April 27, 2013 in Sports

Packers pay Rodgers

 

The Green Bay Packers signed franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season Friday, eight years after they stopped his slide down the draft board and took him with the 24th pick in the first round. The deal, according to a person with knowledge of the contract, is worth as much as $110 million, with $40 million guaranteed. The $22 million annual average of the extension is the highest salary in NFL history, slightly trumping the $120.6 million that the Baltimore Ravens gave quarterback Joe Flacco last month over six years. “I’m excited to know my future is here and I’ll be here for a lot longer,” Rodgers said inside the locker room at Lambeau Field. The Packers are 53-27 with Rodgers as the starter. – AP


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