MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Aaron Rodgers turned down a contract extension from the Green Bay Packers this offseason that would have made the 37-year-old reigning MVP the highest paid player in the NFL, according to an ESPN report.
Adam Schefter tweeted that the extension would have kept Rodgers in Green Bay for five more seasons.
This off-season, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid QB and player in football.
Rodgers declined the offer, proof it’s not about the money.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
The will-he-won’t-he drama between Rodgers and the Packers has stretched nearly the entire NFL offseason. In April, Rodgers reportedly told members of the Packers organization that he doesn’t want to return to the team this year. Since that report, rumors of a trade or potential holdout have buzzed unceasingly.
The Packers drafted Rodgers’ ostensible replacement, Jordan Love, in the first round of the 2020 draft. Rodgers responded by completing nearly 71% of his passes for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns and only five interceptions on the way to his third MVP award.