Aaron Rodgers and Packers closing in on Historic Deal

2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is close to signing historic deal in the NFL

2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is close to signing historic deal in the NFL

“They are just $2 million dollars apart is”, what many sources are saying about Aaron Rodgers resigning with the Greenbay Packers. Rodgers with this next extension he will be getting will make him the highest paid quarterback in NFL history, and in all honestly can you blame the Green Bay for wanting to give Rodgers that type of money? This off season has been an interesting one when it comes to the contracts in the NFL. With Joe Flacco signing a huge deal with the Ravens this off-season, and with the thought of Tony Romo becoming the highest paid player in Cowboys history. It was only a matter of time to see when will Aaron Rodgers will get his big deal?

Rodgers ever since replacing the legendary long time quarterback Brett Favre in 2008 had big shoes to fill. People thought it would take Rodgers a long time before becoming a huge impact in Green Bay, but just in two short years as a starter Aaron Rodgers became a superbowl champion, and being named MVP of the game. The next year the Packers went 15-1 with Rodgers being named the leagues MVP. All of a sudden it felt like Brett Favre’s legacy was no more and the era of Rodgers was coming. There has always been talks of when Rodgers was going to get the huge pay day he deserves. When you saw Aaron Rodgers an elite Quarterback in the NFL you looked at the other elite quarterbacks and you saw how much they were making.

Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady (Before this off-season) were making much more then Rodgers, and out of the three named there arguably Rodgers could be seen as better then them. After this off-season and you have seen how much Joe Flacco is making, how much Tony Romo has received, and with the rumor of Matt Ryan looming in closer to an extension now it is the right time to lock up Aaron Rodgers for a long term deal and a hefty price.

Now many are wondering why are all these Quarterbacks getting paid so much? The thing about the Quarterback is that arguably that is the face of the franchise. Sure there is some exceptions for certain teams, but ultimately the successful ones are the ones with franchise QBs on there teams. Look at some of the past Superbowl winners in the recent years. You got the Quarterbacks that helped lead the team to success whether it was Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger (Although never won a Superbowl MVP) , Drew Brees, and most recently Joe Flacco you can see a trend the quarterbacks make a big difference, and when you have Aaron Rodgers who is widely considered as one of the best players in the NFL today; it is really hard to deny that he dosen’t deserve the money he is going to earn.

Rodgers and the Packers are hoping to reach the deal soon. We will have more on Rodgers signing here so make sure you stick around on BeforetheSnap

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