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Aaron Rodgers wants extension by April 15

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03:01 PM ET 04.03 | Aaron Rodgers is expected to receive a rich contract extension from the Green Bay Packers at some point this offseason -- and the extension is likely going to make him the highest paid player in NFL history. Rodgers wants to have his contract extension in place by Apr. 15, when the Packers report for offseason conditioning, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Rodgers and Green Bay are reportedly $2 million apart on average annual value, but the two sides are expected to find middle ground sooner rather than later. The Packers have approximately $18 million in cap room to spend this offseason, making fans wonder why Green Bay has been inactive in free agency. Green Bay is planning to allocate its resources to extending Rodgers and Clay Matthews, rather than spend in free agency. Rodgers established himself as one of the NFL's premiere quarterbacks in 2010, leading the Packers to a Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He followed up Green Bay's magical playoff run by leading the Packers to a 15-1 record in 2011, while throwing for 4,643 yards and 45 touchdowns, while completing over 68 percent of his passes en route to winning the MVP.

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April 3, 2013  03:16 PM ET

Uh oh....

Joe Flacco is grinning.

April 3, 2013  03:35 PM ET

Whatever Aaron wants... Aaron gets. Believe that.

April 3, 2013  03:37 PM ET

Pay the man!

April 3, 2013  03:51 PM ET

If he doesn't get the extension by April 15, I think he should quit. And threaten South Korea.

April 3, 2013  03:51 PM ET

That's a misprint. He wants to file for an income tax extension beyond April 15.

April 3, 2013  04:28 PM ET

The Pack are going to trade him for three first, four seconds and a case of Leinekugels.

April 3, 2013  04:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That's a misprint. He wants to file for an income tax extension beyond April 15.

I think you nailed it

April 3, 2013  05:30 PM ET

Hmmmmm, I wonder if he's good enough for............................ROMO MONEY!!!!!!!!

April 3, 2013  05:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That's a misprint. He wants to file for an income tax extension beyond April 15.

He's trying to figure out how many how many Papa Johns to buy so he can offset some of that income. Peyton Manning is rumored to be advising him on the whole deal.

 
April 4, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's trying to figure out how many how many Papa Johns to buy so he can offset some of that income. Peyton Manning is rumored to be advising him on the whole deal.

Papa John would make a horrible GM. Peyton Manning would have convinced him to pay a salary of twice the market value.

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