Aaron Rodgers’ former teammate releases reported contract figures
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are reportedly finalizing a contract extension that will make the two-time NFL MVP the highest-paid player in league history, and the contract figures are probably right around what you expected.
James Jones, a former Packers wide receiver who played with Rodgers and now works for the NFL Network, has been told that Rodgers is getting a four-year extension on top of the two he has remaining on his current deal. In total, his contract will include more than $100 million in guarantees, which is roughly the same as what Matt Ryan got with his mega-extension with the Atlanta Falcons.
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) August 29, 2018
Rodgers had said previously that he is open to structuring his contract in a non-traditional way, but it seems as though the Packers were content to just set the market with arguably the best quarterback in the league. The extension will keep Rodgers in Green Bay through 2023, which will take him to age 40.