When that deal gets pushed across the goalline and becomes reality remains to be seen.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Packers and Rodgers are currently $2 million apart per season. That could be a small gap to bridge or it could be one that takes considerable time to overcome.
The current offer from Green Bay, according to the report, averages a tick more than $21 million per season, meaning it will top the recent deal for Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, who pulled down a deal averaging $20.6 million annually.
So, Rodgers is therefore shooting for something in the range of $23 million per season. Rodgers is one of the biggest bargains in the NFL right now when you consider the Packers have him under contract through 2014 for a total of just $19.75 million.
The Packers have expressed a desire to get this contract done this offseason and then the club needs to focus on a deal for outside linebacker Clay Matthews. The huge amount of money Rodgers will command just further illustrates what is happening to NFL rosters as quarterbacks command top dollar and a huge portion of the salary cap.
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This story originally appeared on Nationalfootballpost.com
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