Aaron Rodgers

There’s been plenty written about how Aaron Rodgers is disgruntled with the Green Bay Packers right now. However, apparently none of that has any bearing on his desire to remain with the team long term. He told reporters Tuesday that both he and the Packers have “mutual interest” in a long-term extension.

The comment about Green Bay making “a number of statements” this offseason is interesting. Green Bay has been very public about its desire to ink Rodgers to a long-term deal.

It’s going to be interesting to see how things play out in reality, however. Rodgers stands to make even more than Kirk Cousins got on his new deal with the Minnesota Vikings, which, without incentives works out to $28 million, fully guaranteed, per year for three years.

No offense intended toward Cousins, but he doesn’t hold a candle to Rodgers, who is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. So, if Green Bay is really serious about making sure Rodgers is happy with being a member of the Packers, then it needs to pony up in a big way.