Aaron Rodgers has been with the New York Jets for several months now joining the team by way of a blockbuster trade with the Green Bay Packers. But as he prepares for the upcoming NFL season, he still has one thing he has to work out with his team – his pay.
As NFL insider Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk points out, the New York Jets and Aaron Rodgers still have yet to figure out his tricky contract situation.
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Jets and Rodgers still have not worked out a revised contract, following the reconfigured deal the Jets inherited when the trade from Green Bay was finalized. Rodgers, despite his disdain for the Green Bay front office, agreed to move his $58.3 million option bonus to 2024, minimizing the cap consequences of trading Rodgers to the Jets,” Florio wrote for Pro Football Talk.
“The end result is a salary (and cap number) of only $1.165 million in 2023, and a massive compensation package of $107.55 million for 2024.”
The Jets are unlikely to want to keep this pay structure as it would mean an absolutely massive cap hit during the 2024 season, but it remains unclear how exactly they’re going to adjust his contract.