Report: Packers, Rodgers get 'noticeable progress' made on new deal

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers and their all-world quarterback are reportedly getting closer to inking a new contract extension which would undoubtedly pay him the most per year salary of any player in pro football history.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport says that the two sides have made "noticable progress, some real progress between the two sides."

He said "there is optimism that this is something the team would be able to get done before the start of the regular seasons. Things seem to be moving in the right direction" in a report on NFL Network.

There has been reports that Rodgers has wanted the ability to negotiate more opportunities to renegotiate his deal. He has also expressed a desire to stay with the Packers for his entire career.

Rapoport speculates a very large up-front amount of guaranteed money in the deal.

Watch Rapoport's full report below.

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