GREEN BAY, Wis. Aaron Rodgers is the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Terms of the long-anticipated contract extension the quarterback signed with the Green Bay Packers on Friday are five years and 110 million, according to multiple reports, making it the highest average annual salary ever paid to a player. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the extension will tack on to the end of Rodgers' current deal and tie him to the Packers through 2019, when he's 36 years old.
Rodgers had two years remaining on a contract he signed in 2008. The terms of that deal had the 29-year-old set to make 9.75 million for the 2013 season and 10.5 million in 2014.
In comparison to what other elite NFL quarterbacks are earning, that salary left Rodgers significantly underpaid. When Rodgers signed that previous contract, he had started only seven games after taking over the job from Brett Favre. Since then, Rodgers has led Green Bay to a Super Bowl victory at the end of the 2010 season and won the NF...