A report from ProFootballTalk last week speculated that the opt-out clause could have been a clever loophole for Rodgers if he truly wanted out of Green Bay because it would allow him to miss at least one season without having to take a major hit financially.
According to the report, if Rodgers choose to opt-out, he wouldn’t have to forfeit his $11.5 million in signing bonus money and would still get his roster bonus. Since he hasn’t gone that route, the veteran signal-caller stands to miss out on $18.3 million and be subject to an estimated $2 million in fines if he continues to be a holdout.
The Packers stand to lose more than just their star quarterback if Rodgers’ mind can’t be changed.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 23: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) after the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers on December 23, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Davante Adams, one of the best receivers in the league, is entering the final year of his contract and has said that while he wants to stay in Green Bay, what happens with Rodgers will factor into his decision.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.