Aaron Rodgers’ Contract Extension Is Reportedly Done

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Well, it’s about time boys! We’ve been hearing about it all offseason and Aaron Rodgers’ contract extension is reportedly done.

Adam Schefter says it will be the biggest contract in the NFL history.

And here are the numbers.

Rodgers has said he wants to play until he’s 40. He’s currently 34. A four-year extension to his current two-year deal would put him there.

This deal again makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in the NFL. It surpasses the one the Falcons gave Matt Ryan earlier this year. His deal is worth $150 million, with nearly $100 million in guarantees.

Add Rodgers’ $134 million to what he’s already making the next two years — around $20 million — and he just blew the doors off Ryan’s deal.

And rightfully so. Rodgers has been underpaid based on his performance. Other players who had surpassed him in salary in recent years are guys like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Kirk Cousins and Derek Carr.

The Green Bay Packers obviously wanted to remedy that. Now that the deal is actually done, we can turn our attention to what’s important — actually winning some football games.

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18 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers’ Contract Extension Is Reportedly Done"

  1. MJ

    Joseph, the four year extension replaces the current contract, so Rodgers will be 38 bu the new contract’s end.

    • Adam

      No, it’s an amendment to his remaining two years with an additional 4 years added. He’s under contract for six year in total from today. His extension starts after the 2019 season but the upfront money ($57M signing bonus) on his extension, plus his 2018 salary ($9.4M) is given to him over the next 9 months or so.

      Whats interesting is that there’s zero guaranteed money in the final year (2023).

  2. I don’t think Rodgers was sick the other day when he missed practice. You don’t very often have a one day sickness that keeps you from work. Rodgers was probably with his agent or team finalizing and understanding the fine details of the new contract, or maybe Rodgers was happy as hell with the new contract, and decided to relax and knock down a few.

  3. PF4L

    I’m probably nowhere near as smart as i think i am, but doesn’t this seem like the perfect prelude to trade for Mack?

    Not only do we have to trade for him, but at the same time we’d have to hammer out an extension with Mack and it sounds like the Rodgers signing would enable that.

    Lets do this!

    • Makes sense to me, and I have not been drinking.

      Although I did not the Jordy deal, it appears Gutekunst is not going to sit on his hands if an upgrade is available and a deal can be made. Be bold get Mack.

    • Adam

      You’re 100% right, it does. Aaron’s extension always had to be completed before any trade and monetary commitment to Mack could have been made.

      I’d be down for a #1 + 3 + Cobb for that deal to happen. Or hell, substitute Clay/Perry in there to incentivize Oakland in replacing the production their losing. I think we’re rid of Clay after this season anyway. Add Mack to the picture and I think that exit is a no brainier.

    • Deepsky

      I think Rodgers just took up the remaining salary cap. If Mack is signed, either Cobb or Matthews has to go.

      • Adam

        Not necessarily. This deal only takes $500k off this years cap, and only takes up an additional $6M next year. Things get a little dicey in 2020, and by 2022 his cap hit will be $37M (lol, holy shit). But I agree 100% with you that if we pursue Mack, Clay and/or Cobb and their combined $24M in 2018 salary will probably be a casualty.

        I’m ok with that. Mack will repalce the production lost by Clay, and practically any of the young WR’s can replace the production (lol, what production) lost via Cobb.

    • Kato

      PF4L I dont remember the last time you have been legit excited by something. I agree that this is the perfect prelude and that something is up in Green Bay with Mack

        • PF4L

          Kato….My imagination is thinking best case scenario for my man P4L12 as far as him getting back to the Super Bowl. He deserves it after all the embarrassing fuck story’s he’s had to deal with in the playoffs the last 7 seasons. But….the realist in me tells me it won’t mean a thing if they don’t get Mack and go all in, he’s the key to this thing. That’s if they can deal without Jordy. I seem to remember what happened the last time the Packers played a season without him.

          We’ll see my man, we’ll see.

  4. PF4L

    If JJ is going to break the news, shouldn’t he get it right? I think there’s a lot more than 33.5 million in new money.

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