NFL Reporter Lays Out the Ideal Contract Restructuring Plan for Aaron Rodgers & the Green Bay Packers

Published 03/30/2021, 8:04 AM EDT
Sep 27, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers has been a Green Bay Packers player ever since he was drafted by the franchise back in 2005. But with each passing season, it looks increasingly unlikely that the QB will finish his career at Lambeau Field.

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Some reports suggested that the Green Bay Packers were looking to restructure their franchise QB’s contract heading into 2021. Nothing concrete ended up materializing, and no changes were made to Aaron Rodgers‘ contract.

This left many pondering over the future of the 2020 MVP-winner. The franchise is in a tough spot as their cap space has not allowed them to explore the free agency market much. 

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A contract restructure would’ve been an ideal solution to this impasse. While contract negotiation talks are something that could happen over the days to come, one NFL reporter laid down the perfect plan that could benefit both parties. 

Aaron Rodgers contract restructure crucial to Packers success  

During a segment of the Rich Eisen Show, NFL correspondent Albert Breer talked about how the Packers could go about restructuring the current contract of Aaron Rodgers.

“Since the idea came up of restructuring, to me an elegant solution would be going to Aaron Rodgers, and presenting him with a plan and saying, ‘Here’s what we’re going to do with the money. We’re going to clear up.

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“So if we clear say $20 million in cap space by restructuring your contract a little bit, we get a little money in your pocket earlier. 

“And then we’re gonna do X, Y, and Z. And we’ve talked to this team or this team, about potential trades, you know, we’re gonna get you some more help,” outlined Breer.

Breer believes that this would be the ideal outcome for both parties if a restructure is what they’re going for. “I really think that that could wind up being a good conclusion for everybody,” he added.

Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK

Speaking further about the contract restructure, Breer explained how it’s a decision Aaron Rodgers too would be happy with. 

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“I think a big part of what happened with Aaron Rodgers and why he spoke out the way he spoke out was he looked around and he saw how urgently the Buffalo Bills have built around Josh Allen bringing in Stefon Diggs… And then, of course, you know, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And so I think that’s really what Rodgers wants.”

Given how things stand, do you see Aaron Rodgers finishing his career with the Green Bay Packers? If not, which franchise should look to make a trade for the QB?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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