Green Bay Packers star quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers was rewarded back in March with a hefty $150 million extension across the next three years, but there is a kicker. He also gets a $40.8 million signing bonus. Talk about getting paid handsomely.
That amount is supposed to be paid to the Packers signal-caller by December 31st, but the organization has decided to split up the money. Per Field Yates, Rodgers will get $20.8 million next Monday, then the rest in September:
As part of his contract extension this offseason, Aaron Rodgers received a $40.8M bonus that was due to be paid by December 31st.
Green Bay recently tweaked the deal, paying Rodgers $20.8M by June 20th and $20M more by September 30th.
Monday will be a great day for Rodgers.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 16, 2022
Just a casual $20 mil heading into his bank account in the coming days. Must be nice. But, it's not like he needs it. Green Bay is going to have a much different look in 2022 after Rodgers' favorite target, Davante Adams, left for the Las Vegas Raiders to link up with his former college QB, Derek Carr.
Many are wondering if the Packers will have enough weapons out wide to still do damage, considering Adams was easily their best receiver. Allen Lazard is their main man now, while they also drafted Christian Watson.
Green Bay failed to live up to expectations in the playoffs last season and Rodgers was disappointing. Nonetheless, it's clear they still value him a lot given the type of money he's getting and you also can't ignore that Rodgers is the back-to-back MVP. It's just time for him to show up in the postseason and lead the Packers to a Super Bowl.