Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers 'to sign 4-year $200m contract extension' making him highest-paid player in NFL history

AARON RODGERS has reportedly signed a new deal with the Green Bay Packers worth $200m.

The veteran quarterback, 38, is now set to become the highest-paid player in NFL history.



After weeks of wrangling over a new deal, last year's MVP looks to have committed his future to the Packers as they target a first championship since 2010.

The four-year deal will reportedly see Rodgers bag a guaranteed sum of $153m, while reducing his cap number by $46.6m.

Rodgers was exceptional last season as his team entered the playoffs as the No1 ranked side in the NFC.

But their Super Bowl bid ended in heartbreak as they were edged out by the San Francisco 49ers 13-10 at Lambeau Field on January 21.

Rodgers threw for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2021, while his protection of the ball was stellar as he tossed just four picks.

'OUR TRUST HAS GROWN'

Denver Broncos were reportedly interested in trying to lure Rodgers from Green Bay, where he was spent the last seventeen NFL seasons.

He is a four-time MVP and 10x Pro Bowler, but refused to commit his future to Green Bay in January after playoff heartbreak.

And there was even speculation he could hang up his pads and retire from the sport.

But with the news that he is set to stay at Lambeau Field, the future for 2020 Draft pick Jordan Love remains uncertain.

The Packers were almost $30m over their salary cap heading towards the March 16 deadline.

But the extension will sort that problem, while Rodgers' main weapon Davante Adams also looks set to stay in Green Bay.

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With Adams and the Packers not on the same page with a long-term deal, they are preparing to use their franchise tag on the prized receiver.

Rodgers told the Pat McAfee Show in January: "I feel like I'm at the place relationally with the Packers — in a really good place, especially with Brian [GM Gutekunst] and the way our friendship and trust has grown.

"Brian and I have had good conversations throughout the year, and when it comes time to make a decision, we'll have a conversation and that'll be that.

"It won't be a long, drawn-out process."

Rodgers $50m-a-year extension will see him become the highest-paid player ever, overtaking Patrick Mahomes.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback signed a bumper 10-year, $503m deal after leading his team to Super Bowl glory in 2020.

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