Packers Morning Buzz: Resounding impact of Aaron Rodgers' new deal

Stu Courtney
Green Bay Press-Gazette
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) smiles during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Ashwaubenon, Wis. 
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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at

The Packers wrap up their preseason training-camp schedule with their exhibition finale Thursday night at Kansas City.

Wednesday was a busy news day, and of course we'll start with Tom Silverstein's take on Aaron Rodgers' contract extension and what it means for the Packers' salary cap.

Tom writes:

From a salary-cap standpoint, the structure of the deal will matter greatly. The Packers were $11 million under the cap prior to the Rodgers deal.

The $57.5 million signing bonus can be prorated over five of the six remaining years, which means $11.5 million will be part of every year of the deal.

Rodgers had a base salary of $19.8 million this year and $20 million next year. However, based on reports that Rodgers would make $67.5 million by the end of the year, it’s likely his base salary this year was cut to $10 million.

In that scenario, the Packers would only be adding $1.5 million of cap charges ($11.5 million of prorated bonus minus $10 million of salary reduction). That would leave them $9.5 million under the cap.

You can read more about what Rodgers' new deal means here:

Rodgers made the contract extension official Wednesday afternoon via Instagram:

Former Packers receiver James Jones describes how Rodgers supplied him with the details of the extension so that Jones -- now an NFL Network analyst -- could break the story:

Rodgers looked dapper while appearing Wednesday at the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Welcome Back Packers luncheon:

Rodgers later explained the reasons behind his wardrobe choice:

Pete Dougherty offered his thoughts on the ramifications of the Rodgers deal while fielding a wide range of questions during a two-hour chat:

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report writes that Rodgers' deal confirms that the NFL is all about the quarterback position:

Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari tweeted his approval of Rodgers' deal:

Here's a summation of how social media reacted to Rodgers' record-setting deal:

Before the Rodgers bombshell broke, there was another big story Wednesday:

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed confidence in Hundley should he be called upon to spell starting quarterback Russell Wilson:

Hundley said farewell on Twitter:

Pro Football Focus ranked both Hundley and Tim Boyle among its top-5 NFC North preseason quarterbacks:

Prediction time: This week it's Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports with his division-by-division and Super Bowl picks:

And finally, Packers receiver Davante Adams chimed in on Twitter with this take on Rodgers' deal:


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