Aaron Rodgers Is Now The Highest Paid Player In NFL History
Now that Tom Brady is officially retired from the football, there needs to be a new grossly-overpaid quarterback in the NFL. And it looks like it’s none other than Aaron Rodgers, the man who can just as effectively throw a football as he can catch COVID. After nearly a year of some will he/won’t he antics, Aaron has decided he will continue to be a Green Bay Packer, by signing a 4-year contract to stay with the team until 2026. That contract also comes with tons of money, so much so that 38-year-old Aaron Rodgers is now the highest-paid NFL player in history.
Aaron was drafted by the Green Bay Packers back in 2005, and it’s been his home ever since. Last year he made it pretty clear that he was willing to leave Green Bay for a better deal. Green Bay must have sold enough of its foam cheese hats this year because they just wrote Aaron a new $200 million contract. via Complex:
Rodgers and the Packers agreed to the terms on a 4-year, $200 million deal that will make him the highest paid player in NFL history, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. Per Rapoport, $153 million of that will be guaranteed.
Aaron didn’t break the news himself. According to Aaron’s friend and fellow COVID misinformation spreader, Pat McAfee, Aaron personally requested Pat work as his unofficial spokesperson and let everyone know Aaron’s big news.
.@AaronRodgers12 reached aht to me this morning & let me know that he will OFFICIALLY be returning to the Green Bay Packers#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/AZ54GJCSbj
— 🅿️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 8, 2022
Aaron has also previously stated that he was strongly considering announcing a retirement this year, but clearly, that feeling wasn’t strong enough. Especially not when a football team is throwing the gross domestic product of a small island nation at you. Reaction to Aaron’s new contract on social media was mixed, with some people congratulating Aaron and others doing the Twitter equivalent of a shrugged shoulder. But one thing was for sure, and that was the implication that when Aaron does finally speak about his new contract, it will no doubt have the potential to be a mess and a half.
Can’t wait for Aaron Rodgers to go on Pat McAfee’s show and drop some zen word salad about money not being a factor for him.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) March 8, 2022
Not only is Aaron the richest player in NFL history, but he’s also one of the oldest quarterbacks. On average, the oldest quarterbacks have tapped out around age 42 or 43. So Aaron will be right up there if he does eventually retire after his four years are up (about 42).
Plenty of good news in Aaron’s life. He’s got a new four-year deal to play with his beloved balls, and he might be rekindling his relationship with Shailene Woodley. When the two reportedly broke up last month, sources claimed it was because Aaron spent too much time on the football field and not enough time with Shailene. But they have since been seen together multiple times, so it’s likely they’re back together. And Aaron is richer than he’s ever been, and I’m sure that softens the blow whenever Aaron repeats something dumb that he heard from The Joe Rogan Experience. She can just ask Aaron to use some of those 200 million dollars to splurge on a nice pair of noise-canceling headphones.