The Packers Back Up The Brinks Truck And Give Aaron Rodgers A 4-Year $200-Million Contract Extension

Mar 8, 2022

VIA The Packers’ latest offseason dance with Aaron Rodgers is finished, and it might have been their last.
Green Bay is putting its money where its mouth is, agreeing with the 38-year-old Rodgers on a four-year extension worth $200 million, including $153 million in guaranteed money, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. The deal makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history on an annual basis while also reducing his salary-cap number for 2022.
The latter detail is especially important to Green Bay’s chances of victory in the upcoming season. Green Bay was over the cap by roughly $26 million, and Rodgers’ existing deal accounted for a cap number of $46.6 million in 2022, making retaining receiver Davante Adams quite a challenge. With Rodgers’ new, lower cap number now factored in, Green Bay can place the franchise tag on Adams before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, which Rapoport reported is what the Packers are expected to do.
Pat McAfee of “The Pat McAfee Show” first reported the news of Rodgers’ deal.

Aaron Rodgers is now the highest-paid NFL player in NFL history. A massive deal with $153 million is guaranteed. Not too bad for the biggest jerk in the league.

Normally with contracts this high I would say they overpaid but to be honest, you can ask any Packers fan this is worth it. With this move, the Packers have now kept the championship window open for another 4 years. However in the process completely crush any hope Jordan Love had of being the starter for the Packers.

Green Bay made its intentions clear with this news. The Packers are going to do everything possible to win a Super Bowl with Rodgers leading the way.

Have a day Packers Nation!

Chris Rooke

Content Director-Producer-Writer

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