Aaron Rodgers does his part to help the New York Jets get not one, but two shots at a ring
Now, the world knows the details of the future Hall of Fame quarterback’s new contract.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Rodgers agreed to a two-year, $75 million fully guaranteed contract through the 2024 season. It is a $35 million pay cut from the $110 million guaranteed that he had remaining on his old contract.
The #Jets signed four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers to a new two-year, $75 million guaranteed contract through the 2024 season, per NFL salary data.
Rodgers had nearly $110M guaranteed remaining on his old deal in GB. He’s taking less for a shot at a ring (or two) in New York. pic.twitter.com/FI6rmtgmAO
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2023
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the contract includes a non-guaranteed $37.5 million year in 2025 plus four additional void years to spread the money out. This allows the Jets to stay under the salary cap in 2023, and it also clears a significant amount of cap space for the 2024 season. Rodgers will have an $8.84 million cap charge in 2023 and a $17.16 million cap charge in 2024.
Aaron Rodgers’ new deal with the Jets includes $75M fully guaranteed over the next two years, as @TomPelissero reported.
The deal also includes a non-guaranteed $37.5M year in 2025, plus 4 additional years for cap purposes.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 26, 2023
The new contract all but guarantees Rodgers will stick around for a second season – perhaps barring a Super Bowl victory in the 2023 season, as he has previously suggested. You can never be certain about Rodgers’ future, but earlier today, he once again strongly hinted that he is planning on playing multiple seasons in New York.
“I’m having a blast. I don’t see this as a one year and done thing,” Rodgers said.
"I'm having a blast. I don't see this as a one year and done thing."
– Aaron Rodgers pic.twitter.com/AiuGGVZZtv
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) July 26, 2023
Ever since the Jets secured Rodgers’ verbal commitment in March, it was known that a reworked contract would have to be agreed upon at some point. Now, the Jets have finally gotten it done, allowing Rodgers and the team to focus on competing for a championship in the upcoming season.