On Sunday, September 9 when Aaron Rodgers takes the field for the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears he will be the highest paid player in the National Football League after signing a four-year, $134 million extension.
The new deal for the player many consider to be the best overall player in the league is record-breaking in numerous areas. His $57.5 million signing bonus is the largest in the NFL history and he will earn more than $80 million by next spring.
Back in 2013, Rodgers signed a five-year, $110 million extension. There are still two years left on that deal.
At age 34, Rodgers has 94 wins to 48 losses as a starter and has racked up 313 touchdowns with over 38,000 passing yards and multiple Most Valuable Player awards.
After signing Rodgers shared a thank you to the organization and fan base as he enters his 14th season and the Packers 100th.
It’s been an amazing ride the last 13 years; excited to start year 14 knowing that my future is here, in Green Bay, for our 100th season. I’ve grown up in this place, and grown older and a little wiser along the way. Thank you to our incredible fan base for inspiring us players to be better year after year. Thank you to the Packers organization for standing by me time and time again and giving me the opportunity to lead this football team. And thank you to my teammates along the way, past and present who have impacted my life in so many positive ways, giving me friendships for life. Looking forward to making some more memorable moments this year, and for years to come…. #packers100thseason #packersfamily #packerforlife #midrange