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.
Packers and Aaron Rodgers are expected to complete their record-breaking extension by the end of the weekend, source tells ESPN. But the deal is expected to now be finalized and in place before the start of the regular season, per source.
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.
And here are the numbers.
The #Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers have agreed to terms on a 4-year extension worth $134M, source said. He gets more than $80M by March. A huge first year payout for their star
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.