Aaron Rodgers Has a New Contract

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Aaron Rodgers at the Wisconsin Sports Awards

Aaron Rodgers at the Wisconsin Sports Awards

The Green Bay Packers have completed the long-awaited Aaron Rodgers‘ contract extension.

The deal makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in the NFL. It’s for five years and worth $110 million, with $40 million guaranteed. He’ll get $62.5 million over the first three years of the deal.

Since Rodgers is already under contract for two more seasons, the extension will keep him with the Packers until 2019. The new money averages out to a nice, round $22 million per season, not the rumored $25 million the Packers were supposed to be giving up.

As such, when you throw that in with the nearly $20 million Rodgers was already due in 2013 and 2014, he averages a much more manageable $18.5 million per season.

That’s good for the Packers salary cap and their ability to pay someone other than their franchise quarterback and linebacker.

Here’s the brass handing out their sound bites.

“Aaron is a true professional and a special player,” general manager Ted Thompson said. “He works hard, is humble, and is focused on his actions, on and off the field. He is an excellent teammate and pushes himself and others to be the very best. We are happy to reach an agreement to extend his career with the Packers.”

“An exciting day for our football program,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “Aaron is an excellent illustration of a Green Bay Packer. It is truly a blessing to witness his continued accomplishments, both on and off the field.”

Finally, here’s what the man of the hour had to say.

You’re welcome.

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16 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Has a New Contract"

  1. Fuck Yes!

    Words cannot express the joy and raging erection i have right now.

    This glorious bastard will lead us to the promised land, and will keep me proud to be a packer fan for hopefully the duration of his career.

    GO PACK

  2. Doug

    WOOHOO!!!! Great news to start the weekend. I think I too just went from 6 to 12. Wait…yup, definitely did.

    Now, we just need to realize the opportunity we have on our hands and get goddamn serious about putting together the defense that will allow us to take full advantage of these prime AARod years, and put some more hardware in the case.

  3. Packer Bob

    Nice. Now they just a need an offensive lineman to protect their $110 million dollar invested. Might even want to draft a backup QB. I don’t think anyone is high on Harrell or Coleman.

  4. Savage57

    Hi! My name is Aaron Rodgers and right now each and every one of you mo’ fo’s would trade places with me in a second, ‘cuz at this moment in time, with all apologies to Tony Montana – The World is Mine.

    It’s Good to be da King.

  5. Shawn Iltarion

    What? Left out the tweet from Finley?

    Rodgers will now be getting $62.5 million in the next 3 years. That is almost exactly the same as Flacco’s $63 million in the first 3 years of his new contract.

    Like Matthews’ contract, this is a very generous contract for the Packers.

    Amazingly, the contract appears to actually lower Rodgers’ cap hit for 2013. That means the Packers STILL have $15 million in cap space to use. Looks like signing Raji and Shields should be no problem at all.

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  7. DirtyAndy

    I really like, Ted is telling the NFL that if you play well in Greenbay we will return the favor and make your wallet fat. I think that is will interest some free agents to take that low end offer and fill them with promise that they can make some money in little Greenbay as long as they are a team player.

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