The 2018 NFL season is fast-approaching. With the return of football, several NFL teams are hoping to lock up their stars for the foreseeable future.
The New York Giants just made Odell Beckham Jr., the highest-paid wide receiver in the league. Star defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams are working on a lucrative deal as well.
There's another significant contract in the works as well. Although he still has two years left on his current deal, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are reportedly close to an extension.
On Wednesday, Adam Schefter revealed the Packers are expected to make Rodgers the highest-paid player in the league. The deal could be in place as early as this weekend.
The Packers star currently sits on a two-year, $42 million deal, but that will change soon enough.
Matt Ryan set the market earlier this year when he signed a five-year, $150 million deal. Rodgers should be in line to break that market once again.
The quarterback market has seen marked increases by Matt Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Kirk Cousins - before Matt Ryan received his deal. Arguably the most-talented quarterback in the league, Aaron Rodgers, is set to destroy those contracts.
UPDATE: Former Packers great James Jones revealed the reported details of the contract.
Rodgers is locked up for the next six years.