Aaron Rodgers Contract Details Out: QB to Add At Least $150 Million to His Total NFL Earnings

Published 03/15/2022, 5:30 PM EDT

Aaron Rodgers has signed a huge contract with the Packers. According to reports by NFL Network, the QB will get $42 million in 2022 $59.515 million in 2023 $49.3 million in 2024. In all, the QB will take home more than $150 million in the next three years. Before this contract, Rodgers would’ve gotten $26.47 million in 2022. But now his cap hit will be greater. How will this affect the rest of the roster?

The Green Bay Packers are all set to pay their Star Quarterback Aaron Rodgers after a long will-they-won’t-they scenario played out in the media. And even the announcement was made in parts. Reports suggested that he will sign a $200 million deal. But he refuted those reports. And now the contract has been actually signed.

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If Aaron Rodgers wanted the fans to believe that he will be taking on a cap-friendly deal, it certainly did not happen. Even if he decided to move on after a year, the Packers will take a huge cap hit. Does the QB have some other trick up his sleeve we don’t know about?

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If not, the deal comes across as Aaron Rodgers making the most of his powerful position as it currently stands. A pay-cut or even working at the same salary would’ve meant that the team can help build around him. But it seems the team will have to find a way to make it happen. And Rodgers would have to play up to the contract he has signed. Although, one can argue that this contract was paid for what he has done and not what he is about to do.

Well, in that case as many analysts have pointed out, the Packers have lost out on their best chance to win the Super Bowl. And nothing the team has done betters them from last year except a QB that will be financially safer than he already was.

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Maybe the cap trouble has already begun. Ace Wide Receiver and a regular target for Rodgers, Devante Adams has refused to play under the tag. TE Lazard will be a free agent so his future is unknown.

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And to top it all off, Tom Brady is coming back to the NFC. A Brady Vs Rodgers match-up is on the cards, will Aaron Rodgers step up to the occasion? Since it seems for the Packers, it is Super Bowl or bust!

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Utsav Khanna

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Utsav Khanna is an NFL Author at EssentiallySports. He did his PGDM from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and went on to work in Public Relations. A deep interest and love for the sport of NFL drew him towards working in Sports Journalism.

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