The Green Bay Packers have been holding negotiations with
quarterback Aaron Rodgers on a contract extension that is expected to make him
the highest-paid player in the NFL. The sides appear to be close to a deal, but
Rodgers has now come out and said he’d like for a new contract to be signed by
April 15, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
When #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers arrives for offseason conditioning on April 15, he'd like to have a new contract. Call it a benchmark
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 3, 2013
Rodgers arrives for offseason conditioning on the 15th
– according to Rapoport – and it appears the QB is setting the date as a “benchmark”
for negotiations. He’s also said that he doesn’t plan on sitting out from
conditioning or holding out during the season if he doesn’t get a new contract,
which further signals that something is likely to get done in the near future.
It’s recently been reported that the Packers and Rodgers are
roughly $2 million per year off in negotiations. Whatever the case, the QB’s
next contract is expected to surpass the one that Joe Flacco recently signed
with the Baltimore Ravens.
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