Aaron Rodgers is under contract with the Green Bay Packers through the 2019 season. He has hinted at a desire to get a new deal now that he’s no longer the highest-paid playing in the NFL.
At some point, the Packers will likely have to oblige. President Mark Murphy hinted that that time may come sooner rather than later.
“Obviously Aaron is extremely important to the organization, and I know they have a plan for him,” Murphy said.
They would be general manager Ted Thompson and VP of football administration/player finance Russ Ball. The Packers have plenty of salary cap space — currently more than $20 million — if they wanted to rework or extend Rodgers’ deal now.
They do have other players to think about too, however.
Receiver Davante Adams is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was drafted in the same class, will likely have his fifth-year team option picked up. However, the Packers will also want to work out a long-term deal with him at some point.
We wouldn’t expect any of these deals to get done until the season gets closer. The Packers have a history of working out extensions during training camp, so that’s when we’re likely to see some movement on this front.