When news came down that Aaron Rodgers would return to Green Bay, it was originally reported that the reigning MVP signed a four-year, $200 million deal with $153 million guaranteed. However, Rodgers came out and disputed that report; saying no contract was signed but he would be a Packer.
Now, Rodgers has officially signed his extension with the team. And the QB will reportedly earn nearly $151 million over the next three years. Packers writer Andy Herman broke down the details of the contract Tuesday.
Rodgers contract per Over The Cap. This really is likely to end up a 2-year, $128 million deal with a $28.4 cap hit this year, $31.5 cap hit next year, and $68.2 mil in dead cap after that. An unprecedented contract for the Packers. pic.twitter.com/jkVW0CBqus
— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) March 15, 2022
“Rodgers contract per Over The Cap,” Herman tweeted. “This really is likely to end up a 2-year, $128 million deal with a $28.4 cap hit this year, $31.5 cap hit next year, and $68.2 mil in dead cap after that.” Noting, “An unprecedented contract for the Packers.” The collective football world reacted to the staggering numbers of Aaron Rodgers’ new deal.
“Interesting breakdown,” replied Bill Michaels. “The Packers are ALL IN.” “Wow, no thanks,” commented one user. “Packers cap sheet in 2024 will be the funniest in recent memory,” tweeted the Denver Broncos subreddit. “Stay tuned.” “Sooo Rodgers and Wentz are the same cap hit this year, basically,” replied film analyst and draft evaluator Paul Conner.
The Packers are ALL IN https://t.co/VKvXwIxw1z
— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) March 15, 2022
Wow, no thanks https://t.co/Z1SzQmY1nD
— Daniel Rees (@DPRees8) March 15, 2022
packers cap sheet in 2024 will be the funniest in recent memory, stay tuned https://t.co/pelbbmJI8K
— Broncos Reddit (@Broncos_Reddit) March 15, 2022
Sooo Rodgers and Wentz are the same cap hit this year, basically. https://t.co/LomzCsdlpD
— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) March 15, 2022
Green Bay’s brass pushed all the chips to the middle of the table with this deal. It could be an interesting next couple years and we definitely will come to see about that.