Rodgers signs record extension with the Packers

Virginia Santiago
September 3, 2018

Quarterback Chase Litton #8 of the Kansas City Chiefs hands the ball off to running back Darrel Williams #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half against the Green Bay Packers on August 30, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. If you're scoring at home, that means Rodgers could purchase roughly 192,000 bottles with his signing bonus alone ($57.5 million).

The deal makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in the National Football League, topping Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who agreed to a five-year, $150 million deal in May. Schefter also reports that Rodgers' contract will carry a cap hit of $33.5 million.

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"It's been an incredible ride the last 13 years; excited to start year 14 knowing that my future is here, in Green Bay, for our 100th season", Rodgers wrote Wednesday on Instagram.

"We're working through the process", Veach said, "but anytime you can add a guy who played here, knows the system, it's always going to be advantageous". And thank you to my teammates along the way, past and present who have impacted my life in so many positive ways, giving me friendships for life. "Looking forward to making some more memorable moments this year, and for years to come...."

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He's led the Packers to one Super Bowl win since entering the league.

That isn't to say the Packers didn't put in any waiver claims on players on their radar, but they were just too low on the totem pole. Many teams have seen their rosters collapse right before their eyes after paying their franchise quarterback a large sum of money. But after Wilson was paid what he really deserved, it was all downhill from there.

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The Chiefs listed one player on their injured reserve list: former Kansas state standout wide receiver Byron Pringle.

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