Aaron Rodgers is not paid like one of the NFLs best quarterbacks. The Green Bay Packers want to put an end to that.
The 2011 NFL Most Valuable Player has two years left on a contract that Rodgers agreed to with the Packers in 2008 when he was midway through his first season as Green Bays starting quarterback.
Rather than having Rodgers, 29, play out those final two years at a rate thats not equal to his accomplishments and skill level, the Packers are ready to pay up.
While it was widely believed that Green Bay would look to re-sign Rodgers to a record-breaking, long-term extension this offseason, team president and CEO Mark Murphy acknowledged it publicly for the first time on Monday.
"It's a priority," Murphy told reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. "I think as an organization, I think we all want to see that get done."
Rodgers is scheduled to earn 9.25 million for the 2013 season and 10.5 million for the 2014 season. That ranks his annual salary as the 10th-highest a...