The Inexperienced Bay Packers despatched shockwaves throughout the NFL panorama in 2020 when the group chosen quarterback Jordan Love within the first spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft. Nevertheless, the group nonetheless held onto star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Rodgers ended up profitable the league MVP whereas additionally main the Packers again to the NFC championship recreation.
Earlier this week, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported that the Packers paid Rodgers his $6.8 million roster bonus final week slightly than changing it right into a signing bonus, which might’ve saved the group $4.5 million in wage cap area. Demovsky is also reporting that Rodgers needs “assurances” that he will not enter subsequent season as a “lame duck,” which implies that the quarterback needs a contract extension of some kind.
Throughout Wednesday’s installment of “Nothing Private with David Samson,” David Samson went by means of the method of negotiating by means of a group’s cap area and what the long run holds for Rodgers.
“So the Packers would get two years of Jordan Love after which perhaps signal his fifth-year rookie possibility,” Samson mentioned. “So they might get three years earlier than deciding whether or not or not he is the subsequent franchise quarterback following [Brett] Favre and Rodgers. However for those who had no plans to do this with Jordan Love, then you definately would’ve transformed Rodgers. I am unsure why Packers followers aren’t up in arms. However the executives are very conscious that they have him for another 12 months then they are going to transfer on.”
Now the Packers may additionally select to transform a few of Rodgers’ $14.7 million wage for the 2021 season right into a signing bonus. If the group did that, it will unencumber cap area for 2021. At this second, it is unclear what the group’s plans are, however Samson believes that Inexperienced Bay will inevitably half methods with Rodgers.