My story live from Tahoe: When will Packers QB Aaron Rodgers benefit from Brees’ contract?

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers putts… that’s all I got on this one (Associated Press)

Contracts for NFL quarterbacks do not exist in a vacuum. So, when Saints QB Drew Brees earned a new deal, my mind immediately turned to a colleague. When will Packers QB Aaron Rodgers get similarly paid?

That stuff takes care of itself,” Rodgers told me yesterday. “I still have a few years left on my deal, and we’ll talk about that when we get there.”

Perhaps. Or earlier. We’ll see. There are a lot of issues, and I tried to hit on many of them here. But Rodgers didn’t take a wait-and-see approach when discussing Brees’ deal.

You got to say he’s a fortunate man,” Rodgers told NFL.com. “I don’t think he’s complaining right now.

 No, I’d say not. One other point about Rodgers — who makes $8.5 million this year and is under contract for the next three seasons — came from Broncos exec John Elway. The former NFL’s highest-paid player, he didn’t address Rodgers or Brees specifically, but spoke of his experience.

There’s always a fine line of, if there’s one guy eating up all the salary cap, where are the priorities?” Elway told me. “I know that was something I always looked at as a player. I wanted to make good money. But I knew the more I made, the less there was going to be around me. So, they have to figure that out.”

This is my story on NFL.com discussing Rodgers and his potential contract situation.

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