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The Green Bay Packers expect to make quarterback Aaron Rodgers the highest paid player in NFL history any day now, but the two sides are reportedly still a few dollars apart from making the deal official.
How close are the two parties on finalizing a deal, well according to NFL.com, Rodgers and the Packers are about $2 million a year apart on a new contract.
The Packers current contract offer is reportedly slightly more than $21 million per year according to sources. Rodgers will more than likely average more per season than the $20.6 million per year the Baltimore Ravens recently agreed to pay Joe Flacco.
The two sides are also trying to figure out how much Rodgers will make in the first two years of the deal. Rodgers current deal which expires in 2014 would pay him $9.875 million over the next two years, which would make the consensus #1 quarterback in the game severely underpaid.
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The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are
roughly $2 million per year apart on reaching an agreement on a contract
extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
#Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers appear to be roughly $2 million per year apart on a contract extension, per sources. Making real progress.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2013
Rapoport adds that...
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the Green Bay Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers currently remain $2 million apart regarding a long-term extension.
Rapoport mentions that the Packers current offer would pay him over $21 million per season, which is more in terms annual average than what Joe Flacco received a few months ago.
Rapoport source adds that the two sides are still trying...
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