According the ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both sides are close to completing a deal, which was Green Bay’s main priority in the recent weeks. Rodgers has two years left on his contract, but after Joe Flacco signed a new contract making him the highest-paid player in the league, the Packers wanted to make sure Rodgers got what was due to him.
This offseason, the Packers have not made any major moves and have lost star players such as Charles Woodson and Greg Jennings. However, while fans complain about the lack of moves in free agency, fans should keep in mind that General Manager Ted Thompson wanted to make sure he had cap room to sign an extension with Rodgers. Not only is Rodgers a priority, but Thompson will most likely also trying to sign an extension with star linebacker Clay Matthews and possibly B.J. Raji as well.
Thompson is known for staying quiet during free agency and builds his team through the draft. Rodgers, Matthews and Raji are all players that Thompson has drafted, so it is no surprise that he is focused on making sure they stay with the team. As for Rodgers, he deserves to be the highest paid player in the league, but fans might fear the high contracts will limit what the Packers can do with the other players they have on the team.
Still no word on how much the contract will be for, but Rodgers needs to enjoy his title as the richest player in the league before the next high-profile quarterback gets an extension.
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