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Offline ricky

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Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« on: June 06, 2017, 05:14:50 PM »
Is Aaron Rodgers underpaid by NFL standards? Yes. Does he think he deserves a raise to reflect his status as an elite QB? Apparently, yes. Is he going to hold out or do anything drastic to get a new deal? Apparently not. But at a time when the team is facing the re-signing of key players, do they need to think about giving Rodgers a raise to make his pay reflect current NFL realities for players due to increases in the salary cap? Stay tuned.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/06/06/aaron-rodgers-on-contract-i-know-packers-appreciate-me/

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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 05:40:59 PM »
Generally speaking they can restructure his contract, give him a bigger bones and actually lower his cap number for a couple of years. The danger is if he never plays out the balance of the contract.

I'm not sure he get a new deal this year, but you have to keep the franchise QB happy. This could piss off a few of the other top flight players on the team however.
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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 05:48:24 PM »
I have a feeling the Packers have been planning on this for quite awhile. I don't see it becoming any kind of big deal, and I'm sure he will have a new deal sooner than later.

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 07:47:24 PM »
It would be nice to address this next year.  A year before his contract is up.  Usually how it's done.  At which point they could just write one last contract running through the rest of his career.  Figure he has 4 or 5 seasons left.  All that being said they will have to agree on something so Packers can figure out everybody else. 

Have a number of key players coming up.  So the more they pay Rodgers the rest of the roster will suffer.  Not sure Aaron would be pissed.  He's a competitive guy got to think getting another ring would be more important.  He's a lot like Brady in many ways.  Accept Brady has won um 5.  Brady is making 14 mil/yr.  He's not bitching. 

Aaron is making 20 and is #6 in QB pay. 
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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 10:43:10 PM »
Have a number of key players coming up.  So the more they pay Rodgers the rest of the roster will suffer.  Not sure Aaron would be pissed.  He's a competitive guy got to think getting another ring would be more important.
Rodgers is a competitive guy, but I can see that going both ways.  He strikes me as the kind of guy who would think he deserves to be the top paid player in the league, and might be insulted if he doesn't get that offer.  Like you say though, it's going to be a drain on the rest of the team.

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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 11:51:46 PM »
Not sure he's the top player in the league.  He's one of them.  Ryan, Brady, and Prescott all had higher QBR ratings in 2016. Also he's getting up there in years.  Question is how many more years can he play at this level?  I mean he is human after all.  At some point in the next few years his skills will begin to diminish.  We he be the top QB in the league 3 or 4 years from now?

Dunno I think top 5 money is in order for his next contract.  Even Brady as great as he is has lost some zip.  Rodgers got top money in his prime.  This will be his 3rd and probably last contract coming up.  Think as a GM you almost have to hedge a little bit here.  He doesn't need to be the highest paid player in the league and I am not sure over the next 4-5 years he should be.

Love Aaron don't get me wrong he's my all time Packer.  Guy is just phenomenal both on and off the field.  I am sure they will get together and work out something that is agreeable to both sides. 

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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 01:24:55 AM »
He doesn't need to be the highest paid player in the league and I am not sure over the next 4-5 years he should be.
My guess is that he will be the top paid player - when he signs.  But that won't last long, because these salaries continue to go up over time.  So even though we will make him the top paid player when we sign him, over the next 4-5 years he won't be.

I'd love to get him at a bargain though.  I'd love it even more if he went to Thompson and tried to work out something that would help keep the rest of the team competitive.

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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 06:00:28 AM »
He doesn't need to be the highest paid player in the league and I am not sure over the next 4-5 years he should be.
My guess is that he will be the top paid player - when he signs.  But that won't last long, because these salaries continue to go up over time.  So even though we will make him the top paid player when we sign him, over the next 4-5 years he won't be.

I'd love to get him at a bargain though.  I'd love it even more if he went to Thompson and tried to work out something that would help keep the rest of the team competitive.

The real question is, will he act like Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? Brady is the extremely rare exception. But then again, when you have a wife who is worth about $350 million, taking less is easier to cope with. And when your wife is an international supermodel, when someone starts laughing about your pay, it's easier to laugh and share some pictures of your "significant other" to shut them up. Not bad for a skinny, back up QB from Michigan drafted in the sixth round. And then again, mentioning seven SB appearances with five wins should finally shut up any skeptics. 
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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 06:11:31 PM »
Will this be the solution? Saw this at PFT, and it definitely sounds like it would be fair for the best players. But at the same time, as others players want more as the cap rises, this could cause an obvious problem.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/06/10/is-progress-being-made-toward-paying-players-a-percentage-of-the-salary-cap/
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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 08:18:22 PM »
Sounds like socialism is knocking on the NFL's door.

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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 09:13:36 PM »
Sounds like socialism is knocking on the NFL's door.

Assume you were speaking of article Ricky posted. Not sure what your definition of socialism would be but I guess I don't see the correlation.

Having said that, it's a bad idea. What this guy doesn't understand in his article is Rodgers and others would not have started out with the percentage they had in year one. Not to mention the league isn't going to go up forever. The bubble may burst and if it does, the numbers could go backwards.

Interesting idea, but I would never open up that door if I was an NFL owner. Just franchise them like Washington did with Cousins.

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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 10:22:39 PM »
It would be nice to address this next year.  A year before his contract is up.  Usually how it's done.  At which point they could just write one last contract running through the rest of his career.  Figure he has 4 or 5 seasons left.  All that being said they will have to agree on something so Packers can figure out everybody else. 

Have a number of key players coming up.  So the more they pay Rodgers the rest of the roster will suffer.  Not sure Aaron would be pissed.  He's a competitive guy got to think getting another ring would be more important.  He's a lot like Brady in many ways.  Accept Brady has won um 5.  Brady is making 14 mil/yr.  He's not bitching. 

Aaron is making 20 and is #6 in QB pay.
Scoremore, Rodgers is under contract for three more years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Sorry if you knew that, but your post to me reads like you think it's only 2 years.
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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2017, 02:13:46 PM »
On this current team Rodgers is the one who has kept us competitive, keep him happy and pay him. The more pressing issue is CMIII who has not lived up to his salary, this is where renegotiation's should start.

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Re: Rodgers contract talk- renegotiation time?
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2017, 08:21:04 PM »
On this current team Rodgers is the one who has kept us competitive, keep him happy and pay him. The more pressing issue is CMIII who has not lived up to his salary, this is where renegotiation's should start.

Clay is going to get his money this year. He's a free agent after 2018 season. He could be extended if he has a great year. He could be released if he has a bad year and the younger guys step up. I doubt he plays for less, this year where he'd still be highly sought after, see Sitton, or next year or next.
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