Aaron Rodgers confirms he will remain with Packers next season

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers

Last updated on March 10th, 2022 at 01:07 pm

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced that he will remain with the team next season, responding to numerous national media reports today.

The news was first reported by Pat McAfee of the Pat McAfee show. Rodgers, a four time NFL MVP (including in 2020 and 2021) is a regular guest on the show.

At the end of the 2021 season, the 38-year-old Rodgers said he was uncertain about the future of his playing career. That came after the off-season between the 2020 and 2021 seasons when there were reports that Rodgers was unhappy with the Packers and was considering retirement or wanted to be traded to another team.

Today, McAfee said that Rodgers told him he will be returning to the Packers for the 2022 NFL season.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Rodgers will receive a four-year, $200 million contract extension from the Packers, making him the “highest paid player in NFL history.”

However, McAfee and later Rodgers himself disputed the report of those contract details.

In order to keep Rodgers and several other key players, the Packers need to make numerous adjustments to player contracts to get under the NFL’s salary cap. Some players, including nose tackle Kenny Clark, running back Aaron Jones and offensive tackle David Bakhtiari have already had their deals with the Packers restructured in recent weeks, according to reports.

McAfee said a salary-cap friendly deal with Rodgers is in the works.

Rapoport also reported that the Packers will place a franchise tag on star wide receiver Davante Adams to keep him from leaving via free agency.

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