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Report: Packers getting ready to take care of Rodgers

Mar. 5, 2013
 

It's just a matter of time before the Packers get around to giving quarterback Aaron Rodgers the new contract he deserves. The only question is how much time.

ProFootballTalk.com reported that a league source with knowledge of the situation believes the Packers soon will take care of Rodgers. (http://bit.ly/15w5cxg).There was no indication how soon, but it's not inconceivable the Packers would address Rodgers' contract needs sometime this offseason.

Earlier in the day, CBS Sports reported that sources indicated Rodgers wouldnít hold out if the Packers didnít offer him a contract extension this offseason: http://cbsprt.co/12r6YSK

Itís possible the information might come off as a bit misleading because some will infer that Rodgers actually considered holding out as an option.

I donít think thatís the case, or ever has been. Rodgers has never complained publicly about his contract, which expires following the 2014 season.

Rodgers will make $9.75 million in 2013, which makes him one of the most underpaid athletes in professional sports. By comparison, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who isn't as good as Rodgers, signed a contract this week that will pay him $20 million per year.

The Packers would be wise to rectify Rodgersí unbalanced contract situation as soon as possible. But in the meantime, when asked about his contract, Rodgers has stated that things will get worked out with the Packers.

Rodgers told me that last year when I brought up the subject of a new contract, and I havenít seen anything to indicate his stance has changed since then.

"I think they're an organization who is going to do what's best for the organization,Ē Rodgers said of the Packers. ďObviously my representation, just like any representation, is trying to get the most money possible at times. I don't see it being an issue. I want to be a Packer for life and I don't see myself going anywhere else. I don't think they would even get close to that. When the negotiation time does come, I have confidence in my representation and I know we're going to do a fair deal ó it's fair for them and for me. And hopefully I'll feel good about it."

Rodgers, who turns 30 in December and has played eight seasons in Green Bay, told Press-Gazette Media earlier this year he would like to play at least eight more seasons with the Packers: http://pck.rs/11yWWyn

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