The Aaron Rodgers offseason soap opera is over for this offseason and there will be no trade for the reigning NFL MVP.
Rodgers has agreed a four-year contract extension with Green Bay worth a total of $200million, which makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history at an average of $50million. The pact includes a staggering $153million in guaranteed money.
Eventually the two sides kissed and made up for good after 2021 had seen a long standoff which made a parting of the ways seem almost inevitable.
Rodgers trade had looked likely
Rodgers eventually reported for the 2021 season but a contract restructure appeared to pave the way for a trade this offseason – voiding 2023 on his existing deal.
Instead though the relationship between Rodgers and the Packers appeared to thaw though – particularly with GM Brian Gutekunst. Rodgers meanwhile again played at an MVP level and led Green Bay to the league’s best regular-season record. They were defeated in the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers.
As Rodgers considered his decision he had three options – re-sign with Green Bay, retire or request a trade. Denver, Tennessee and Pittsburgh all reportedly had deals lined up had he decided on the final option.
Instead though Rodgers will now likely finish out his career as he started it – a Packer.