Packers convert portion of Aaron Rodgers’s 2020 roster bonus into signing bonus

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won’t have to wait for 2020 to collect a large portion of the roster bonus he was due to make next year.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Packers have converted $14.26 million of the quarterback’s $19.5 million roster bonus into a signing bonus. That allows them to put a portion of the cap hit on this year’s cap and spread out the rest of the hit out over the remainder of the contract.

The move drops Rodgers’s cap hit for the 2020 season by $11.4 million. Rodgers is signed through the 2023 season.

That cap space should come in handy as the Packers start putting together their 2020 squad and the moves could include extensions for impending free agents like defensive tackle Kenny Clark and right tackle Bryan Bulaga.

24 responses to “Packers convert portion of Aaron Rodgers’s 2020 roster bonus into signing bonus

  1. Another smart move by Gute and Russ Ball.

    The best in the business!

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackersNation!

  2. He should give some of that salary back based on performance this year. I like the guy but let’s be honest he done.
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    Viking fan pretending to be a Packer fan says “let’s be honest”. Too funny. He beat your team twice this year and has a base salary less than captain Kirk.

  3. He needed the money now for that over-priced Malibu mansion. I guess the agent in the State Farm ads needs to be fired for allowing DIVA to pay $8 million more than the guy who bought it a few months before for less than $21 million.

  4. Packers kick the can, making future Rodgers salaries even more unbearable
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    You must not be aware of the ever increasing salary cap. By the time Rodgers finishes this contract it’ll look like a steal.

  5. pkrlvr says:
    December 27, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    He should give some of that salary back based on performance this year. I like the guy but let’s be honest he done.
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    Viking fan pretending to be a Packer fan says “let’s be honest”. Too funny. He beat your team twice this year and has a base salary less than captain Kirk.

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    The Packers beat the Vikings A A Ron did not.Cousins pretty much outplayed him this year. You should know football is a team game – oh that’s right Rodgers has been carrying this team the past 10 years I guess you get used to it.

  6. Kicking the can would mean delaying payment. They actually did just the opposite and transferred some to this year since they had space. Now we can use the money that would have counted against the cap next year for emerging stars like Aaron Jones and Kenny Clark.

    Out of curiosity, which is a better Division record…5-0 or 2-3?

  7. Meanwhile, the Vikings, destined for 10-6 and a quick exit from the playoffs, have the 2nd worst cap situation in the NFL, and no relief in sight. They’ll have roughly the same “can’t beat winning teams” roster next year.

    That’s if they don’t just trade everyone for 7th round draft picks. Ricky loves those.

  8. This is the opposite of “kicking can down the road” Paying some of existing contract against a year they have cap room and freeing up space for the future. Good thing the meatballs on this site are GB GM

  9. The move drops Rodgers’s cap hit for the 2020 season by $11.4 million.
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    it also means they will be paying Rodgers that money after he no longer plays for them

  10. Barney fans are certainly rather dense when it comes to roster moves and player contracts.

    The Packers are converting a large portion of Rodgers’ 2020 roster bonus, to cap space that’s still on the books for this season.
    Actually alleviating future cap constraints.
    You know, the exact opposite of kicking the can down the road.
    Any minimal numbers spread out over the length of the contract will easily be covered by future cap increases.

    This will free up some much needed funds, giving GB the freedom to lock down some impending free agents before they hit the open market.
    It’s a proactive approach, and it’s smart business.

    If you want to see the opposite approach, just watch the Minnesota Vikings in the opening month of March, before the official start of the new NFL season.
    And get your popcorn ready.

  11. “Extra cap space to find a new QB. Overpaying for a declining player.”

    Did you mean to put this on the Kirk Cousins post?

  12. Packers can do this because they are carrying excess cap space right now, unlike Minnesota. It’s humorous to see Viking fans trying desperately to contrive something negative about Coach LaFleur’s 12-3 debut.

  13. Wow. You guys are really falling for it. I’ll be there for you. You won’t ever want to leave.

  14. The biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success this year remains to be Aaron Charles Rodgers. Nothing has changed.

  15. Viking fans are just bitter from all the losing , Ariani1 must have changed screen names or still is too distraught from mondays game , the research Viking fans do on Packer stats is nothing short of astonishing. I did some research on the Vikings, most post season loses , no super bowl wins , that about says it all . But keep up the cute comments it’s pretty humorous.

  16. Ummmmmmm Vikings have most of their key players signed. SMDH. Cook is next up after the season is over. This was addressed way before the season started.

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