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.
After spending 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers was rumored to be leaving the franchise. However, he provided good news to Packers loyals by signing a massive 3-year contract extension worth $150 million, on March 16, 2022.
Aaron Rodgers’ Contract Breakdown
Aaron Rodgers signed a 3 year, $150,815,000 contract extension with the Green Bay Packers on March 16, 2022. This included a $40,800,000 signing bonus and a $101,515,000 guarantee.
The details of the contract are provided below:
|Contract||Signing Bonus||Average Salary||GTD at Sign||Total GTD|
|3 yr(s) / $150,815,000||$40,800,000||$50,271,667||$101,515,000||$150,815,000|
|Year||Base Salary||Signing Bonus||Option||Cap Hit||Dead Cap||Yearly Cash|
What are the terms of Aaron Rodgers’ contract?
Rodgers has signed a 3-year contract extension with the Green bay Packers which is worth $150.8 million approximately. His contract guaranteed him $101.515 million at the time of signing (includes signing bonus, 2022 salary, 2022 roster bonus, 2023 salary and the 2023 option bonus). Thus, in his second year of the contract extension, Rodgers is set to earn more than $100 million from the contract.
His contract also includes a workout bonus of $50,000 each season and a restructured amount of $2,852,000 in 2022 and 2023. The contract also includes the provision for two additional years to be reworked into the contract in the event that Rodgers continues to play after the 2024 NFL season. The new contract made Rodgers the highest paid sportsperson in the history of North American sports (when considered on an annual basis).
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|
|2018- 2023||4 yr(s) / $134,000,000||$57,500,000||$33,500,000||$79,200,000||$98,700,000|
Aaron Rodgers’ Salary
As per the terms of Aaron Rodgers’ current contract with the Green Bay Packers, he has an average annual salary of $50 million. In 2022, Rodgers is set to earn a base salary of $1.15 million, a signing bonus of $24.4 million and a workout bonus of $50,000. The contract amounts for 2022 carry a cap hit of $28,533,569 and a dead cap value of $150,997,137.
Aaron Rodgers’ Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Aaron Rodgers’ has a net worth of $200 million. He is ranked as the 14th highest-paid athlete worldwide by Forbes as of 2022. He was the highest-paid player in NFL history in 2013 after signing a 5-year contract extension worth $110 million.
He also earns roughly $9 million a year through endorsements alone. Some of his endorsement brands include Pizza Hut, State Farm Insurance, Adidas, Sharpie, Izod, Prevea Healthcare, Bergstrom Automotive to name a few.
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