It shouldn't be too long before Aaron Rodgers is back atop the NFL quarterback pay scale. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN on Tuesday there has already been progress made toward a new contract for the two-time NFL MVP even though he's signed through the 2019 season. Murphy said new general manager Brian Gutekunst and executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball both have been involved in the process. "We've had discussions with his representative," Murphy said at the NFL scouting combine. "I have a lot of confidence in Brian and Russ and Aaron as well. We want to create a win-win." Rodgers still has two seasons left on the five-year, $110 million extension he signed in 2013, but that deal has become outdated. At the time, he was the NFL's highest-paid player based on the $20 million average per year. He has slipped to No. 6 on the pay scale after the latest quarterback deal -- the five-year, $137.5 million contract Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the 49ers. Rodgers' undervalued contract has been an issue for at least a year. Last summer, he said: "I know my value in this league, and I know the team appreciates me. I'm going to continue to make myself an indispensable part of this roster. When you do that, when your time comes up to get a contract, you usually get a contract extension."
Aaron Rodgers, Packers have already made progress toward new contract
ESPN | Feb 27