Aaron Rodgers open to reworking deal if he plays in 2023
Aaron Rodgers has not made any decision about whether he intends to continue his NFL career in 2023 -- let alone with what team it would be -- but he said he understands the business aspect of it.
Because of that, he said Tuesday on The Pat McAfee show that he knows his current contact probably isn't viable for the Green Bay Packers or any other team.
Rodgers has $59.465 million guaranteed if he plays in 2023 as part of the three-year, $150 million contract extension he signed last March. It carries a salary cap charge of $31,623,570 for next season.
"There's a lot of teams, because of COVID, that are strapped and you're seeing with a lot of different contracts, they're pushing more money out in deals," Rodgers said on the show. "They're creating void years to allow for an easier cap hit, so there would have to be some adjustments, for sure."
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The contract as it currently exists makes it difficult, but not impossible, for Rodgers to be traded in large part because the Packers would be stuck with massive amounts of dead money on their salary cap.
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