Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan received a monster 5-year contract extension worth $ 150 million earlier this month, making him the highest paid player in NFL. And apparently, Packer's quarterback Aaron Rodgers was involved in running the deal.
Atlanta General Manger Thomas Dimitroff revealed the insight of a conversation he had with Rodgers in Minneapolis Airport after Super Bowl and Rodgers had a somewhat unusual request for Falcons GM.
"He just said to me," We do not know each other so well, but just get this deal done with Matt [Ryan] first so I can continue with my life, "said Dimitroff under an appearance of The Business of Sports podcast.
Rodgers signed a contract of five years, $ 1
Rodgers was limited to only seven matches last season due to a broken collar, but Packer GM Brian Gutekunst said earlier this month that he is "sure" that they will soon agree with the 34-year-old quarterback.
Rodgers is a six-hour Pro Bowl player and won the NFL MVP 2011 and 2014. He led Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 2011.