Rodgers: “Yes, I will be playing with the Packers next year”
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers confirmed on Twitter Tuesday that he will return to Lambeau Field this season, but he disputed reports of a blockbuster deal.
The four-time NFL MVP tweeted, “Hey everyone, just wanted to clear some things up; YES I will be playing with the @packers next year, however, reports about me signing a contract are inaccurate, as are the supposed terms of the contract I “signed”. I’m very excited to be back 💪🏼 #year18❤️”
NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday morning that Rodgers and the team agreed to terms on a four-year, $200 million deal. The deal as reported by Rapoport would make Rodgers the highest paid player in NFL history. Rapoport reports $153 million is guaranteed.
Those numbers were immediately questioned by Rodgers’ friend Pat McAfee, who said on his show Tuesday that reports of the $200 million deal are “categorically false.” McAfee was first report the news of Rodgers’ return to Green Bay.
Reports say Rodgers considered retirement and a possible move to the Denver Broncos.
The Packers have until 3 p.m. to make a decision when it comes to a franchise tag for star WR Davante Adams. Rapoport says the new salary cap room makes it likely that the Packers will exercise that option for Adams.
Copyright 2022 WBAY. All rights reserved.