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Packers need to ante up to keep Rodgers here

11:19 PM, Feb. 10, 2013  |  Comments
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It's not often someone making nearly $10 million per year is vastly underpaid, but Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers falls in that category.

Rodgers will earn $9.75 million in 2013, which is less than half of what the highest-paid quarterbacks in the National Football League make.

Average working stiffs like you and me might have trouble relating to astronomical numbers like that, but Rodgers' level of compensation is embarrassingly low for someone with his star power.

If Rodgers isn't the best quarterback in the NFL, he's in the top three. And it's time the Packers adequately pay him what he's worth.

The going rate for top NFL quarterbacks these days is around $20 million per year, based on the 2013 salary-cap numbers of Tom Brady ($21.8 million), Eli Manning ($20.85 million), Peyton Manning ($20 million) and Ben Roethlisberger ($19.6 million).

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