Aaron Rodgers
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Aaron Rodgers Is One of the Highest-Paid Athletes Amid Retirement Speculation

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Jan. 11 2023, Published 12:58 p.m. ET

Despite the millions (and millions) of dollars 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 worth today?

What is Aaron Rodgers’ net worth?

Aaron Rodgers
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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 has remained with the Packers since being selected as the team's 24th pick during the first round of the 2005 NFL draft.

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Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for Green Bay Packers

Net worth: $200 million

Rodgers has reached many milestones in his career. In 2010, he led his team 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.

Birthdate: Dec. 2, 1983

Birthplace: Chico, Calif.

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

Married: No

Kids: 0

Throughout his career, Rodgers has been recognized as one of the best quarterbacks in football history and one of the highest-paid athletes. Today, Rodgers is worth $200 million, 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, though he wasn’t being heavily scouted by major college football teams. Rodgers went on to play football at Butte College and later 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 would be picked up by the Packers and serve as the backup quarterback behind Brett Favre.

Although Rodgers wasn’t extremely active during his first three seasons, he stole the spotlight after Farve was traded to the New York Jets.

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A deeper look into Aaron Rodgers’ contracts and how much he has earned.

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

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Contract YearContract AmountSigning BonusAverage Salary
2005-2009$7,700,000$1,500,000$1,540,000
2009-2014$63,520,000not disclosed$10,586,667
2013-2019$110,000,000$33,250,000$22,000,000
2018-2023$134,000,000$57,500,000$33,500,000

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 was brought under fire for claiming he was “immunized” against the COVID-19 virus but had not actually received the vaccine.

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Aaron Rodgers has landed endorsement deals and assets.

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 closed deals with include:

  • Pizza Hut
  • Adidas
  • Prevea Healthcare
  • Bergstrom Automotive
  • IZOD
  • Sharpie

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.

Is Aaron Rodgers retiring?

Rodgers isn’t retiring just yet, though he did hint to fans following the Jan. 8 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.

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