The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a $110-million, five-year contract, making him the highest-paid NFL player ever, according to NFL.com.
Rodgers’ new deal averages $22-million a year -- including a total payout of $40 million in the first year -- besting the $20.1-million Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is set make on his new $120-million, six-year contract, which had previously made the reigning Super Bowl MVP the highest-paid player in NFL history.
“Aaron is an excellent illustration of a Green Bay Packer,” Green Bay Coach Mike McCarthy said, according to the Packers’ official website. “It is truly a blessing to witness his continued accomplishments, both on and off the field.”
The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback and 2010 Super Bowl MVP has thrown for 21,661 yards with 171 touchdowns and with just 46 interceptions during his eight-year NFL career.