With the cap going up dramatically and back quarterbacks like Mike Glennon receiving upwards of $14 million per season, Aaron Rodgers has talked publicly about a new contract.
Asked whether that should result in contract talks for Rodgers, he said, “I think it has to.”
Rodgers will make $13.65 million this year, $20.9 million next year, and $21.1 million in 2019. Andrew Luck became the highest paid player in NFL history last July.
Based on the increase of the cap in 2013 from $123 million to $167 million this season, Rodgers should be earning $30 million per year.
The NBA ties the total salary of a given player to a percentage of the team's cap.