Report: Rodgers, Packers have made “measurable progress” in contract talks

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The Packers have made “measurable progress” over the past few days in contract talks with Aaron Rodgers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

General Manager Brian Gutekunst said Tuesday that the Packers have no timeline to get an extension completed. But both sides are motivated to get a deal done.

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.

Matt Ryan, though, reset the market with a five-year, $150 million extension.

54 responses to “Report: Rodgers, Packers have made “measurable progress” in contract talks

  1. I hope they give him 50M a year so the packers struggle to get to 8-8. What a greedy person and the pack are too scared to tell him to honor the contract they gave him. I mean, he didn’t have to sign it, right? It’s all downhill from here for GB

  2. I hope he gets triple the money Kirk Cousins got, all guaranteed. Would love to see the product on the field that surrounds him after that. It’s already super sketchy before he cashes in.

  3. Do it. Please do it. Make the most delusional fan base in all of sports all giddy. Please win the division. Get to the playoffs and crap the bed in a fashion like you haven’t done before…..I know, i know. It will be hard to top 4th and 26, Favre INT, 15-1, Kapernick running wild twice, Larry Fitz, Atlanta…and the most epic of them all…the 2014 NFC Choke-ionship game.

    But us haters can alway wish, hope and pray.

  4. News Flash: Rodgers has said nothing substantive and certainly nothing bad, and the Packers WANT to compensate him what he’s worth.

    (Tenth printing.)

  5. Matt Ryan, though, reset the market with a five-year, $150 million extension.
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    How about you just get paid in what you’re worth instead of +$1 more than the last qb who got a contract?

  6. After the Packers botch this as bad as they botched the whole Favre thingy, the only question that will remain…Do packer faithful hate Favre or Rodgers more?

  7. The guaranteed money he’s going to get will make other deals look like small change. And I hope he gets whatever he wants. Look at last year. He gets hurt, the GM is canned and the whole organization is turned upside down. Why? Because they are too reliant on him and the injury exposed their problems in scouting, drafting, and development.

  8. I hope they give him 50M a year so the packers struggle to get to 8-8. What a greedy person and the pack are too scared to tell him to honor the contract they gave him. I mean, he didn’t have to sign it, right? It’s all downhill from here for GB
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    Funny. Some people just don't understand how managing the contract of a franchise quarterback works in today's cap environment. The cap has been enjoying significant increases in the recent past, and the trend appears to still be pointing north ….even with a slip in ratings last year. GB manages their cap as well as anyone and the reason includes rewarding excellent play earlier than later. (Their actually is real $ benefits in this approach.) This keeps the status quo in place, possibly until Rodgers retires and allows Gute to build on the early successes he arguably has already displayed through the draft and free agency. The Pack is in great shape over the next 5 years, especially after this deal gets done.

  9. He deserves to get paid like the #1 QB in the league under 40. He has been carrying the packers on his back, and the Packers have wasted his prime years. He should have multiple rings by now.

  10. I think Rodgers would be happy with his contract if the Packers had actually been spending money to improve during the course of it. He’s had to watch them sit on a lot of cap room year after year while the team as steadily become weaker, so what do you think that feels like to him? If they aren’t going to spend it, why am I taking less? Makes sense to me.

  11. Give him a one year bump of 5 million with the contracted promise that another Superbiwl win, will yield a brand new contract repletecwith flexibility and/or a fixed % of overall cap space that will represent his salary going forward.

  12. Why the urgency in extending his contract, though? Yeah, the poor guy is “only” making $20 million a year for the one Super Bowl ring he managed to bring to the team – but the league (as a whole) should be looking for ways to SLOW the growth of QB salaries, so they can spread their cap money around to the other 52 players needed to field a team!!

    I say, let him play out his contract – tag him a few times, and then see how much a 38yr old QB not named Tom Brady is truly worth…

  13. “Matt Ryan, though, reset the market with a five-year, $150 million extension.”

    And here I thought (based on MethLabs comment) that it was Cousins that reset the market…

    Math obviously isn’t a strong point for some posters.

    Matt Ryan’s contract is for $64 million more than Cousins’ contract and has $16 million more guaranteed.

    That is the contract that the Packers need to beat to make the thin skinned Rodgers happy.

    I predict a 5 year, $165 million dollar contract with $120 million guaranteed is what it’ll take to satisfy the over inflated ego of Mr. Sensitive.

  14. He makes a lot of money now. He will make a lot of money after the new contract is inked. Not a big news story here. The haters will spin it to serve their jealousy of the Packers narrative no matter what the final details are. Just ignore the trolls. Don’t feed them.

    Russ Ball handles the Packers finances and there is no one better at hammering out deals than him. The deal will be structured in a team friendly manner with a large signing bonus.

    Let Aaron’s agent David Dunn and Russ work out the final details and we can concentrate on team and football like Aaron is.

    38 days to kick-off week 1 at Lambeau Field!

    2 days to the practice in Lambeau in front of 80,000 fans. No where else in the NFL do you get 80,000 fans to come out to watch a practice.

    #ItsJustDifferentHere

    #TitleTown

    #100Seasons

  15. stellarperformance says:

    News Flash: Rodgers has said nothing substantive and certainly nothing bad, and the Packers WANT to compensate him what he’s worth.
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    Yes, you’ve typed that many times.

    Repetition doesn’t make it true.

    The Packers are already paying him what he’s worth (Rodgers signed a contract that proves he agreed to it).

  16. stellarperformance says:
    August 1, 2018 at 9:12 pm
    News Flash: Rodgers has said nothing substantive and certainly nothing bad, and the Packers WANT to compensate him what he’s worth.
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    News Flash: Aaron Rodgers has spoken to the cameras about wanting a new contract several times. He has been silent this week though. So far.

  17. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 1, 2018 at 11:51 pm
    He should do a short term deal so he can cash in again soon. Oh wait, the length of the deal doesn’t matter to him.
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    Has he said otherwise?

  18. But both sides are motivated to get a deal done.
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    Rodgers is motivated by ego and the Packers are motivated by the play of their team last season without Rodgers. 😀

  19. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 1, 2018 at 11:51 pm
    He should do a short term deal so he can cash in again soon.
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    I can’t wait to do this again next year. This is so much fun.

  20. gtodriver says:
    August 2, 2018 at 7:44 am
    Yes, you’ve typed that many times
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    Yes, I have. Many times. You know why? Because Rodgers hasn’t made any demands, complaints, or insinuations about anything, and the Packers have made it clear they want to compensate the best player in the NFL to a level he has earned and deserves.

    There are no issues,……….unless you’re a Packer-hating troll that likes to make stuff up to serve their own agenda.

  21. stellarperformance says:

    August 2, 2018 at 9:57 am

    gtodriver says:
    August 2, 2018 at 7:44 am
    Yes, you’ve typed that many times
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    Yes, I have. Many times. You know why? Because Rodgers hasn’t made any demands, complaints, or insinuations about anything, and the Packers have made it clear they want to compensate the best player in the NFL to a level he has earned and deserves.

    There are no issues,……….unless you’re a Packer-hating troll that likes to make stuff up to serve their own agenda.
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    Sky is blue.
    Water is wet.
    Stellar is redundant.

    3 things as sure as death and taxes.

  22. .. but the league (as a whole) should be looking for ways to SLOW the growth of QB salaries, so they can spread their cap money around to the other 52 players needed to field a team!!
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    Owners have NEVER operated that way, and its not about to start now.

    Matt Ryans average cap hit is $30mil.. The cap right now is $177mil.. If you can’t get 52 other players and a practice squad under contract with the remaining $147mil, you best go looking for a new CFO/cap whiz.

  23. Vikings fans and Gentlemen… for your amusement, here is every playoff loss by the Minnesota Pansies. Notice the wide margin by which they choked many times. Hopefully this will help them to remember not to make fun of anyone for playoff performances.

    1968 – Lost to Colts, 24 – 14
    1969 – Lost SB to Chiefs, 23 – 7
    1970 – Lost to 49ers, 17-14
    1971 – Lost to Cowboys, 20-12
    1973 – Lost SB to Dolphins, 24 – 7
    1974 – Lost SB to Steelers, 16 – 6
    1975 – Lost to Cowboys, 17-14
    1976 – Lost SB to Raiders, 32 – 14
    1977 – Lost to Cowboys, 23 – 6
    1978 – Lost to Rams, 34 – 10
    1980 – Lost to Eagles, 31 – 16
    1982 – Lost to Redskins 21 – 7
    1987 – Lost to Redskins 17 – 10
    1988 – Lost to 49ers 34 – 9
    1989 – Lost to 49ers 41 – 13
    1992 – Lost to redskins, 24 – 7
    1993 – Lost to Giants 17 – 10
    1994 – Lost to Bears 35 – 18
    1996 – Lost to Cowboys, 40 – 15
    1997 – Lost to 49ers, 38 – 22
    1998 – Lost to Falcons, 30 – 27
    2000 – Lost to Giants, 41 – 0 (Yes, 41 – 0!!)
    2004 – Lost to Eagles 27 – 14
    2008 – Lost to Eagles 26 – 14
    2009 – Lost to Saints, 31 – 28
    2012 – Lost to Packers, 24 – 10
    2015 – Lost to Seahawks, 10 – 9
    2017 – Lost to Eagles, 38 – 7

  24. tokyosandblaster says:
    August 2, 2018 at 10:29 am
    And to add a fun fact, here is a list of Playoff wins by their shiny new QB:
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    You failed to note the Vikings own outright the NFL record for postseason losses, including all pre-merger era teams when only “six” teams played. You’d think there’d be a lot repeats at that time. Not enough I guess. To make that distinction even more infamous, they also own the NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances. The frosting on those cakes is being tied for the all-time NFL record for SuperBowl losses.

    Yet their “fans” still talk smack and still throw shade at the team with the most NFL Championships in the history of the professional game.

    They should be glad stupid isn’t painful.

  25. After the Packers botch this as bad as they botched the whole Favre thingy, the only question that will remain…Do packer faithful hate Favre or Rodgers more?
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    They will be burning Rodgers jersey around Lambeau in a few years just they did with Farve’s jersey.

  26. purpleguy says:
    August 2, 2018 at 11:35 am
    Tokyo must have a lot of time on his hands. Glad you’re thinking of us. . . . .

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    I had 5 minutes to spare this morning with my coffee. It was in response to the post above regarding the Packers in the postseason.

    And now I have this info on a clipboard, so I can repost as many times as necessary.

    Glorious!

  27. After the Packers botch this as bad as they botched the whole Favre thingy, the only question that will remain…Do packer faithful hate Favre or Rodgers more?
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    I think that’s the reason the Packers have been so vocal about wanting to do this.

    The similarities between the latter Favre-era and the current one are eerily similar;

    Early success, and a Title
    Thinning talent level
    C-level coaching
    Horrendous Playoff losses
    Other worldly QB nearing twilight

    The Packers can’t afford for this to end the way it did with Favre.

    It would ruin everything Harlan and Wolf built, and it would be the 70s and 80s all over again.

  28. Geesh the cheesers are salty today. Must be getting nervous about their upcoming mediocre performance season. Don’t worry it all depends on how you’ll bounce back after the train roles through in week two. Be patient guys.

  29. gtodriver says:
    August 2, 2018 at 7:05 am
    “Matt Ryan, though, reset the market with a five-year, $150 million extension.”

    And here I thought (based on MethLabs comment) that it was Cousins that reset the market…

    Math obviously isn’t a strong point for some posters

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    For other posters, reading comprehension isn’t a strong point.

    Whoever said anything about contract size or “resetting the market”?

    I merely commented on the Vikings’ stupid and desperate decision to offer a fully guaranteed contract to a mediocre QB like Kirk Cousins.

  30. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 2, 2018 at 7:25 am

    No where else in the NFL do you get 80,000 fans to come out to watch a practice.

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    Not a lot of choices in GB. “ Want to go bowling?” Want to go to Applebee’s?” “Want to go watch practice”?

  31. Well then lets look at the Peckers playoff losses in the same time frame and see how their chokes compare:

    2016 ATL 44-21 (24-0 at the half)
    2015 AZ 26-20 (nice tackling on Fitz)
    2014 SEA 28-22 (EPIC CHOKE)
    2013 SF 23-20 (Kap with only 98 yards rushing)
    2012 SF 45-31 (Kap with 181 yards rushing)
    2011 NYG 37-20 (with a 15-1 season no less)
    2009 AZ 51-45 (Fumble 6 by A Aron)
    2007 NYG 23-20 (Favre Int)
    2004 MN 31-17 (Moss moon)
    2003 PHI 20-17 (4th and 26)
    2002 ATL 27-7 (Favre with 2 picks)
    2001 STL 45-17 (Farve with SIX picks- 3 for Pick Sixes)
    1998 SF 30-27 (Owens with a TD catch with :08 left)
    1997 DEN 31-24 (Peckers a 14 point favorite)
    1995 DAL 38-27
    1994 DAL 35-9
    1993 DAL 27-17
    1982 DAL 37-26 (11 years earlier)
    1972 WAS 16-3 (10 years earlier)

    I would think the Viking playoff loses would matter to Viking fans, but not the rest of us Packer haters. These playoff chokes matter to us.

  32. tokyosandblaster says:

    Vikings fans and Gentlemen… for your amusement, here is every playoff loss by the Minnesota Pansies. Notice the wide margin by which they choked many times. Hopefully this will help them to remember not to make fun of anyone for playoff performances.
    ####

    1968 – Lost to Colts, 24 – 14
    1969 – Lost SB to Chiefs, 23 – 7
    1970 – Lost to 49ers, 17-14
    1971 – Lost to Cowboys, 20-12
    1973 – Lost SB to Dolphins, 24 – 7
    1974 – Lost SB to Steelers, 16 – 6
    1975 – Lost to Cowboys, 17-14
    1976 – Lost SB to Raiders, 32 – 14
    1977 – Lost to Cowboys, 23 – 6
    1978 – Lost to Rams, 34 – 10
    1980 – Lost to Eagles, 31 – 16
    1982 – Lost to Redskins 21 – 7
    1987 – Lost to Redskins 17 – 10
    1988 – Lost to 49ers 34 – 9
    1989 – Lost to 49ers 41 – 13
    1992 – Lost to redskins, 24 – 7

    I’ll share another list with you…

    List of all TD’s scored by the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs of full regulation seasons from the 1968 season through the 1992 season:

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    That’s right – not a single TD scored by your Green Bay Packers.

    They did make the playoffs one time in 1972, but they didn’t score a TD.

    Hard to lose many playoff games when your team fails to make the playoffs.

    The Vikings won 13 playoff games during that same stretch where the Packers couldn’t even score a single TD.

  33. Hey, GTO!

    Good to see you, buddy!

    I’m well aware of the Packers ineptitude during those dark years.

    I’ll gladly admit they stunk.

    Will you gladly admit that your team sets the benchmark for playoff futility?

    Great! Thanks!!

  34. stellarperformance says:
    August 2, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 1, 2018 at 11:51 pm
    He should do a short term deal so he can cash in again soon. Oh wait, the length of the deal doesn’t matter to him.
    ///////////////////////////

    Has he said otherwise?
    __________

    If he hasn’t asked for a new contract, why is this even a story? Usually, when a player has multiple years left on his contract, the team doesn’t come to him to offer more money. Are you really as naive as you seem?

  35. One would think that Aaron Rodgers’ agent is spearheading this. The more money his client makes, the more he makes. Also, Aaron Rodgers isn’t your average player. He’s arguably the most talented to ever play the game.

  36. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm
    If he hasn’t asked for a new contract, why is this even a story? Usually, when a player has multiple years left on his contract, the team doesn’t come to him to offer more money. Are you really as naive as you seem?
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    Rodgers Is not the first and will not be the last star player that gets a revised contract while under contract. The only reason that makes this an issue is the fact he will likely be the highest compensated player in the league, as he was the last time he signed. His previous deal hadn’t expired either.

    Why is this big news? People are trying to make him sound like a greedy parasite, and he hasn’t said one word.

    I don’t recall Michael Jordan being called a greedy malcontent when he got his big money.

    Are you as obsessed as you seem?

  37. ninefingers9 says:
    August 1, 2018 at 9:43 pm
    After the Packers botch this as bad as they botched the whole Favre thingy, the only question that will remain…Do packer faithful hate Favre or Rodgers more?
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    I don’t know what you think happened with Packers and Favre…. but he retired…. and the Packers moved on.

  38. randalpnaditch says:
    August 4, 2018 at 9:26 pm
    I love how all these fans of other teams are so concerned about the Packers cap room. Thanks for your concern, cough, jealousy, cough fear. Lol
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    Actually, I think they’re pointing out what many GB fans can’t seem to grasp – AR’s deal would make it more difficult to get better players on D, which is their downfall. Petine can’t build a good D with crappy players no matter how good of a coach GB “thinks” he is

  39. randalpnaditch says:
    August 4, 2018 at 9:26 pm
    I love how all these fans of other teams are so concerned about the Packers cap room. Thanks for your concern, cough, jealousy, cough fear. Lol

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    Um no and Packers fans were/are all obsessed with the Cousins deal.

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