Considered in many circles as the best at his position in the NFL, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be receiving compensation to match the label. Signing a four-year, $134 million extension with the Green Bay Packers, Rodgers will presumably finish his career with the largest contract in NFL history.
Aaron Rodgers new deal with the Packers will be worth $176 million to $180 million total, per source. Big feature is cash flow: $67m before end of calendar, over $80m before St. Patrick’s Day next year, $103m practically guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2018
“I’m not trying to screw them, you know. This is a partnership.” Rodgers said on 540 ESPN. “That’s the only way this is going to work, and the best way things work in this situation is that we’re in this thing together. And if they make that financial commitment, that’s what they’re saying, and also there’s an expectation that you’re going to play well. And then that’s my side of the bargain.”
Rodgers, a Super Bowl champion, two-time NFL MVP and six-time pro bowler has a 94-48 career record, with 38,502 yards passed, 313 touchdowns and a 103.8 passer rating. His biggest injuries in the past few seasons were his broken left and right clavicles in which he responded with his second MVP season most recently.
The immediate concern for the Packers was taking care of Rodgers while building a contender. Adding names to the roster such as CB Tramon Williams, TE Jimmy Graham, DL Muhammad Wilkerson and QB DeShone Kizer, the Packers should keep things interesting with Rodgers remaining the team’s focal point.