Aaron Rodgers had hoped to get an opt-out in his new contract with the Green Bay Packers, or tie his salary to a percentage of the salary cap. While Rodgers signed the richest contract in NFL history, he was unable to get the Packers to agree to those concessions.
“I don’t think the NFL is ready for those type of contracts,” he said. “There’s language that need to change for those to become more standard, but there just isn’t the movement in that area on franchise side to do contract that allow players to have more of the leverage that NBA players have. Instead they would rather go traditional routes with large signing bonuses and prorate that over five years in order to minimize cap hits. That’s the desired approach and there wasn’t a lot of wiggle room in that area.”
Rodgers has a small ownership stake in the Milwaukee Bucks.