Bengals receiver A.J. Green said Monday that he would like for his next contract to get done before the end of next season, but added that he was content waiting in the event it didn't come together.

"Anybody would like to have it done," the Pro Bowl receiver said one day after his team was eliminated from the AFC playoffs. "I'm not in any financial debt, so no rush."

Even though the latter sentiment was a joke, it doesn't appear he's hurting for cash these days. Green is at the end of the third year of a four-year deal that will end up paying him nearly $20 million total.

Drafted in the first round out of Georgia in 2011, Green is in the midst of his rookie contract. The Bengals' next pick in that year's draft, quarterback Andy Dalton, also will be entering the final year of his first contract. He also feels confident the front office will bring him back when it feels ready.

As he heads to Atlanta, where he has an offseason home, Green said he'll be patient as he trains the next few months. He is confident the appropriate extension will come in time.