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Packers, Rodgers Close To Contract

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (Reuters)
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (Reuters)

GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are said to be about two-million dollars a year apart on their contract offers. N-F-L-Dot-Com said the Packers are believed to be offering a deal that averages over 21-million dollars a year – higher than the 20-point-six-million given recently to Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco.

Packers’ president Mark Murphy says the team has the money to make Rodgers the highest-paid player in N-F-L history – and that’s what he expects. Rodgers has two years left on his current deal – and he’s scheduled to make just under 10-million in each of those seasons.

The N-F-L-Dot-Com report said Rodgers’ agent and the Packers disagree over how much of a raise he should get in the next two years. The report did not say how long of a deal is being sought. Previous reports have guessed 4-to-6 years. The longer the deal, the better the Packers are able to spread out the money so it can fit their salary cap.