Aaron Rodgers Gets 4-Year Deal With Green Bay Packers, Makes Him Highest-Paid Player in NFL History
Aaron Rodgers signed a four-year deal with the Green Bay Packers after it appeared he might leave the team.
Rodgers and the Packers agreed to terms on a four-year, $200 million contract that will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Rapoport estimates that $153 million of that will be guaranteed.
Roddy Rodgers personally broke the news to media celebrity Pat McAfee, whom he previously spoke to about his decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “After a lot of contemplation of what the future looks like, this morning he felt he was ready to make the announcement,” McAfee said on Tuesday’s episode of his show. “He said, ‘Hey why don’t you let the people know, I am officially returning to the Green Bay Packers.’”
Rodgers revealed some of the news via Twitter. “Hey everyone, just wanted to clear some things up; YES I will be playing with the @packers next year, however, reports about me signing a contract are inaccurate, as are the supposed terms of the contract I ‘signed,’” he wrote. “I’m very excited to be back.”
After a season in which Rodgers faced public scrutiny over his comments about COVID-19, vaccines, and mandates, the news comes as a surprise. After Adair Rodgers admitted to misleading the public about the status of his vaccination, he faced heavy criticism.
The star quarterback spent his entire NFL career with the Packers, and was named league MVP in 2011, 2014, 2020, and 2021.
Rodgers also hinted last season that it could have been his last with the Packers despite his success.