Packers Latest Moves Could Reveal Plans for Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers most recent moves to clear up cap space could be revealing for their plans with Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers most recent moves to clear up cap space could be revealing for their plans with Aaron Rodgers. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

After the recent re-signing of tight end Robert Tonyan, the details of his new contract with the Green Bay Packers were revealed. The new contract is not only creative, but perhaps alludes to some bigger plans in Green Bay to keep superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers in town.

The Packers entered this offseason with some decisions to be made regarding the salary cap as this team battled issues of cap space. But, the recent maneuvers point to freeing up potential money to keep Rodgers cash-happy and home with the Packers.

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Just over the past week, Green bay has cleared about $4.4 million in cap space. The new contract with Tonyan was super creative and treated most of his $3.5 million free agency tender as simply a bonus.

Rodgers' contract plays a huge role in keeping the Packers tight against their cap space. If they simply traded the franchise QB away, that automatically frees up $16 million on this year's cap. On the flip side, as NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero points out, these are nickel and dime moves attempting to save as much cash as possible. That's not something they would need to do if they expected such an influx to be on the horizon.

It's still quite unclear if Rodgers will remain in Green Bay, but the Packers Super Bowl hopes will disappear if he heads elsewhere. Currently, Green Bay owns +1700 odds to win the 2021 title, according to the latest NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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