Friday, April 26, 2013

Packers and Aaron Rodgers Agree To Five-Year, $110 Million Extension

It's been known for a while that the Green Bay Packers were probably going to extend QB Aaron Rodgers's contract this offseason, and now it's happened.
This is added to the remaining two years on his previous contract, so he's under the team's control for the next seven years. When the two contracts are combined (seven-years, $130.75 million), the average is less than the $20 million per year given in recent months to Drew Brees and Joe Flacco. But unlike those two quarterbacks, Rodgers wasn't an unrestricted free agent.

So in one way it's a discount because he'll be paid less per year than the highest paid quarterbacks, but in another way he's setting a new standard for total contract value. The most important thing was to keep Rodgers in Green Bay for as long as possible and this extension will do just that for the next seven seasons.

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