After the Green Bay Packers selected QB Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL Draft — Aaron Rodgers took the field and led the Packers to a 13-3 record and an NFC Championship Game berth. It appears he now wants some commitment from his team.
On Tuesday, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reported that the veteran QB wants a new contract despite him expressing uncertainty about his future after Green Bay’s elimination from the playoffs at the hands of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: “[The Packers have] a lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain—myself included. That’s what’s sad about it, most, getting this far. Obviously, it’s going to be an end at some point, whether we make it past this one or not, but just the uncertainty’s tough and finality of it all.”
Rodgers is under contract through 2023 and is due to make just $23.2 million in 2021, $25.5 million in 2022, and $25.5 million in 2023, which is shockingly low compared to what some of the top quarterbacks in the league make right now. He is fifth among NFL quarterbacks in “new-money value,” as he sits behind Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He might be 37, but he is coming off a year where he threw for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns and five interceptions during the regular season.
The Packers have gone 13-3 and reached the NFC Championship Game in back-to-back seasons, but have yet to reach the Super Bowl for a second time with Rodgers under center.
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