Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Turned Down Two-Year Extension This Offseason That Would Have Made Him NFL’s Highest-Paid Player

According to Adam Schefter, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers turned down a two-year extension from Green Bay this offseason. 

Aaron Rodgers

The deal would have tied him to the Packers for five seasons in total and made him the highest-paid player in the NFL, per Schefter. 

  • PackersNews.com’s Ryan Wood has more details about the Packers’ attempts to mend fences with QB Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay’s two-year extension offer was not the first thing they put on the table, and was only made after it became clear how fractured the relationship was. 
  • Wood writes it’s believed Green Bay’s initial hesitancy to touch Rodgers’ contract only exacerbated the quarterback’s frustrations. 
  • Wood adds the Packers first offered to restructure the remaining three years on Rodgers’ contract to give him more long-term security as the starter but he rejected that offer. Green Bay returned with the extension which Rodgers also rebuffed.

This fills in one small missing piece of the puzzle with the Rodgers saga this offseason. What remains to be seen is whether there’s still any possibility for the two sides to reconcile this season. 

Last we heard from Rodgers earlier this month, he said he planned to figure out his plans for this season in a couple of weeks. Green Bay opens training camp on July 27. 

Rodgers skipped OTAs and minicamp and it remains to be seen whether he’ll report on time for training camp. Although, he would be subject to mandatory fines for missing training camp should he opt to stay away from the team. 

The Packers have maintained that they have no intention of trading Rodgers and they expect him to be their quarterback in 2021 and beyond. 

Rodgers, 37, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He agreed to a four-year, $134 million extension that includes over $100 million guaranteed in 2018. 

Rodgers is owed base salaries of $15,050,000 and $25 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2020, Rodgers appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Rodgers and the Packers as the news is available. 

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