Packers announce Aaron Rodgers’ contract extension

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As far as Aaron Rodgers‘ new contract goes, one could say things are officially official.

The Packers announced that the club has signed Rodgers to an extension on Tuesday afternoon.

“We are very pleased to be able to come to an agreement with Aaron that keeps him in Green Bay,” General Manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement in the team’s release. “His play on the field and leadership in our locker room remain vital in our pursuit of another Super Bowl title. The agreement also allows us to maintain and enhance what we feel is already a very competitive roster.”

With the new deal, Rodgers’ cap number falls from $46.66 million to $28 million to give the Packers some significant flexibility under the cap.

Rodgers is set to earn $150 million over the next three seasons, which is effectively $123.53 million in “new money.”

56 responses to “Packers announce Aaron Rodgers’ contract extension

  1. at that type of compensation…..no excuses…no coach issues…no “not enough weapons”….
    anything other than a SB win is money poorly spent

  2. I will be so glad when Rodgers retires so the never ending news cycle about this diva ends.

  3. I know, I know, three years from now Green Bay will be going back to the 70s and 80s and never have any success again. Right Viking fans?

  4. Turns out the beautiful mystery was figuring out how to get filthy rich and cripple the Packers once he’s gone…

  5. And they did not need to offer a huge amount of unpurchased stock to do so.

    Well played gutey, well played

  6. The guy is back to back MVP on the 13 time NFL Champion Green Bay Packers. Of course a deal will get done and of course it wont be cheap. Go Pack Go. Job well done Gutey and front office team!

  7. I guess that leaves Davante Adams a gently used 1982 chocolate brown Toyota Cressida.

  8. If you’re tired of reading about Rodgers, why read the posted articles about him and then take time to write a comment? Makes no sense.

  9. So weird 🤔……it was almost a year ago when the mantra began, and grew into an almost hysterical cackle, that Aaron Rodgers would never play for the Packers again.
    And it turns out everybody was wrong. AGAIN. 🤣

  10. Welcome to Cap Hell, Green Bay!! This leaves the door WIDE open for Minnesota for the next several years!!! While the Packers have invested all of their money in an aging diva and are now unable to sign anyone to support him, the vikings are sitting with the most talented roster (on BOTH sides of the ball) in the division, with a brand new coaching staff ready to lead them to the promised land!!! SKOLLLLLL!!!!

  11. I will bet he will still cry about things. I am also curious to see how his offensive line blocks for him this year.

  12. I love how someone can sign a huge new deal and lower their cap number. NFL needs to have a hard cap with guaranteed contracts.

  13. Oh Vikings fans lol. If your roster were anywhere close to as good as you think it is you’d have been a playoff team in 2021. A team with “the most talented roster both sides of the ball” makes the playoffs in a system where darn near half the conference goes.

  14. This Viking fan always thought it was best that he stayed with the Pack — I just didn’t think in the end that he’d selfishly hold the team up for the ransom the way he did.

  15. ThenCameBronson says:
    March 15, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Welcome to Cap Hell, Green Bay!! This leaves the door WIDE open for Minnesota for the next several years!!! While the Packers have invested all of their money in an aging diva and are now unable to sign anyone to support him, the vikings are sitting with the most talented roster (on BOTH sides of the ball) in the division, with a brand new coaching staff ready to lead them to the promised land!!! SKOLLLLLL!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Really Bronson? Can I tell you a secret? The door has been WIDE open for Minnesota the last 15 years. All you gotta do is play this game a lot better.

  16. Find it hard to believe they think this diva can still take them over the top. He not even close to the GOAT and is a me first guy through and through. They should have sold him to Denver or Seattle and washed their hands of the Prince of Dishonesty.

  17. With all the compromises the Packers are making to pay Rodgers and Davante, I wouldn’t be shocked if a feisty Detroit team comes out of nowhere to take the division next year.

  18. Gonna be fun watching the packers continue to fail with Rodgers. He’s a jerk, and the organization is incompetent

  19. He said “keeps him in Green Bay”, not keeps him in Green Bay for the remainder of his career.

  20. Not a Packers hater, or fan, by any means, but if they don’t win a Super Bowl within the next 2-3 years, they won’t win won in the next decade. This contract is going to have a substantial ripple effect to the entire team and not in a positive way.

    I guess Love is not the answer???

  21. ThenCameBronson:
    With KC? And what’s his cap number? How does it compare with AR’s?

  22. The money that is flying around the NFL these days, from coaches to owners, the ridiculous sums paid to the talking heads, to the NFL itself, is gross. If anyone deserves a big payday, it’s the players, but get real.

  23. So if Rodgers new $ avg is 61 Mil, what will Broncos have to pay Russell Wilson next year I wonder? With all they traded for him they will probably have to make him highest paid player in the league next year, even if his performance ends up being less than Mahoney, Rodgers, etc.

  24. So if Rodgers new $ avg is 61 Mil, what will Broncos have to pay Russell Wilson next year I wonder? With all they traded for him they will probably have to make him highest paid player in the league next year, even if his performance ends up being less than Mahomes, Rodgers, etc.

  25. I am 67 and have been a Packers fan forever. AR has had fantastic regular season success but only one SB win and a 11-10 playoff record. I have no doubt that the Packers will not win another SB with AR. Once upon a time I was a big AR fan. No more. This sucks!

  26. you want a ring so bad but then raise the qb market and eat up a qtr of the cap?!?!

  27. As a Rodgers fan until he unmasked himself last year and revealed what sad excuse for a human being he really is, I now wish that Tom Brady plays however long it takes to keep Rodgers’ hands off the Lombardi forever.

  28. Brady is such a class act it’s hard to hate him, on the other hand Aaron Rodgers fills that position very well.

  29. Viking Fan is here, thinking he has a dog in this fight. The bar Viking Fan sets for the Packers is “win a SuperBowl.” The bar Viking Fan sets for the Vikings is “don’t be mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving.” Some things never change, including Rodgers being the biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success, again.

  30. $123.53 million in “new money”, for 2 “new seasons”. $61.765M is going to be the future target for franchise quarterbacks.

    The other 52 players are going to have to settle for a much smaller piece of the pie.

  31. Let’s see, $50M+ per year for an MVP, #1 seed in play-offs, and then a one-and-done ‘thud’ to put a bow on it. Comedy gold.

  32. So happy Rodgers is back in green bay. I’d much rather watch rodgers continue to make packer mgmt grovel than the packers get picks. Id much rather see the next fit happen in green bay again. And it will be great seeing the world unite to cheer against Rodgers all next season in green bay.

  33. jimmysee says:
    March 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm
    ThenCameBronson says:
    March 15, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Welcome to Cap Hell, Green Bay!! This leaves the door WIDE open for Minnesota for the next several years!!! While the Packers have invested all of their money in an aging diva and are now unable to sign anyone to support him, the vikings are sitting with the most talented roster (on BOTH sides of the ball) in the division, with a brand new coaching staff ready to lead them to the promised land!!! SKOLLLLLL!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Really Bronson? Can I tell you a secret? The door has been WIDE open for Minnesota the last 15 years. All you gotta do is play this game a lot better.

    —————-

    So one could say the samething of the Packers in the 70s and early 80s by not having a division title for 23 seasons…..even the lowly Vikings never went that long without winning a division title. Congrats A A Ron you finally beat Brady and make more money a year…..but he still has more rings, more class……lol….

  34. vikingfansaredelusional says:
    March 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    you want a ring so bad but then raise the qb market and eat up a qtr of the cap?!?!

    ———————————————————————————–

    The deal took his cap hit this season from $48 million to $28 million. That’s a lot less than a quarter of the cap, and a smaller cap hit than a lot of QBs.

    The new money number is silly. It’s not an extension, it’s a new contract. It’s $50 million a year, not the $60+ million that people touting.

  35. loldeepball says:
    March 15, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    With all the compromises the Packers are making to pay Rodgers and Davante, I wouldn’t be shocked if a feisty Detroit team comes out of nowhere to take the division next year.

    ——————————————————————————-

    Vegas would welcome your money.

  36. jacktatumroamingthemiddle says:
    March 15, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    I will be so glad when Rodgers retires so the never ending news cycle about this diva ends.

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    Says the person that goes to a website that is a never ending news cycle about the NFL and clicks on an article that clearly advertises it’s yet another article about Rodgers.

  37. HagemeisterPark says:
    March 15, 2022 at 2:21 pm
    The guy is back to back MVP on the 13 time NFL Champion Green Bay Packers. Of course a deal will get done and of course it wont be cheap. Go Pack Go. Job well done Gutey and front office team!

    69 121
    ////////////////////::::
    Why does a real fact – that the Packers are 13-time world champions -get so many thumbs down comments? Oh wait……..never mind. That does sound real nice.

  38. Go away A A Ron says:
    March 15, 2022 at 7:19 pm
    jimmysee says:
    March 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm
    ThenCameBronson says:
    March 15, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Welcome to Cap Hell, Green Bay!! This leaves the door WIDE open for Minnesota for the next several years!!! While the Packers have invested all of their money in an aging diva and are now unable to sign anyone to support him, the vikings are sitting with the most talented roster (on BOTH sides of the ball) in the division, with a brand new coaching staff ready to lead them to the promised land!!! SKOLLLLLL!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Really Bronson? Can I tell you a secret? The door has been WIDE open for Minnesota the last 15 years. All you gotta do is play this game a lot better.

    —————-

    So one could say the samething of the Packers in the 70s and early 80s by not having a division title for 23 seasons…..even the lowly Vikings never went that long without winning a division title. Congrats A A Ron you finally beat Brady and make more money a year…..but he still has more rings, more class……lol….

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I was there — but never heard Packers fans telling the world every year how they had the best team and the other teams in the division (notably the Bears of that era) were heading for a long cold winter. We had respect for good football. We knew good football (thank you coach Lombardi), and understood the team had to find its way. Ron Wolf opened that door. Vikings fans around here never seem to grasp that.

  39. The Vikings so knowledgeable about what it takes to win?? Try winning 1 in 60 plus years!! smh

  40. stellarperformance says:
    March 15, 2022 at 5:31 pm
    Viking Fan is here, thinking he has a dog in this fight. The bar Viking Fan sets for the Packers is “win a SuperBowl.” The bar Viking Fan sets for the Vikings is “don’t be mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving.” Some things never change, including Rodgers being the biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success, again.

    ———-

    You are confused so I’ll set you straight:

    1. Not a Vikings fan. That should be obvious from my screen name.
    2. I’m a packers fan. However I’m a realist when it comes to the packers. Not a rodgers hater either. Just saying if he really wants another ring, the league model of a team signing their qb to a huge contract doesn’t work.

  41. As fans I think we get the short end of the stick. $50MM/year is an outrageous amount of money for a guy that throws a ball. He is just an entertainer. Yes he is exceptionally good at it. My question is how can a normal person afford to take their family to a game. Its quickly becoming a $1000 day for a family of four. $11 beers, $10 hot dogs it goes on and on. Enough is enough. I can think of so many better ways to spend my money then supporting outrageous salaries and piggy greedy owners monetizing every last thing possible.

  42. jerrykramersslivers says:
    March 15, 2022 at 2:08 pm
    at that type of compensation…..no excuses…no coach issues…no “not enough weapons”….
    anything other than a SB win is money poorly spent
    ==========================

    EXACTLY! And as far as the “not enough weapons” if that is the case there’s only one reason, overpaying Rodgers. Then there’s the fact Adams said he won’t play under the franchise tag so they’ll probably have to give him a huge multi-year contract with a big signing bonus to keep him and that’ll create another HUGE problem.

    Also what’s the end game of his contract, I don’t see him playing out all 3yrs so if Rodgers decides to retire after this season the Pack takes a $99.8mil dead money hit for 2023, if he retires at the end of 2023 the Pack will take a $68mil dead money hit for 2024, that’s going to hurt BAD! Mortgaging the farm for a possible SB this season or next, I’m not a fan of that big of a gamble and that’s all it is, a gamble. For the money Rodgers wanted I’d have traded him, taken the picks and freed up cap space and started the rebuild now by finding out what Love has to offer this season and the Pack could have loaded the team with talent with the money they saved from shipping Arron out.

    BTW the fastest way to ruin a SB contender is to overpay the QB, it’s been proven over the last 21yrs, since 2000 no team that paid their QB over 12% of the cap has ever won the SB!

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