Aaron Rodgers has built the reputation of being one of the NFL’s premier talents. Here is a brief run-through of how the Packers superstar became one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. In this piece, we’re taking a look at Aaron Rodgers’ net worth in 2021.
Aaron Rodgers’ net worth in 2021: $120 million
The Packers superstar’s value for 2021 is approximately $120M.
The Packers’ 24th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft signed a five-year entry-level contract amounting to $7.7M with a signing bonus of $1.5M according to Spotrac. Rodgers spent his first three seasons on the sidelines as a backup for the legendary Brett Favre.
In his first full season as the Packers starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers recorded 28 passing touchdowns while averaging 252.4 passing yards per game, along with a respectable 93.8 quarterback rating.
Green Bay decided to go with Aaron Rodgers as their leading man when they signed the latter to a six-year, $65M extension that runs until 2014.
The Packers’ investment turned out to be fruitful. Aaron Rodgers would begin establishing himself as one of the NFL’s finest quarterbacks. In three seasons as a starter, Rodgers would already amass one Pro Bowl selection, two playoffs appearances, and most importantly, a Super Bowl victory in 2010.
Rodgers’ stellar play would go on for the seasons that followed, and Green Bay will make another long-term play for their guy by signing him to a five-year, $110M extension in 2013, making him the highest-paid player in the league at the time.
Throughout the duration of that extension, Aaron Rodgers was invited to the Pro Bowl four times and hailed as the Most Valuable Player in 2014.
Prior to the 2018 season, Rodgers would once again break the bank by agreeing to a humongous four-year, $180M extension that includes $103M in guaranteed money.
To date, Aaron Rodgers has amassed nearly $220M in career earnings as per Spotrac.
Aaron Rodgers is one of the most sought-after personalities when it comes to endorsements. Forbes estimates his earnings to $9M per year.
State Farm has had a working relationship with Rodgers since 2012. The brand’s Discount Double Check series of advertisements, featuring the quarterback’s “invisible belt” touchdown celebration has proven to be a massive hit among fans.
The series of commercials’ popularity caused State Farm to produce another venture just last year with the inclusion of reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, Patrick Mahomes.
In 2015, Aaron Rodgers signed a multiyear partnership with Adidas. The deal that allows him to wear Adidas cleats during NFL games while also being involved with the development of the German brand’s apparel.
Aaron Rodgers appeared in a 2018 Bose advertisement highlighting the product’s superior noise-canceling feature.
Aaron Rodgers has likewise made his mark in the local market by agreeing to a partnership with Prevea Healthcare. Both parties have announced that they are extending their deal for four more years.
While not falling under the endorsement category, Aaron Rodgers has increased his net worth with his involvement in another business venture. In 2018, he was revealed as a limited partner of a Milwaukee Bucks ownership group, thus becoming the first active NFL player in history to own a stake with an NBA franchise.