If the Packers want Aaron Rodgers to return to Green Bay in 2022, they’re likely going to have to offer him a lot of money to make it happen. At least, that was the report from ESPN’s Dianna Russini, who stated the Packers quarterback is looking for a new deal that will pay him more money per year than any other player in NFL history.
“He wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL by a wide margin, so we’re talking about $50 million per year,” Russini said this week on “The Rich Eisen Show.”
Rodgers was asked on Friday about the speculation that he wanted to be the highest-paid player by a wide margin and he told Pat McAfee that the report was “categorically false.”
Former Packers executive Andrew Brandt doesn’t think it’s about the money when it comes to Aaron Rodgers returning to the Green Bay Packers.
“Listen, if Rodgers-GB issues were just about $$, this would be resolved by now,” Brandt tweeted. “Packers have shown willingness to pay top-of-market and push out cap pain. All the rumors seem some subterfuge for the real reasons – whatever they are – for what is going on between the team and AR.”
Rodgers has yet to make a decision on both returning to the Packers or even playing next season. He is fresh off another MVP season after throwing 37 touchdowns off of 4,115 yards.
Despite the spectacular individual season, the Packers got ousted from the playoffs in their first game against the 49ers.