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NFL: Packers sign Aaron Rodgers to five-year, $110 million contract extension

Published April 26, 2013 9:43 pm

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Green Bay, Wis. • Aaron Rodgers will be sticking around Green Bay for a few more years.

The Green Bay Packers announced Friday that they'd signed the quarterback to a contract extension. Though the team didn't release details, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported it's for five years and $110 million, which would be the highest salary in NFL history. The Baltimore Ravens gave quarterback Joe Flacco $120.6 million over six years in March.

Rodgers was to address the media later Friday at Lambeau Field. Locking up Rodgers was a priority for the Packers, who also reached a long-term extension with linebacker Clay Matthews this month.

The Packers are 53-27 in Rodgers' five years as a starter, and he led them to the Super Bowl title following the 2010 season.

He has thrown for 21,661 yards and 171 touchdowns, and has had a quarterback rating of 101.2 or better in all but one season as a starter. His quarterback rating of 122.5 in 2011 is an NFL record.