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Packers - Rodgers close to deal Submitted: 03/28/2013
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are close to completing a long-term contract extension. It would make the star quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history, according to league sources. Speculation is the deal could average $25 million per year. A former Super Bowl MVP, Rodgers is under contract through 2014. He signed a six-year, $65 million contract in October 2008. Rodgers' base salary in 2013 is just over $9 million, while his 2014 deal is worth $10.5 million. Baltimore Quarterback Joe Flacco became the NFL's highest-paid player earlier this month. He signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract with the reigning champion Ravens.

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