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Rodgers Signs

With $239 million in a reserve fund, they have plenty of cash to handle the big contracts. Their biggest restraint is the salary cap, which Murphy is counting on going up in 2015 when new national television contracts start paying off.
When Favre signed his deal he was 31, two years the senior of Rodgers, who turns 30 on Dec. 2. Favre had been to two Super Bowls, won one of them and been named league MVP three times, one as a co-winner with Detroit's Barry Sanders.

Rodgers ranks No. 1 in NFL history with a career passer rating of 104.9, which is 8.1 points higher than the second-place quarterback, Young. Over the past two years, Rodgers has thrown 84 touchdown passes, second only to Brees' 89.

The NFL Network reported that Rodgers will earn $62 million over the first three years of the deal and that his salary-cap numbers will hover around $21 million per year. Rodgers was already counting $9.75 million against the cap, so the Packers did not have to use all $15.78 million of their remaining cap space to sign him.

Rodgers ranks No. 1 in NFL history with a career passer rating of 104.9, which is 8.1 points higher than the second-place quarterback, Young. Over the past two years, Rodgers has thrown 84 touchdown passes, second only to Brees' 89. 

The challenge for Rodgers and the Packers will be to get back to that Super Bowl level knowing that they won't be spending on free agency and will be losing some of their own free agents because so much salary cap space is allocated to two players.

" (That's) the way he's done it in his time and in my time here, drafting players, allowing Mike to raise them up through our program and signing the ones that deserve to be signed.", says Rodgers.

"There's an expectation that guys like myself and Clay are going to continue to take advantage of leadership opportunities that we have. I like where we're at."