For those who believe Matthew Stafford’s record-setting NFL contract will lead to Aaron Rodgers quickly receiving his own new mega-deal, don't hold your breath. So said the Green Bay Packers quarterback himself Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Sporting News. "How it affects me? I think we're a couple of years away (from renegotiation)," Rodgers said while sitting inside his locker at Lambeau Field. Stafford became the highest-paid player in league history Monday night when he and the Lions inked a five-year, $135 million extension that included a $50 million signing bonus and another $42 million in guarantees. Rodgers in 2013 signed a five-year, $110 million extension with $62.5 million guaranteed, which was the richest NFL contract ever at that time. Rodgers’ $22 million average annual salary now ranks behind that of seven other quarterbacks, including Stafford ($27 million), Oakland’s Derek Carr ($25 million) and Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck ($24.6 million).
Aaron Rodgers on ideal timeframe for new Packers contract: 'I know how this team operates'
Sporting News | Aug 30