By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to ESPN, Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not be traded this offseason. Why?
He has agreed to a four-year extension with the team. It is reportedly worth $200 million.
This would be the largest deal in NFL history. Rodgers will have a contract with an average of $50 million per season.
Rodgers will receive $153 million in guaranteed money. With this extension, he also allows the Packers to lower his cap hit in 2022.
This news comes just in time for the team. Now, the Packers can franchise tag wide receiver Davante Adams.
By franchising Adams by the 4 pm deadline, it gives the two sides time to work out a long-term agreement.
Up until Tuesday, there was a lot of speculation that Rodgers would be traded. However, at the NFL Combine this past weekend, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said that he had not received any trade offers for the future Hall of Famer.
The most logical trade partner mentioned often was the Denver Broncos. With this announcement, the Broncos will have to look elsewhere to find their starting quarterback.
Also, the extension means that the Packers will likely move on from former first-round draft pick Jordan Love. He was drafted to be Rodgers retirement replacement.
However, with a new deal for the next several seasons, the Packers will likely trade Love to use those assets on other positions on the field.© 2007-2022 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.