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Draft Scout *Aaron Rodgers News
06/12/18 - QB Aaron Rodgers was one of 16 select veteran players excused from the Green Bay Packers' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday by head coach Mike McCarthy. Fellow quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Brett Hundley were expected to receive additional reps in the absence of Rodgers, who is a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and six-time Pro Bowl selection.
06/02/18 - QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to sign a record-setting contract in the near future, but the star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers may want more than just top dollar. According to the NFL Network, Rodgers could be seeking an opt-out clause in his next deal to prevent a recurrence of his current status after seeing a number of quarterbacks eclipse the five-year, $110 million extension he signed in 2013.
05/23/18 - QB Aaron Rodgers doesn't expect free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant to be his newest teammate. The topic initially was floated by Bryant's former Dallas Cowboys teammate and now ESPN "Monday Night Football" analyst Jason Witten, who predicted last week that the wide receiver could end up in Green Bay because Rodgers "throws that back-shoulder throw so well." Rodgers, who is a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and six-time Pro Bowl selection, essentially poured cold water on Witten's prediction involving the 29-year-old Bryant. "Well, we like young receivers, so I'm assuming that's the way they're going to keep going," the 34-year-old Rodgers said. "I don't know why you'd cut Jordy (Nelson) and bring in Dez. But he's a talented player. He's going to end up somewhere. If he ends up here, we'll obviously welcome him with open arms and get him up to speed as quick as possible."
05/20/18 - QB Aaron Rodgers doubled down on his intention of remaining with the Green Bay Packers well beyond his 40th birthday. "It's sustained greatness I think is what drives me," the 34-year-old Rodgers said at the Wisconsin High School Sports Awards, via PackersNews.com. "It's to be the best and to be able to choose when I'm done playing. I think as you've seen here recently with Jordy (Nelson) but even you go back a few years to whether it's Julius Peppers or A.J. Hawk or John Kuhn or Brett Favre, the fairy tale ending of starting a career and ending it with the same organization rarely happens. So that's kind of my goal, is to be able to be indispensable to this organization into my 40s to where you've got to keep me around." The Packers intend to keep Rodgers around, with general manager Brian Gutekunst recently going on record as saying that the quarterback will have a new contract in the near future. Green Bay was thought to be waiting for the Atlanta Falcons to present quarterback Matt Ryan with a contract extension prior to crunching the numbers for Rodgers. Ryan was offered -- and accepted -- a five-year, $150 million deal with $100 million guaranteed earlier this month. Rodgers has two years left on the original five-year, $110 million extension he signed in 2013. The two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and six-time Pro Bowl selection is scheduled to make $20.9 million in 2018 and $21.1 million in 2019.
05/03/18 - QB Aaron Rodgers will have a new contract in the near future, general manager Brian Gutekunst said. "Both sides are working towards it and we're confident we'll come to an agreement soon," Gutekunst said Thursday on Pro Football Talk. Gutekunst didn't give a timeframe on the term "soon," however. Rodgers has two years left on the original five-year, $110 million extension he signed in 2013. The two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and six-time Pro Bowl selection is scheduled to make $20.9 million in 2018 and $21.1 million in 2019.