Aaron Rodgers on track to surpass Tom Brady’s on-field NFL earnings following blockbuster Jets trade

The New York Jets finally signed their long-anticipated and cherished quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers on Monday, and the NFL community finally saw the ending of a drama.

Aaron’s joining the Jets created so much hype, and the media couldn’t get over every bit of information they could find in the meantime. but after a tantalizing period of time, both parties concluded all the drama and pulled the curtain on an 18-year career in a franchise.


Being a living legend, the quarterback has earned a staggering amount of money through on-field pay, but this new deal will break all the records in NFL history.

How much will Aaron Rodgers earn as a Jets player?

The 39-year-old has signed a hefty contract with the Jets that will make him the highest-earning professional by the end of the season. He will earn $59.5 million this season, of which $58 million is a roster bonus.

Previously, the four-time MVP signed a three-year, $150 million extension contract with the Packers, which nudged him to land a big paycheck this time. By the end of the 2023–24 season, he will have earned $365 million in his whole professional career.

The 10-time pro bowler will surpass another legend and his longtime rival, Tom Brady, by $32 million. Brady earned $333 million in salary in his 22 years of professional tenure, but the records will be held by someone else if all things go as planned.

After a disastrous season that ended miserably for the Packers, Rodgers faced huge criticism from the fans and media for his poor performance. Later, it prolonged into a diabolical drama between the two parties, which propelled them to part ways after 18 years of journeying together.

What do you think about Aaron Rodgers joining the New York Jets and becoming the highest-earning professional player in NFL history? Will he be able to live up to the hype and expectations, or will he struggle with a new team and environment?

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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