We all know Aaron Rodgers is going to get paid a ton of money at some point. Probably soon.
The market has been set after the signings of Kirk Cousins (three years, $84 million, all guaranteed) and Matt Ryan (five years, $150 million, $94.5 million guaranteed).
The Rodgers’ situation comes down guaranteed money. The Packers will make him the highest-paid player in the game, but what will they guarantee in his contract? The team hasn’t traditionally been in the habit of making guarantees. They usually build in additional money for workout bonuses and games-played bonuses.
Rodgers has both of those in his current contract and he lost some money by missing games last year.
So back to the guarantee. Jason La Canfora says Rodgers is going to get $110 million.
Recently caught up at length with an agent who represents top quarterbacks and we both agreed that Aaron Rodgers is probably looking at $110M fully guaranteed over the first three years of his new contract, and that may be underselling it. I have a hard time seeing the Packers escape that reality and even harder time seeing Rodgers agree to anything less than that with two years on his current deal. The Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins deals virtually assure it.
The quarterback market has changed with the Vikings’ signing of Cousins and the Falcons’ extending of Ryan’s deal. Guaranteed money hasn’t been a thing in the NFL until now.
Right now, it’s only for quarterbacks and the Packers are going to have to pay up.
On the flip side, I can see chief negotiator Russ Ball not wanting to give up that kind of guaranteed money. And that’s probably why this deal isn’t done yet.
The desperate-ass Vikings changed things when they signed Cousins. So even though they’ll never win a Super Bowl, at least they cost the Packers a bunch of money.
Wonder who is going to be kicked to the curb in order to pay that kind of $$.
I’m fairly certain the Packers received a payout from an insurance policy when Rodgers was hurt in 2013. I would guess the same occurred last year?
With large guaranteed contracts for at least QBs, the insurance market when insurance is paid by NFL teams will probably see some change.
It is my understanding that insurance payments taken out for a player by a team is counted against the salary cap. Any payout to a team by an insurance company for player injury reduces the cap hit.
When the teams are signing the players with the high salaries and with high % of guaranteed money has the insurance payment value been factored into the final contract value?
On the Fan today…Steve “Sparky” Fifer couldn’t understand why Rodgers doesn’t wait another year before signing a deal.
There is little to absolutely no upside in waiting another season.
Rodgers doesn’t have any guaranteed money right now. He’s 34, if he signs a new deal, he’ll be guaranteed, i’m guessing 105 million.
To put that in some perspective. The Packers paid Favre 98 million……Total.
Will it be $105 or $110 million guaranteed? Let’s fill the news cycle with speculation for a few weeks.
The same people who haven’t figured out they’re paying for it will lap that shit up.
We aint the smartist peeple on the planet my man.