Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan obtained a monster 5-year contract extension price $150 million earlier this month, making him the highest-paid participant within the NFL. And apparently Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped push the deal alongside.
Atlanta basic manger Thomas Dimitroff revealed perception right into a dialog he had with Rodgers within the Minneapolis airport after the Super Bowl, and Rodgers had a considerably uncommon request for the Falcons GM.
“He just said to me, ‘We don’t know each other that well, but just get this deal done with Matt [Ryan] first so I can get on with my life,’” Dimitroff stated throughout an look on The Business of Sports podcast.
Rodgers signed a five-year, $110 million contract in 2013 and was the highest-paid participant in soccer on the time earlier than particulars of Ryan’s extension surfaced. The Packers quarterback is anticipated to obtain an extension earlier than the upcoming season, however he needed the market to be set earlier than his negotiations started.
Rodgers was restricted to simply seven video games final season on account of a damaged collarbone, however Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said earlier this month that he is “confident” they are going to come to an settlement “soon” with the 34-year-old quarterback.
Rodgers is a six-time Pro Bowl participant and received the NFL MVP in 2011 and 2014. He led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 2011.