With the crazy money thrown at many other starting quarterbacks over the last few years, Aaron Rodgers' contract has been a major concern of Green Bay Packers fans. Add in some of the other things that the franchise has done without consulting the superstar QB, and there are definitely plenty of cheeseheads on edge about the situation.
Team president Mark Murphy isn't one of them. At least, not publicly.
Murphy attended Summerfest in Green Bay this week. While there, he gave a reassuring update on Rodgers. From WTMJ:
The president of the Green Bay Packers gave a short update on the two most important things regarding the future of the team's all-world signalcaller.
"He's healthy. We hope to soon have a contract extension," Mark Murphy told Karen Dalessandro of WTMJ sister station KTI Country at Summerfest on Wednesday.
Aaron Rodgers' current contract pays him $19.8 million this year, and $20 million in 2019, before he hits unrestricted free agency.
That's a lot of cash. However, a few other big quarterback contracts have reset the market.
Matt Ryan recently signed the league's biggest contract, valued at $150 million. Jimmy Garoppolo, with about half a season as a starter under his belt, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, and Andrew Luck all have more total money on their deals than Rodgers.
None of those players is the player Rodgers is. The Packers need to lock him up as soon as possible, and it sounds like that process is underway.