Wilson will average $2 million a year more than Rodgers

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Russell Wilson‘s new contract puts him comfortably ahead of Aaron Rodgers as the NFL’s new highest-paid player.

With the new money in the contract Wilson announced early this morning and the money that was left on the final year of his old deal, Wilson is reportedly set to total $157 million over the next five years. That’s an average of $31.4 million a year.

When Rodgers signed a new contract in August, it added four more years to the two he still had on his old deal, bringing his take to a total of $174.8 million over six years. That’s an average of $29.1 million a year.

Wilson’s deal runs through the 2023 season, during which he will turn 35 years old. So, if he were to play out this contract, he’d hit free agency again at age 35. Wilson has said he wants to play until he’s 45, so he’s likely satisfied with this contract not only because of what it pays him now, but because he can still hit free agency again when he still expects to be in his prime.

51 responses to “Wilson will average $2 million a year more than Rodgers

  1. Oh boy. Aaron is gonna be po’d. If hes really as bad as recent testimonies indicate, it’s only going to get uglier, if that’s even possible, in GB. Yikes.

  2. And Rodgers is in an entire different class than Wilson. Wilson is not a QB that deserves top money. But QBs make or break a team.

  3. Wilson needs that little extra base salary. He doesn’t get near the endorsement money A-Rod gets. He also doesn’t own part of a NBA team like Rodgers does with his Milwaukee Bucks. The best team in the NBA and huge money maker.

    Great time to be a Wisconsin Sports Fan. Which coincidentally Russell Wilson is one.

    #FearTheDeer🦌🏀

    #ThisIsMyCrew⚾️🍺

    #OnWisconsin👐👏

    #GoPackGo!🏈🧀

  4. If hes really as bad as recent testimonies indicate
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    Recent testimony from who? Even Finley walked back what he said to an extent. So basically you’re talking about one person, Jennings. MN fans man…

  5. dumb..who would you rather have, AR or RW?? conscensus will be AR….now knowing that, should RW make more? no. Every new QB pushes the bar higher every year. Its dumb bcuz those players are not better than the bar max already. IE Kirk Cousins had no business being the highest paid QB when hes never won anything in his career. Mistake by the Seahawks.

  6. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    April 16, 2019 at 5:46 am
    So I guess we can look forward to Rodgers wanting a new deal with discussions about various salary cap rules and ideas starting soon.
    ________

    Why? Rodgers’ last contract was eclipsed by several QBs over the years.
    In fact, Rodgers was barley in the top 10 of highest paid signal callers and you never heard a peep about it from Aaron himself.

    Even during the last negotiations, which Green Bay initiated, the only comments you’d hear about the upcoming contract itself were when reporters asked him questions regarding it and even those were limited.
    But I know, reality doesn’t follow your narrative.
    Try harder.

  7. …want some real fun during the offseason: after rookie contracts expire, make every player a free agent, banning multi year contracts and no trade clauses…

  8. Rodgers doesn’t care. He didn’t care the first time he received a big contract and was soon passed by others, and he won’t care this time. When he was expected to get a big extension, he never said a word. The Packers told him they wanted to pay him and he patiently waited, trusted the process, and never said anything. That’s the truth. I know that’s a bitter truth-pill for haters. Bon Appetit’

  9. The only ones who get angry and more bitter are the Barneys when reality doesn’t coincide with their skewed narratives.
    And this one falls as flat as the whole, Aaron Rodgers is a pariah in the locker room, who’s hated by his teammates.

    If one good thing came from that garbage hit piece from Tyler Dunne and the Bleacher Report, it was the outpouring of love and support Aaron received from current and former Packer players contradicting almost everything in it.

    Unfortunately, it put yet another wrongheaded Barney belief to bed.
    Though I would think they should be used to being wrong by now.

  10. I liked when David Bakhtiari was asked what he expects from Aaron Rodgers this season:

    “Have you ever seen John Wick? Did you ever see when they kill his dog? That,(long pause), is what I expect”

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!

  11. reefromwhatyouare says:
    April 16, 2019 at 10:17 am
    I liked when David Bakhtiari was asked what he expects from Aaron Rodgers this season:

    “Have you ever seen John Wick? Did you ever see when they kill his dog? That,(long pause), is what I expect”
    ——————————

    “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.”

    — Mike Tyson

  12. Rodgers is going to be so pissed. First his dirty laundry is aired publicly and now he is no longer the highest paid player in the league after just a few short months. Lafluer’s just got exponentially harder.

  13. Rodgers is going to be so pissed. First his dirty laundry is aired publicly and now he is no longer the highest paid player in the league after just a few short months. Lafluer’s job just got exponentially harder.

  14. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 16, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    Rodgers is going to be so pissed……..blah, blah, blah.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Yeah…….we heard you the first time.

  15. truthbetold109 says:

    April 16, 2019 at 10:51 am

    All of the posts from vikings fans mocking Rodgers in a story not about him. This is called spin since they way over-payed for Cousins.
    ========================================
    Um, his name is mentioned in the headline and in the article. Do you know how to read?

    BTW, GB overpaid Rodgers too. he is 35 years old and he has been a .500 QB in his last 45 games or so. They paid him for past performances when they had no reason to do so. He was under contract for 2 more years. He’s older and more brittle.

    it was a dumb move on managements part.

    2 years left and franchise him for 2 years, I doubt he sees the end of his contract anyway, he is falling apart physically.

  16. trophylessvikings says:
    April 16, 2019 at 9:12 am
    dumb..who would you rather have, AR or RW??
    _____
    Poll question on the national DP show this morning was who would you rather have, AR or RW or Andrew Luck. Result. 1. AL 2. RW 3. AR

  17. This is for all you so called experts. Rodgers and Wilson have the same amount of Super Bowl victories which is one apiece. So all this talk about Rodgers being better than Wilson is just that, talk (also known as hot air).

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 16, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    Poll question on the national DP show this morning was who would you rather have, AR or RW or Andrew Luck. Result. 1. AL 2. RW 3. AR
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What????? No mention of Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins????

    How does that make you feel?

  19. Poll of active defensive players: Kirk Cousins most overrated QB, Cam Newton most underrated.

    How does that make you feel?

  20. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 16, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    Poll question on the national DP show this morning was who would you rather have, AR or RW or Andrew Luck. Result. 1. AL 2. RW 3. AR
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That wasn’t exactly what was asked, was it? The question was “who would you rather have…..for the next five years?” Similar, but different.

  21. I’d like to see a poll question for Viking fans: Who would you rather have this upcoming season…..Rodgers or Cousins?

  22. cellarperformance says:

    When he was expected to get a big extension, he never said a word. The Packers told him they wanted to pay him and he patiently waited, trusted the process, and never said anything.
    ###

    You obviously forgot that Rodgers refused to negotiate his new deal until after Matt Ryan signed.

    This was his signature passive aggressive way of telling the Packers that they better pony up a massive deal.

    And the Packers did, much to their own detriment.

    Do you ever get tired of posting lies all the time?

  23. You obviously forgot that Rodgers refused to negotiate his new deal until after Matt Ryan signed.
    ——
    Packer fans didn’t forget it.
    They just live in a bubble and ignore it with their hands over their ears saying ….” nah…..nah…nah….I can’t hear you ….”

  24. “Packers waiting on Matt Ryan’s deal before finishing Aaron Rodgers’ contract.”

    By Zach Kruse | May 3, 2018 12:55 pm ET

    Goatherder……Rodgers made a tongue-in-cheek joke about Ryan’s deal. Learn the difference. The PACKERS waited until the Ryan deal was done. They WANTED to make Rodgers highly compensated. They WANTED to.

    I don’t make up lies. Viking trolls pick fights…..I end fights.

  25. Unbelievable! None of them are worth half that much. Remember when everybody said the kneelers would be the downfall of football. They were wrong. These ridiculous contracts may very well be the end of the league.

  26. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    April 16, 2019 at 2:17 pm
    Packer fans didn’t forget it. They just live in a bubble and ignore it with their hands over their ears saying ….” nah…..nah…nah….I can’t hear you ….”
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The Packer fans remember clearly: Rodgers said nothing and patiently waited. The Packers told him they were going to wait until after the Ryan deal and Rodgers said “no problem.” He trusted them, they trusted him, and they both got the deal they wanted.

    End of story.

    I know Viking trolls wish, hope, and pray there was more to it than that, but there isn’t. Rodgers is the consummate professional and team player and company man. Read it and weep.

  27. stellarperformance says:

    April 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I’d like to see a poll question for Viking fans: Who would you rather have this upcoming season…..Rodgers or Cousins?
    ===========================================
    Oh yeah?

    I’d like to see a poll of all PFT posters.

    How many of you would love it if Redundant performance would quit posting on here?

    My God, you type the same things over and over and over and over and over again.

    You must be on the spectrum or something.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Redundant also says: I don’t make up lies. Viking trolls pick fights…..I end fights.

    May as well add delusional to your list of attributes.

    You make up statements presented as facts with no proof whatsoever. Case and point regarding the workout bonuses of Vikings and Packers players. A little research shows that you are full of beans.

    Is that a lie or a 1/2 truth or what?

    You don’t end fights, you invariably come out on the losing end of every dust up you have on here , due to your diminished learning capacity.

    1 last thing- I sure am going to miss Forrestt Gregg. That man could make 1 heck of a martini. he really stunk at stealing tambourines though.

  28. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 16, 2019 at 11:51 am
    Rodgers is going to be so pissed. First his dirty laundry is aired publicly and now he is no longer the highest paid player in the league after just a few short months. Lafluer’s just got exponentially harder.

    ===

    Aaron Rodgers. Living rent-free. In your head. Always. Forever.

  29. billtetley53 says:
    April 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm
    truthbetold109 says:

    Um, his name is mentioned in the headline and in the article. Do you know how to read?

    BTW, GB overpaid Rodgers too. he is 35 years old and he has been a .500 QB in his last 45 games or so. They paid him for past performances when they had no reason to do so. He was under contract for 2 more years. He’s older and more brittle.

    it was a dumb move on managements part.

    2 years left and franchise him for 2 years, I doubt he sees the end of his contract anyway, he is falling apart physically
    ——————

    You should live in Door County, because I see you love cherry picking. I can do that too. In his 13 games prior to last year, where he played every game with a broken leg, he was 10-3 (.769). Also, immediately prior to the point in 2015 (where I am assuming you are starting your calculations from) he was 13-2 over that 15 game stretch (.867). He’s far from washed up.

  30. billtetley53 says:
    April 16, 2019 at 3:17 pm
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Loud and angry doesn’t make you right, it only makes you loud and angry. Take a pill.

  31. cellarperformance says:

    Rodgers made a tongue-in-cheek joke about Ryan’s deal.
    ###

    You say it was tongue in cheek.

    Mark Murphy knew Rodgers was serious.

    That’s why Mark Murphy has his job and you just post lies here on PFT.

  32. Goatherder…..whiny never sounds like anything but whiny. Check this out from Larry Brown Sports, penned by Steve Delvecchio on May 25, 2018. Key phrases: “cracked a joke,” and, “funny exchange.” This is directly from the guy that Rodgers spoke to. This isn’t Bleacher Report (your bible.) After reading, take a pill and get a life.

    “Now that Matt Ryan has signed a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons, Aaron Rodgers should be the next star quarterback in line to get paid. Rodgers knows it, which is why he recently cracked a joke to one of the people in charge of negotiating Ryan’s new deal.”

    “In an appearance on Andrew Brandt’s “The Business of Sports” podcast this week, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff recalled a funny exchange he had with Rodgers in Minnesota during Super Bowl week. Basically, Rodgers urged him to hurry up and work something out with Ryan.”

    That’s called tongue-in-cheek everywhere but Bizarro World…..home of Viking trolls.
    “I saw Aaron, interestingly enough, at the Super Bowl in the airport,” Dimitroff said, as transcribed by Herbie Teope of NFL.com. “He just said to me, ‘We don’t know each other that well, but just get this deal done with Matt first so I can get on with my life.”

  33. stellarperformance says:
    April 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    Poll of active defensive players: Kirk Cousins most overrated QB, Cam Newton most underrated.

    How does that make you feel?
    ___
    If makes me feel meh. Could be better but won’t cause me to go on a rant because he is just a QB for a team I follow. I certainly don’t idolize him or make too goo eyes at him. Ahmm

  34. Also, immediately prior to the point in 2015 (where I am assuming you are starting your calculations from) he was 13-2 over that 15 game stretch (.867). He’s far from washed up.
    _
    Ow long ago was 2015? Fyi, it’s 2019

  35. Wisconsin Is SUPERIOR! says:
    April 16, 2019 at 4:24 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    April 16, 2019 at 11:51 am
    Rodgers is going to be so pissed. First his dirty laundry is aired publicly and now he is no longer the highest paid player in the league after just a few short months. Lafluer’s just got exponentially harder.

    ===

    Aaron Rodgers. Living rent-free. In your head. Always. Forever.
    ____
    Boy you sure told me waffle. You are ending “fights” with that just like Stella imagines himself doing. 😝

  36. stellarperformance says:
    April 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    Poll of active defensive players: Kirk Cousins most overrated QB, Cam Newton most underrated.

    How does that make you feel?
    ___
    If makes me feel meh. Could be better but won’t cause me to go on a rant because he is just a QB for a team I follow. I certainly don’t idolize him or make goo goo eyes at him. Ahmm

  37. Viking trolls: You can look up the truth yourselves. It’s not necessary for me to do it for you and make you look stupid.

  38. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 16, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    If makes me feel meh. Could be better but won’t cause me to go on a rant because he is just a QB for a team I follow. I certainly don’t idolize him or make too goo eyes at him. Ahmm
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    …..but it was you that tried to put us down by making the point about Rodgers being “only” the third preferred choice (stating the question incorrectly I might add!) I’m only responding to you. Do you think you’re better than us?

  39. stellarperformance says:
    April 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    April 16, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    If makes me feel meh. Could be better but won’t cause me to go on a rant because he is just a QB for a team I follow. I certainly don’t idolize him or make too goo eyes at him. Ahmm
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    …..but it was you that tried to put us down by making the point about Rodgers being “only” the third preferred choice (stating the question incorrectly I might add!) I’m only responding to you. Do you think you’re better than us?
    ——-
    Wrong again. I corrected someone for saying it was dumb for anyone to consider RW to be better than AR.
    Again you are all welcome.

  40. …..but it was you that tried to put us down by making the point about Rodgers being “only” the third preferred choice

    Oh and sorry you missed the message and instead felt put down by what I said.

  41. cellarperformance….

    This is a quote from Thomas Dimitrioff, Atlanta’s GM:

    “I saw Aaron, interestingly enough, at the Super Bowl in the airport,” Dimitroff said. “He just said to me, ‘We don’t know each other that well, but just get this deal done with Matt first so I can get on with my life.'”

    This is from NFL.com – dated May 25th.

    So month’s before the Packers created his new deal, the Murphy was on notice that it had to be more than Ryan’s.

    And even before that – on May 3rd directly from “PackersWire”:

    “The headlines from Brian Gutekunst’s interview on “PFT Live” on Thursday morning center on getting a contract extension done with Aaron Rodgers “soon,” but that’s ambiguous and has been said several times since the start of the offseason.”

    “If any bit of new information could be gleaned from the interview, it’s that the Packers and RODGERS are still waiting on a few things – namely a NEW DEAL for the Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan – before the negotiation can enter its final phase.”

    So even back in early May, the Packers knew that Rodgers wasn’t signing anything until Ryan’s deal was done.

    Keep making things up – it’s what you do.

  42. I “made up” words spoken by Thomas Dimitroff? That’s some trick.

    goatherder……your desperation is reaching new depths. Even you said there are things more important than football. It’s time you found them.

  43. stellarperformance says:
    April 16, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    I “made up” words spoken by Thomas Dimitroff? That’s some trick.

    goatherder……your desperation is reaching new depths. Even you said there are things more important than football. It’s time you found them.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    stellarperformance says:
    April 16, 2019 at 9:36 am
    Rodgers doesn’t care. He didn’t care the first time he received a big contract and was soon passed by others, and he won’t care this time. When he was expected to get a big extension, he never said a word. The Packers told him they wanted to pay him and he patiently waited, trusted the process, and never said anything. That’s the truth

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