Hawk on Rodgers: 'He's going to get a billion dollars, probably'
A.J. Hawk knows what everyone else does. Whether that day is today, tomorrow or sometime before the 2013 season, the Green Bay Packers are going to make Aaron Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history. When it happens, the Packers veteran linebacker believes the the MVP quarterback will be worth every penny. Talks between the Packers and Rodgers on a potential contract extension are ongoing, along with that of four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews. Some national reports have indicated Rodgers and his agent, David Dunn, would like to get the deal done as soon as the start of the team’s offseason conditioning program, which begins Monday. Whenever it does go down — a deal that’s expected to exceed the six-year, $120.6-million contract Joe Flacco signing shortly after winning the Super Bowl — Hawk said he’ll be in favor of the move during an interview with the NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Thursday. “Let’s be honest, all of us minions have nothing that we can offer Aaron that would even come close to anything that he would get,” said Hawk, who earlier this offseason agreed to take a $7.5-million pay cut over the next three seasons. “He deserves every dime he’s going to get; he’s going to get a billion dollars, probably, so I’m OK with anything they want to give him because he’s one of the best in the world and he deserves everything.”
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