Report: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers agrees to record four-year extension
In the last several weeks, the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers have had consistent dialogue toward working out a new lucrative extension to keep him with the franchise for the next several years.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, both sides had made some significant progress toward hammering out a new record-breaking deal to be completed before the start of the season. And they have.
Rodgers’ former teammate James Jones has broken the news as expected, stating that Packers QB has agreed on a four-year extension that will pay him over $100 million in guarantees.
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) August 29, 2018
It has long been something that has had the notion would get done at some point in time given the mutual interest on both sides. Rodgers has continued to voice that he wants to play his entire career with the Packers.
Meanwhile, the organization has gone the same route of stating that it shares the same desire to work out a new long-term contract with the 34-year-old. At the same time, there was the growing expectation that this new extension would be a record-breaking deal because of the caliber of player that Rodgers has proven over the duration of his illustrious career.
He may be coming off the second fractured collarbone, but there hasn’t been any real concern that injuries could be a real issue for him moving forward or could affect his play on the field in any manner. He has certainly shown that in the practice field in training camp and his limited action in the preseason. If anything, it has solidified that he has plenty of gas left in the tank to play at an elite throughout this next chapter of his career where it pushes into his late 30s.
With Rodgers in place, it should eliminate any possible questions about his long-term future in Green Bay and shift the focus directly back on the team competing for a Super Bowl. Now the Packers can work toward continuing to build a roster around him that contend every year to get the most out of his talent.