Aaron Rodgers: Reports about contract talks “are just conjecture”

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With two years left on his contract, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have a “drop-dead date” to get a new one. The Packers quarterback deserves to become the highest-paid player in football and is expected to become just that at some point in the near future.

But will Rodgers remain the highest-paid quarterback the rest of his career?

Rodgers talked to the media Monday for the first time since Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported Rodgers wants “some sort of out clause” that would allow him to renegotiate the deal if another quarterback gets a bigger deal.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media piggybacked Monday, saying Rodgers wants “a series of player options throughout his contract so he can at least have some sort of control over what he makes and under the circumstances under which he makes them.”

“I don’t talk about it to the media, and I don’t think my agent is either,” Rodgers said, via video from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “A lot of it is just conjecture. Or stories that aren’t really based in factual interactions or misrepresented actions. I think that’s just part of it. It’s kind of a slow period for football right now and we’re heading into the summer, and there’s not much to talk about unless somebody gets arrested or injured in the offseason or something happens on the Fourth of July. That’s usually the stories we get now until training camp. I don’t have anything to report at this point, but I’m sure there will be some unnamed sources close to me that have some sort of scoop along the way.”

Rodgers’ answer didn’t answer the question, but he also didn’t deny he wants some control over his future salary.

Rodgers has outplayed the extension he signed in 2013, which is scheduled to pay him $19.8 million this season and $20 million in 2019. His yearly average of $22 million ranks only 10th in the league at his position.

52 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Reports about contract talks “are just conjecture”

  1. With the noodle arm he couldn’t even throw over 50 yards, ball intercepted after he got hurt. I get it, packers looking to tank the team by giving him a huge contract that he doesn’t deserved.

  2. Just sign shorter contracts. Can’t have it both ways. But if Packers will agree to basically a guaranteed floor contract that that he can re-negotiate every year or two why not? He can be the highest paid QB, but I doubt the Packers will be a SB contender. Make as much as you can while you can. That is his right. But don’t act like winning the SB is your main goal.

  3. Aweee…little brat Aaron learned a grown up word…now back to doing that “pretend belt celebration”…

  4. How soon does he break the bank at $40m per? If he doesn’t get it, that out clause will be out of Green Bay.

  5. “…or something happens on the 4th of July.”
    Looking at you, Jason Pierre-Paul.

  6. Honestly, he hasn’t outplayed his contract. Frankly, we’re subjected to this stuff because a bunch of dumb GM’s gave ridiculously stupid contracts to QB’s that haven’t earned the kind of contract the Pack are now stuck paying out.

  7. 700levelvet says:
    June 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    He also has as many Super Bowl wins as Nick Foles…
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    You say that like it’s a bad thing.

  8. 700levelvet says:
    June 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    He also has as many Super Bowl wins as Nick Foles

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

    Oh yeah, but,but…we have 13 championships, including the 1929 season rolling over Dayton and Staten Island.

  9. flviking says:
    June 4, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    Oh yeah, but,but…we have 13 championships, including the 1929 season rolling over Dayton and Staten Island.
    ///////////////////////////

    You say that like it’s a bad thing.

  10. If Aaron wants 32 Million a year, pay the man. If he returns healthy and can play up to his previous form, he’ll be worth every penny. If he was a free agent and the Vikings signed him for 32 million a year, I’d be ecstatic.

  11. I am continually amused with how easily Viking trolls are controlled and influenced by Packer stories, especially those involving Rodgers.

    Reminds me of kittens chasing a laser pointer.

    Great fun.

  12. i like rogers a lot; and he’s probably the 3rd or 4th best qb in the game right now, but he’s fragile. you can only afford to pay one guy so much if you want to be competitive every year like a belichick team.

  13. Aaron doesn’t negotiate, his agent does. This is why people have agents. The agent tries to get the best deal for his client. Maybe the agent broached this option to re-negotiate if QB salaries continue to sky rocket and maybe he didn’t. Tons of back and forth in any negotiation process. As Aaron said it is 100% conjecture to report on it here or anywhere else. No one knows the actual conversations that took place.

    The big news from his speaking to the media today was how Aaron likes the “confidence and swagger” from the CB group. And how he impressed he is with TE’s.

    #GoPackGo!

    #OnWisconsin!

    #VikesAndGomersAreJealous

  14. Why does it seem that it’s only MN fans posting on packer stories anymore? What an insecure bunch.

  15. @ibillwt

    Assuming Brady is one of those QBs better than Rodgers. Please tell us who the other two are.

  16. 700levelvet says:
    June 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    He also has as many Super Bowl wins as Nick Foles…
    ——————–

    That’s a fact. There’s also about 1000 other facts that show Rodgers is better than Foles and not his equal. So at least there’s that.

  17. flviking says:
    June 4, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    Oh yeah, but,but…we have 13 championships, including the 1929 season rolling over Dayton and Staten Island.
    *********************************************************************************************
    Remember – GB had a team 40 years before Minny, and when they finally got some owners who wanted their team, they ended up successively with a bankruptor, a used car salesman, and a convicted felon. Fact – check it out.

  18. reefromwhatyouare says:

    The big news from his speaking to the media today was how Aaron likes the “confidence and swagger” from the CB group.

    ***************************

    Yeah, Rodgers again morphed from being ‘just another player’ to scout/assistant GM in his very favorite place: In front of a camera. Adoring Packer fans are so wrapped up they won’t see the obvious. Great QB, but a complete tool. Two years left on his deal and he’s obsessed. Plainly.

  19. He is right it is conjecture. Conjecture that he wants a gaurantee that everytime another qb gets mo money then him, he automatically gets to rewrite his deal to make mo money.
    The Packers would be total morons to agree to this. They are not deep pocketed people like Dallas and others. Rodgers could bankrupt the team or worse prevent it from being able to acquite talent, this is going on now actually, that could help the team now as in top free agents. No such thing in Green Bay they have no money

  20. Most teams in the NFC will just wrap him up and drive him to the ground and he will be out another season. Why pay him for missing the games.

  21. I love how Aaron says “contract talks are all conjecture at this point” but then he won’t go on to set the record straight. Why? Could it be that it is more than just conjecture Aaron? And all the fan boy reporters don’t have any stones enough to ask him to set the record straight then. They just smile back at him.

  22. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 4, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Yearly out clause and percentage of the cap, please let it happen. How fun will it be to do this every offseason!
    +++++++

    But, but, but wouldn’t that mean he would “put his life on hold” every year??
    You still looking for that gasket?

  23. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    June 4, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    It is all conjecture.

    Until Rodgers signs and the details come out.
    ))))))))))))))

    Maybe, maybe not, maybe they have certain things in place that won’t change at all when signed.

  24. He also has as many Super Bowl wins as Nick Foles…
    ———————————————————

    Which is one more than the Vikings have in 57 years.

  25. How is it possible to think this guy deserves to be the highest paid quarterback when he’s close to the bottom of the list of current quarterbacks in terms of production?

  26. “there’s not much to talk about … unless something happens on the Fourth of July”. A subtle jab from Rodgers to the 7 1/2 fingered JPP.

  27. stellarperformance says:

    June 4, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I am continually amused with how easily Viking trolls are controlled and influenced by Packer stories, especially those involving Rodgers.

    Reminds me of kittens chasing a laser pointer.

    Great fun.
    ========================================

    I’m continually amused that you keep responding. You keep responding without EVER saying anything of substance.

    The trolls troll because they know people like you can’t help themselves. You just HAVE to respond to every “slight” real, or imagined.

    You remind me of the kid that everyone played keep away with. You think you’re involved, but people are just messing with you and don’t really like you.

    Youre always the last one to know. Even your fellow fans detest you.

  28. And Barney fans remind me of everybody’s pesky little brothers.
    Always trying to hang with the big kids of the neighborhood.
    They can’t quite keep up, so they try to get everybody’s attention, even in a negative way if need be.
    The most annoying kids on the block.
    skoLOL!!!

  29. Doesn’t make sense for either side, really.

    For the Packers.. don’t you want to see him healthy and performing at MVP-level before you open the vault again?

    For Rodgers.. don’t you want to see a winning product on the field, now that its seems they’re the #4 or 5 horse in the NFC? (Eagles, Rams, Saints, Vikings)

  30. wafflestomp says:

    June 5, 2018 at 10:24 am

    And Barney fans remind me of everybody’s pesky little brothers.
    Always trying to hang with the big kids of the neighborhood.
    They can’t quite keep up, so they try to get everybody’s attention, even in a negative way if need be.
    The most annoying kids on the block.
    skoLOL!!!
    ============================

    Thanks for proving my point. You must be a Mensa member. You and redundant are 2 peas in pod. Always have to post, even when said post wasn’t directed at you.

    What is it inside you that makes you feel that you have to respond? Why do you care what nameless, faceless trolls have to say?

    If you could control yourselves, not respond….maybe the ” little brothers”( insert eye roll) get bored of being ignored and go find something else to do.

    Not you guys though, you keep perpetuating( I’ll wait while you look that up) the cycle and complain and whine. if you’re so much better and smarter, why am I having to explain this to you?

  31. pkrlvr says:

    June 4, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Why does it seem that it’s only MN fans posting on packer stories anymore? What an insecure bunch.

    —————-

    Probably has to do with the fact we are the only other team that is relevant in the division. The Bears and Lions fans either just don’t care, or are hiding until their team is good.

  32. 700levelvet said:
    June 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    He also has as many Super Bowl wins as Nick Foles…

    ———————————————————————————-

    It astounds me that Viking trolls continually throw these lobs up considering that the Vikings have zero championships in their entire history. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Ever.

  33. wafflestomp says:

    June 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    skoLOL!!!
    Never fails.
    Look who’s responding to perceived slight now.
    Gotcha!!!
    ================
    Got me?

    Ugh, is this the best you can do? is there an adult with an IQ over 70 there that can help you? You really shouldn’t be on the interwebs unsupervised.

  34. billtetley53 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    wafflestomp says:

    June 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    skoLOL!!!
    Never fails.
    Look who’s responding to perceived slight now.
    Gotcha!!!
    ================
    Got me?

    Ugh, is this the best you can do? is there an adult with an IQ over 70 there that can help you? You really shouldn’t be on the interwebs unsupervised.
    _____________________

    Wow! Again?

    I think it’s absolutely hilarious that you Barneys are so thin skinned that you just can’t let anything go without responding.
    Any slight, perceived or otherwise, any misconstrued statement, you simpletons can’t help but respond with some kind of “knee slapping” retort.

    That’s why Packer fans just can’t stop laughing at you and your entire fan base.
    You bitter, sad, jealous individuals are truly the gift that keeps on giving.
    Never change.

  35. Any Vikings fans questioning Rodgers greatness should stop. As a MN fan I have learned my lesson. Until we actually see Rodgers perform badly over a season, we have to assume he will still be a thorn in our side. One game rushed back (Carolina game) is not enough proof that his talent is regressing.

  36. ajzinnecker says:
    June 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Any Vikings fans questioning Rodgers greatness should stop. As a MN fan I have learned my lesson. Until we actually see Rodgers perform badly over a season, we have to assume he will still be a thorn in our side. One game rushed back (Carolina game) is not enough proof that his talent is regressing.

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

    Oh man, be careful. A day or two ago, the purple formerly known as Teddy Trust made a statement that was reasoned and level headed, much like this one (he does that from time to time) and the other purples turned on him.

  37. A lot of jealousy in these comments. Seriously, what would you do? Take that you can get? You only wish your team had a chance to pay this man.

  38. wafflestomp says:

    June 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    wafflestomp says:

    June 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    skoLOL!!!
    Never fails.
    Look who’s responding to perceived slight now.
    Gotcha!!!
    ================
    Got me?

    Ugh, is this the best you can do? is there an adult with an IQ over 70 there that can help you? You really shouldn’t be on the interwebs unsupervised.
    _____________________

    Wow! Again?

    I think it’s absolutely hilarious that you Barneys are so thin skinned that you just can’t let anything go without responding.
    Any slight, perceived or otherwise, any misconstrued statement, you simpletons can’t help but respond with some kind of “knee slapping” retort.

    That’s why Packer fans just can’t stop laughing at you and your entire fan base.
    You bitter, sad, jealous individuals are truly the gift that keeps on giving.
    Never change.
    =================================

    The chorus to Zombie is running trough my mind right now.

    I’m in your head, in your heeeaad….

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