NFL Offseason 2022: Players who will reset their markets
Aaron Rodgers, QB
The next logical player who will surely sign a record-breaking extension is Aaron Rodgers, who has had a well-documented history with the Packers during the past calendar year.
As I type this on Tuesday morning, it appears as if Rodgers is poised to return to Green Bay, and the Packers would then begin to finalize an extension for the player.
They are apparently already working on a deal if he wants to return to Green Bay, as Ian Rapoport reported last night.
We’ve heard rumblings the contract would approach close to, if not hit $50 million per year.
While some may think this is excessive, this is precisely the number that is “next in line” if you will for quarterback contracts.
Patrick Mahomes reset the market with a half of a billion-dollar contract that is paying him $45 million per year, and I think Aaron Rodgers will beat that number easily.
He may not hit $50 million, but for a team as desperate as the Packers to retain his services, I do believe they would give in to this projected demand.
I think Rodgers signs a 3-year extension and finishes his career in Green Bay, so the total value would end up being somewhere around $150 million. Can Aaron Rodgers sign a $50 million per year contract?