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Reports: Rodgers agrees to record 4-year, $134M deal

The Sports Xchange

August 29, 2018 at 11:23 am.

Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers agreed to terms on a record-breaking four-year contract extension worth $134 million in base salary, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rodgers’ new deal will have $103 million guaranteed and be worth a total of $176 million to $180 million, pending incentives.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers will receive a record $57.5-million signing bonus and earn more than $80 million by March.

A two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and six-time Pro Bowl selection, Rodgers’ expected new contract surpasses the deal signed this offseason by Matt Ryan. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback inked a five-year, $150 million contract with $100 million guaranteed on May 3.

Ryan’s new average annual salary surpassed the three-year, $84 million deal (all guaranteed) quarterback Kirk Cousins received from the Minnesota Vikings in March.

Rodgers, who is scheduled to make $20.9 million this season and $21.1 million in 2019, spoke with a radio station last week about his contract negotiations with the Packers.

“I’m not trying to screw them, you know,” Rodgers said. “This is a partnership. That’s the only way this is going to work, and the best way things work in this situation is that we’re in this thing together. And if they make that financial commitment, that’s what they’re saying, and also there’s an expectation that you’re going to play well. And then that’s my side of the bargain.”

Rodgers is returning after missing nine games during the 2017 campaign after breaking his collarbone for the second time.

The 34-year-old passed for 1,675 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions over seven games in 2017, his 13th season in the NFL.

Rodgers ranks second in franchise history in passing yards (38,502) and touchdown passes (313), trailing Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre in both categories (61,655 and 442, respectively).