Packers And Rodgers Agree On Record Deal

Just nine days after making Clay Matthews the highest paid linebacker in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers inked Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension, which will make the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the league.  According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the deal is for five years and worth 110 million dollars.  Rodgers, who surpassed Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco as the NFL’s highest paid player, said the deal is humbling…

Since being drafted by the Packers in the first round in 2005, Rodgers has thrown for 21,661 yards and 171 touchdowns and led Green Bay to a Super Bowl championship at the end of the 2010 season.  Rodgers thanked the Packers organization and its fans…

When this deal runs out, Rodgers will 36 years old when this new deal runs out.  He was asked if this extension means he finishes his career in Title Town…

Rodgers was named the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player after the 2011 season and has been named to the Pro Bowl three of the past four years.

Packers General Manager Ted Thompson (via Packers press release):
“Aaron is a true professional and a special player.  He works hard, is humble, and is focused on his actions, on and off the field.  He is an excellent teammate and pushes himself and others to be the very best.  We are happy to reach an agreement to extend his career with the Packers.”

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy via (Packers press release):
“An exciting day for our football program.  Aaron is an excellent illustration of a Green Bay Packer.  It is truly a blessing to witness his continued accomplishments, both on and off the field.”

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