Aaron Rodgers Signs Contract Extension with Green Bay Packers
UPDATE: Saturday, April 27, at 11:20 a.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland
We knew Aaron Rodgers' contract extension was going to be huge, but no one knew just how massive the new deal would be. Now, thanks to Adam Schefter, we know that it has more guaranteed money than any contract in NFL history.
Aaron Rodgers' guaranteed money in his new five-year extension is actually $62.5 million, the highest guarantee in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, April 26, at 6:08 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
Aaron Rodgers showed how happy he was about the deal on Twitter shortly after the terms were announced:
Big thanks to the Organization, our coaching staff, my teammates, and packer nation for the last 8 years!Excited about 7 more!#extension— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 26, 2013
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According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the deal is five years, $110 million:
Rodgers deal with #Packers is five years, $110 million, highest salary in NFL history.— tom silverstein (@TomSilverstein) April 26, 2013
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Rogers will earn $40 million in the first year:
Aaron Rodgers new contract: 5 years, $110M. That's $22M per. $40M in the first year (wow). Over $62M in the first three years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2013
Rodgers, 29, played in all 16 regular-season games for the Packers in 2012, throwing for 4,295 yards, 39 touchdowns and only eight interceptions to help lead Green Bay to a 11-5 record and its second consecutive NFC North division title.
The Packers won their NFC Wild Card matchup against the Minnesota Vikings last January but fell on the road to the eventual NFC champion San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round. The loss was Rodgers' third in the playoffs.
The Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLV, Rodgers boasts a 5-3 career postseason record as a starter.
Since taking over as the full-time starter under center following Brett Favre's departure in 2008, Rodgers has started 78 regular-season games, missing just two over that time. He boasts a 52-26 career record during the regular season as a starter over the past five seasons and has led the Packers to four straight 10-plus-win seasons.
He won regular season MVP honors in 2011 and this past season ranked first among all NFL quarterbacks with a passer rating of 108.0.
Rodgers, taken 24th overall by Green Bay in the 2005 NFL draft, has completed 65.7 percent of his career passes for 21,661 yards, 171 touchdowns and just 46 total interceptions. He has another 18 career touchdowns rushing.
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