Aaron Rodgers‘ extremely publicized return to Inexperienced Bay was solely the beginning of what has been an lively a number of days inside Packers headquarters. Hours after Rodgers’ return, the Packers introduced again receiver Randall Cobb, considered one of Rodgers’ favourite targets and teammates from 2011-18. On Thursday, Rodgers and the membership have come to phrases on a brand new contract, in line with CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jonathan Jones.
In accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rodgers’ 2023 portion of his present deal has been voided as a part of the reworked contract. Forfeiture provisions have been additionally faraway from the contract, thus stopping the Packers from pursuing prorated parts of Rodgers’ signing bonus. Schefter had beforehand reported that the Packers have agreed to assessment his state of affairs through the 2022 offseason.
Rodgers reportedly turned down an extension earlier this offseason that may have made him the league’s highest-paid participant. The reigning league MVP mentioned on Wednesday that his choice to avoid Inexperienced Bay this offseason (he admitted that he contemplated retirement) was not about cash however how he needed extra enter in selections that instantly impression him and his profession. Rodgers additionally mentioned that he needed to assist the franchise “be taught from a few of their errors up to now” with regard to their dealing with of veteran gamers. Rodgers additionally needs to supply his providers as a recruiter on the subject of attracting free brokers.
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“I am not asking for something that different nice quarterbacks throughout the previous few many years haven’t gotten,” Rodgers mentioned, through Rev.com. “The chance to only be in dialog. So if you are going to reduce a man who, primarily based on a meritocracy, was our second greatest receiver in coaching camp final 12 months for almost all of camp, perhaps run it by me. See what I really feel. I’d have the ability to change your thoughts, however a minimum of to be in a dialog makes you are feeling such as you’re vital and also you’re revered.”
Whereas he isn’t wanting past this season, Rodgers mentioned that he’s wanting ahead to what will probably be his seventeenth season with the Packers and 14th season because the membership’s beginning quarterback. The MVP of Tremendous Bowl XLV, Rodgers returns to a group that has appeared within the final two NFC Championship Video games.
“I like my teammates. I like the town. I like my coaches. It’s loads of enjoyable to be again right here,” Rodgers mentioned. “And like I mentioned, I am aggressive and I noticed the kind of group that is in place right here. It is a group that has loads of expertise on it. It has been shut the final couple of years. So I am undoubtedly enthusiastic about this season.”