The Green Bay Packers have reportedly reached a deal with quarterback Aaron Rodgers that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
James Jones of the NFL Network reports the four-year extension is worth $33.5 million in new money, plus incentives per year and over $100 million in guarantees.
The deal is expected to be signed soon and it’s said to be worth $134 million over the four years. Rodgers is set to collect more than $80 million this coming March. He is scheduled to earn $40 million in the final two years of the contract which means he’ll earn around $174 million over the next six years.
ESPN’s Ian Rappaport reports the deal includes a signing bonus of $57.5 million. [Read more…]