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08:06 AM ET 04.01 | At some point, the Packers will make quarterback Aaron Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history -- how soon is the question. [Recently], new details have emerged to illustrate just how close the two parties are to a deal. According to sources informed of the progress in the negotiations, the sides are roughly $2 million per year apart on their offers. The Packers' current contract offer is believed to average slightly more than $21 million per year, sources say, meaning Rodgers is a sure bet either way to eclipse the $20.6 million per year the Baltimore Ravens recently agreed to pay Joe Flacco. The two sides are also still haggling over how much money will come to Rodgers in the next two seasons.

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April 1, 2013  08:21 AM ET

and Donovan McNabb will soon follow up with a tweet how he's not worth the money.

April 1, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Have you noticed how Donovan McNabb looks like a defensive lineman these days? He's gotten very big!

April 1, 2013  08:41 AM ET

This is what happens when an average QB like Flacco gets stupid money, better QB's will want more and their agents will say "the market has been set" rather than acknowledging that the Ravens over paid.

April 1, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Have you noticed how Donovan McNabb looks like a defensive lineman these days? He's gotten very big!

He's been that big for a few years... Even in Washington (HeeHee) his weight was a concern.

April 1, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is what happens when an average QB like Flacco gets stupid money, better QB's will want more and their agents will say "the market has been set" rather than acknowledging that the Ravens over paid.

Exactly!

But who can blame the better QBs for wanting more money than the average QB got??????

April 1, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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He's been that big for a few years... Even in Washington (HeeHee) his weight was a concern.

McFlabb and McRibb were not names given lightly.

April 1, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Come on Green Bay, three years ago you wrote off a $20 million real estate deal gone bad as a loss to the Packers like it had anything to do with football, surely you can write off a lousy $2 million . Jeesh!

April 1, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

and Donovan McNabb will soon follow up with a tweet how he's not worth the money.

Funny thing...when McNabb whined about Romo's deal and touted his playoff record, my first thought was, what did you ever win??

Winning a bunch of playoff games means squat if there is no title behind it.

As for Rodgers, my guess is he is at $25m per season and the Packers are at around $23 for 6 years.

April 1, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Come on Green Bay, three years ago you wrote off a $20 million real estate deal gone bad...

Yeah, but real estate doesn't fall under the cap.

April 1, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yeah, but real estate doesn't fall under the cap.

Based on the last two years, they could cut any defensive player making $2 million, play with 10 men, and get the same results.

April 1, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is what happens when an average QB like Flacco gets stupid money, better QB's will want more and their agents will say "the market has been set" rather than acknowledging that the Ravens over paid.

When you're getting a cut of your player's money, I'd go for as much as possible, too.

April 1, 2013  10:24 AM ET

I think it is all a joke. Rodgers will handcuff the Packes with this kind of maoney. It is a strange situaton- pay him and you may have a chance at watching a stellar career and maybe win a SB, let him go and chances are you won't have a stelalr player but could have a solid team b/c you can pay oterhs and still probably won't win a SB. I say let him walk and bring back the kid from Seattle. He looked really good and looks better at at 7-8 mil a year, atleast youcan build a team then. Remember how favre would take pay cuts so we could compete? In every way, good and bad, Rodgers is no Favre.

April 1, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is what happens when an average QB like Flacco gets stupid money, better QB's will want more and their agents will say "the market has been set" rather than acknowledging that the Ravens over paid.

Flacco is not average. It is a question of longevity and ability to keep you team in games with less than quality players surrounding you. We'll see if he can do that. In Green Bay, we'll find out the same aboot Rodger soon as well. He'll bankrupt us liek did Flacco and then he'll get his chance. Time tells all truths.

April 1, 2013  10:43 AM ET

shutupandgetonboard? -- Thank God you're the only person here in Wisconsin who has that COMPLETELY off the wall opinion. You couldn't possibly be more wrong if you tried.

April 1, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Have you noticed how Donovan McNabb looks like a defensive lineman these days? He's gotten very big!

No..have you seen Shaun King on PFT?? He looks like an OT! Dude blew up...

April 1, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

You couldn't possibly be more wrong if you tried.

I'm betting he could.

April 1, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

shutupandgetonboard? -- Thank God you're the only person here in Wisconsin who has that COMPLETELY off the wall opinion. You couldn't possibly be more wrong if you tried.

All I am saying is that paying Rodgers that kind of money will handcuff the Packers for years to him, and thats's a good problem to have. Giving 20% of your payroll to one guy, leaves 80% for the rest of the team. For next year, we will be fine. After that, we'll watch him throw it around with no realitic chacce of winnign a super bowl unless we catch lighting in a bottle like we did in 201o. I am fien with that. I just prefer having a solid team that has the same chances. Great teams and hot teams win super bowls, not great quarter backs.

April 1, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'm betting he could.

:-)

April 1, 2013  11:17 AM ET

The moron quarterbacks are ruining their teams. Their exorbitant salaries are precluding management from putting other great players around them. Is $15 million / year not enough?

 
April 1, 2013  11:18 AM ET

Stupidity. You don't win in the NFL by handing a sixth of your payroll to one player. It ain't the NBA.

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