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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers being one step closer to a new deal.
In an interview Tuesday with ProFootballTalk Live, Gutekunst acknowledged he wanted to study how other quarterback deals were being structured, especially after Minnesota signed free agent Kirk Cousins to a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract in March.
The Packers do not want to give Rodgers a fully guaranteed deal and probably were hoping Ryan didn’t receive one. If the report on his salary figures are true, then the Packers can make a case that a more traditional structure is in order, one that features a sizable percentage of guaranteed money paid in signing and roster bonuses.
Gutekunst said Rodgers’ deal could get done soon.
“We’re pretty confident that this is something that’s taking its normal course, its normal time,” Gutekunst told PFT Live.
Another consideration could be a Brady contract extension. He is in the second year of a $41 million contract and is considered vastly underpaid. However, the Patriots probably wouldn’t sign Brady to a deal as long as Rodgers’ and the per-year average wouldn’t be as big a factor.
Ryan Wood writes on Jaire Alexander’s potential to be special:
If you missed Pete Dougherty’s chat, you can find it below:
I spoke with readers via Facebook Live regarding Rodgers and all things Packers:
The Packers open as favorites in their season opener:
Elsewhere, Pro Football Focus breaks down the Packers' draft class:
Larry McCarren breaks down Jaire Alexander’s game:
Gil Brandt and Chase Goodbread think the Packers are one of the teams that helped themselves the most on defense in this year’s draft:
Fans worldwide are wondering what Rodgers is worth:
DLineVids highlights the play of a Packers seventh rounder:
Rob Demovsky says there’s no reason for the Packers and Rodgers to wait:
Rich Eisen and Suzy Shuster spoke with former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings about the transition from Favre to Rodgers and other topics. Really candid stuff in here:
NDT Scouting looks at the Packers draft:
The Power Sweep sings the praises of the team’s left tackle:
ACME Packing Company looks at the roster position by position:
The Tundra Effect looks at Cole Madison’s game: