Rapoport says he spoke with a couple of NFL GMs about Rodgers’ next contract who said that the ballpark for his next deal should pay him around $32 million – $33 million per year.
The last remaining hurdle that Rodgers and his agent, David Dunn, were waiting for was the Falcons to sign QB Matt Ryan long term to see what kind of deal he got. As for when the Packers could have an extension in place for Rodgers, Rapoport mentions that these contracts typically get done in mid-June to late-July and before the start of training camp.
Rapoport admits that late-July is really the latest for the two sides to finalize an agreement.
Last week, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst mentioned during an interview with Pro Football Talk that both parties are “confident” that they’ll have an agreement in place on a long-term extension soon.
“Both sides are working towards it and we’re confident we’ll come to an agreement soon,” Gutekunst said.
“We’re pretty confident that this is something that’s taking its normal course, its normal time,” Gutekunst added.
Last year, Rodgers suffered a displaced collarbone fracture that required two plates and 13 screws inserted to help solidify the fracture and accelerate the healing process. He managed to return in Week 16, but the Packers lost to the Panthers were officially eliminated from the playoffs soon after.
Rodgers, 34, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He’s entering in the sixth year of his seven-year, $130.75 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $19.8 million and $20 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Rodgers appeared in seven games for the Packers and thrown for 1,675 yards while completing 64.7 percent of his passes to go along with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has also rushed for 126 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Rodgers as the news is available.