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Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers quarterback to become highest paid player in NFL history

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is a two-time MVP

 

Published in BBC, Aug 29th, 2018

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will become the highest paid player in NFL history, after agreeing a four-year contract extension reported to be worth $134m (£103m).

The 34-year-old will reportedly earn more than $80m by March 2019.

The new deal surpasses that of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who held the previous record.

Rodgers led the Packers to the Super Bowl championship in 2011, where he was also named most valuable player.

 

The two-time MVP has spent his career at the Packers since being selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft.

Rodgers, who still had two years remaining on his contract, is now under contract through 2023, when he will turn 40.

On Monday, Odell Beckham Jr signed a five-year contract extension at the New York Giants worth a reported $95m (£73.7m), making him the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history.

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