Aaron Rodgers to remain with Packers on record contract
Aaron Rodgers has finally made a decision about his playing future, and the star quarterback is not going anywhere.
Rodgers and the Packers have agreed to a four-year, $200 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The $50 million salary makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history.
The #Packers and MVP QB Aaron Rodgers have agreed to terms on a 4-year, $200M deal that makes him the highest paid player in NFL history, sources say. He gets a whopping $153M guaranteed and his cap number goes down. A monstrous commitment by GB for years to come.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2022
The news of Rodgers returning to Green Bay was first reported by Pat McAfee, who says the contract terms that Rapoport shared are not accurate. McAfee, who is close with Rodgers, says there is a cap-friendly deal on the way.
Several reports had indicated that the Packers were prepared to make Rodgers the highest-paid player in the NFL. Rodgers was said to be undecided on what he wanted to do as of last week, but returning to Green Bay seemed like the most likely outcome for him all along.
Photo: Jan 22, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) prepares to throw the ball in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports