Aaron Rodgers will remain a member of the Green Bay Packers thanks to a deal he signed on Tuesday and, based on the numbers surrounding the agreement, he might have a hard time packing all the green into his bank accounts.
The contract that Rodgers and the Packers settled on spans four years and carries a total value of $200 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, $153 million of which is guaranteed. The quarterback is now the highest-paid player in league history.
Perhaps the most critical consequence of Tuesday's news is that Rodgers, after seeing Washington in 2021, is now set to face the Commanders once again in 2022.
While those who support Ron Rivera's club have long held on to the essentially-hopeless hope that Rodgers would ditch his Packers threads for the Commanders' new uniforms, that imaginary blockbuster never, ever, ever, never, ever came close to materializing.
Rodgers has stated a lack of interest in suiting up for a non-contending operation, Washington possesses only an average amount of resources it could give up in a swap and the team is in the NFC, a conference that Green Bay understandably wanted to avoid negotiating with.
Plus, none of that matters anymore, because the man is going to put his name on a piece of paper and will instantly earn more money than anyone who's preceded him.
Looking ahead, though the 2022 NFL schedule has yet to be finalized, the matchups are known, and the Packers are slated to pay the Commanders a visit at FedEx Field at some point. In last year's game featuring the two squads, Rodgers passed for three touchdowns and 274 yards in an easy 24-10 victory.
In a surprising development, that win only boosted Rodgers' career record against Washington to 3-3. However, he owns a 14-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio versus the organization, indicating he personally hasn't encountered much trouble in the affairs.