Rodgers returning to Packers on reported 4-year, $200M deal
The star quarterback agreed to a four-year, $200-million deal with the Packers that will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rodgers confirmed later Tuesday via Twitter that he is returning to the Packers, although he wrote: "Reports about me signing a contract are inaccurate, as are the supposed terms of the contract I 'signed.'"
The pact includes $153 million in guaranteed money and will reduce Rodgers' cap hit for 2022, sources told Rapoport. The veteran's previous contract included a $46.7-million cap charge, per Spotrac - the second highest in the NFL.
The veteran passer reportedly considered retirement and a move to the Denver Broncos, according to Rapoport, where he would have reunited with former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans also reportedly had interest in Rodgers if he decided to leave Green Bay.
The quarterback left his future up in the air following a shocking playoff defeat to the San Francisco 49ers but promised to make his decision in a timely manner.
Rodgers was named MVP for a second consecutive season after leading the Packers to a 13-win campaign in 2021. He remained away from the organization last offseason due to frustration with the front office before returning for training camp.
The 38-year-old signal-caller has thrown for 85 touchdowns to nine interceptions since 2020. Despite Rodgers' production, the Packers have been unable to break their Super Bowl drought.
Green Bay reportedly also prevented Rodgers' favorite weapon, wideout Davante Adams, from hitting the open market by using the franchise tag.