How NFL superstar’s new $183M deal could grow to $246M
AARON Rodgers has agreed to a four-year NFL contract extension worth $134 million ($A183 Million) with the Green Bay Packers, securing the Super Bowl champion quarterback's services through the 2023 campaign, according to reports.
The NFL Network and ESPN, citing unnamed sources, said the 34-year-old passer who guided Green Bay to victory in Super Bowl 45 in 2011 would be set with the Packers until just after his 40th birthday.
Rodgers, a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, said earlier this year he wanted to finish his career with the Packers.
The deal would ensure Rodgers a record $57.5 million (A$79 million) signing bonus and give him more than $80 million (A$109 million) by next March.
ESPN reported that with incentives such as the Packers making the playoffs and Rodgers finishing among the NFL's top-rated quarterbacks, the deal could net the star signal-caller up to $180 million (A$246 million).
The move clears the last major off-season issue for the Packers ahead of their September 9 season opener at home against arch rival Chicago.
Rodgers has completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 38,502 yards and 313 touchdowns with 78 interceptions and run for 2,670 yards and 25 touchdowns since entering the NFL in 2005.
The Packers have been 94-48 with Rodgers as a starter but are 6-13 with a draw when he does not play.
Last year, the Packers lost Rodgers to a season-ending shoulder injury in the sixth week of the season and missed the playoffs, going 7-9.