Rodgers Signs Extension with Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have signed Quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is quoting an NFL source the deal is worth $110 million over five years. The $22 million average tops the $20 million a year the Baltimore Ravens gave Joe Flacco earlier this year
"Aaron is a true professional and a special player,” Ted Thompson, Packers General Manager said. “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.”
Rodgers stats include; 21,332 passing yards from 2008-12, the most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first five seasons as a starter. In 78 career regular-season starts, he has recorded 28 games with 300-plus passing yards, 43 without an interception and 46 with a 100-plus passer rating.
Rodgers was selected to the Pro Bowl three of the past four seasons (2009, 2011-12) and was named the starting quarterback for the NFC squad each of the past two seasons.
"An exciting day for our football program,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Aaron is an excellent illustration of a Green Bay Packer. It is truly a blessing to witness his continued accomplishments, both on and off the field.”