AJ Hawk Believes Aaron Rodgers is Worth Every Penny: NFL News at YouWager

It will come the time when Aaron Rodgers gets his expected contract extension with the Green Bay Packers and both YouWager experts as well as his teammate A.J. Hawk think that the QB is totally worth it.

The 29 year-old Hawk, who took a pay cut of more than $7 million this offseason to remain with the Packers, made his comments with Rodgers and Green Bay working toward a long-term extension that’s expected to make the former MVP the highest-paid player in the history of the league.

Both Rodgers and the Packers have not commented on a potential extension, however online sports betting experts consider that the deal could average $25 million per year.

Rodgers, a 3x Pro Bowler, is under contract through 2014, having signed a six-year, $65 million contract in October 2008. The California native’s base salary in 2013 is $9.25 million, while his 2014 deal is worth $10.5 million. These numbers are much less than the contracts struck recently by other star quarterbacks.

Rodgers’ new deal is likely to rival those of Joe Flacco, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, a trio of Super Bowl MVPs whose contracts are among the richest in the history of the NFL.

Flacco became the the highest-paid player in the league back in March when he signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract with the reigning champion Baltimore Ravens.