Packers Aren’t Making Free Agent Moves Due to Aaron Rodgers’ Contract

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SJ - April 12, 2021

Aaron Rodgers has been living it up this off-season.  He's vacationing with his fiancee Shailene Woodley and hosting Jeopardy.  The Packers on the other hand aren't having as much fun.

According to an unnamed agent, Green Bay isn't making free agent moves because of Rodgers' contract.  They need their veteran quarterback to restructure his deal to free up some cap space.

From Pro Football Talk:

The agent suggested that the Packers are refraining from making free-agent moves until something is done with Rodgers’ contract.

“They’ve called me about one of my players and said, ‘Hey, this is where we are now, and until we get something big done — hint, hint — we don’t have any space,'” the unnamed agent told Demovsky.

The Packers could easily create significant cap space by converting a large chunk of Rodgers’ $14.7 million base salary to a signing bonus. PFT has obtained the relevant contractual language; the Packers have the absolute right to make such conversions with or without the player’s blessing.

You have to love when teams run out of cap space after tying up a ton of money in their quarterback.  It's a great strategy to get bounced from the playoffs ever year.  That seems to be working well for the Packers.

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