So It Is About the Money? New Report Suggests Aaron Rodgers Is Asking for Some Serious Cash

Published 07/26/2021, 8:15 AM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


As training camp draws closer, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not Aaron Rodgers will turn up at the Green Bay Packers’ training facility. At loggerheads with the franchise, the 2020 NFL MVP has skipped the side’s OTAs and mandatory minicamp throughout the offseason. 

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While Rodgers is yet to go on record as to why he wishes to leave the franchise, the belief is that it’s down to his fractured relationship with the Packers front office.  

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While the Green Bay Packers drafted his replacement Jordan Love in 2020, the franchise quickly backtracked in their decision-making and are now desperate to hold on to last season’s MVP. They have gone as far as to offer him a bumper two-year contract extension. The Packers were reportedly ready to pay the man the money he deserves. But Rodgers turned it down.

Green Bay Packers’ exact offer is unknown. But a new report now gives us an insight as to what sort of money Aaron Rodgers is looking for.

Aaron Rodgers seeks $90 million guaranteed 

As per PFT’s Mike Florio, his sources have informed that Aaron Rodgers seeks a whopping $90 million in guaranteed money over the next two years. This is reportedly a figure that a team interested in making a move for the quarterback was conveyed.

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The $90 million deal would see the quarterback earn roughly $45 million each season. That sort of money would put him at par with Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes who is locked down to 10-year $500 million deal with the franchise. 

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 30: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

If the Packers were to have offered Aaron Rodgers the same sort of money, it would’ve seen the QB gain leverage over his career path given the massive monetary commitment. It may be the sort of assurance he seeks with rookie Jordan Love breathing down his neck.

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Whether or not the money offered by the Packers was close to this figure is unknown, but one thing is for sure. For the Packers to keep hold of Aaron Rodgers, or for any franchise looking to make a trade for the QB, serious money is needed to make it happen.   

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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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