Packers sign QB Aaron Rodgers to contract extension

The Green Bay Packers signed QB Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction on Tuesday.

“We are very happy to be able to reach an agreement with Aaron that keeps him in Green Bay,” Gutekunst said. “His play on the court and his leadership in our locker room remain critical in our pursuit of another Super Bowl title. The deal also allows us to maintain and improve on what we believe is already a very competitive roster.”

Rodgers led the league for the fourth time in his career with a passer rating of 111.9 in 2021, joining Steve Young (six times), Roger Staubach (four) and Ken Anderson (four) as the only players to lead the NFL in scoring at under-four times since 1970. He threw for 37 touchdowns, marking his eighth regular season with at least 30 TD passes, the fifth-most in NFL history (Tom Brady, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, nine / Drew Brees, 10). Rodgers also set the NFL mark for most TD/zero INT multi-pass games (13) in a single season in 2021. He has 24 TD/zero INT multi-pass games since 2020, surpassing Brady (19 in 2010- 11) for the most over a two-season span in NFL history.

Rodgers was named NFL Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press and by the Pro Football Writers of America for the 2021 season. He became the fifth player in NFL history to win back-to-back MVPs and ranks No. 2 with four PA MVP awards (2011, 2014, 2020, 2021), behind only Manning’s five. It was Rodgers’ fourth overall PFWA MVP award (2011, 2014, 2020, 2021), tying him with Manning for the most in PFWA history. Last season, Rodgers also earned All-Pro honors from the PA for the fifth time (first team in 2011, 2014, 2020 and 2021, second team in 2012) and was selected in the Pro Bowl for the 10th time in his career (2009, 2011-12, 2014-16, 2018-21) , passing Favre and T Forrest Gregg for the most Pro Bowl selections by a Packer.

With Rodgers as the starting quarterback over the past 14 years, the Packers have made the playoffs 11 times, won the division eight times and won the Super Bowl once. Rodgers helped Green Bay become the first team in NFL history to win 13+ regular season games in three consecutive seasons (2019-21). Rodgers has 449 career assists, passing Favre (442) in Week 16 of 2021 for the most in team history. His 449 TD assists as a Packer are the third in NFL history by a QB with just one franchise (Brady, 541 with New England; Brees, 491 with New Orleans) and fifth overall overall in league history.

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