Just two days after Odell Beckham agreed to a historic, $95 million extension with the New York Giants, another of the NFL's biggest stars has inked a massive extension. Aaron Rodgers will be in Green Bay for the foreseeable future.
Wednesday afternoon, Rodgers' former teammate, James Jones, who now works as an analyst for NFL Network, broke the news: the Packers have locked up the star quarterback for four more years.
BREAKING 🚨 The #Packers and 2-Time MVP QB @AaronRodgers12 have agreed to terms on a 4-year extension worth $33.5 million in new money...plus incentives per year...He gets over $100 million in guarantees.— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) August 29, 2018
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal will be worth as much as $180 million—just to give you an idea of how much more QBs earn than players at other positions.
Aaron Rodgers new deal with the Packers will be with $176m-180m 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
Rodgers is now the league's highest-paid player.
Aaron Rodgers is now the Highest Paid Player in NFL History— IKE Packers (@IKE_Packers) August 29, 2018
• 4 Years / $134,000,000
• $100,000,000 Guaranteed
• $33,500,000 per year
Congrats @AaronRodgers12, you’ve earned it🐐💰 pic.twitter.com/MgGbEpNsv2
Aaron Rodgers’ new deal is expected to be the largest in NFL history and will tie him to Green Bay for well beyond the two years on his contract and quite likely for the remainder of his career.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2018
Rodgers earned $12.6 million in 2017.
The No. 24 pick in the 2005 draft, Rodgers has won MVP twice (2011 and 2014) and has qualified for six Pro Bowls. He was the Super Bowl MVP in the 2010-11 season.