Aaron Rodgers will be staying with the Green Bay Packers as a new, potentially record-setting deal has reportedly been reached.
Rodgers himself confirmed he'd be staying with the team, but said he wanted to "clear some things up" surrounding reports of his reported contract.
Details surrounding the specifics of the agreement remain unclear, with NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reporting the team and their star quarterback agreed to a four-year, $200 million contract. But Pat McAfee, who has hosted Rodgers a number of times on his show, said his sources indicated those numbers are not accurate.
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If Rapoport's numbers prove correct, Rodgers’ new $50 million average annual value will set a new NFL record, surpassing Patrick Mahomes’ contract which pays an average of $45 million per year.
The contract includes $153 million guaranteed and his salary cap number will go down, helping Green Bay navigate free agency. Star wide receiver Davante Adams was scheduled to be a free agent next week, but Rapoport reported that the team will franchise tag Adams with the cap space gained from Rodgers' extension.
News of the agreement ends weeks of speculation over what Rodgers would do, with many insiders noting that he seriously considered retirement. It also comes after nearly a year of drama between the quarterback and the team.
The 38-year-old Rodgers is a four-time MVP and 10-time Pro Bowler, but has only won one Super Bowl back in 2010.
Rodgers is a long-time nemesis of the Chicago Bears.
In just 27 regular season games against the Bears, Rodgers has 61 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions, and has put up a record of 22-5 in those games.