The days leading up to NFL free agency have brought on plenty of rumors and reports.
And apparently Aaron Rodgers is reading them closely.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback caused a minor stir Wednesday, responding to a report that quarterback Mike Glennon could earn a $15 million contract with a brief but telling comment to ESPN Wisconsin radio hosts Jason Wilde and Mark Tauscher.
Naturally, Rodgers’ answer led to reports that he’s seeking to restructure his contract with Green Bay, which currently runs through 2019. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio published one of those reports.
But apparently that story crossed Rodgers’ radar, and he was NOT happy with its implications.
In Florio’s defense, Rodgers’ initial comment does sound like he’s at least open to renegotiating a new deal, and with good reason. He’s one of the best QBs in the game and deserves to be paid as such, especially considering the NFL’s salary cap has increased more than $40 million since Rodgers signed his contract in 2013, as Florio points out.
But Rodgers clearly doesn’t want to talk about all that right now, enough so that he hit PFT with a “#fakenews” hashtag. You’ve been warned, NFL media outlets.
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