Records were broken Friday when Aaron Rodgers signed on the line for a five year, $110 million contract extension with the Green Bay Packers. This much anticipated extension will pay the quarterback the highest salary in NFL history.
“Aaron is a true professional and a special player,” said Packers General Manager, Ted Thompson, in a statement. “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.”
Green Bay already made it clear that they aren't afraid to spend big bucks to keep their stars. Linebacker Clay Matthews signed a $66 million extension with the Packers earlier this month making him the highest paid LB in the league.
Rodgers, who was drafted by the Packers in 2005, played under QB Brett Favre before making a name for himself as the star in Green Bay.
Rodgers tweeted after the announcement was made, "Thanks to the Organization, coaching staff, teammates, Packer nation for last 8 years! Excited about 7 more!" Rodgers, who had two years remaining on his previous deal, is now under contract with the Packers until 2019.Read more... Join the Conversation...