There’s been plenty of Green Bay Packers rumors over the last week or so involving Aaron Rodgers becoming the league’s highest paid player–especially after the Baltimore Ravens gave Joe Flacco a hefty six-year, $120.6 million deal. Now, it appears a deal for Rodgers could be coming sooner rather than later.
In fact, there’s even talk about the two parties possibly working out a deal before the 2013 NFL Draft gets under way next month.
Obviously, Rodgers has proven himself when it comes to being one of the league’s top quarterbacks over the years and there’s a good chance he’ll go down as a Hall of Famer when he does decide to call it a career down the road. Not only did Rodgers lead the Packers to a Super Bowl victory back in 2010, but he’s managed to throw for 8,938 yards and 84 touchdowns as well over the last two seasons–which is very impressive.
When comparing Rodgers’ numbers to Flacco’s, it’s a no brainer the Packers quarterback deserves to be making more money–especially since Flacco has yet to break the 4,000-yard passing mark or thrown for more than 25 touchdowns in a single season. It only seemed like a matter of time before Green Bay came through with a new hefty deal for Rodgers, but it does come as a bit of a surprise to see the two sides working out a deal this quickly.
Then again, it would be wise to get a deal done to avoid any stress of Rodgers worrying about a contract during the 2013 season.
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