As Aaron Rodgers mulls his NFL future, the Green Bay Packers are trying to incentive him to stay put. That seems to include a new contract that would pay the quarterback more than any player in NFL history.

Green Bay has offered Rodgers a contract extension that would “alter the quarterback market,” according to ESPN. After the Packers were eliminated from the playoffs, NFL Network reported that Green Bay is willing to give Rodgers the league’s highest yearly salary.

Patrick Mahomes is the NFL’s highest-paid player. His 10-year, $450 million contract has an average annual value of $45 million. That likely means the Packers are willing to pay Rodgers an average salary of at least $46 million.

Rodgers technically has two years remaining on his four-year, $134 million contract, which includes a $33.5 million average annual salary. The final year on his contract voids after the 2022 season.

Five quarterbacks are paid more per year than Rodgers. Josh Allen has the league’s second-biggest deal, worth $258 million over six years.

The Packers could give Rodgers a three or four-year contract, according to ESPN.

At 38 years old, Rodgers has shown no signs of slowing down. The veteran has won back-to-back MVP awards, giving him four during the course of his career. Rodgers has posted the NFL’s best passer rating in two straight seasons and the lowest interception rate in four consecutive years.

If Rodgers refuses to sign an extension and asks for a trade, the Denver Broncos are viewed as the quarterback’s most likely destination. The Pittsburgh Steelers are also considered a possible landing spot for Rodgers.

The Packers have said that they have yet to engage in trade talks with other teams about Rodgers.

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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks skyward during the 4th quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images