Franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers is moving closer to a long-term deal with the Green Bay Packers.
The sides are working out an extension that would make Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history, league sources told ESPN. Such a deal could net Rodgers an average of $25 million per year.
Rodgers, the Super Bowl XLV in a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, is signed through 2014, the final year of a six-year, $65 million agreement from October 2008. He's scheduled to earn $9.25 million in 2013, and $10.5 million in 2014.
His new contract is predicted to be worth more than the six-year, $120.6 million deal signed by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, as well as Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.
The 29-year-old Rodgers passed for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns last season while leading the Packers to their fourth straight playoff appearance.