Aaron Rodgers has finally decided to extend his contract with the Green Bay Packers and has confirmed that he will be staying with them. After months of controversy and talks of him heading out, the veteran quarterback has put all the rumours to bed.
It had been reported on the Pat McAfee Show that Aaron Rodgers’s new contract was worth a mammoth $200 million. In this Rodgers was guaranteed $153 million which would make him the highest-paid NFL player. However, Rodgers himself has dismissed such talks saying such a contract has not been finalized.
Andrew Brandt gives his views on what Aaron Rodgers stay means for Jordan Love
However, while it’s good news for the Packers faithful that Aaron Rodgers will be staying, it won’t be good for Jordan Love. Love has hardly received any playing time after he was the team’s first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He has managed just one appearance during his time and that too when Rodgers was down with Covid 19.
And Jordan Love’s inclusion had already created some problems between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. “So when they traded up, I definitely perked up a little bit,” Rodgers said back then. “And then I got a text–because everything’s so delayed–from my agent, marketing agent who I love, and he just texted ‘quarterback.’ I was like, ‘Oh, wow. Ok.’”
However, Packers Executive Andrew Brandt believes that Aaron Rodgers’ extended stay won’t be bad for Jordan Love. He labels Love as a ‘cheap’ backup option and one that they need if they have the most expensive starting quarterback in the league.
“He’s cheap! They’ve got the most expensive starting quarterback in the league so, of course, you need a cheap backup. And I just think, I know the Packers they’re not going to give up on first-round picks because they’re precious. I’m telling this from my knowledge and experience of the Packers this is not going to happen, they’re rich,” he said on the Rich Eisen Show.