Aaron Rodgers Screwing Packers With Delay in Contract Negotiations During Free Agency

Aaron Rodgers contract negotiations are holding up the Packers in free agency while they await a restructure.
Aaron Rodgers contract negotiations are holding up the Packers in free agency while they await a restructure. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers entered free agency without much cap space, but a handful of veterans restructuring their contracts has given the team some breathing room.

One more domino needs to fall before the Packers can make any real additions, though.

If Aaron Rodgers is serious about having the team surround him with the kind of talent it takes to win a Super Bowl, he'll likely need to restructure his contract. He's reportedly in talks with the organization to do just that.

But with free agents flying off the market every day, the delay in negotiations could prevent Green Bay from adding the pieces this team needs to make a real leap in 2021.

Rodgers has had issues in the past with how little the Packers have invested in his supporting cast, and he has a good point.

But at this stage, it sounds like it's up to Rodgers to make the first move. He's currently set to carry a $37.5 million cap hit in 2021 (way up from $21.6 million last year), and the Packers sit well below the league average in cap space at the moment.

Of course, from Rodgers' perspective you can also see why he may be reluctant to restructure. That kind of guaranteed money is hard to pass up when the 37-year-old may have a limited number of elite seasons left, and there's no guarantee that the organization will actually spend the additional money the way Rodgers would like.

No matter how this plays out, one thing was made crystal-clear last year. These two sides aren't going to let offseason drama impact what happens on the field.

That played out in 2020, when Rodgers turned in an MVP campaign following what appeared to be one of the most contentious offseasons of his career.

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