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2014: The Future is here

According to Packers.com Aaron Rodgers has signed a new contract extension:

The Green Bay Packers have signed QB Aaron Rodgers to a long-term contract extension through the 2014 season. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Friday.

"As we talked about in the past, we try to be proactive in our discussions with our current players and we felt like this was an appropriate time to try to come to an agreement with Aaron," said Thompson. "We feel like this is good for the organization and the players, and we will continue this approach as we move forward."

Update: Here is Aaron's interview after announcement.

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Holly's picture

Great news. I'm very pleased to hear this.

Andrew's picture

I wonder how much he got? It can't be as much as Romo and that was a below-market deal. Then again, we could pay him 12 million dollars for the next 8 weeks, given our cap space.

packeraaron's picture

I think that may be more true than you realize Andrew (Not 12 mil obviously) as the deadline to count money towards the 2008 cap is Monday.

BratsNBeerGuy's picture

Yes!

ctpack's picture

I heard a little over 11 a year.He is happy in his interview

The Big Cheeze's picture

All right!

joshywoshybigfatposhy's picture

i'm not sure if there's a law against duplicate comment posting between blogs, but if so, i'm guilty as sin. cross-readership from packergeeks, no need to pay attention. so here it goes:

i think the only real concern i’ve heard about rodgers is his willingness to be a vocal leader - essentially, to be an asshole when necessary - something i think we’ve realized favre was more than willing to do.

but i remember stories about favre being essentially ‘whipped’ by sterling sharpe (who was his own brand of asshole), and i think it was helpful, while simultaneously devastating, that sharpe had a career-ending injury. a similar thing has happened to eli manning re: shockey (although i still think manning’s a puss). of course, the comparisons don’t match up perfectly, since there isn’t a veteran prick in the huddle with rodgers, but i think the situation he’s in this year, and that it’s only his third year - his willingness to expect more from his surrounding cast will only grow, and given what we’ve seen from him so far, he’ll deserve the respect he’ll ultimately demand.

and… just for perspective’s sake: let’s just say you were making $40,000/year at your current job, and the 2nd quarter results came in from corporate, and they were quite favorable, especially given that one of the more prolific salesman in the company’s history had left the previous year - well, if this should happen to any of you, and you believe in precedent being important, even across industries — go ahead and ask for that raise. if you get it, you’ll be making about $705,000.

in the words of frank barone - holy crap.

packeraaron's picture

josh - no law at all. Cut-and-paste away! ;)

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