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The Packers are doing the whole lot they’ll to clear cap house, and Aaron Rodgers stays an choice.
In actual fact, Rodgers would even have one thing to realize from a contract restructure, so the Packers shouldn’t consider it as a favor. By going to their chief for extra cap room, the Packers would show they’re dedicated to including expertise round Rodgers — together with probably J.J. Watt or one other extensive receiver. Each of these rumored strikes would profit Rodgers immensely.
So, how might the Packers rework Rodgers contract? Per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, it’s pretty easy: “They virtually actually will do the identical (restructure the contract) with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his $21.5 million in base wage ($14.7 million) and roster bonus ($6.8 million due in March). A extra complete restructuring of Rodgers’ deal — which might fulfill his want to have extra than simply year-to-year safety — is also in play.”
What might Aaron Rodgers’ restructured contract seem like?
The Packers might theoretically add one other yr to Rodgers’ contract, pushing again the wage hit whereas changing his wage this yr to what quantities to a big roster bonus. That wouldn’t depend as closely towards the cap, and would permit the Packers to shrink what’s develop into a slightly intimidating determine at this juncture.
Rodgers said after the NFC Championship loss that he didn’t know if he’d be with Inexperienced Bay subsequent season. That was an alarming remark, however one he admitted he didn’t essentially imply the best way most followers and pundits took it. Rodgers desires to be a Packer, and he desires additional dedication from the one franchise he’s ever recognized. This may be a win-win.
The Packers already secured a contract restructuring dedication from David Bakhtiari, and launched Rick Wagner and Christian Kirksey of their wage cap gymnastics. Going to Rodgers with a proposal might permit them to make an even bigger impression, and appease their quarterback on the similar time.