Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has denied that he wants to become the highest-paid player in the NFL. Rodgers is still weighing his options and the Packers have made it clear they absolutely want the quarterback for the 2022 season.
Also, the Packers have made it clear they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring Rodgers back. ESPN's Dianna Russini reported that Rodgers wants to become the "highest-paid player by a wide margin." If that were the case, the Packers would have to give Rodgers a deal that would be worth around $50 million per year.
"He wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL by a wide margin, so we're talking about $50 million per year," Russini said this week on "The Rich Eisen Show."
Rodgers denies the report
Rodgers was a guest on The Pat McAfee Show and there he called the report "categorically false."
Last week, it was reported that Rodgers split with actress Shailene Woodley. Rodgers suggested that he is still together with Woodley. "I also was telling Shai, been with you for two seasons, won two MVPs; that's not a coincidence, either," Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show.
"And I mean that. When your home life is stable and you have an amazing partner to do life with, it just makes the work life a bonus. ... When you have a partner like that, it just makes life so much more enjoyable and tasteful and exciting.
I think that living a life of gratitude is such an important way to keep that joy in your life. When you meet your person, life just changes and you can't possibly not be changed being around those special people that we meet."
Also, Rodgers apologized to those who were put in an uncomfortable spot after his vaccine comments. "I didn't realize the kind of shrapnel they'd be taking," Rodgers said. "So many people stepped up to the plate and sent me great messages of support, and love.
But I think I realized being out of this now and having conversations with some of those people, and understanding kind of the entire gravity of the situation I was thrust into and decided to speak on multiple times had an effect on a lot of people.
To those people, I just say I'm sorry. I never meant to get you in the middle of it, but you got into it by proxy because of your relation to me."