Report: Packers, Rodgers $2 million apart per season on deal

The Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers are inching closer to an agreement that is expected to make him the highest-paid player in the history of the game.

When that deal gets pushed across the goalline and becomes reality remains to be seen.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Packers and Rodgers are currently $2 million apart per season. That could be a small gap to bridge or it could be one that takes considerable time to overcome.

The current offer from Green Bay, according to the report, averages a tick more than $21 million per season, meaning it will top the recent deal for Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, who pulled down a deal averaging $20.6 million annually.

So, Rodgers is therefore shooting for something in the range of $23 million per season. Rodgers is one of the biggest bargains in the NFL right now when you consider the Packers have him under contract through 2014 for a total of just $19.75 million.

The Packers have expressed a desire to get this contract done this offseason and then the club needs to focus on a deal for outside linebacker Clay Matthews. The huge amount of money Rodgers will command just further illustrates what is happening to NFL rosters as quarterbacks command top dollar and a huge portion of the salary cap.

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