AJ Hawk thinks that Rodgers deserves every cent of his upcoming deal.
When Green Bay Quarterback Aaron Rodgers eventually signs his contract extension with the team, it will make him the highest paid player in NFL history, which is something that linebacker AJ Hawk is fine with.
Hawk took a $7.5m paycut last year, presumably as a way for the team to create enough cap space to make this deal with Rodgers possible, and he has no problem if it means keeping the 29-year old on the team.
The Green Bay press gazette have quoted the defender on how important A-Rod is to the team, and how much he think’s the contract should be.
“Let’s be honest, all of us minions have nothing that we can offer Aaron that would even come close to anything that he would get,” Hawk said.
“He deserves every dime he’s going to get; he’s going to get a billion dollars, probably, so I’m OK with anything they want to give him because he’s one of the best in the world and he deserves everything.”
As a leader on the defensive side of the ball, it is clear to see that there is a clear acceptance that Rodgers is the main reason for the current success in Green Bay, and so long as he is running the offence the Packers will be considered a title contender.
last season, Rodgers threw for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns, leading the team to an NFC North division win and a spot in the NFC Divisional round, before eventually losing to the San Francisco 49ers.