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Report: Aaron Rodgers gets $110 million over five years

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The Packers announced their extension with Aaron Rodgers on Friday afternoon and now we’ve got the first reports about the value of Rodgers’ deal.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Rodgers signed a deal worth $110 million over five years that will kick in for the 2015 season and run through 2019. With a per-season average of $22 million, Rodgers has highest average annual salary in league history.

He’s also making more than the $20.1 million per year that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be playing for under the terms of the deal he signed earlier this offseason. Albert Breer of the NFL Network also reports that Rodgers will make $62.5 million over the first three years of the deal, which is $500,000 more than Flacco will make over the first three years of his deal in Baltimore.

And Breer’s colleague Ian Rapoport adds that Rodgers will be making $40 million in the first year of the deal. That matches the $40 million that Drew Brees got in the first year of the deal he signed with the Saints last year.

Basically, it’s a lot of money any way you choose to look at it.

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53 Responses to “Report: Aaron Rodgers gets $110 million over five years”
  1. dsjcn3 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:26 PM

    Thank goodness. I thought I was going to have to live in a world where Joe Flacco was making more than Aaron Rodgers

  2. coltzfan166 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:29 PM

    Every new QB contract these days is the highest in NFL history

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:29 PM

    Dang, that’s a bargain. He obviously gave them a hometown discount.

  4. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Apr 26, 2013 5:30 PM

    “O-M-G!!! The Packers are going to stink since Rodgers will take up a lot of their salary cap!!!”

    Except they won’t.

    Let’s stop with the “greedy player” stuff. You’re not greedy if you get paid what you’re worth, and in reality without nonsense such as salary caps and franchise tags Rodgers would be making twice what he signed for today.

    So in reality, Aaron Rodgers is still underpaid with this deal.

  5. bucrightoff says: Apr 26, 2013 5:31 PM

    If Flacco and Romo are worth $20 million Rodgers is still a discount at $22 million. He’d be a discount at $50 million compared to them.

  6. blacknole08 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:31 PM

    Wow!

    Matt Ryan will get 115 mill over 5 years soon enough.

  7. mazblast says: Apr 26, 2013 5:32 PM

    coltzfan166 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:29 PM

    Every new QB contract these days is the highest in NFL history
    ————————————-
    But remember, these guys don’t have large egos at all.

    A few of them are even worth the money they’re getting.

  8. malvaren18 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:33 PM

    Rogers deserves every penny, on the other hand Flacco got lucky mediocre QB at best.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 26, 2013 5:33 PM

    That’ll buy a lot of cheese for the Little Rodent.

  10. jjb0811 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:34 PM

    I knew i shouldn’t have given up playing for watching!

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:34 PM

    these QB’s are going to make or break their franchises, every QB is gona feel they should be the highest paid, and these contracts are just gona go higher n higher n higher

  12. 13forgbp says: Apr 26, 2013 5:35 PM

    so much for a quiet offseason. If #12 and #52 were free agents, they would have been far and away the best two…Pack signed both of them…its just how you look at things.

  13. teal379 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:37 PM

    AND because he had 2 years left on the old deal – his cap number will never exceed 21 million during the extension.

    Still large but not a crippler.

    It’s a smart deal when you look at just what a player he is and what he’s done so far combined with the realities of the current NFL landscape.

    Cap WILL go up – eventually and the % of team money tied to Aaron won’t seem as much. They can still add pieces to the team to win. And we know Aaron’s not going to pull a Revis and demand more cash in 2 years.

  14. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:37 PM

    Biggest story of the draft.

  15. floratiotime says: Apr 26, 2013 5:40 PM

    Good luck fielding a team. Aaron Rodgers and the Scrubs … sounds like a C&W band.

  16. s1138 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:41 PM

    Unlike the Flacco deal, I feel that Rodgers act5ually earned his money. I just hope that getting paid this much doesn’t ruin the affect the team. Or change who Rodgers is either, since he is one of the QB’s that is actually a really good guy as well.

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 26, 2013 5:41 PM

    I was hoping it would be more.

  18. golforepar says: Apr 26, 2013 5:42 PM

    If anyone deserves that money its Rodgers!!!

  19. kotapug says: Apr 26, 2013 5:42 PM

    He is worth more because why ? Of the nfl would not fleece the fans with over priced tickets , merchandise & food the players woulda me 1/2 of what they do now. So as long as people keep paying the dumb prices the contracts are going to keep increasing. Even though the pack would be lucky to finish above .500 without Rodgers no sports athlete is worth that much money. But who would not get it while you can. And yes the last 2 contracts the packers gave will handicap them in signing future key players with that amount of money given to 2 players.

  20. bobulated says: Apr 26, 2013 5:42 PM

    Packers do not get a discount double check from Aaron Rodgers.

  21. larryboodry says: Apr 26, 2013 5:43 PM

    Good for him, if not so much for the rest of the NFC North…the man has earned it.

  22. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 26, 2013 5:45 PM

    It’s so cute how jealous fans of subpar teams are saying that the packers won’t be able to sign other quality players. With the rookie wage scale and the way they structured the deal, they’ll be able to sign jordy and cob to nice extensions, and even resign up and comers like Raji.

    Bottom line, Packers have had the most cap space in the nfl, and they are using it to sign players that every other team wishes they had.

    Packers > every other franchise. It’s not close.

  23. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:46 PM

    40 mill the first year? WOOOOOWZERS!!!!, peyton manning is on his phone now with his agent, wants to be higher paid than rodgers now

  24. ebrownwareagle says: Apr 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    Soooo If He is worth that much and only 1 Super Bowl and And a team that has been average in the Playoffs since, what does Eli deserve for 2Super Bowl Championships?! Just a ???

  25. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 26, 2013 5:49 PM

    The Packers now own the north through 2019.

  26. wludford says: Apr 26, 2013 5:51 PM

    Glad to see the Packers pay their top players more. That made a big difference for the Lions last year.

  27. steelfan66 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:53 PM

    At least THIS QB deserves his money unlike a certain someone who can’t even be honest with himself.

  28. GenXJay says: Apr 26, 2013 5:55 PM

    Good for ShAaron.
    Don’t break a leg.

  29. melbatoast123 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:57 PM

    Wasn’t some guy on here a little while back saying the Packers were the “mom and pop” vs Walmart of the NFL? LOL.

  30. hatesycophants says: Apr 26, 2013 5:59 PM

    A source close to the situation also indicates Rodgers signed a record setting endorsement contract with the makers of Kotex!

  31. axespray says: Apr 26, 2013 6:07 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 5:34 PM
    “these QB’s are going to make or break their franchises, every QB is gona feel they should be the highest paid, and these contracts are just gona go higher n higher n higher”
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    That’s why we’ve gotta sign up Rodgers now…
    With Stafford/Cutler/Matty Ice contracts coming up – QBs are gonna wind up asking for 30 mil a year sometime soon.

    Glad we locked up Rodgers long term, relieved we got him before QB contracts get way way way out of hand.

  32. dontcorrectmeplz says: Apr 26, 2013 6:11 PM

    Finally a QB who actually deserves this kind of money, gets it.

  33. Iknoweverything says: Apr 26, 2013 6:12 PM

    Mr. Russell Wilson should get $500 million over 5 years then if overrated Aaron got 110

  34. stairwayto7 says: Apr 26, 2013 6:16 PM

    A cancer survivor hater and losses in playoff games… Won’t win another Super Bowl!

  35. helloanybodyhome says: Apr 26, 2013 6:17 PM

    butthatmakestoomuchsense says:
    Aaron Rodgers is still underpaid with this deal.

    Yeah he’s underpaid alright, what does that make Tom Brady?
    By the way nice handle…Butt Hat

  36. JustinD says: Apr 26, 2013 6:26 PM

    And again, just like Flacco, someone squats and craps on their team.

    Much like what has ruined other major sports, the out of control contracts will kill every team that has a premier qb.

    Soon we will have to choose whether you can have a journeyman jobber or a pro at the position and still field a team.

  37. thepvyharvin says: Apr 26, 2013 6:33 PM

    Wayyyy too much in a division that the Vikings are going to dominate for years,,,Thompson could use some draft tips from the Mighty Spielman

  38. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Apr 26, 2013 6:39 PM

    Over fifteen years ago Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld were both making more than TWELVE TIMES MORE per year than Aaron Rodgers will see with his new deal. That doesn’t even take inflation into account.

    Yet someohow no one complains about that. We only whine about what professional athletes make. No one else. Ever.

  39. silvernblak says: Apr 26, 2013 6:40 PM

    With the cap numbers of today and QB’S wanting more money then the last QB there will be no money for the rest of the team. This has to stop! Look what happened to the Ravens! It is becoming a money driven league now over loyalty and commitment to their respective teams like the good old days. Now, it’s just SHOW ME THE MONEY!

  40. mediasloppy says: Apr 26, 2013 6:43 PM

    I probably sound delusional, but personally I don’t think I could feel good about myself getting paid so much, while my teammates could also be paid well. Now I understand QB’s are signed for crazy money, because they are based on other franchise QB’s. Same with other positions. It would just bother me. Then again, give me the money and I might change my mind.

  41. jjb0811 says: Apr 26, 2013 6:49 PM

    I love how Flacco’s 1 ring isn’t nearly as impressive as Manning’s or Rodgers’ 1 ring. And no one wants to ever talk about big Ben and his 2 rings, b/c they weren’t ‘his team’.

  42. chi01town says: Apr 26, 2013 6:54 PM

    40 million in the first year? I cant wait for the half way point of this season. thats 35% of the cap

  43. briscocountyjr says: Apr 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    What a slap in the face to Flacco!!! NO WAY rodgers should be getting a bigger contract!! If you put aside the stats and look at how Joe runs the team and carries it on his back, more people would laugh at this!!

  44. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    Am I the only one thinking…just five years? That’s not very long

  45. vikesallday says: Apr 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    And that’s why Vikings are the world class organization and this isn’t with the Packers. The Packers are the team with the. Winning it all for the Vikings win!

  46. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:29 PM

    taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    Am I the only one thinking…just five years? That’s not very long

    **************************************************

    C’mon you dullard Viking fan – it’s a 5 year EXTENSION.

    That should be plenty of time for World Championships #14, 15 and 16.

  47. Canyonero says: Apr 26, 2013 8:11 PM

    He owes it all to Purple Drank.

    Oh wait, that was JaMarcus Russell.

  48. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Apr 26, 2013 11:32 PM

    silvernblak says: With the cap numbers of today and QB’S wanting more money then the last QB there will be no money for the rest of the team. This has to stop! Look what happened to the Ravens! It is becoming a money driven league now over loyalty and commitment to their respective teams like the good old days.

    Can you provide one “good old days” example of this, since the salary cap didn’t exist until the early 90’s?

    Just one?

  49. contraisloosebuthole says: Apr 26, 2013 11:40 PM

    sounds like a front loaded contract in order to lessen the blow in the years to come.

  50. bobnelsonjr says: Apr 27, 2013 12:07 AM

    An incredible bargain for the greatest passer of all time.

    -Ranks No. 1 in NFL history with a 104.1 passer rating (min. 1,500 attempts), having completed 1,381-of-2,113 passes (65.4 percent) for 17,366 yards and 132 TDs with just 38 INTs.

    -Has thrown for 17,037 yards since 2008, the most by a QB in his first four seasons as a starter in NFL history. It surpassed the previous mark held by Peyton Manning (16,418, 1998-2001).

    -Ranks No. 1 in league history with a career interception percentage of 1.8.

    -Set the NFL single-season record for passer rating with a 122.5 rating in 2011.

    -Is the lone NFL QB since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to post four or more consecutive 110-plus rating games in three straight seasons.

    A great deal for the Packers, a Super Bowl MVP and the greatest passer of all time.

  51. CKL says: Apr 27, 2013 12:50 AM

    butthatmakestoomuchsense says:
    Apr 26, 2013 6:39 PM
    Over fifteen years ago Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld were both making more than TWELVE TIMES MORE per year than Aaron Rodgers will see with his new deal. That doesn’t even take inflation into account.

    Yet someohow no one complains about that. We only whine about what professional athletes make. No one else. Ever.
    __________________________________
    Maybe if this were an entertainment industry fan site they would, not sure.

    But no entertainment industry has a salary cap. You’ll note more complaints about salaries focus on % of cap that will make it harder for teams to be competitive by signing more players.

    I think the hypocrisy is worse in politics where certain people who aren’t the right party get called “greedy” by people who won’t call entertainment types who make much much more but who vote the right way “greedy”. Greed is wanting something you didn’t earn, not wanting to keep or get what you earn.

    I personally don’t have a problem with someone reaching a mutual agreement of what they are worth with the party who is paying them. I might think they are “overpaid” vis a vis their contribution to success for sure, but I don’t begrudge people for taking the most they can get. When it comes to a salary cap business though, I do think a player is wise to consider the affect it has on his chances of being on a winning team. When you affect others with your choices, it’s only right to do that in my opinion.

    And I will echo the good sentiments on AR. It’s the first time in awhile that I’ve felt the best player actually makes the most money. Congrats to him.

  52. mackcarrington says: Apr 27, 2013 3:36 AM

    And if his football career falls through, he can always use his AFTRA card and work as an extra in TV commercials.

  53. packmanfan says: Apr 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    So the Packers have all this money for a QB who can’t guarantee another SB win but they don’t have all the money for stadium upgrades?
    Wow. A sucker really is born every minute.

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