Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 4/26/13
Aaron Rodgers finally gave the Packers the thumbs up on a new contract extension. If there’s one player that’s earned a contract extension over the past couple of seasons, it’s been Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. According to multiple reports, Rodgers signed a contract extension with the Packers this afternoon that will make him the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL. It is a five-year deal worth $110 million, that will keep Rodgers in Green Bay through the 2019 season. It’s not a surprise move for Green Bay, as it was simply a matter of when, not if this would get done. Rodgers has outperformed the current three-year, $27.75 million dollar extension he signed that was scheduled to take him through the 2014 season. Over the past three seasons, Rodgers has completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 12,860 yards, with 112 touchdowns against just 25 interceptions. He led the league in passer rating each of the past two seasons, was named the 2011 Most Valuable P...
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