Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be back for his 15th season as the starting quarterback.
The deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, is for four years and $200 million, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Rodgers’ decision to return was the one the team hoped he would make after a second consecutive MVP season led to a second consecutive season with the No. 1 seed. While it didn’t translate into playoff success – the Packers have been shut out of the Super Bowl since 2010 – his presence and performance at least give the Packers a chance to contend, something that might not have been true with Jordan Love.
“Greatness is the expectation. It’s not a destination,” Rodgers said at NFL Honors. “I’m thankful for the 17 years I’ve gotten to play in Green Bay. I’m thankful for the squad that Brian (Gutekunst) and Russ (Ball) and Matt (LaFleur) put together the last few years. I think there’s a lot to build on there, whether I’m there or not. I think they’ve got a really good nucleus in place. Should I come back, there’s some things that need to get done, probably, to get the team where it needs to go.”
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