The Packers reaffirmed their faith in Aaron Rodgers today, signing the young quarterback to a contract extension through the 2014 season. That’s right folks, Rodgers is the quarterback for the next six seasons. Rodgers will be about 31 when the contract ends, allowing plenty of development for the 24-year-old. Packers GM Ted Thompson had this to say:
“As we talked about in the past, we try to be proactive in our discussions with our current players and we felt like this was an appropriate time to try to come to an agreement with Aaron. We feel like this is good for the organization and the players, and we will continue this approach as we move forward.”
I like it. The Packers will have a lot of contracts to deal with in the coming years and it’s a great move to get Rodgers locked up long term. He’s now officially the man in Green Bay.
The Packers next logical step: sign star wide receiver Greg Jennings to a long term deal, giving the Packers a consistent three-headed monster of Rodgers, running back Ryan Grant, and Jennings for years to come.