Imig: 100 million guaranteed for Rodgers? It’s a starting point.

Bill Michaels Sports
Friday, February 9th

Green and Gold Analyst Paul Imig joins Bill to discuss the burning question.  What is Rodgers worth since Jimmy Garoppolo signed his massive contract?  Paul says fans need to brace themselves.

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Yesterday. But a mixed day flurry of trade activity via the Cleveland Cavaliers. Storied popped up big Jimmy rob below. Goes five years. And just crazy money eighty million guaranteed type of money. And as we're sitting here and how reading this. Year's first thought was. What does is it my first always 137. And a half million dollars for Jimmy garage below what does this do for the price to retain Aaron Rodgers. Edits are more about that Paula mig our reigning gold analysts now joining us and shatter orange hotline poll that was my first saw yesterday when I read drop a Lowe's deal and I thought okay. Prayer and Rogers how much is too much in wonders have become detrimental to the team but you know we I mean describe apple is getting that kind of money what the hell is Aaron Rodgers work. Yeah Rodgers can get back. Lot this market develop a mean last year not that Mike Glenn and contract the Chicago. That a new market it didn't but my weapon at a time and got fifteen million dollars per year. Only took him five games become habit he stepped up Matthew Stafford reset the market earlier this year the year before that your car. Reset the market for what a quarterback to value and next contract would be. And then what grapple with seven career starts in five career win in the San Francisco. You know it's. It's an interesting. Player to Italy's. To reset the market a guy with the patriots traded only a few months ago. Didn't become any immediate circle of 49ers but obviously completely changed the course of the 2078%. Just they were. Wait you are behind ever get in the play out contention but he was. It was fantastic for them I think what this shows you is when you haven't even edge hand. And having a franchise quarterback in the early returns on problem or that he is very much a franchise quarterback but you don't have seven career starts. Become the highest paid player in total value or even an annual value in NFL history. And not think what does it MVP Super Bowl winning. Very accomplished. You know best passer rating in NFL history. Aaron Rodgers. Does that mean for him bill and so we can look at does the guaranteed money out on grapples deal I saw that. Enter brand's earlier when he took a look at the old saying it cannot speak. 72 point five million and absolutely 100% guaranteed money. Opportunity to it happened still I mean. Needless to say. An abundance of outcast. Guaranteed for a guy with that are connected million dollars per starts. In his career guarantee if you look at the total value of the deal. It's obviously what 78 million dollars per start in the NFL yeah until it cricket crazy money and I think what this nature Rodgers is just. Starting. A starting point. Up thirty million dollars and and the annual average value per year. Over the course of I don't know. To take an updated 840 beaten in the hit concede many actors left on the contract so. Bit of an extension for Rodgers this bid for Iraq loading the agent you know there's a little bit more. Ability for him to leave with Roger doesn't happen ability right now I'm not peculiar to wanna start hoarding what that odd that the Packers. But I don't I don't even think you begin a conversation. Was aired project is that this point that doesn't begin wit. Thirty million dollars annual average value and probably you wanted to start a conversation with out what you. Craig to say a hundred million dollars guaranteed. And that just maybe it conversation. Do you I had I mean I don't know. What aaron's going to say once Jimenez agents at that table. Yeah right. At what point does the amount of money being paid and we are over his earlier today we talk about the contracts. For the Green Bay Packers meet Clay Matthews making double digits nick Perry to run down to about Terry Mike Daniels rent a cop. Jordy Nelson all making double digits and Bryan Bulaga or are closing and at what point is the quarterback position. Al valued. Verses via the rest of the team it would with a team that's got a shoddy defense to begin with. I. I wanna say you know pay the man is certainly deserves it I just don't know if you can afford to do it in and say oh yeah by the way we're still going to rebuild his defense to. Yet it's. Having this problem and that the problem is that very good problem to have it doesn't mean it. Perfect you know like having air Rutgers on your team at a rate starting point. Ready GM to begin built in the rest of his team and that's. Certainly challenger gluten and so you know I have heard it mentioned it is. And the Packers what you're saying and they built a competitive in the rest of the roster the rest make that much indeed there are people believe the answer that question is knowledge yet to that question is Null. And there are people like it. I don't agree with that and that's like it. But then OK then trade him give what you can bat and try to build a winning team with a rookie quarterback with a court backed out of rookie deal and I think if you look at. But the I realize the writing was on the wall when Russell Wilson at second and yet now and he's making. A million dollars a year and their defense of the evening in the rest of the roster really talented. And he said okay all right. What's gonna happen when Russell Wilson making point let it out pretty. How good and the rest of the roster beat and we had seen that the hawks all off in terms what the rest of the roster. So little yet this year with Carson went on a rookie contract albeit a much higher pay repeat contract in the second overall pick a rookie contract nonetheless. And then you had a big old making what five million dollars to ask it easier to build out the rest your team and the quarterback making them much but. I don't think there's really any discussions happen doesn't begin with. When you have Rogers when you have a franchise quarterback the true franchise quarterback you know we grapple is becoming that maybe. Rodgers is that so it's a challenge to be huge huge help Republicans nor the props to build a rest accordingly but. Clearly this is the problem every team which is attached like how much is too much Erin Rogers because that is. Any team in the league. Would obviously jump at the chance to pay in thirty dollars a year date they're not a team that went to that topic navy speaks at the New England but. You know we all know that Brady in the discount and all the other thing he's. Done throughout the year is very very very much the exception to the room. Com Obama we're talking to Paula made her green gold analyst day you know. When you look at teams like when Eli got paid Joseph Flacco got paid to say I agree with you you start to look at these teams have had success. And you say OK the mid day quarterback stirs to make a majority of the money. Or third you know at an ace of the total team aspect. You start to talk about the did the falling off of a franchise so. I I guess will people resent Aaron Rodgers in the long run if he takes the money and doesn't do the quote Tom Brady discount. And and say love winning and putting people around me is just as important as money. Do you think how impedes Rogers comes up zip your 130 million. Or 130 million year 15070. Million dollars total and bottled up. It do you think he won a resenting him. All they're there will be a percentage of Pakistan's there's no dollar. It's because let's face it I mean for. Burton the normal. Human being living enter or light that's just it just in the vast amount of money is just. You know it's a fantasy and it's ridiculous and then when you wanna look at that player. And say did you really need that much well it'll mean he's going to be just try to besides perhaps the you know it is he gonna. Fundamentally changed because of you know and making 80000960. Million but for a lot of these guys and I'll never forget this conversation with Jordy Nelson. After he signed his most recent extensions so what about three years ago. Talking in that locker and he was like no heat what to expect at the time. For years and forty yeah millions of people ask them in the question that came back and forth were loud keynotes did you ever think you'd be worked. 42 million dollars in the publicity none of us are worked what we're being paid. But in the market that we exist and as a professional. Because what does value is. So it's that there's just the big gap between the idea of they're playing a game and you know they're they're celebrities in the the other living. A lifestyle that obviously a lot of people would would like to happen it that the financial become what is the difference between what a player is works. And the value and even got a torn open you know looks a bit at the time it was never could have dreamed could be making. Ten million dollar Percy in the play football wide receiver back in high school campus are playing Kansas State. But that is what the position. That is what the game of misses that the NFL has become in this huge business it just big business. And so I think you'd a kept taking it to say. He knows that he doesn't like you know they don't they don't know most popular they need them out of money but they're. There's a part that says if I'm the best player I should be paid at the top player. And that's it nowhere on the third I think and the circus like secretly got paid what they're too late and the contract in the value that kind of followed in steps. So that's where he's doing what this you know and that Rodgers does take every dollar in debt and I think he will. It just pointed his career being in his age thirty foresee them. I think that's what they'll be laughing at arguably what he should do to maximizes value and and that at the challenge of the GM to say. OK and I make the rest of the team competitive and but it's your original point there's. I think there's a good. I don't know 5% of the fan base that will be like hey what the heck you should have don't eat it. Com the other aspect to this when it comes to Aaron Rodgers whose total salary would you do it right now and the reason people say well you know he's got two years left why do right now. I wanna know what the total salary cap is going to be for this team over the next few years so I know how to build it. I would like to get it done right now because there are going to be sorry camera or partitions. Well and well let's let's say wait until next year just to give Rutgers another extension until. Well it's paid in the meantime because in the in the world and every position and especially the quarterback position to hide it could dish yeah well. It is so right now brothel at the State's. Let who's the next god that that state last year what staff. As you Kirk cousins or taste keynote I mean those two guys sitting out there to. So right so what does Kirk cousins looked at this and say hey if garrote bloke and get that I should get 28 annual average. And then you know through reed is a free agent out you obviously in the later stages of his career and he has made it very clear I'm not in talking anybody except the same. But it might be a guy who want to reset the mark even if about a short term deal but a core cousin developing TP and you can reset the market. But I think hurt other very well could. And look at that you'll Alex this guy the other week was. But Alex Smith of the good quarterback unit. But not only did they trade a good corner and it erupted again with the naked in this huge amount of money and so. Brace yourself for whatever number Aaron Rodgers because it's going to be. More than perhaps even talking about right now. And I I think there isn't that difficult to do it as soon as possible you know wanting to kind of know that we can to get hit you beside him now. You can change his cap hit for the upcoming year that would be it and it deciding the and related at their expense interest seventeen even if that you could kind of changed their capped at two different weight and height some of it in the 2017 salary cap look. There's no way do this so. Sooner the better for the team but for Roger is the more he pulled out the more he Lleyton and more that you got a quick let's take her cut reset the gallery market these guys. The more in the long run he get so I'm Mark Murphy I'm good at who I'm thinking too now if I'm Aaron Rodgers agents and saying hey wait while he can't believe. You know this is sort of the bind at the two sides are intimate negotiable respect. I think air Rogers who like to get it done some people quit talking about it but I just don't know what he's going to want to I think it just comes down to what he can except vs what did the team can accept vs putting a team around him. And to me that's what it all comes down to mean I would just interject Aaron Rodgers and say right down the total amount. For the number of years. And remember any thing that you take weekends spent just keep that in mind and we'll talk Taylor I mean that that's to me what it would be called itself but. And yet you try to assassinate into eight track are sure absolutely they'll Paul and they go joining us for governments on the shatter or child like. 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