Packers GM confident Rodgers extension will be done ‘soon’

It sounds like Aaron Rodgers will soon be an even richer man.

The Green Bay Packers’ star quarterback used to hold the title of the NFL’s highest-paid player, but he has since been surpassed by a handful of fellow quarterbacks. However, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst believes a new deal is close, one that will likely push the two-time MVP back to the top of the pile.

Had Witten returned for a 16th season, he would have been the longest tenured player in franchise history. Instead he leaves tied with Ed Too Tall Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei.

The NFL has prohibited players from wearing certain helmet models that did not perform well in safety testing, and one of those models is the one Tom Brady has worn for years. But Brady isn’t giving his helmet up easily.

Brady says he’s going to take advantage of the NFL’s grandfather policy that will allow players who wore the Riddell VSR-4 helmet in 2017 to wear it again in 2018. He says he likes the helmet, he’s comfortable with it, and doesn’t want to give it up.

Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield became Cleveland’s latest attempt to find its franchise quarterback. Sam Darnold of Southern California is trying to revive the Jets, while in upstate New York — where the Bills gave up on Tyrod Taylor — the future belongs to Wyoming’s Josh Allen. Just after Buffalo traded up to grab Allen, Arizona moved up to get UCLA’s Josh Rosen, a potential replacement for the retired Carson Palmer.

Four quarterbacks in the first 10 selections. Never mind that the best players were considered Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (second overall to the Giants) and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb (fifth to Denver). The last pick of the first round was a fifth quarterback: 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson, chosen by Baltimore.

In today’s NFL, it’s all about the QBs. Even though none of these is considered a sure success.

“They all had something, a knock on (them),” Bills general manager Brandon Beane Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys said. “We just think (Allen’s) makeup is going to help him work on his flaws. That’ll Cheap Infant Jerseys be part of our job here to accentuate his strengths.”

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