Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).
Aaron Rodgers: New contract| How much did sign for| Deal
The first blockbuster report of the day was that Aaron Rodgers, whose future at the Green Bay Packers has been under question, is set to commit to the team.
Rodgers had been linked with a trade to the Denver Broncos but later on Tuesday, reports emerged that it would be another Pro Bowl quarterback, Russell Wilson, moving to Colorado instead.
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Seattle has now have a trade haul that will allow them to build for the future after a period of slow decline that started after their Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots in February 2015.
Earlier on Tuesday the NFL Network had reported that Rodgers has agreed to a $200m, four-year extension with the Packers. The deal reportedly includes $153m in guaranteed money and would lower his salary cap figure for the 2022 season. Rodgers later confirmed he is staying with the Packers but said the terms are yet to be agreed.
According to ESPN, Wilson, who led the Seattle Seahawks to the NFL title in 2014, will join Denver in exchange for two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-round pick as well as quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant and lineman Shelby Harris. The Broncos will also receive a fourth-round pick from the Seahawks.
The Broncos have been in search for a quality starting quarterback ever since the retirement of Peyton Manning, while Wilson has been unsettled in Seattle for some time.
In Denver, he will lead a talented offense backed up by a solid defense. Shortly after Tuesday’s reported trade became public knowledge, Denver were installed as one of the betting favorites for the 2022 season.