Aaron Rodgers Agrees to Historic $134 Million, Four-Year Deal With Packers
The NFL’s highest-paid player could make as much as $180 million under the new deal.
Aaron Rodgers has reclaimed his mojo as the NFL’s highest-paid player.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback and two-time league MVP agreed Wednesday to a four-year, $134 million contract extension with a maximum potential value of $180 million.
USA Today has more details:
The deal includes $103 million guaranteed and $67 million before the end of the calendar year.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan previously set the high for average annual salary with a five-year, $150 million deal reached in March.
Rodgers, 34, still had two years remaining on the five-year, $110 million contract he signed in 2013, which at the time made him the league’s highest-paid player. He was set to earn a base salary of $19.8 million this year and $20 million in 2019.
Rodgers missed nine games last year after suffering a broken collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings. But his 103.8 passer rating is the highest of any player in league history, and he has thrown 313 touchdowns against just 78 interceptions.
Looks like with his latest ultra-lucrative contract extension, he’ll continue to be one of the most eligible bachelors in pro sports.