How much does Aaron Rodgers mean to the Packers?

Aaron Rodgers broke the bank in a gigantic way. He signed a four year, 134 million dollar contract extension to remain with the Green Bay Packers. Also, he will have a guarantee of least 103 million dollars if his team ever cut him. What this means is that he is the highest paid player in NFL history. Rodgers is known to be one of the top two quarterbacks in the league along with Tom Brady. Good job to the Packers organization for locking up their franchise QB for hopefully the remainder of his career.

Rodgers is valuable to the Organization

Rodgers has been the face of Packer Nation since the legend Brett Favre walked out of Lambeau Field. He sat behind the Hall of Famer for his first three seasons in the league until he got his opportunity. There were questions early on whether the Packers made the right choice to move on from Favre and give the keys to Rodgers. Well, six Pro Bowls, two First Team All-Pro’s, two MVP’s and a Super Bowl title later, it’s safe to say they made the right choice.

Aaron Rodgers is the heart and soul of the Packers. When people think about the team, A-Rod comes first to mind. He’s the reason why this team is in contention for a title each year because he can carry them on his back. Last season, Green Bay started 4-1 until Rodgers broke his collarbone against the rival Vikings as he was taken down by Anthony Barr. Then, the Packers offense sputtered with Brett Hundley at the helm as they had difficulties pushing the ball down the field. As a result, they went 3-6 without their leader in the lineup.

It shows that he’s a game changer at the quarterback position. He can beat you throwing on the run and from the pocket.

Super Bowl or Bust

With Rodgers getting paid, there’s going to be pressure on him to win another Super Bowl. The last time they been to the title game was in 2010 when they beat the Steelers. It will be a tough climb because the NFC is real deep. There’s the defending champion Eagles, division rival Vikings, Saints, Falcons, Rams and Panthers to go through.

It will be a challenge but never count out “The Bad Man” because he can make plays other people can’t. Despite losing his main target Jordy Nelson, they still have Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jimmy Graham to throw to. They have a good offensive live and a three head running back by committee (Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery). With that being said, he deserves another Super Bowl title. It’s the responsibility of the organization to win for him.

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