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NFC Notes: 49ers, Packers, Panthers, Seahawks



  • Pete Dougherty of writes that his best guess for Aaron Rodgers next contract with the Packers is that it will end up paying him an average of $30 million per year along with the largest full guarantee in NFL history.
  • Dougherty spoke to an NFL agent who wondered if the Packers and Rodgers could agree to a three-year deal worth between $90-$95 million but the contract is fully guaranteed.
  • Depending on how the Packers structure Rodgers’ contract, it’s possible they will pick up some cap space with this move.


  • Ian Rapoport reports that interim GM Marty Hurney is the “clear favorite” to be the Panthers’ full-time general manager.


  • Brady Henderson of ESPN writes that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is in line for a new extension and it’s possible he’ll end up securing over $30 million per year when all is said and done.
  • As of now, the high-water mark was set by Jimmy Garoppolo at $27.5 million per year. However, Kirk Cousins is widely expected to top that figure once he signs with a team in free agency. From there, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could very set the bar even higher.
  • The Seahawks tend to wait until a player is in the final year of his contract to sign them to a new extension, so he’ll have a good idea of what the market is for a top-tier quarterback.