Green Bay Packers Rumors: Team Wants to Make Aaron Rodgers Highest-Paid Player Before 2013 Season

By Dan Parzych
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Ever since the Baltimore Ravens gave Joe Flacco a record-setting contract, it seemed like only a matter of time before the Green Bay Packers did the same for Aaron Rodgers considering everything he’s done for the organization over the last five season. Now, it appears one of the top Green Bay Packers rumors heading into April involves the team making Rodgers the league’s highest-paid player before the start of the regular season a top priority.

On top of leading the team to a Super Bowl victory back in 2010, Rodgers’ numbers over the last two seasons alone make him worthy of being the league’s highest-paid player as he’s thrown for 8,938 yards to go along with 84 touchdowns. Rodgers has been the type of player that just gets better each season and even if the Packers will be playing the 2013 season without Greg Jennings–there’s no question the quarterback will be one of the best in the league once again as he still has plenty of weapons on offense consisting of Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb.

There were plenty of questions surrounding Flacco when he signed the hefty six-year, $120.6 million contract with the Ravens this offseason considering he had yet to break the 4,000-yard passing mark during the regular season and his career high for touchdown passes was only 25. Clearly, Green Bay is making the right call here by avoiding any risk of Rodgers being upset over his contract so he can focus on helping the Packers win the NFC North once again in 2013.

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