Packers reportedly working on restructure with Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Should they, shouldn’t they? The question of whether the Green Bay Packers will restructure Aaron Rodgers’ deal this offseason has been a big one.

Well, it still remains a real possibility.

According to Michael Silver of NFL Network, the Packers are “trying to negotiate a restructured contract”, which is interesting to say the least.

The Packers can choose to restructure his deal should they wish, but “trying to negotiate” perhaps shows there’s more to it than that. They will want to reduce his 2021 cap number, but how exactly?

Could the negotiation be over a potential new deal rather than a simple restructure? If so, how would it be structured? Rodgers would likely want long-term security to show the team plans to stick with him. But the Packers might have one eye on the future after drafting Jordan Love, which would complicate things.

As Silver noted, any deal the two come to “might also inform us about how they view his future in Green Bay”. If he’s given a long-term extension or the Packers restructure his deal by pushing money into next year, it’s a sign he isn’t going anywhere. If there’s another agreement that allows the team to move on next year or in 2023 without a big dead cap hit, that would also be interesting.

So while no move has been made when it comes to Rodgers’ contract just yet, it’s still a possibility. The Packers still need to create some more cap space and Rodgers’ contract is an obvious place to achieve that. But any changes made now will impact the future and if the Packers are truly committed to transitioning to Jordan Love, this needs to be considered.

One thing is for sure. It should lead to an interesting few days or weeks as this all plays out.