At some point in 2018, many in and around the NFL expect Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers to land a record-setting contract extension. That group includes Green Bay defensive tackle Mike Daniels, who believes his teammate and quarterback deserves the largest deal in league history.
“I think that Aaron [Rodgers] should get a lot of money,” Daniels said Monday on NFL Network. “Like a lot. Whatever a lot is. Aaron should get what Aaron requests. I’m not trying to get in the middle of that. But I think everybody and their grandmother who doesn’t watch football knows that Aaron Rodgers is more than deserving to be the highest-paid player in the NFL ... history”.
Rodgers previously held the title of largest annual salary when he signed his five-year, $110 million extension back in 2013. Since then, several players have eclipsed Rodgers, who currently ranks 10th in average salary among quarterbacks. Just this offseason, three quarterbacks signed huge contracts: the Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan ($30 million per year), the Minnesota Vikings’ Kirk Cousins ($28 million), and the San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million).
With Rodgers superior standing as a two-time MVP and Super Bowl champion, his next contract will reset the bar for the position. How much higher it goes remains the only question surrounding his negotiations with the Packers.
Watch Daniels’ interview below:
“Aaron Rodgers is more than deserving to be the highest paid player in the @NFL ... history.”@Mike_Daniels76 #UpToTheMinute pic.twitter.com/E8ZGf5UOMk— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) June 11, 2018