Amid a new report that Aaron Rodgers wants $50 million per year on a new contract, Greg Jennings called the Green Bay Packers quarterback “selfish” during an appearance on Fox Sports’ First Things First last Friday.
“Aaron Rodgers has been a very selfish guy,” Jennings said. “I get it, he’s at the end of his career, and so it’s like, ‘Okay, I’m going to take whatever I can take.’ But you can’t do that and want to win. How are you going to try to win? I get it, guys got to look out for themselves. But in looking out for yourself, you cut out the legs of others- and understanding at this position, at the quarterback position, you cut out more than just a pair of legs, you cut out a few pair of legs. For me, this has contradicted what he’s saying he wants to do.”
After Jennings signed his first contract extension, Rodgers supposedly came up to Jennings and told him “Don’t be that guy” who signs a contract and then wants more money.
“Now, all of the sudden, you forget those words that you have poured out and tried to pour and invest into others. You can’t do those types of things,” said Jennings.
That led to Pat McAfee reaching out to Rodgers where he called the reports him demanding money “categorically false.”
On Sunday, Kyler Murray‘s agent Erik Burkhardt attempted to make the case that Rodgers is right to want that figure.
“Frankly, [Rodgers] is worth well more than $50m per,” Burkhardt tweeted. “… ANNOUNCERS are now making $20m+! To drive to the game, out of harms way, & just talk about QBs/ players! Packers are a top seed contender with Rogers.”
“What are they without him??” the agent asked. “5-6 wins & essentially irrelevant? Pay the man!”
While Rodgers and the Packers are likely to reach a new deal if he decides to keep playing, the reports of him asking for $50 million a year are not true.
During the NFL Honors earlier this month, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was awarded his fourth MVP award. This marks the second-straight year he’s won the award.
This year, Rodgers’ on-the-field play was stellar, with 4,115 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and only four interceptions.
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