"Those things were definitely talked about", Rodgers said, according to The Athletic's Michael Cohen.
Yesterday afternoon the Green Bay Packers and franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers agreed to terms on a four-year, $134 million contract extension, which includes a record $57.5 million signing bonus and almost $103 million in guarantees. "Ultimately, I don't think the National Football League is ready for those type of contracts and willing to go in some of those directions". Rodgers would make $33.5 million a year while Ryan would make $30 million a year under their new contacts.
"Obviously, this is a potential last or second-to-last contract for myself and my career", Rodgers added. He will turn 40 in December of that year, so he'd still be short of reaching a goal of playing into his 40s and he said on a conference call Thursday that he knows the new deal doesn't guarantee him the kind of ending in Green Bay that eluded Brett Favre.
The Packers likely aren't done adjusting their roster ahead of next Sunday's season-opening tilt against the Chicago Bears - complete with new defensive end Khalil Mack - but any new addition will have to come from either the free agency pool, via trade or by signing a player from another team's practice squad directly to the 53-man roster. "To get to the end of the contract would be sustained, consistent play".
"Knowing that this deal takes me to 40 years old, and I was drafted when I was 21, and knowing how much life happened and has happened between those years", Rodgers said.
In celebration of Rodgers' record-breaking contract extension, he and his girlfriend Danica Patrick popped a bottle of Armand De Brignac Brut Gold champagne engraved with "Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers", as seen on Patrick's IG story. "And it has been a really, really fun ride".