Aaron Rodgers’ net worth spiked in 2018 when he signed a lucrative extension with the Green Bay Packers. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback is once again towards the top of the highest-paid football players list.
His endorsement deals consistently rank among the highest among players in the league. Let’s take a closer look at Rodgers’ salary and some of his other revenue-producing ventures.
What is Aaron Rodgers Worth?
Name: Aaron Rodgers
Profession: Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers
College: University of California, Berkeley
Estimated Net Worth: $70 Million
(According to celebritynetworth.com)
Sources of Aaron Rodgers’ Wealth
Let’s take a look at Mr. Rodgers’ wealth.
In 2018 Rodgers signed a four-year contract extension with the Green Bay Packers. The deal is worth $134 million and includes a $57.5 million signing bonus with $98.2 million guaranteed. After almost two decades with the team, Rodgers is back amongst the highest-paid players in the league.
Aaron Rodgers holds a multitude of NFL and franchise records. The future Hall of Famer is known for his accuracy, passer rating, and low interception rate. The league recognized the superstar’s importance to the Packers franchise by naming him MVP of the NFL twice. He was also named MVP of Super Bowl XLV, leading the Packers to victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Aaron Rodgers Jersey Sales
Aaron Rodgers’ #12 jersey ranked fifth highest in sales for 2018. Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL and a fan favorite. Every Sunday during the NFL season you’ll find Wisconsinites decked-out in green and gold. A good number of them are representing “Mr. Discount Double Check.”
Forbes estimates Aaron Rodgers’ endorsement income at $7.5 million per year. Over the course of his career, Rodgers has penned major deals with State Farm Insurance, Ford, Prevea, Nike and Adidas.
His “Discount Double Check” television commercials for State Farm have become an iconic cultural reference for football fans. One of the commercial spots pokes fun at Rodgers’ famous touchdown celebration, where he mimics strapping on a championship belt.
Aaron Rodgers: venture capitalist? In 2019 Rodgers joined a group of investment experts in the creation of Rx3 Ventures, a new venture, and growth-stage investment fund.
Rodgers also recently purchased one-percent ownership in the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. He is often seen court-side watching Bucks games. The cost of his minority stake is estimated to be in the ballpark of $5.5 million.
In 2009, he created his own record label, Suspended Sunrise Recordings. The label released a debut single and YouTube video from the band The Make in 2011.
NFL Quarterback Salary Comparison
Aaron Rodgers average annual salary: $33.55 million
The top five highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL (average annual salary):
- Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: $35 million
- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers: $34 million
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: $33.55 million
- Matt Ryan, Denver Broncos: $30 million
- Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings: $28 million
Salary Fast Fact: Super Bowl champ Tom Brady of the New England Patriots earns approximately $20.5 million per year.
Aaron Rodgers Player Stat
Born: 12/2/1983 in Chico, California
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 225 lbs
Nicknames: A-Rod, A-Rodg
Find Aaron Rodgers’s fantasy football team names for your league.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the background of the Packers’ QB.
Rodgers attended Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California. He was skilled at basketball and football. For two years as the starting quarterback, he threw for 4,421 yards.
Rodgers was largely overlooked by Division I football programs coming out of high school. He even considered quitting football and going after a law degree. But then Butte Community College contacted him with an offer to play football. Rodgers leads the team to a 10-1 record and a NorCal Conference Championship.
Coaches at the University of California took note and suggested a transfer. Rodgers led the Golden Bears to a 7-3 record as a starter in his first year and a 10-1 record as a junior. That year he had 2,566 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and only 8 interceptions. He led the Pac-10 with a 66.1 percent completion rate.
The Green Bay Packers selected Aaron Rodgers in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was a consensus early-first-round draft selection but surprisingly dropped to late the first round. The Packers selected him as the #24 overall pick that year.
Upcoming Free Agency
Rodgers signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers in 2018. He is scheduled to become a free agent in 2024.
Aaron Rodgers began his NFL career on the Packers bench for the first three years. Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre held the position but was still several years away from retirement. Rodgers would have to wait.
Once he gained control of the starting quarterback position, Rodgers never looked back. His consistently league-leading play has led to NFL MVP honors in 2011 and 2014. He was the Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011. And in 2010, Rodgers led the Packers to a Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named MVP of the game.
Rodgers holds the record for the NFL’s best all-time career passer rating. He rarely throws an interception. His touchdown to interception ratio is the best in NFL history at 4.23. Rodgers is known for methodically avoiding mistakes; he holds the league record for the highest passer rating (122.5) in a single season.
Aaron Rodgers Celebrity Girlfriends
Aaron Rodgers seems to enjoy the single life. Every few years we hear about a new girlfriend, usually a famous celebrity herself. Television cameras are always quick to focus on his sweetheart cheering him on from a stadium suite. His current girlfriend is professional race car driver Danica Patrick. Rodgers started dating her in January 2018.
From 2014 to 2017 Rodgers dated actress Olivia Munn. Rodger’s other previous relationships — both real and rumored — may have included Baywatch actress Kelly Rohrbach, Destiny Newton, actress Jessica Szohr, Hillary Scott of the musical group Lady Antebellum, sportscaster Erin Andrews, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Julie Henderson.
Life is good if you’re Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers Fun Facts
1.) Rodger’s girlfriend Danica Patrick was born in Beloit, Wisconsin – 190 miles south of Green Bay.
2.) As a kid, Aaron was sometimes called “Hurley” after NBA basketball star Bobby Hurley because of his skills on the court.
3.) During his college football games, Rodgers wore a Joe Montana t-shirt under his jersey.
4.) In baseball, Rodgers threw a 90-mile-per-hour fastball.
Quotes about Aaron Rodgers
Here are others’ take on the star QB.
Aaron Kampman, Packers teammate
He’s got a perspective on life that football is his profession, it’s not his life. It doesn’t define, ultimately, who he is. I think he grasps and understands that. It’s a key component to who he is.
Mike McCarthy, Former Packers’ Head Coach
Aaron is definitely the best at throwing the deep ball that I’ve had the opportunity to work with.
No doubt, Aaron is a special football player. He’s at the point of his career where he is about making other people better, pulling everybody up.
He’s got total command of the huddle.
I’m running out of things to say about him. He’s a great quarterback.
Vic Fangio, NFL Coach
He throws it just as good as anybody, if not better than anybody, and he’s got all the elusiveness that goes with it. And he’s got good guys to throw it to, so they’re a hard operation to stop.
AJ Hawk, Former Packers teammate
I think Aaron has done a better job than anyone could have imagined handling this whole situation.
Greg Jennings, Former Packers teammate
This guy could be the MVP of the NFL right now.
Aaron is the ultimate leader.
Wes Edens, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner
What was really important to me was that he really had an authentic interest in being involved in Wisconsin long term. Because he’s a California kid, right? And so the first time we really sat down and talked about it, that became crystal clear to me that it was a really authentic interest on his part, to be a part of Wisconsin long after he hangs up playing for the Packers.
Donald Driver, Former Packers teammate
He’s always in the locker room playing around, joking with the guys. He’s one of those guys that you love to be around.
I love him to death. He’s probably one of the best team leaders I’ve ever seen.
Antrel Rolle, Pro Bowl safety
He really has my respect now. He’s a competitor.
Al Harris, Former Packers teammate
Aaron still enjoys practice. He still wants to get on the defense’s nerves, rattle guys. That’s just him. For three years, his time on the stage was in practice. He put it to good use.
Steve Young, former NFL quarterback
Everything that he ever does will be in the framework of what Brett did. You have to decide, ‘I’m going to embrace every ounce of challenge in this.’ If you’re going to begrudge it and play the victim in any way, shape or form—look for some kind of built-in excuse or any woe-is-me of any kind—you’re done. That will kill you.
Sean Payton, Saints Head Coach
I think because of Green Bay’s defense and their ability to run the football, you’re going to see him have success.
Mike Shanahan, Former NFL Head Coach
If it’s possible to be in a good situation replacing a legend, he’s in a good situation.
Antoine Winfield, former NFL cornerback
He has the prettiest deep ball in the league.
Ed Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers’ father
I knew Aaron had a special gift, but you never think your kid is going to wind up at the highest level possible.
Aaron Rodgers Quotes
1.) Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X.
2.) On owning part of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team: I just wanted to be involved, first of all, because I love basketball and second because I’ve been here for so long I wanted, besides my Packer connection, just another natural connection to the state that I love and that I’ve grown up in.
3.) Aaron Rodgers, starting quarterback – that just has a good ring to it.
4.) I know I’m capable of greatness, and I’m expecting to reach that level.
5.) I think my confidence, which comes directly from my preparation. You know I put the time in, I watch film, I study our game plan, and I practice hard. So when I go into a game, I expect to play well.
6.) That’s what really motivates me: to make my coaches proud, my teammates proud, and the fans proud.
7.) I try to be as courteous as possible and sometimes try to tell my fans that as much as I appreciate their support, there are times where I need to be able to have an uninterrupted dinner or not have to take a bunch of pictures or just be able to do some of the normal things.
8.) The challenge to be the best is what drives me and to just improve my body every day.
9.) Performing at my best is important to me and should be to everyone. I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor. Getting adjusted regularly—along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish—are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field.
10.) The thing you realize as you get older and you play, that you don’t really understand when you’re a backup the first few offseasons, how important that mental rest is. It’s a grind physically during the season, dealing with the hits and the physical pain that goes with playing in this game. But mentally it’s probably more taxing, so you need that ability to find that escape.
11.) Playing behind a first-ballot Hall of Famer, who also is the all-time record holder for consecutive starts by a quarterback, it’s a different mind-set. You just have to challenge yourself in ways that you never challenged yourself before.
Quotations On Learning and Pressure
12.) As long as I have my legs and commitment to the team, then I’ll keep playing.
13.) I think you can train yourself to block out some of that pressure and replace it with confidence. It’s about preparation, and the more prepared I am, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.
14.) It’s a special honor to be one of the leaders of this football team. But I said it once, I’ll say it again, no one person wins a game by themselves. Individually, it’s top of the mountain, my sport, my profession. It’s what you dream about as a kid.
15.) I know the pressure I’m under. I know who I’m following.
16.) Yeah, I want to be liked, obviously. Everybody does.
17.) I’m not playing for anybody but the guys in this locker room.
18.) I think very highly of myself. I think I’m capable of a lot of things on the field.
19.) The guys who stick around are the smartest guys and the guys who are the most self-driven. You have to have drive. The coaches can only take you so far. You have to want to learn and work.
20.) I feel like I’ve set the bar fairly high, and I want to keep living up to that bar.
21.) I know a lot of friends and family who were Joe Montana fans, where it didn’t matter how well Steve Young did. They weren’t going to cheer for him because he wasn’t Joe Montana.
22.) The coaches can only take you so far. You have to want to learn and work.
23.) I think as you get older, you realize there’s always going to be critics. Critics are going to win every time because they can change their critique based on the stats and their own personal feelings.
24.) It’s named the Lombardi Trophy for a reason because we play and live in Titletown. We’ve got the best fans, and I can’t wait to go home and see those fans and bring home the Lombardi Trophy.
25.) Leadership can’t be forced or contrived. It has to be your personality.
26.) I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan.
27.) I’ve always been supremely confident in my abilities. But the biggest confidence boost is when the guys around you, you feel like they have confidence in you.
28.) Tonight is not a setback. It’s just a learning experience.
29.) I’m fulfilling my dreams that I had as a kid every single day.
30.) I think the guys are starting to rally around my leadership style and the way I do things. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity my whole life.
31.) The belt has really caught on. It’s a celebration that stared during practice, and the fans love it. You’ve got to give them what they love.
By Greg Johnson and Mike O’Halloran
When not contemplating what they would do with a fraction of Rodgers’ wealth, Greg and Mike write about many sports including football for Sports Feel Good Stories.
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