Aaron Rodgers finally signs his new contract with the Packers

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A week after he decided to stay in Green Bay comes the news that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made it official.

Rodgers has finally “signed” a contract extension. Most importantly, the deal slashes his cap number in 2022. Reportedly, it drops from $46.66 million to $28 million.

It’s a four-year extension with a pair of dummy years on the back end, aimed at parking cap dollars. Via NFL Media, he’ll make $150 million over the first three years of the contract.

Rodgers quibbled last week with non-existent reports that he had actually signed the deal. He also disputed the reported terms. It’s possible (wink) that the terms were changed to make the initial reports incorrect.

Contract numbers aside, the biggest question continues to be the number of years he’ll actually play. The full structure and terms will shed considerable light on whether he’ll be able to easily retire after one year, or whether a trade (if he decides he wants one) is feasible.

The sky-high cap number gave Rodgers the leverage to demand the same flexibility he had this year. Basically, the power to decide whether to quit playing or to seek a fresh start, each and every year.

For now, we know that this year he’ll be a Packer. He possibly will decide after this year to move on.

45 responses to “Aaron Rodgers finally signs his new contract with the Packers

  1. “Most importantly, the deal slashes his cap number in 2022. Reportedly, it drops from $46.66 million to $28 million.”
    ____________

    So much for all of the “experts” who claimed that AR’s salary would cripple the Packers’ roster. Preston signed, Campbell signed. Davante soon to be signed to a multi-year contract. All is well.

  2. A deal with DA17 will get done. Then, time to focus on getting the job done: Bring home the Lombardi Trophy.

  3. “It is categorically false” that it is about the money

    $59.515 MM/yr later – What a putz

  4. Contracts are being signed all season. Besides, we all know he was going to sign it. Ho-hum. Next!

  5. Vikings fans won’t like this. Rodgers is officially counting 5+ mil less than Cousins against the cap this year…

  6. whats the cap hit 2023 2024 and 2025

    How are the packers getting all this money

  7. The way teams seem to work around the CAP gets crazier every year. Pushing money off into future “void” years when the player won’t be on the team seems crazy, but that is where we are now in the NFL and quite a few teams are doing it. Packers are pushing at least $22 Mil into future and that number could easily double if he plays another year.

  8. As long as QB pay continues to skyrocket.. guys will play until they absolutely can’t.

  9. will he demand a trade next year,will he retire? he will be in Green Bay as long as the contract spells out. the Packers have gone out of their way to make him happy and if he wasnt he would never have put ink to paper.lets forget about what he will do a year or two down the road and get on with the team in general,will they remain good enough now to dominate the North and get back to the playoffs. it certainly seems they may be even better this season.

  10. “It’s possible (wink) that the terms were changed to make the initial reports incorrect.”
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    Ahhh conspiracy theories again 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ just admit after bashing him and trying to say he was wrong in his criticism that he was actually RIGHT. No integrity to admit to being wrong 💩💩

  11. Aaron is a talented player and a controversial person, but his best talent may be constantly being in the news.

  12. He should’ve asked to allocate a few mil of his salary to special teams, cuz they stink.

  13. So, as expected, the reports of him agreeing to a new deal were true and not “fake news” after all (as is usually the case).

    Next we’ll hear Rodgers argue that this is also “fake news” – he didn’t “sign” a new contract. He printed his name.

  14. can someone smarter than me explain what the cap hit of this contract will be in 2-3 years? they can’t keep kicking this down the road. after 2 more playoff losses, 12 and lafluer will leave and GB will become Detroit.

  15. nhpats2011 says:
    March 15, 2022 at 10:04 am
    $50m per year to flame out early in the postseason….what a waste
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    And to think that the Pats spent $163 million in free agency last season to not only flame out, but get thoroughly embarrassed.early in the postseason.

  16. gibson45 says:
    March 15, 2022 at 9:24 am
    “Most importantly, the deal slashes his cap number in 2022. Reportedly, it drops from $46.66 million to $28 million.”
    ____________

    So much for all of the “experts” who claimed that AR’s salary would cripple the Packers’ roster. Preston signed, Campbell signed. Davante soon to be signed to a multi-year contract. All is well.

    __________

    I’m not a Packer hater, but you have to be aware of how much they are mortgaging the future with all the signings for 2022. At some point the spending has to be accounted for.

  17. AR translation: “Ok, I’ll sign this thing, but I don’t really want to be here and I don’t like any of you very much.”

  18. gbpfan4ever says:

    can someone smarter than me explain what the cap hit of this contract will be in 2-3 years?
    +++++
    Not exactly. But whenever Rodgers departs (and it feels like it’s a 3 year commitment), Green Bay will need to have a cap reset year. That’s been the case since the cap dramatically declined during the first Covid season.

  19. brewcityitalian says:
    March 15, 2022 at 9:45 am
    whats the cap hit 2023 2024 and 2025

    How are the packers getting all this money

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    Same way they print “stocks”

  20. beej says:
    March 15, 2022 at 9:54 am
    50 million a year, good luck having someone to throw to
    _________

    Only $28 million against the cap, leaving plenty of room for several someones AR can throw to.

  21. can someone smarter than me explain what the cap hit of this contract will be in 2-3 years? they can’t keep kicking this down the road. after 2 more playoff losses, 12 and lafluer will leave and GB will become Detroit.

    With the new TV contracts coming onboard shortly, the salary cap will be significantly higher in 2-3 years, which is why this is a very smart deal.

  22. allthingshudson says:
    March 15, 2022 at 9:46 am
    Packers are pushing at least $22 Mil into future and that number could easily double if he plays another year.

    gbpfan4ever says:
    March 15, 2022 at 10:36 am
    can someone smarter than me explain what the cap hit of this contract will be in 2-3 years?
    ______________

    Some people fail to understand that the maximum team cap number continues to increase every year. Next year the total increase will probably exceed $22 million. In addition, there are ways to reduce AR’s cap hit again after this season. The Packers cap situation will be just fine in the next 2-3 years and further into the future.

  23. Nice contract….but watching Free Frenzy they are talking about Rodgers’contract in the majority of the highlights he is throwing to Davante Adams…….hahaha who doesn’t want to play under the franchise tag. That Justin Jefferson miss in the draft stings a lil more and a Love lost.

  24. brewcityitalian says:
    March 15, 2022 at 9:45 am
    whats the cap hit 2023 2024 and 2025

    How are the packers getting all this money
    _________________

    TV, and Streaming deals will inflate it.

  25. At the end of the Rodgers deal,…. the Packers will be in cap hell.
    That’s when LaFleur jumps ship along with Gutekunst for greener pastures.

  26. They should dump the cap.

    The floor is more important. Cheap teams shouldn’t be allowed to pocket NFL shared revenue.

    (not trying to enable the Packers, this was not money well spent)

  27. No, in three years when Rodgers retires the cap hit might be 40 million! Also remember that some rookie will be making 12 million a year to replace him! So it will equal out!

  28. allthingshudson says:
    March 15, 2022 at 10:49 am
    gibson45 says:
    March 15, 2022 at 9:24 am
    “Most importantly, the deal slashes his cap number in 2022. Reportedly, it drops from $46.66 million to $28 million.”
    ____________

    So much for all of the “experts” who claimed that AR’s salary would cripple the Packers’ roster. Preston signed, Campbell signed. Davante soon to be signed to a multi-year contract. All is well.

    __________

    I’m not a Packer hater, but you have to be aware of how much they are mortgaging the future with all the signings for 2022. At some point the spending has to be accounted for.
    __________

    Good point, but we are discussing 2022 only. The future will include significant increases in the total team cap. Also, there are ways to create cap space in the future even with the current contracts, as this adjustment for AR shows.

  29. Some people fail to understand that the maximum team cap number continues to increase every year. Next year the total increase will probably exceed $22 million. In addition, there are ways to reduce AR’s cap hit again after this season. The Packers cap situation will be just fine in the next 2-3 years and further into the future.
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    Its clear most people don’t know much of anything about how teams have managed their caps the last 20 years.

    .. I think fine is a stretch. They might be okay. We saw it in the Sherman-era, Andrew Brandt was a wizard. They got very creative to keep all their guys, including the “lifetime” contract for Favre. But it only took a few bad contracts to send them off the rails. The margin of error is just too thin.

  30. Paying all that to a prima donna and they still won’t win a Super Bowl in the next 3 years

  31. But is he worth it? Anything short of the Lombardi, you lump him in with Cousins and the like, who take the money and run. Nothing against the Packers and their fans, but hoping this drama queen doesn’t even make the playoffs and exits the NFL with his worst season ever.

  32. Paying all that to a prima donna and they still won’t win a Super Bowl in the next 3 years
    ===========

    SO.. go with Love… and be out of Super Bowl contention?

  33. But is he worth it? Anything short of the Lombardi, you lump him in with Cousins and the like, who take the money and run. Nothing against the Packers and their fans, but hoping this drama queen doesn’t even make the playoffs and exits the NFL with his worst season ever.

    4x MVP
    1x SB MVP
    Super Bowl Champ
    2nd best QB rating all-time
    Best TD-INT ratio all time
    Carried the team 10+years

    Yes, he’s worth it. With 12, we always have a chance. More than most teams can say.

  34. Go away A A Ron says:

    That Justin Jefferson miss in the draft stings a lil more and a Love lost.

    +++++

    Except of course Jefferson was selected well before Green Bay ever picked. But it’s nice Viking fans get to celebrate at least one of their last 6 first-rounders. At least.

  35. But is he worth it? Anything short of the Lombardi, you lump him in with Cousins and the like, who take the money and run. Nothing against the Packers and their fans, but hoping this drama queen doesn’t even make the playoffs and exits the NFL with his worst season ever.

    4x MVP
    1x SB MVP
    Super Bowl Champ
    2nd best QB rating all-time
    Best TD-INT ratio all time
    Carried the team 10+years

    Yes, he’s worth it. With 12, we always have a chance. More than most teams can say.

    ———-

    If some fans feel it’s worth the 100’s of millions paid to any athlete for 1 SB, paid to the athlete to get personal accolades for themselves, and to crash in the playoffs (which since the end game is winning the SB, puts the athlete on par with teams that don’t make the playoffs), oh well. Many would say it isn’t.

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