N.Y. Jets Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Is One of the Highest-Paid Athletes

Here's an in-depth look at Aaron Rodgers's net worth and how much he has made per contract. Rodgers got traded from the Green Bay Packers to the Jets.

Jennifer Farrington - Author

Apr. 25 2023, Updated 2:44 p.m. ET

NFL Player Aaron Rodgers attends the NFL Honors at University of Minnesota on Feb. 3, 2018.
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Despite the millions (and millions) of dollars former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has collected for his roles both on and off the field, many consider him to be quite humble and giving. During an August 2022 interview with Aubrey Marcus, he was praised for supporting people and being more of a giver rather than a receiver.

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In addition to being viewed as one of the humbler sports stars and a social activist, Rodgers has developed an impressive track record in football. So, just how much is Aaron Rodgers's worth?

Aaron Rodgers

N.Y. Jets quarterback

Net worth: $200 million

Rodgers has reached many milestones in his career. In 2010, he led the Green Bay Packers to victory and won the title of Super Bowl MVP. In 2011, 2014, 2020, and 2021, Rodgers was voted league MVP by the Associated Press. In April 2023, it was announced that Rodgers had been traded to the N.Y. Jets.

Birthdate: Dec. 2, 1983

Birthplace: Chico, Calif.

Education: Played for Butte College and the University of California, Berkeley

Married: No

Kids: 0

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What is Aaron Rodgers’s net worth?

Aaron Rodgers attending a formal event wearing a black suit and tie.
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Since joining the Green Bay Packers in 2005, Rodgers has served as a key player in games. Unlike most who transfer from one team to the next, Rodgers remained with the Packers until 2023 after he was selected as the team's 24th pick during the first round of the 2005 NFL draft.

Throughout his career, Rodgers has been recognized as one of the best quarterbacks in football history and one of the highest-paid athletes. In 2023, Rodgers's net worth stands at $200 million, which is just $50 million shy of Tom Brady’s fortune.

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What was early life like for Aaron Rodgers?

Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on Dec. 2, 1983, in Chico, Calif. During his high school years, Rodgers was recognized as a star quarterback at Pleasant Valley High School, although he wasn’t heavily scouted by major college football teams. Rodgers played football at Butte College and transferred to the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.

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That move put the star quarterback in a position to gain significant attention. During the time Rodgers served as the starting quarterback for the Golden Bears, he led the team to a 10–2 record in 2004. The following year, he was picked up by the Packers and served as the backup quarterback behind Brett Favre.

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Although Rodgers wasn’t extremely active during his first three seasons, he stole the spotlight after Favre was traded to the New York Jets. After a successful career with Green Bay, Rodgers is also going to play for the Jets.

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How much were Aaron Rodgers’s contracts?

Rodgers was compensated generously during his time with the Packers. Here’s a breakdown of Rodgers’s salary over the years, including how much he received in sign-on bonuses.

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Contract YearContract AmountSigning BonusAverage Salary
2009–2014$63,520,000not disclosed$10,586,667

In November 2021, Rodgers was fined $14,650 after he failed to adhere to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. A few months prior to that, the quarterback faced criticism for claiming he was “immunized” against the COVID-19 virus but hadn't actually received the vaccine.

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How much does Aaron Rodgers make from endorsement deals?

Being a star player in the NFL certainly has its perks. Given his status in the league, Rodgers has landed several endorsement deals including a role on State Farm commercials. The NFL player reportedly collected between $2 million and $3 million for that, according to Yahoo!

Some of the other brands Rodgers has partnered with include:

  • Pizza Hut
  • Adidas
  • Prevea Healthcare
  • Bergstrom Automotive
  • IZOD
  • Sharpie
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Aside from using his name and reputation to seal multi-million dollar deals, Rodgers is also a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. He purchased his stake in the NBA franchise in April 2018, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

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Is Aaron Rodgers retiring?

Rodgers isn’t retiring just yet, though he did hint to fans following the Jan. 8, 2023, game that he might be considering it. After the game, Rodgers stated that he “needed time to get away and contemplate” whether he had anything left to prove. While retirement might soon be in the cards for the star quarterback, it might not be happening as soon as fans had thought.

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Was Aaron Rodgers traded to the N.Y. Jets?

On April 25, 2023, ESPN announced that Rodgers had been traded to the Jets. After returning from a darkness retreat at Sky Cave Retreats, Rodgers reportedly gained a better sense of whether he wanted to continue playing professional football in 2023 or retire. He ultimately decided he wanted to stay in the NFL and play for the Jets.

Per ESPN, Rodgers is owed "a $58.3 million bonus before the 2023 season" as well as $108.7 million, which will be disbursed over the next two years.

In exchange for Picks 13, 42, and 207 in the 2023 draft and "a second-rounder in 2024," the Jets will receive Rodgers along with Picks 15 and 170 in the 2023 NFL draft. EPSN says the second-rounder could become a first-rounder on the condition that Rodgers plays at least 65 percent of the snaps during the 2023 season.

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