GREEN BAY — Seven time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XLV MVP, Aaron Rodgers, has agreed to restructure his contract with the Green Bay Packers, a move that clears up $3 million in cap space for the 2019-20 NFL season, and will install Rodgers as the mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
“We were negotiating with David Dunn [Rodgers’ Agent] and he casually mentioned Aaron’s interest in municipal government,” said Packers’ GM Brian Gutekunst at a press conference announcing the move. “We pulled a couple of strings and we felt comfortable in doing what was best for the team.”
Entering his 15th year, Rodgers has averaged 7.8 yards per attempt and a 103.1 passer rating. He has yet to publicly announce his resolutions for Green Bay’s struggling law enforcement and infrastructure, although multiple NFL head coaches have commented on Rodgers’ unmatched arm strength and pocket awareness.
City officials have echoed their support for their new mayor and favorite quarterback. “The Packers are the only publicly owned franchise in the NFL. It only makes sense that their leader on the field is our leader in city hall.” stated former Chief of Staff, Celestine Jeffreys.
Rodgers will take his oath of office in the coming weeks to work around his training schedule with new QB coach, Luke Getsy. Rodgers will unseat 16-year incumbent, Jim Schmitt.
When asked to comment on the move, former mayor Schmitt stated, “Although I will no longer be able to serve the great people within the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, my severance package includes season tickets, so peace out.”