With Kirk Cousins expected to get huge money from the Minnesota Vikings this week, it's sure to have an effect on the quarterback market in the future.
Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
That's where Aaron Rodgers comes in.
The Packers want to come up with a new contract for their superstar quarterback, but seeing the money that Cousins is about to get (three tears $84 million, fully guaranteed), things just got a lot tougher for Green Bay.
If Cousins is getting that kind of money, Rodgers would deserve much more for everything he's accomplished, and because he's got at least five great years left. Think something in the realm of three years, $90 million guaranteed, or four at around $112-$115 fully guaranteed.
Aaron Rodgers watching Kirk Cousins getting a fully guaranteed mega deal pic.twitter.com/KUAfkvhGIj— Robert Littal (@BSO) March 13, 2018
Rodgers has two years left on his current deal and will become an unrestricted free agent in 2020. He's woefully underpaid at the moment and wants a new deal. The Packers have insisted they want Rodgers to be a Packer for life, and want to come to terms on a new contract.
If the Packers are indeed serious about all that, they'll do the right thing and give Rodgers the money he deserves, even though it will be A LOT more thanks to Cousins.