Aaron Rodgers turns down 2-year extension offer from PackersBy Amber Lee
With veterans due to report to training camp in exactly one week, the plot has thickened between disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
According to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, the Packers offered Rodgers a two-year contract extension this offseason. The deal would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons. As well as that, it would have made him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
This off-season, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid QB and player in football.
Rodgers declined the offer, proof it’s not about the money.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
Rodgers turned down the offer. As Schefter put it, that’s proof Rodgers’ stance is “not about the money.”
Since the extension would have been tacked onto his current deal, the two additional years would have had to been worth in excess of $45 million annually to make Rodgers the highest-paid player. Of course, as noted by Jason Fitzgerald from OverTheCap.com, the devil is always in the details. How much of that money would have been guaranteed – meaning it really would have tied Rodgers to Green Bay for the long haul – and how much of it would have been base salary that could have been neatly wiped off the books, no different than Rodgers’ base salaries of $25 million in 2022 and 2023?
Aaron Rodgers has said little about the situation. During an interview on Kenny Mayne’s final SportsCenter, he said his problem was with team management.