Packers have no timeline to get Aaron Rodgers’ extension done

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is in the market for a new contract and said recently that there’s “more than mutual interest on both sides” to get a deal done in Green Bay.

It was Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst’s turn to talk about the quarterback’s contract on Tuesday and he said there were “no updates” to pass along. Packers executive Russ Ball and Rodgers’ agent David Dunn are working on the parameters of a contract and Gutekunst said that’s enough for him to feel good about the direction things are going.

“I wouldn’t put any timelines on it,” Gutekunst said. “As long as everybody’s working toward the same goal, we feel positive about it.”

PFT reported earlier this month that there’s been no “meaningful progress” toward a new agreement. Rodgers is set to make $19.8 million this year and $20 million in 2019 under the terms of his current deal and the Packers could then use a pair of franchise tags to keep Rodgers in Green Bay through 2021.

47 responses to “Packers have no timeline to get Aaron Rodgers’ extension done

  1. It will get done. Eventually Rodgers will take the money now over getting an out clause at a time of his choosing when he feels the market has changed for him again. No team is interested in giving any QB an out at any time they want. not gonna happen.

  2. 4 years, $200 million to single handedly keep the Packers in the playoff picture until he retires. Get it done, guy who took over the mess that Ted Thompson left behind.

  3. Tjacks7:

    Completely agree with you.

    TT was an unmitigated disaster. He, along with Mark Murphy and the inept Board of Directors, squandered the prime years of AR’s career.

  4. Andrew Brandt (former player agent & Packer exec) over at CNNSI said there isn’t an real incentive to actually make a deal until next year. Both sides would be better off (financially) to wait, unless they just want to get it out of the way.

  5. Good – this shouldn’t even be a conversation. The guy hasn’t finished two of the last five years since signing a contract that made him him the highest paid player in NFL history. The only one with his panties in a bunch over this is Florio for unknown reasons. Start talking another dealing after his 1st year under the franchise. As a Packer fan I’m honestly worried about those shoulders considering his style of play.

  6. My Packers should tie Aaron’s new contract to his ability to heal.

  7. TT was an unmitigated disaster. He, along with Mark Murphy and the inept Board of Directors, squandered the prime years of AR’s career.

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    If you go back to 2012ish threads here, you’ll see where I argued the Packers should have traded Rodgers after the super bowl and fired Thompson because Thompson’s mismanagement would prevent them from winning number 2 (3, 4 and 5). A new GM could have built a powerhouse with those picks by now. I was laughed at at the time… but number 2 hasn’t shown up and the future looks bleak.

  8. And why would they? He is still under contract for two more seasons and then they can franchise him for up to two more after that.

  9. tokyosandblaster says:

    July 31, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I wonder how tomorrow’s “Aaron Rodgers Deal” article will differentiate from today’s.
    —————————————————
    It may not be tomorrow, but the next statement will be from Aaron Rodgers/Agent/Girlfriend in the typical wishy washy statement about wanting/deserving a new contract but not publically demanding it.
    Maybe its a side hand comment about some other player getting signed while he hasn’t yet.

    I hope Aaron takes Florio’s advice about a “hold in”.

  10. Instead of worrying about his contract, how about worry about winning at least one more playoff game before his career is done.

  11. @tjacks7

    Trading Rodgers 8 years may be the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard. You just don’t trade a HOF QB or fire a GM after winning a super bowl. What makes you think a new GM would have made all the right picks. The draft is a crap shoot, as example your Vikings have been searching for a QB since Culpepper.

    Rodgers still has a lot left. If McCarthy doesn’t improve his team he should be fired. I think Gutekunst will do a good job but only time will tell

  12. Florio is no dummy.

    He knows the high number of jealous Packers haters and trolls pretending to be Packers fans that flock to anything Packers related on this site.

    Post more Packers articles and get more site traffic. It’s a simple formula.

    Good day at camp practice today so far. Kentrell Brice is out there standing watching practice. That’s a good sign. Right ankle was injured yesterday.

  13. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    July 31, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    How much is the 2nd best QB in the NFC North worth?

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    I’m not sure why you’re wondering about Stafford’s contract on an Aaron Rodgers article…but if the 4th best QB in the division gets 84 million guaranteed over 3 years, I guess Stafford should get better than that?

  14. @ragnarth

    I’m not sure how much Stafford is worth, but the third best in the north got 84 million guaranteed

  15. Can a contract be negotiated so that the player earns a certain % of his salary based on games played?

    For example:
    1-8 games played would equal $1.5 million per game
    9-12 games played would equal $1.66 million per game
    13-14 games played would equal $1.75 million per game
    15-16 games played would equal $2 million per game (protects player in case the team is “resting” starters for playoffs)

    There should also be bonuses for playoff games based on the table above. So if Rodgers played all 16 games plus 2 playoff games, he would earn $36 million. However, if his collarbone turns to dust after 8 games, he would only earn (and the Packers would only be on the hook for) $12 million. It’s a way for Aaron to bet on himself, while still protecting the team in case the unexpected happens.

  16. Is that a steeler fan sighting? On an article about contracts?

    I remember, way back when, some RB held out and didn’t even show up due to not getting a fully guaranteed contract. I think(?) he was a steeler? What was his name?

  17. I’m thinking that the team is delaying the contract because they want to be certain that Rodgers’s accuracy and arm strength weren’t adversely and permanently affected by his 2017 shoulder injury. After all, the last time Rodgers appeared in a game (against the Panthers), he threw 3 interceptions.

  18. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are great QBs, but with different goals. Tom is about winning Super Bowls first and has left money on the table so a good team can be built around him. Aaron is about money first, after that what ever happens, happens.

    Don’t believe me? Brady’s contract is up at the same time Aaron’s is. Brady’s 2018 and 2019 salary is $14 million per year. No in game roster bonuses. He is not talking about an extension with 2 years to go. Aaron gets $19.8 million plus $600,000 in per-game roster bonuses this year and $20 million in 2019. He is already talking about an extension with 2 years to go.

  19. vikings1234 says:

    July 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are great QBs, but with different goals. Tom is about winning Super Bowls first and has left money on the table so a good team can be built around him. Aaron is about money first, after that what ever happens, happens.

    Don’t believe me? Brady’s contract is up at the same time Aaron’s is. Brady’s 2018 and 2019 salary is $14 million per year. No in game roster bonuses. He is not talking about an extension with 2 years to go. Aaron gets $19.8 million plus $600,000 in per-game roster bonuses this year and $20 million in 2019. He is already talking about an extension with 2 years to go
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    Nah can’t be.
    Packer fans say a new contract is the farthest thing from Aaron’s mind.
    Even when Aaron comments about not having a new contract, packer fans still don’t believe that’s Aaron talking. They think it’s fake news made up by Florio.

  20. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 31, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    It must be real difficult when players “are only there for the money”.
    ………………………………………………………………………………..

    Minnesota players also are only there for the money, because history shows us they certainly aren`t there for Lombardi trophies.

  21. I’m sure you had hoped Aaron was focused on a contract and really upset ScreamingFoolZonk. Just is not reality.

    I just watched him roll off a play action fake and hit Jimmy Graham in the back of the endzone for a touchdown at practice. He is all business and totally focused on camp and team just like he said he was.

    Sorry to burst your bubble Purples, but Aaron is locked in and loaded.

    Facts always wins over jealous trolls that are worried and spewing falsehoods.

    #100Seasons

    #PackersCamp

    #LockedAndLoaded

  22. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    I’m sure you had hoped Aaron was focused on a contract and really upset ScreamingFoolZonk. Just is not reality.

    I just watched him roll off a play action fake and hit Jimmy Graham in the back of the endzone for a touchdown at practice. He is all business and totally focused on camp and team just like he said he was.
    *****
    Since you’re basing the season on Rodgers performance in training camp, did you also see the 3 interceptions he threw yesterday and the seven he’s had since the start of camp? Oh-oh…maybe the screws are coming loose in his throwing shoulder. Could be a long season in Green Bush.

  23. ragnarthemagnificent says:

    How much is the 2nd best QB in the NFC North worth?

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    Great point. It only stands to reason the best QB in the division get the most money. And while Green Bay fans and Packer trolls disagree, Green Bay management apparently does.

  24. “Since you are basing the season on Rodgers performance in training camp”

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

    Show me where I said I was “basing the season” off any one thing?

    I saw Aaron get picked a couple times yesterday. You do realize he is facing the defense and that shows you this defense is a new beast under Pettine. Rookie Jaire Alexander got one yesterday off Aaron. Aaron Rodgers is one of the hardest QBs to pick in the NFL. All positive signs for the defense.

    What I have enjoyed the most this camp is watching this new defense perform at a high level.

  25. It must be real difficult when players “are only there for the money”
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    It’s so bizarre to see so many MN fans here talking about Rodgers greed when they just gave a nobody $10 mil a year more than Rodgers is making.

  26. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    I’m sure you had hoped Aaron was focused on a contract and really upset ScreamingFoolZonk. Just is not reality.

    I just watched him roll off a play action fake and hit Jimmy Graham in the back of the endzone for a touchdown at practice. He is all business and totally focused on camp and team just like he said he was.
    ———-
    LOL…..
    Yesterday I read Aaron threw 3 picks. But never mind that.

  27. Why do MN fans know more about what’s happening in Packet training camp then their own team? And counting training camp picks? Really? Can’t wait til the pack shuts you guys up week 2.

  28. pkrlvr says:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:47 pm
    Why do MN fans know more about what’s happening in Packet training camp then their own team? And counting training camp picks? Really? Can’t wait til the pack shuts you guys up week 2.
    ————
    Typical clueless Gumby fan.
    A Gumby fan was BRAGGING about Rodgers throwing a TD pass in practice.!!!!!!! King Aaron !!!
    It’s utterly meaningless what’s done in practice this time of year. That’s the point. Whether it’s a pick or a TD.

    Already talking smack 6 weeks plus out.

  29. Did that guy just brag on Erin throwing a td pass at training camp? That sounds more like a headline coming from the Colts camp.

    Aaron/Andrew throws 10 yard td pass at practice. Green Bay and Indy go crazy.

    Banners raised, parade thrown.

    Always nice to see a cripple get out of the rocking chair to toss the nerf into endzone.

    Why even play the season? Colts vs Packers in the SuperBowl!!!

    The battle of the shoulder harnesses for thr championship of the universe!!!

  30. Nope try again ScreamingYellowBoy.

    No one was “bragging” at all. I was merely pointing out the fact that Aaron is AT CAMP and not holding out or upset about his contract status like you had hoped and tried to imply.

    Why are you in a Packers thread again? It seems to get you all hot and bothered. Perhaps stop coming in Packers threads and obsessing on Green Bay and you will appear less pathetic, desperate and miserable.

  31. Hahahaha……oh you can’t sign this player after the Cousins deal. Oh you can’t sign Diggs, Kendricks.. blah freaking blah.

    Vikes know how to use cash, Packers management not so much

  32. Once again, Rodgers hasn’t said anything substantive and the Packers want to do a deal. This just in:

    According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Packers are looking to get Rodgers’ contract done before the Packers take on the Bears on Sep. 9. And while he’s expected to be the NFL’s highest-paid player, it won’t be a typical contract like Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan received.

    “There is some optimism as Packers officials have said on the record about this getting done before the start of the season. I would not expect this to be a regular, old, mammoth quarterback contract extension. [It’s] probably going to be a much more shorter-term deal, the kind that gets a huge signing bonus, big year one payout and perhaps a series of player options.”

    Facts are tough pills for Viking fans to swallow.

    Bon Apettit’

  33. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are great QBs, but with different goals. Tom is about winning Super Bowls first and has left money on the table so a good team can be built around him. Aaron is about money first, after that what ever happens, happens.

    Don’t believe me? Brady’s contract is up at the same time Aaron’s is. Brady’s 2018 and 2019 salary is $14 million per year. No in game roster bonuses. He is not talking about an extension with 2 years to go. Aaron gets $19.8 million plus $600,000 in per-game roster bonuses this year and $20 million in 2019. He is already talking about an extension with 2 years to go.
    ======

    No, I don’t believe you, because you’re ignoring salary converted to bonus money, which still counts against the salary cap.

    Brady counts for $22,000,000 this year.

    That is his TRUE cost to his team.

  34. vikings1234 says:

    July 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are great QBs, but with different goals. Tom is about winning Super Bowls first and has left money on the table so a good team can be built around him. Aaron is about money first, after that what ever happens, happens.

    Don’t believe me? Brady’s contract is up at the same time Aaron’s is. Brady’s 2018 and 2019 salary is $14 million per year. No in game roster bonuses. He is not talking about an extension with 2 years to go. Aaron gets $19.8 million plus $600,000 in per-game roster bonuses this year and $20 million in 2019. He is already talking about an extension with 2 years to go

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    For the second time, Brady’s salaries for 2018 and 2019 are $14,000 000 + $1,000,000 roster + $7,000,000 signing for a total of $22,000,000 per year. More than Rodgers’ salaries for the same years.

    Thank goodness Cousins didn’t demand anything crazy like the largest contract in NFL history, fully guaranteed, though, eh? Team player and all that.

  35. First off – Vikings fan here. For the love of all the is football holy have they not signed Rodgers yet? What is the hold up, the guy is Top 5 QB, pretty much have saved the Packers from disastrous seasons with his play and athleticism. I just don’t get it. Yeah yeah yeah broken collarbones and all, speculating his arm may not be that strong but c’mon Packers you got to take a risk and pay the man!! Lock him up now or I bet a dollar to a bag 0′ donuts and I’ve been saying this all along he’ll end up in New England in a Blockbuster trade.

    I know my patience would be wearing thin.

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