on personnel decisions, then he gets upset because he doesn’t want a new contract until Matt Ryan gets one, and now this? What’s next, a lawsuit against Anthony Barr for breaking his collarbone?

  49. It is odd they haven’t figured out something yet… I wonder if it doesnt get done before training camp, will he report?

  50. Well. Not sure of best QB
    Only 1 Super Bowl.
    Greed, greed, greed.
    Players, owners, cities, etc.
    You clowns had better clean up you rotten PR for this greed to continue

  51. Your QB just signed for the biggest guaranteed money contract in NFL history and has NEVER won a playoff game.

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    Did you know, that after the Vikings signed Kirk Cousins AND Sheldon Richardson, they still had more cap space than the Packlers?

  52. He turns 35 this year, and he’s coming off his second major injury in five years. Sign him to whatever he wants, but don’t guarantee any of it, and be prepared to cut bait and move on. The end won’t be this year, and maybe not next, but when it comes, it will come fast. It could well be like Peyton Manning, where it was literally overnight – MVP candidate in weeks one to eight, then a minor injury in week nine and he was done.

  53. A player has 2 choices, max earnings vs security.

    A) Max earnings = a series of short contracts, either one year or like Kirk Cousins did.

    B) Security = 5 year contract with a lot of bonus money.

    As an adult make your decision and live with it. Choosing a 5 year contract ensures you won’t be the highest paid QB at the end of it. If you can’t live with that then choose option A.

  54. How insecure is Rodgers? Criminy, he’s spending a LOT of time this off-season looking for reasons to be offended.
    >>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    And you base your opinion on what you read,…….. correct ?
    Dad told me not to believe everything you hear or read.
    And in this era of fake news, journalists twist stories to suit their needs.
    It's no wonder some athletes don't want to talk to reporters. See Marshawn Lynch for a reference.

  55. I would rather have $200,000,000 and 1-2 SB rings than $235,000,000 with no rings.
    At the level you won’t miss the money, but you will regret your entire life not having championships.

  56. I’m a Packer fan I would tell him to go pound sand. Let him play out his current deal, franchise him and trade him. I don’t even think they should give him a deal until he can stay healthy for a year.

  57. He’s not greedy. He’s not selfish. He’s definitely not family orientated. He’s aaron. I will tout him as the best qb for the money right up until he signs that next massive contract. Then he & the packers can pound sand.

  58. “Minnesota is a no crybaby zone.”

    Last I checked Minnesota is also a no Lombardi trophy team. MN has party boats, and guys who beat their kids for discipline, and decades of wasted picks on QBs. That’s the Vikings zone.

  59. “First he gets mad at the Packers for not consulting him on personnel decisions, then he gets upset because he doesn’t want a new contract until Matt Ryan gets one, and now this? ”

    Where did Rodgers ever say he was mad for not being consulted? You read every attention grabbing headline that turns out to be a baseless description of Rodgers being bummed his long time friend and best receiver was let go in free agency? I think he’s said clearly many times it is his job to play QB, period, not to determine the roster. And for obvious reasons.

    Also, being upset b/c he doesn’t want a new contract until Ryan gets one? Also made up. He wanted to wait, period. Because he is a Super Bowl MVP with the career best EVER QB rating. He darn well should get more than Matt Ryan. He wasn’t “upset.” Everyone trying to lob untruths at Rodgers to make him look bad, when by all accounts he’s a decent guy.

    Ego? That’s competitiveness and you don’t make it far in the NFL without it. How would you feel about him if he were drafted by your team?

  60. Key word: “Reportedly.” I want to hear Rodgers say it, exactly as it is being inferred. Negative things attributed to Rodgers have a way of never materializing. There’s a lot of wishful thinking character assassination.

    Let me hear him say it.

  61. I hope the player that hurts this jerk next time gets paid handsomely. This Cheesecheater is about as disgusting as they come and overrated by 100%. Can’t win without cheating using the Cheesecheater loophole that permits a systemic offensive system to explode all presnap defensive penalties for profit. The offense is so predicated on this cheating that it can’t win without it.

  62. stellarperformance says:
    June 2, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    Key word: “Reportedly.” I want to hear Rodgers say it, exactly as it is being inferred. Negative things attributed to Rodgers have a way of never materializing. There’s a lot of wishful thinking character assassination.

    Let me hear him say it.

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    I’ll have him give you a call.

  63. thegreatjimbrown says:
    June 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm
    “Minnesota is a no crybaby zone.”

    Last I checked Minnesota is also a no Lombardi trophy team. MN has party boats, and guys who beat their kids for discipline, and decades of wasted picks on QBs. That’s the Vikings zone

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    Yes we enjoy to party on the water, yes we discipline our children, and yes we have picked poorly on QBs. What’s your point? You sound like a crybaby, stay out of Minnesota!

  64. Honestly if the Packers were smart they would trade him. You figure you’d get two 1st round picks and a boatload of other picks. Go into full tank mode this year for a top ten or 5 pick and have three total first round picks to go get any QB you want. You’d have two first rounds the following year and be rebuilt in a shorter time. Over that time dump some guys like Fabio and get control of the money and you’ll be good to go. I hope they won’t do that but it makes more sense.

  65. “Your QB just signed for the biggest guaranteed money contract in NFL history and has NEVER won a playoff game.”

    Our QB is not, and never had, the biggest money guaranteed contract in NFL history.

    Cousins guaranteed money is $84mil, Ryan has $90mil guaranteed.

    Just the facts…

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    Yes we enjoy to party on the water, yes we discipline our children, and yes we have picked poorly on QBs. What’s your point? You sound like a crybaby, stay out of Minnesota!

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    Taking a switch to a child is your idea of discipline? Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

  67. Key word: “Reportedly.” I want to hear Rodgers say it, exactly as it is being inferred. Negative things attributed to Rodgers have a way of never materializing. There’s a lot of wishful thinking character assassination.

    I’d like to hear him say it.

  68. @flvkiking said, “Minnesota is a no crybaby zone.”

    Is that why you flew your crybaby fans to Philly?

  69. @flviking said, “…stay out of Minnesota!”

    “Oh? OK.” said 49 other state populations.

  70. Im old school, you play out the the contract you signed, regardless of what has gone on. It’s the honorable thing to do.

    If the Packers give him what he wants, Im sure there is a locker in New England when Brady retires.

  71. “This Cheesecheater is about as disgusting as they come and overrated by 100%. ” Rodgers doesn’t eat dairy, so he can play into his 40s.

    As far as overrated, it’s hard to over rate the guy with the highest career QB rating of all time, 2 league MVPs, a Super Bowl MVPs and the best ever TD-to-interception ratio. Yes, it must be disgusting Mr. Violet, to have watched your GM pass over Rodgers twice in that draft, once for a WR who never hit 500 yards in a season and once for a DE who started 12 games in 3 years. I bet you’re disgusted.

  72. And Rodgers needs to tell the Packers, ‘pay me, or I retire, and you can go find yourself another franchise quarterback.’

  73. BuckyBadger says:
    June 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm
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    Yes we enjoy to party on the water, yes we discipline our children, and yes we have picked poorly on QBs. What’s your point? You sound like a crybaby, stay out of Minnesota!

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    Taking a switch to a child is your idea of discipline? Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

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    Let’s see, that was Adrian Peterson who shamefully disciplined his child in TEXAS, not Minnesota. Glad he’s gone from the Vikings and hope they do not put him in the ring of honor. But yes we discipline our children without abusing them. If you don’t discipline a child they will probably end up building a meth lab or messing with their cousins like in the PC state of Wisconsin.

  74. Let me inject some rationale thought into this for packers fans. Rationale thought, not emotional. Rodgers is 34. He has two more seasons at what can be agreed upon is a VERY team friendly deal. This is great for your organization. If, at age 36, he is still playing at an elite level, you tag him, which is still a deal, because guess what, under that first tag he won’t be the highest paid qb. Then he is 37. If still playing great, you tag him again, which with the percentage increase probably makes him highest paid qb. For ONE year. And he’s going on 39 at that point. If you haven’t won another super bowl with him by then, it’s time to move on anyway. Why are Packers even discussing a new deal??

  75. Sure packer fans. Rodgers will just happily accept his current contract and happily take the franchise tag for two years. I’m sure he won’t complain on a daily basis about it either. Keep dreaming. It’s comical.

    Contracts don’t matter for players with Rodgers caliber. He holds all the cards, contrary to what many say.

  76. He wants out of Green Bay because of the conservative ideology that exists there. Truth is he’d feel way more comfortable in a liberal city like San Fran, LA or Seattle. Beards cost money and who knows how much Danica is raking him for. aaron wants to be who he is and that is not a hunter or fisherman in camouflage. He is gay and wants to be out but he cannot do that in a town like Green Bay and he doesn’t want to hurt his earning potential. its hard keeping up with the extravagant Hollywood lifestyle, notice how he doesn’t spend one extra second in Green Bay than he has to? If you think about it makes some sense he is the best player and if mediocre players like cousins can swindle deals like this he needs to be covered in that case. So caps should be disclosed 3-5 years in advance so teams can plan accordingly on how to pay their franchise guy. Now I’m not in agreement with triggers that pay the guy more than the next but a percentage if the cap is how a qbs deal should be set. Aaron Rodgers and TB get 10% and lesser players get less. A chud like Stafford wants to bend the Lions over and ask for 11% they point to his career as a starter and 0 playoff wins and tell him get lost you can only make 9%. Tie max percentage contracts to qb’ so who’ve only won a sb.

  77. stellarperformance says:

    Key word: “Reportedly.” I want to hear Rodgers say it, exactly as it is being inferred. Negative things attributed to Rodgers have a way of never materializing. There’s a lot of wishful thinking character assassination.

    Let me hear him say it.
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    That was so important that you had to post it twice yesterday and then reiterate the same thing thing this morning?

    You’ve drooled over every word Rodgers has said since 2008. If you can’t honestly believe that is what Rodgers wants – to be guaranteed to be the highest player in the NFL – for the rest of his career – you are in serious denial.

    But then, you are a Packer fan, so denial is in your DNA.

  78. I never said he didn’t want to be the highest paid player, didn’t expect to be the highest paid player, or didn’t deserve to be the highest paid player. I also said the Packers WANT to make him the highest paid player. That’s why they’re waiting until the smoke clears.

    But he “reportedly” wants an exit clause? BS. That’s what I want to hear him say. If you’re going to troll me personally, please try to stay up.

  79. Money is a factor yes – But can he do it in Green Bay is the question. New DBs, WRs, new QB coach and new DC this all takes time to develop and not just one season. Those who pontificate for profit would be saying Green Bay is in a rebuilding year sans Rodgers. He wants big money but as the saying goes – what have you done for me lately. And let’s face it – last Super Bowl appearance was what 2011? Does he want to wait 2 -3 years for that chance – you can all say what ya want but the Eagles hold the cards right now and are they best in the NFC and worlds Champs and Green Bay simply doesn’t not have enough talent on the roster.

    GB management has to handle this very delicately, sure you can franchise tag him but if he doesn’t’ want to be there and move on (and we all are speculating cuz only AR knows) you’re not going to get 100 percent out of him. I still think this is Tom Brady’s last year and Rodgers will end up in New England – thats what the exits clause (allegedly) is man. A way to get outta Dodge if things don’t turn around.

    His passive aggressive responses to the media is a sign as well, sometimes you just have to move on no matter how many years you have in. Money doesn’t always make it better. Main man is in the beginning of the twilight of his career and a man this talented should have more than one SB ring. AND who knows what other injuries may come – remember he 8 months off a broken collarbone with 13……. THIRTEEN SCREWS!

    I’m sure management has questions too – is the accuracy there? Strength? Will he stay in the pocket and protect himself?

    Careful Green Bay – Favre went on a revenge tour – One could be looking here as well with Rodgers – and the scary thing about it if it happens. Favre only played 3 seasons after leaving Green Bay.

    Main man has more than 3 years left in his career – just saying

  80. Apparently this is just another rumor. There’s no confirmation of this anywhere. Even NFL.com asks if it’s true or not in their title.

  81. He’s clearly not thinking this through. He HAS an exit already.

    Just play out your existing deal!! The $$$ amount for QBs is only gonna go up! Brady and Russ are next in line.

  82. Careful Green Bay – Favre went on a revenge tour – One could be looking here as well with Rodgers – and the scary thing about it if it happens. Favre only played 3 seasons after leaving Green Bay.
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    One thing I’m sure of;

    Mark Murphy won’t repeat that mistake.

    That’s one of the biggest black eyes in the franchises history.

    They cannot afford to poison the water, running 2 HOF, All-time great QBs off. It would jeopardize everything Bob Harlan built.

  83. I still think this is Tom Brady’s last year and Rodgers will end up in New England – thats what the exits clause (allegedly) is man. A way to get outta Dodge if things don’t turn around.
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    That would be intolerable.

    But I’d LMAO listening to the Brady-loving Rodgers-haters lose their minds if he went to the Pats.

  84. Rodgers wants an opt out clause not to be able to renegotiate his contract. But because the Packers organization is a joke and he wants to be able to get out of town if/when things don’t go well.

    He doesn’t want to be stuck in a long term deal on a bad team like Brent.

  85. Packers should let his current contract play out, franchise him if needed then be done with him. Chances are he’ll trip on his ego and hurt his shoulder again, anyway.

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