Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay packers have finally put their past drama behind them. The four-time MVP signed a new four-year, $200 million extension to remain in Green Bay, possibly for the rest of his career.
Aaron Rodgers has had his fair share of issues with the Packers dating back to the 2021 offseason. He wanted to leave Green Bay after becoming frustrated with constant disappointments in the playoffs. However, the two sides agreed to stick together for at least another year, on one condition.
Rodgers would stay with the Packers in 2021 to try and make another attempt at winning a Super Bowl. If he couldn’t, it was assumed he would be traded away this offseason. Well, the Packers failed again in the playoffs and Rodgers was silent about his future plans.
Outside of a report that Rodgers wanted $50 million a year staying in Green Bay, not much has been revealed about his future. While the QB reportedly denied rejected this claimhis new store actually reflects that value.
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Aaron Rodgers is again the highest paid player in the NFL
All rumors and trade talks can now be forgotten. Aaron Rodgers stays with the Green Bay Packers. His 4-year, $200 million deal makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL and includes $153 million in guaranteed money.
Patrick Mahomes’ previous mark was an average annual salary of $45 million. Aaron Rodgers’ new contract is valued at $50 million a year. The exact amount reportedly wanted.
Despite several trade rumors, it has always seemed as time went by that Rodgers would return to the Packers for at least 2022. The signing of the new contract is a bit unexpected, but it’s hard to argue that he didn’t deserve it. Despite the age factor, Rodgers is now a 4-time MVP winner and has won the last 2. He still produces at an extremely high level.
The Packers have always expressed how badly they wanted to keep Aaron Rodgers around and now that they’ve sorted that out for the next 4 years they can focus on other areas. Keeping him as quarterback ensures they remain a contender, and structuring the deal lowers his cap hit for this season.
That means the Packers can find a way to keep the team intact, especially Davante Adams. They’ll bring the pair together if they’re serious about making the playoffs. Of course they’ve had that in the past and it didn’t work out before. But now the NFC seems to be a bit easier than in previous years. Only time will tell if Rodgers and the Packers will benefit from this massive deal.
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