Aaron Rodgers has yet to determine whether or not he wants to return to the Packers, but if he does, Green Bay will lavishly reward him.
If he stays with the Packers, Aaron Rodgers will be the highest-paid player in the NFL in 2022.
On Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on continued discussions between Rodgers and the organization as he continues to consider his future.
“I’m told that the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers’ agent are working on a deal behind the scenes.” “Nothing has been done, but they are talking,” Rapoport added.
The Packers and Aaron Rodgers are in the process of negotiating a new contract
From @NFLTotalAccess: The #Packers await Aaron Rodgers’ firm decision, but getting him back is their No. 1 priority. And sources say they are working on a deal to be in place if he decides he wants to return to GB. It will be an expensive one. pic.twitter.com/UmF5GLNK91
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 1, 2022
Rodgers must decide whether or not to tell Green Bay that he sees a future with them. He has the option of asking to be traded or retiring. The Packers aren’t waiting to prepare for whatever comes their way.
“They’re in talks to have a deal ready to go if and when Aaron Rodgers firmly and ultimately decides he wants to come back,” Rapoport added.
The contract would be for a limited time. It would very probably make the MVP the league’s highest-paid player.
According to Spotrac, Josh Allen is the NFL player who earns the most money each year, raking in about $47 million. Kirk Cousins earns the most money, with a base contract of $35 million.
Rodgers, on the other hand, earns a base salary of $26 million and total take-home pay of $27.4 million. In that category, he is ranked seventh in the NFL.
Rodgers could earn $20 million per year if he plays football in Green Bay in 2022.
Maybe that’s not enough to persuade him to stay with the Packers, but it’s a fairly decent incentive to do so. In any case, if one NFL insider is to be believed, a decision might be made very soon.