Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Aaron Rodgers is a record-breaking, multiple title-owning quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers began playing football in high school in his home state of California and set more records during college after transferring to the University of California from a community college.
He holds the record for most touchdown passes of 70+ yards (20), most consecutive touchdown passes at home without an interception, (including playoffs, 49), most seasons with 35+ touchdown passes (5), and many more, including a plethora of firsts in NFL history; such as the only player to throw for 400 touchdowns before throwing 100 interceptions, the first player to have a career passer rating over 100, the first player with a Touchdown to Interception Ratio of 4:1, the only quarterback to have a passer rating over 120 in multiple seasons and the first player in NFL history to pass for over 4,000 yards in each of the first two seasons as a starting quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers’ Contract Breakdown
Aaron Rodgers’ current contract is a 4-year $134 million contract that was signed on August 29, 2018 and can be broken down as follows:
|Contract||Signing Bonus||Average Salary||GTD at Sign||Total GTD|
|4 yr(s) / $134,000,000||$57,500,000||$33,500,000||$79,200,000||$98,700,000|
|Year||Base Salary||Signing Bonus||Roster Bonus||Cap Hit||Dead Cap||Yearly Cash|
What are the terms of Aaron Rodgers’ contract?
The $134 million contract guarantees the quarterback $79.2 million at signing, which includes the signing bonus, 2018 and 2019 roster bonus, and the 2018 workout bonus. $14.6 million of Rodgers’ 2020 roster bonus was converted into the signing bonus and paid on March 20, 2020. He will also receive $500,000 per year as an annual workout bonus throughout the duration of the contract.
According to the terms of the contract the 2020-2023 escalators, totaling $1 million, constitute $100,000 for 72.5 offensive snaps, $120,000 for the divisional playoff game, $130,000 for the NFC Championship and $150,000 for a Super Bowl, all earned in 2020 and 2021.
The contract also includes $100,000 each for Top 3 Passer Rating, Completion %, Interceptions thrown %, Yards per Attempt, Touchdown passes, for which Rodgers earned $100,000 in 2020 and $500,000 in 2021.
Aaron Rodgers Contract History
|Year ||Contract||Signing Bonus||Average Salary||GTD at Sign||Total GTD|
|2005 - 2009||5 yr(s) / $7,700,000||$1,500,000||$1,540,000||-||$2,120,000|
|2009 - 2013||6 yr(s) / $63,520,000||-||$10,586,667||-||$20,000,000|
|2013 - 2019||5 yr(s) / $110,000,000||$33,250,000||$22,000,000||$33,250,000||$54,000,000|
Aaron Rodgers’ Salary
As per the terms of Aaron Rodgers’ current contract with the Green Bay Packers, he has an average annual salary of $33.5 million. In 2021, Rodgers will earn a base salary of $15.05 million, a roster bonus of $6.8 million, a workout bonus of $500,000 and an incentive bonus of $870,000, while carrying a cap hit of $37,572,000 and a dead cap value of $31,556,000.
Aaron Rodgers’ Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Aaron Rodgers’ has a net worth of $120 million. He is ranked as the 45th highest-paid athlete worldwide. He was the highest-paid player in NFL history in 2013 after signing a 5-year contract extension worth $110 million. Apart from an annual income of $33.5 million through NFL, he earns roughly $30 million through advertisements alone, which include Pizza Hut, State Farm Insurance, Adidas, Sharpie, Izod, Prevea Healthcare, Bergstrom Automotive to name a few.