Aaron Rodgers: Packers won’t nickel and dime me, I won’t screw them

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For months, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have discussed a new contract. For months, a deal has failed to materialize. But Rodgers doesn’t think that means the two sides are at odds.

Rodgers told Wilde and Tausch that he still believes he and the Packers can come to an agreement that will satisfy both sides.

“I don’t think they would want to nickel and dime me, and I’m not trying to screw them,” Rodgers said. “This is a partnership. That’s the only way this is going to work, and the best way things work in this situation is we’re in this together. If they make that financial commitment, that’s what they’re saying. And also there’s an expectation I’m going to play well, and that’s my side of the bargain.”

Rodgers is due just $20 million this year and $21 million next year, making him woefully underpaid in an environment where the Falcons just extended Matt Ryan at $30 million a year. He’s confident that he’ll continue giving the Packers high-level quarterback play. Now the question is whether the Packers are willing to top $30 million a year. Anything less, and Rodgers would be justified in feeling nickel-and-dimed.

124 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Packers won’t nickel and dime me, I won’t screw them

  1. Say the Packers give him $31mil/year extension before the season starts and pretend for a second that Rodgers isn’t as good because of last year’s injury. The media would be all over the Packers for extending a player coming off “a career altering injury” without seeing him preform. The Packers have a player under contract. That player has been great but had a significant injury last year. While I think Rodgers will be 100% back to normal, it isn’t crazy to think the Packers should hold off on reworking his deal until he’s played a few games and proved it.

  2. “Rodgers is due just $20 million this year and $21 million next year, making him woefully underpaid”

    He only played in seven games last year.

  3. Did you literally put a “JUST” in front of 20 million dollars, as if we should feel bad that an athlete, playing a game should be pitied? I know he may be worth some extreme arbitrary number but when the everyday guy is busting his hump to make a fraction of that, it’s pretty hard for us to throw anyone making “just 20 million” a pity party!!!

  4. Why not go-for-the-gu$to and Get Paid — Rodgers could get Keenum + Cousins guarantees and more. Just pick a team and name your price. The Jaguars, mere “laughingstock” two years ago, are now potential Super Bowl contenders, thanks to The Fear of Tom Coughlin lol

    Green Bay no longer has the playmakers to make a Super Bowl run.

    It’s sunnier in Jacksonville, Mister Rodgers.

  5. I have to laugh when I read that anything less than 30 million per year and Aaron Rodgers would be justified in feeling the Packers nickel-and-dimed him. It shows just how absurd the salaries are in sports and the entertainment industry.
    That’s not to disparage Rodgers, because he deserves to be the highest paid QB in the NFL. And when you think that the owners are paying that nitwit Roger Goodell some 40 million dollars per year, it’s really evident that Rodgers should get over 30 million dollars per year. Rogers puts fans in the seats while Goodell chases fans away with all the stupid things he does.
    Speaking of Goodell, when you look at his bio, there is this quote directly from him: “I spent a lot of time in the school psychologist’s office. I didn’t apply myself. My mother thought I had learning disabilities”.
    I think his mother was right.
    And Rodgers is right, too. The Packers will come to an agreement with him which will be something they all can live with.

  6. Rodgers is due just $20 million this year and $21 million next year, making him woefully underpaid

    +++++++++++++++++++
    Why the diddly flip should we care about these people? For the media tells me so.

  7. “I don’t think they would want to nickel and dime me, and I’m not trying to screw them,” Rodgers said.
    ###

    So why the need for a new contract now – with 2 years left on your current deal?

    Just play the current contract out and sign your new deal then. Just honor your existing record breaking (at the time) contract.

    Unless you really think the Packers will “nickel and dime” you or that you won’t be worth the money you want in 2 years.

  8. So he gets injured on a legal hit…and goes on late-night TV during the season, while his team is sucking…to cry about the hit and the guy who hit him…so the NFL gives him “the Aaron Rodgers rule”…because the NFL wants the Packers to be relevant…and without Rodgers…they are pretty much the Browns….

  9. Nice how you kept the “I don’t think they would want to nickel and dime me” out the headline and also left out that he didn’t bring this topic up.

    Here is more of Aaron’s answer to a question:

    “If you ask the team about the last deal we did, and you ask me, both sides are happy. They paid me a lot of money and never had a major salary cap year. So we’ve still been able to add guys to the mix and have a competitive team. And from my standpoint, they’ve paid me a ton of money. I AM EXTREMELY BLESSED AND VERY HAPPY”

    The “partnership” between Rodgers and the Packers will ensure that any deal he signs is good for the franchise and also good for him.

    “In doing another deal, that is obviously the goal. I don’t think they want to nickel and dime and I’m not trying to screw them. This is a partnership”

    Aaron also said he is focused on his team and the 2018 season:

    “That is what I care about. The rest of the stuff is for Dave” (His agent David Dunn)

  10. I dislike this guy more and more every time he opens his mouth this year. Honestly, I’m rooting for the Packers front office on this one. They have him for four years whether he likes it or not. They hold the cards unless he wants to retire. I’d play hardball with him so long as he keeps running his mouth.

  11. Tom Brady must feel a little Rodney Dangerfield (Rest his soul) if Rodgers wants 30 mil like Matt Ryan. The pay scale in the NFL really hammers the little guy. There a players in the NBA and MLB getting paid big money comparatively. I think it will eventually give new upcoming football leagues a great chance to compete in the future.

  12. The Packers are another team that is lauded for having a top class organization…They do things the right way and that’s why they’ve been so successful…etc.

    But let’s face it…first class successful organizations don’t become successful by overpaying or giving in to player demands…bad organizations do that…

    Making a 34 year old — soon to be 35 year old — the highest paid player in the league is not something a successful organization does…especially, especially when said player still has 4 years remaining on his current contract…2 years + 2 tags!

    The Packers will now have to choose between being loyal and being competent…choose wisely Wisconsin…like you did last Presidential election…

  13. It’s absolutely fair for Rodgers to seek $25M+ as a starting point, and $30M+ is perfectly reasonable too. But he should remember that every $1M more that he takes to add to his (well-earned) pile of career riches will stretch his team’s ability to add talent elsewhere due to the zero-sum game that is the salary cap. In sports, some players, such as Dustin Pedroia, explicitly admit that being incredibly wealthy “enough” is “more than enough” and would rather leave room for a more competitive/fun team than care about topping the off-the-field “competition” that is the salary arms race.

  14. “Just” $20 million.

    In an age where the residents of the city of Chicago are in the whole a whopping $130 BILLION dollars for their share of Illinois/Chicago/Cook County’s pension obligations, this author uses the term “JUST” $20 million.

    I wouldn’t expect an NBC-owned site to care or to report this kind of financial madness, but folks, you better wake up. Socialism only works until you run out of other people’s money. Then, it’s Venezuela time.

    I am beginning to believe that the NFL has reached its peak in terms of revenue. All of these player problems are going to come home to roost.

  15. Trade him and get the QB of the present and future out there: brettt Huntley!! The kid flashed big time last year, we all know he has the goods. Make it happen pack brass!!! GO PACK GO

  16. The amounts of money being paid to these players are ridiculous.

    Especially after teams essentially blackmail communities into subsidizing their playgrounds.

  17. He’s under contract – I suggest he shut his trap and start to learn how to run an offense without exploiting the Cheese Cheater loophole where incompetent offenses can get free plays when there is a defensive pre-snap penalty.

  18. Nothing to nickel & dime…he’s under contract for two more years and he had a significant injury last season.
    The Packers can start to nickel & dime next year

  19. And there he is again.
    Talking about his contract, while packer fans claim he hasn’t said a word about his contract.

    Aaron Rodgers, February 2018: “…get Matt Ryan’s contract done so I can move on with my life…”

  20. What’s that sound? The coffee machine brewing in the kitchens of Vikings fans, who are nervously debating what stupid comment they’re going to type, then re-read it fifty times over the next hour. Bank on it.

  21. Meanwhile back at the ranch, Brady is making $15mil per. Now you now why the Pats are the perennial favorite every year in the AFC.
    The QB understands that the winning brings endorsement deals. Those deals more than make up what the team isn’t paying him and he gets SB rings as a bonus.

  22. 5 yr.s/$175 mil/over $100 gtd.
    Pay him, we all saw what they have (or don’t have) without him.

  23. The best franchise in sports and the greatest player on the planet will work this out for the benefit of all, minus the teams in the NFCN. Time to add to the legacy of the 13-time world champion Green Bay Packers, the envy of all.

  24. lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL.

  25. This will be a bad deal for both sides in the long run.

    Aaron will keep a happy front on until he gets paid. He knows it’s his last chance at a big contract. The decline is inevitable.

  26. tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:56 am
    lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL

  27. jjackwagon says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Meanwhile back at the ranch, Brady is making $15mil per. Now you now why the Pats are the perennial favorite every year in the AFC.
    —————-

    Brady counts for $22 million against the cap this year and $27 million next year. I’d like to know where you pull this $15 million stuff from.

  28. .
    The Patriots benefit greatly by Tom Brady’s willingness to take a below market contract. The 10 million in savings allows them to pay three starters: C David Andrews, DT Danny Shelton and WR Chris Hogan. Wouldn’t that trio look good in green and gold?
    .

  29. No demands, no complaints, and the Packers WANT to compensate him for his value to the team. They are working it out together, as opposed to wishing, hoping, and praying for a fingers-crossed guarantee.

  30. Why does it feel the people most concerned about contract are Minnesota fans?

    More worried then GB fans, certainty more worried than Rodgers. and likely more worried than his agent.

  31. nyneal says:
    August 21, 2018 at 7:18 am

    That’s not to disparage Rodgers, because he deserves to be the highest paid QB in the NFL

    ———

    Based upon what….his 1 SB appearance and win?

    If he was being paid based on actual accomplishments then he is not even near the top of the list.

  32. some players want to be paid more than anyone else, some want to WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS and be paid very well. rogers is an excellent qb, but he has trouble staying on the field and isn’t getting any younger. packers will probably overpay and fade in cap trouble like 30 other teams.

  33. beerbratscheese says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:12 am
    jjackwagon says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Meanwhile back at the ranch, Brady is making $15mil per. Now you now why the Pats are the perennial favorite every year in the AFC.
    —————-

    Brady counts for $22 million against the cap this year and $27 million next year. I’d like to know where you pull this $15 million stuff from.
    —————————
    Sorry you don’t understand NFL contracts. I recommend you jump over to your favorite sports site and do some contract comparison between Brady and say Matt Ryan. It might help you understand what I am talking about.

  34. As a Pats fan, I will no drone about Brady renegoting his contract multiple times to free up money for the team. He has talked at length about how well compensated he has been and is one of the top earners over his career of any QB (behind the Mannings). Partly due to longevity and partly due to massive signing bonuses, Brady is fine.

    The bigger question to ask about all of these extensions to established QBs is what damage it does to the team as a whole. Several other commentators have accurately remarked on how this money, tied up in one player, eliminates the ability of the front office to pay other positions. Going the rookie salary route works tremendously well until you have to pay those same players veteran cash (hello Seattle).

    I (Pats bias showing now) dispute the Rodgers is “woefully underpaid” notion. He has been electric in his time in the league and will be a first ballot HOFer without doubt. Still, one championship in a decade puts him on par with Joe Flacco, Nick Foles Jeff Hostetler and behind Eli Manning. While Super Bowl wins can’t be the only metric that is used to measure greatness (I see you Dan Mariono and Jim Kelly), it certainly is the sole focus of the sport and should be given due weight.

    Of course I could be wrong. I am a Pats fan after all.

  35. Great QB but he sounds like the greediest guy in the NFL. And totally tone deaf: He goes off on his young receivers who are making comparative peanuts on their rookie deals the same day he bemoans that the league has a salary cap that is holding his already huge earnings down. He’d be perfectly happy making $100 million per year while teammates were sharing cheap apartments on Minor League Baseball type salaries.

  36. “Green Bay no longer has the playmakers to make a Super Bowl run.”

    Dont have the playmakers to make a SB run? maybe you should check out their roster before spouting nonsense.this may be one of the best Packers team in the last decade or more,there is a good reason many pro prognasticators predict GB will win the NFC North this season and go onto the Super Bowl.

  37. “So why the need for a new contract now – with 2 years left on your current deal?”

    Because inferior quarterbacks are making more than he is.

  38. stellarperformance says:

    August 21, 2018 at 9:31 am

    No demands, no complaints, and the Packers WANT to compensate him for his value to the team. They are working it out together, as opposed to wishing, hoping, and praying for a fingers-crossed guarantee
    ——–
    But you have been posting that Rodger’s has said NOTHING about his contract and is a non story.

    Now, I agree that at the end of the day, both sides will agree on something.
    Rodger’s IS demanding it. But not directly.

    I would stop posting on this if Rodger’s response to ANY question about his contract, is …”my agent is handling it”.

    But he keeps making comments publically about contracts, salary cap, CBA, etc……..

  39. “Based upon what….his 1 SB appearance and win?

    If he was being paid based on actual accomplishments then he is not even near the top of the list.”

    You cant blame Rodgers for the teams lack of a defense,thats managements fault.when you have a Rodgers led offense that scores 35 points per game while the defense allows 38 how is it the quarterbacks fault.they will be much improved defensively this season and wont be giving up 38 points per game which will result in many more wins for Rodgers.

  40. “C David Andrews, DT Danny Shelton, WR, Chris Hogan”

    Wouldn’t that trio look good in Green and Gold?”

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

    Nope. I will take our guys C Corey Linsley, DT Mike Daniels, WR Davante Adams over those 3 all day and Sunday.

    Packers have been paying Aaron Rodgers a lot of money already. Will be the same when he signs new deal.

    Packers are just fine.

    #19DaysToWeek1Kickoff

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackersNation!

  41. packerforlife says:

    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am

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    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL
    ———————
    See how this works everyone with Packer Fans?
    Right now, they demand that the Vikings win just one championship in order to be considered successful.
    But we all know where the Packer fan demands go after you win even one.
    In this example, you now need 13 “world championships”.
    Yet the Patriots have won as many Super Bowls than the packers have even played in.
    And you still get this “13 world championship” non-sense.

    And win the packers choke away another preseason super bowl, its fine and dandy for them, but not for any other team.

  42. some players want to be paid more than anyone else, some want to WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS and be paid very well. rogers is an excellent qb, but he has trouble staying on the field and isn’t getting any younger. packers will probably overpay and fade in cap trouble like 30 other teams.
    ======

    Rodgers has missed 2 LESS games than Brady since 2008….

    As for the Packers cap;

    $6mil under currently, which is pretty much the League average
    $33.9 mil under next year
    $83.9 mil under in 2020

    They only have 2 or 3 other key pieces that will resign between now and then.. and that doesn’t account for cap increases.

    SO if Rodgers sinks their cap, they will have torpedoed themselves with horrible signings.

    This is MORE than manageable.

  43. You cant blame Rodgers for the teams lack of a defense,thats managements fault.when you have a Rodgers led offense that scores 35 points per game while the defense allows 38 how is it the quarterbacks fault.they will be much improved defensively this season and wont be giving up 38 points per game which will result in many more wins for Rodgers.
    ======

    Nah.

    Its Rodgers fault.

    (.. because its the only ammo they have to use against him)

  44. “Green Bay no longer has the playmakers to make a Super Bowl run.”

    Dont have the playmakers to make a SB run? maybe you should check out their roster before spouting nonsense.this may be one of the best Packers team in the last decade or more,there is a good reason many pro prognasticators predict GB will win the NFC North this season and go onto the Super Bowl.
    ======

    The D is young, and I really like the pieces. But Super Bowl-caliber??

    The offense has been sliding since 2014. Suspect running game, which McCarthy won’t commit to regardless.. the days of the elite stable of WRs is LONG gone.. the O-line could go either way.. Jimmy Graham won’t cover the loss of Jordy.

    Compare this team against 2010… there IS no comparison.

    The only way this team makes the Big Game is if Rodgers has another season like he had in 2011. While I wouldn’t put it past him, its very hard to bet on at this point.

  45. packerforlife says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:56 am
    lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL

    ———————–

    Is that in a league with 8 teams and an honest commissioner that doesn’t cheat and no salary cap?

    Just checking.

    What are you so defensive about anyway? I am simply pointing out Ozzie Newsome and Baltimore’s arrogance spiked the QB market in 2013 due to arrogance and entitlement, not taking the salary cap seriously and letting a mediocre player dictate terms. And, here we are.

    Rodgers clearly wants to be the highest paid in his prime. All I am doing is pointing out facts.

  46. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:56 am
    But you have been posting that Rodger’s has said NOTHING about his contract and is a non story.
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    No. I have been posting that Rodgers has not said anything SUBSTANTIVE about contract issues, and guess what? HE STILL HASN’T!

  47. “C David Andrews, DT Danny Shelton, WR, Chris Hogan”
    Wouldn’t that trio look good in Green and Gold?”
    =====================
    Nope. I will take our guys C Corey Linsley, DT Mike Daniels, WR Davante Adams over those 3 all day and Sunday.
    ——

    Danny Shelton would have looked great in this rotation.

    And could have been had for a song and a prayer.

  48. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 21, 2018 at 10:04 am
    packerforlife says:

    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL
    ———————
    See how this works everyone with Packer Fans?
    Right now, they demand that the Vikings win just one championship in order to be considered successful.
    But we all know where the Packer fan demands go after you win even one.
    In this example, you now need 13 “world championships”.
    Yet the Patriots have won as many Super Bowls than the packers have even played in.
    And you still get this “13 world championship” non-sense.

    And win the packers choke away another preseason super bowl, its fine and dandy for them, but not for any other team.

    —————————-

    It’s sort of weird. It’s like Sox fans telling Brewers fans to win a World Series, while referencing 5 WS rings from 1901-1918, as if it matters now or in the future.

  49. packerforlife says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:56 am
    lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL

    ***

    You’ve done nothing to contribute to those 13 championships. Be quiet.

  50. mogogo1 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:53 am
    Great QB but he sounds like the greediest guy in the NFL. And totally tone deaf: He goes off on his young receivers who are making comparative peanuts on their rookie deals the same day he bemoans that the league has a salary cap that is holding his already huge earnings down. He’d be perfectly happy making $100 million per year while teammates were sharing cheap apartments on Minor League Baseball type salaries.

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    Sorry, I think Drew Brees wears that crown. His desire to be the highest paid ,more than Brady, is a big reason why they’ve been swimming in cap hell for years, on top of Mickey Loomis’s awful drafts for about 10 years now (minus the one last year).

  51. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I would stop posting on this if Rodger’s response to ANY question about his contract, is …”my agent is handling it”.
    But he keeps making comments publically about contracts, salary cap, CBA, etc……..
    ++++++

    The apostrophe you are so found of including is not in the proper place. “Rodger’s has said NOTHING” and “Rodger’s IS demanding it” require no apostrophe. “Rodger’s response” is properly “Rodgers’ response.”

    I too am tired of hearing about this contract matter, but place the blame elsewhere (editorial).

  52. Why not go-for-the-gu$to and Get Paid — Rodgers could get Keenum + Cousins guarantees and more. Just pick a team and name your price. The Jaguars, mere “laughingstock” two years ago, are now potential Super Bowl contenders, thanks to The Fear of Tom Coughlin lol

    Green Bay no longer has the playmakers to make a Super Bowl run.

    It’s sunnier in Jacksonville, Mister Rodgers.
    _______________________________________________________________________________

    Haha…haha…hahahahahahahahahahhahahaahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaahhaa…..haha…ha…ha…ha….good one, I needed a good laugh to start the day.

  53. Brady counts for $22 million against the cap this year and $27 million next year. I’d like to know where you pull this $15 million stuff from.
    ======

    They’re ignoring the bonus money he has been paid in his contract and in re-negotiations.

  54. packerforlife says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:56 am
    lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL

    ——–

    “Championships” won before the SB era are the equivalent of pre-season wins in today’s game. Nobody cares about them.

  55. Don’t like your deal then don’t sign a 7 year one

    It’s not the packers fault the falcons paid their QB more than you

    Actually, it kinda makes it sound the falcons value their qb more than the packers do theirs

    The packers have you by the short and curlys for the next two years Aaron, deal with it while matt Ryan enjoys his riches you diva haha.

  56. 6ball says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:25 am
    .
    The Patriots benefit greatly by Tom Brady’s willingness to take a below market contract. The 10 million in savings allows them to pay three starters: C David Andrews, DT Danny Shelton and WR Chris Hogan. Wouldn’t that trio look good in green and gold?
    .

    ——————————-

    IS 20 mil per really “below market”, or is it that Ozzie Newsome’s irresponsibility in not coming with a proper deal prior to the 2012 season, due to cap hell established, sending the market into a bloated atate, with Brady realizing that?

    I think it’s the latter.

    Brady also has a training facility on Kraft’s property with his branding on it. Tom is no hurting in the financial department.

  57. He’s the best in the game, and he should be paid as such.

    He’s one of few players in the league that can literally carry a team.

    Imagine what it will be like this year with a better defense!

    And Vikes fans are guaranteeing a division championship. You can’t make this stuff up!

  58. “Championships” won before the SB era are the equivalent of pre-season wins in today’s game. Nobody cares about them.
    ======

    Due to scheduling and re-alignment, Inter-League play didn’t start until 1970.

    So what’s the difference between 1965 and 1969? That great Merger.. all that gas.. but for 4 years the only difference was one game?

    LOL.

  59. “Danny Shelton would have looked great in this rotation”

    ===================
    I’ll take Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Muhammad Wilkerson over any DT’s the Pats have and over most in the league.

    You can TRY* and cut on this roster all you want. Have at it. You clearly have a agenda. Good luck with that👍

    The truth will be shown starting Sept. 9th. I will have Jimmy Graham personally send u a note of thanks for your support😁

  60. jjackwagon says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Sorry you don’t understand NFL contracts. I recommend you jump over to your favorite sports site and do some contract comparison between Brady and say Matt Ryan. It might help you understand what I am talking about.
    ——————-

    I think you might be forgetting the prorated signing bonus of $7 million that counts against the cap this year. You see, when a player gets a big signing bonus, he may get all that money up front, but the team can elect to prorate that amount over several years, so they don’t take a big cap hit for one year. Go to any site that provides salary cap information for NFL teams. You’ll see it there.

  61. nhpats says:
    August 21, 2018 at 10:24 am
    packerforlife says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:56 am
    lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL

    ——–

    “Championships” won before the SB era are the equivalent of pre-season wins in today’s game. Nobody cares about them

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

    Go off in a corner and play with your 4 championships, when you hit 13 you can talk

  62. Most fans would die to have a QB who matters enough to get as many comments as every Rodgers article.

  63. I’ll take Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Muhammad Wilkerson over any DT’s the Pats have and over most in the league.

    You can TRY* and cut on this roster all you want. Have at it. You clearly have a agenda. Good luck with that👍
    ======

    Whos ‘cutting’ the roster?

    I think Shelton would have looked great here. And he was cheap. How is that a dig?

    .. and nothing will change my opinion of Graham. Not sure why that’s a problem for you?

  64. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 21, 2018 at 10:36 am
    “Danny Shelton would have looked great in this rotation”

    ===================
    I’ll take Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Muhammad Wilkerson over any DT’s the Pats have and over most in the league.

    You can TRY* and cut on this roster all you want. Have at it. You clearly have a agenda. Good luck with that👍

    The truth will be shown starting Sept. 9th. I will have Jimmy Graham personally send u a note of thanks for your support😁

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

    What’s the deal with the emojis? It’s like reading a girls diary

  65. Alex Smith makes $24M a year. Jimmy Garoppolo makes $27M a year. Kirk Cousins makes $28M a year. Matt Ryan makes $30M a year.

    Is it even an argument that Rodgers is far better than all of them?

    I hope he gets $100M-$120M guaranteed. The NFL has gotten away with non-guaranteed contracts for too long while the other Big 4 leagues all guarantee their deals.

  66. stellarperformance says:

    August 21, 2018 at 10:19 am

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:56 am
    But you have been posting that Rodger’s has said NOTHING about his contract and is a non story.
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    No. I have been posting that Rodgers has not said anything SUBSTANTIVE about contract issues, and guess what? HE STILL HASN’T!
    ————-
    So if this comment by Rodger’s is NOT substantive, why did you even post on the story?

    So Rodgers wanting Matt Ryan to sign his contract so Rodger’s can get on with his life is not substantive?
    Rodgers chatting with Peter King about how his next contract could be structured is NOT substantive?
    Rodgers views on the salary cap issues is NOT substantive?

    I don’t buy this argument.
    You can. I guess that’s why packer fans think they are “shareholders”.

  67. Go off in a corner and play with your 4 championships, when you hit 13 you can talk
    ======

    HA!

    You’d have to get the Brady out of their hands for that to happen!!

  68. irishgary says:
    August 21, 2018 at 7:16 am

    And the viking trolls will tell us something completely different.

    *************************************************
    And SURPRISE! WHO was the first one to mention the Vikings on a Packer article? YOU. NOT a Vikings fan….

  69. jjackwagon says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Brady counts for $22 million against the cap this year and $27 million next year. I’d like to know where you pull this $15 million stuff from.
    —————————
    Sorry you don’t understand NFL contracts.

    ++++++

    JJ. Previous poster is correct. Brady received a $28 million dollar signing bonus when he signed his 4 year deal in 2016, which adds $7M to his cap number for each of the 4 seasons.

    It is true Brady will only receive $15 million in cash THIS year. But he has already received the additional $7M per year up front – and that gets added back into the cap number.

    Maybe you need to brush up on contracts instead of calling others out for not understanding them.

  70. milkcan44 says:

    August 21, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Most fans would die to have a QB who matters enough to get as many comments as every Rodgers article
    ———————————–
    Absolutely true.
    I don’t think anybody is doubting Rodger’s value as a QB.

    What most people are saying is, stop talking about your next contract in public.
    Use the phrase, “…my agent is handling it..” when asked about it.

  71. milkcan44 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Most fans would die to have a QB who matters enough to get as many comments as every Rodgers article

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

    A no name player on the Vikings gets arrested for a .09 BAC and the story gets twice as many comments. Of course all the comments are from jealous packer fans.

  72. flviking says:
    August 21, 2018 at 10:59 am
    A no name player on the Vikings gets arrested for a .09 BAC and the story gets twice as many comments. Of course all the comments are from jealous packer fans.
    //////////////////////////

    Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot.

  73. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 21, 2018 at 10:51 am
    So if this comment by Rodger’s is NOT substantive, why did you even post on the story?
    ////////////////////////////

    Because I don’t like Fake News, and I knew Viking trolls like you need their daily dose of all things Packer, and you’d be arriving as soon as your Cocoa Puffs were eaten.

  74. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 21, 2018 at 10:36 am
    “Danny Shelton would have looked great in this rotation”

    ===================
    I’ll take Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, Muhammad Wilkerson over any DT’s the Pats have and over most in the league.

    You can TRY* and cut on this roster all you want. Have at it. You clearly have a agenda. Good luck with that👍

    The truth will be shown starting Sept. 9th. I will have Jimmy Graham personally send u a note of thanks for your support😁

    1 0 Rate This

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    First of all, Wilkerson is a Jets cast off and quit once he got leverage on them and got that contract.

    Malcom Brown, Lawrence Guy (former Packers camp invite) and Danny Shelton are easily as good as Wilkerson at this point, if not better. Alan Branch is retired and he stunk it up last year once he quit, so the Pats were a bit differnt up front.

    But, younger unkown players to everyone else, doesn’t mean NE lacks talent on the front 7. It’s just the opposite. By season’s end, it may be seen that they have one of the best and youngest groups in the league.

    No offense, but you, the media and numerous others are completley clueless when it comes to having knowledge of the Pats talent on defense. It’s going to absolutely shock people this year, apparently.

  75. Malcom Brown, Lawrence Guy (former Packers camp invite) and Danny Shelton are easily as good as Wilkerson at this point, if not better. Alan Branch is retired and he stunk it up last year once he quit, so the Pats were a bit differnt up front.

    No offense, but you, the media and numerous others are completley clueless when it comes to having knowledge of the Pats talent on defense. It’s going to absolutely shock people this year, apparently.
    =====

    You don’t even know your players that well.

    Guy was a Packers DRAFTEE..

  76. “What’s the deal with the emojis”

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

    I know they bother you🤡

    Why my use increased😉

    #100Seasons

    #19DaysToWeek1KickOff👏

    #2018GreenBayPackers☝️💪🏈

  77. Rogers deserves whatever someone’s willing to pay.

    Having said that, name the last SB winner with a QB making $20+M.

    I’ll wait.
    ======

    Tom Brady, 2016

  78. packerforlife says:
    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:56 am
    lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL

    ///////

    And just how many of those 13 Championships have you been around for? As far as Rodgers if I were him I’d be very careful signing a long term deal. He has two years left on his contract – they Packers may or may not make it to the Super Bowl in those two years. yeah Packers got their QB but but not enough talent to compete with the Saints, Rams, Vikings and Falcons. A A Ron should play out his two years by then Brady will be retired and he could go to New England – better coaching better team.

    You say they can franchise tag him, well okay but if he doesn’t want to be there you think he is going to play at 100%? Both Rodgers and Cousin are pretty durable since 2015, Cousins has not missed a game but Rodgers missed 7 last year with his collarbone issues. A lot going on in Green Bay that Rodgers doesn’t like, got rid of his QB coach let probably his best target in Jordy Nelson go. I believe this will be a make of break year for Aaron if all goes well he will stay if not he plays next year and its Sayonara Sweetheart. I think Rodgers still has a lot tank, but I think hie will run outta gas not in Green Bay but in New England.

  79. “It’s going to absolutely shock people apparently”

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

    I have the same feelings about the Packers defense this season.

    As I say a lot here; The truth will be shown starting Sept. 9th.

    I wish the Pats luck this season. Except on Nov. 4th of course. Looking forward to that one, as I am sure you are as well.

  80. I’ve always been bewildered and amused by the peanut gallery’s snide comments regarding the relative largess of pro athletes salaries, in this case Aaron Rodgers. These guys don’t make the market (think: rules), they just play by them. If the market says he is exceptional at his position, it will pay him accordingly. If not, the market will dictate what his compensation will be. Therefore, please spare us the class envy bemoaning he is already being payed $20 mill a year, we should all have such burdens, etc. Read a book on free market economics instead.

  81. billh1947 says:

    August 21, 2018 at 9:54 am

    “Green Bay no longer has the playmakers to make a Super Bowl run.”

    Dont have the playmakers to make a SB run? maybe you should check out their roster before spouting nonsense.this may be one of the best Packers team in the last decade or more,there is a good reason many pro prognasticators predict GB will win the NFC North this season and go onto the Super Bowl.
    ————————
    Did you sleep through 2017? I think the packers were 3-8 without Rodgers.
    So yeah, the packers roster is not that good.
    Rodger’s is what makes the packers competitive. Not the roster.

  82. You say they can franchise tag him, well okay but if he doesn’t want to be there you think he is going to play at 100%?
    ======

    I’ve never understood this sentiment..

    Why would anyone play at less than 100%??

    Loafing and giving half effort certainly wouldn’t help a players bargaining power.

  83. I think Rodgers still has a lot tank, but I think hie will run outta gas not in Green Bay but in New England.
    =====

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse than #4 in Purple…………..


  84. aarons444 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Rogers deserves whatever someone’s willing to pay.

    Having said that, name the last SB winner with a QB making $20+M.

    I’ll wait.
    ======

    Tom Brady, 2016

    Check your numbers. 2016 Brady counted $14M against the cap.

  85. pantherhomer says:
    August 21, 2018 at 11:44 am
    I’ve always been bewildered and amused by the peanut gallery’s snide comments regarding the relative largess of pro athletes salaries, in this case Aaron Rodgers. These guys don’t make the market (think: rules), they just play by them. If the market says he is exceptional at his position, it will pay him accordingly. If not, the market will dictate what his compensation will be. Therefore, please spare us the class envy bemoaning he is already being payed $20 mill a year, we should all have such burdens, etc. Read a book on free market economics instead.

    ——-
    The issue is not envy about how much a specific player earns. It is more about a single player demanding a disporoportinate amount of the available salary cap at the expense of fielding a good team. As a fan, I expect my team to spend to the cap limit every season. Giving too much of it to one or even a few guys does not allow enough depth on the team.

  86. Of course as the cap goes up teams can afford to pay the QB more and still surround him with decent talent.

    But any QB who breaks the bank – warranted or not – severely cramps management’s ability to surround him with what he needs to win.

  87. packerforlife says:

    August 21, 2018 at 9:07 am

    tylawspick6 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:56 am
    lol

    Good luck, Packers. You know he’s going to ask for 32 mil per going into the next CBA.

    You just know it.

    All hail Ozzie Newsome and that 2013 Flacco deal! It’s completely destroyed the NFL

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

    When your team gets to 13 championships, then you can talk. LOL

    ————-

    Translation….4 championships. Most NFL fans don’t count “Championships” that are outside of the Superbowl era and before the NFL was really established. The only fan base that counts these is the Packer fans.

    Do we really care about how they won “titles” in a league of like 6 teams, or far from the completed product of what we know as the NFL?

    Four titles is still impressive, be proud in that, and stop overcompensating with meaningless not relevant titles that happened before the league and before we were all alive.

  88. screamingyellow says:

    “So yeah the Packers roster is not that good”

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

    You and your fellow Vikings fans/trolls say this over and over ad nauseam. As if you think if you type it enough it will become true. Who are you really trying to convince? Yourselves?

    Let the season start to play out. I think it will be clear who has the better overall roster.

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #2018GreenBayPackers

  89. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    August 21, 2018 at 12:00
    Did you sleep through 2017? I think the packers were 3-8 without Rodgers.
    So yeah, the packers roster is not that good.
    Rodger’s is what makes the packers competitive. Not the roster.
    //////////////////////////:

    The roster is fine. The reason for failure last year can nearly all be blamed on the ineffectiveness of Hundley. If he was 1/2 as good as McCarthy thought he was, they’d have done just fine.

    If anyone should know, by now, why the quarterback is key but not exclusive it would be Viking fans. But they never learn. They only hate and pick fights.

  90. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 8:41 am
    AR will sign an extension that fairly compensates him while fitting within the Packers salary cap structure. This is a total non-story.
    —————————————

    You mean Rodgers should get paid a fair amount that reflects his talent level? I figured a commie like you would want him to make the same cash as the backups.

  91. Why would anyone play at less than 100%??

    Loafing and giving half effort certainly wouldn’t help a players bargaining power.
    *************************************************

    Because a franchise tag doesn’t take stats into account – it’s an average of the highest (5?) salaries at that position, so a player who knows they’re getting tagged can literally loaf and still get paid.

  92. Translation….4 championships. Most NFL fans don’t count “Championships” that are outside of the Superbowl era and before the NFL was really established. The only fan base that counts these is the Packer fans.
    =====

    Say whatever you want about the 30s teams.

    Lombardi dominated the 60s like no other. 3-peat, 5 Titles in 7 years. Arguably the best team ever.

  93. danceformemarionetteboy says:
    August 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    aarons444 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Rogers deserves whatever someone’s willing to pay.

    Having said that, name the last SB winner with a QB making $20+M.

    I’ll wait.
    ======

    Tom Brady, 2016

    Check your numbers. 2016 Brady counted $14M against the cap.
    _______

    That’s true, but he counted $20.5M against the cap in 2017. Are you saying they lost the Super Bowl because of the extra $500,001 that put him over $20M? Matt Ryan made $20.75M in 2016. Did they lose to the Patriots because of the extra $750,001?

    You generally need a good quarterback to win a Super Bowl. They cost money. The salaries keep going up. Somebody has to win every year. It’s ridiculous to imply that you can’t win a Super Bowl if you have a $20M quarterback.

  94. uncommon1 says:

    August 21, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Say the Packers give him $31mil/year extension before the season starts and pretend for a second that Rodgers isn’t as good because of last year’s injury. The media would be all over the Packers for extending a player coming off “a career altering injury” without seeing him preform. The Packers have a player under contract. That player has been great but had a significant injury last year. While I think Rodgers will be 100% back to normal, it isn’t crazy to think the Packers should hold off on reworking his deal until he’s played a few games and proved it.

    ——————————————————————————————–

    That’s what training camp is for. After watching him in practice, I’m pretty sure the Packer’s coaches and management have a pretty good feel for whether or not his arm is still affected by last year’s injury. By all reports (teammates and media), he’s 100%.

  95. nhpats says:

    Based upon what….his 1 SB appearance and win?

    If he was being paid based on actual accomplishments then he is not even near the top of the list.

    —————————–

    Then with the exception of Brady, what QB should be paid higher than Rodgers?

  96. cheeseisfattening says:

    August 21, 2018 at 9:25 am

    In Rodgers’ mind Packers won’t nickel and dime me, I won’t screw them equals they pay me all the money I want with out clauses and I don’t play bad.

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    As opposed to what’s in Kirk Cousin’s mind – pay me $30 mil per guaranteed, and I do play bad.

  97. Packers won’t benefit by having Arod play out his contract and then franchise him because in two years there will be more QB’s making around 30 mil anyway so the Franchise tag will cost them 30 mil/year. YOu’d also be pissing him off by disrespecting him. Talk about a cancer in the locker room at that point! They could probably wait until the halfway point in the season to see if the Packers have a winning record to sign his extension, but if they wait beyond that they will be shooting themselves in the foot.

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