Last season was an eye opening experience when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. They’re screwed without him.
According to Packers GM Brian Gutekunst, they’re working on an extension with their 34 year old quarterback.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“Both sides are working towards it and we’re confident we’ll come to an agreement soon,” he said.
Although some are wondering why, if both sides are working on it, a deal isn’t done yet, Gutekunst said that both sides might wait to see if other quarterbacks get new deals, and if so how those deals are structured. The Falcons have acknowledged they’re working on a new contract for Matt Ryan, and the Patriots may give Tom Brady a new contract as well. But Gutekunst didn’t seem to think anything elsewhere would prevent a deal from getting done in Green Bay.
“We’re pretty confident that this is something that’s taking its normal course, its normal time,” he said.
The Packers might want to put some real effort into finding Rodgers’ replacement. They might want to look at some of the other holes on their roster too.
Rodgers isn’t going to play forever and that terrible defense isn’t going to magically play better.