Aaron Rodgers signs bumper contract extension with Green Bay Packers

    Aaron Rodgers is returning to the Green Bay Packers on a reportedly massive deal.

    (CNN)Aaron Rodgers has signed a bumper contract extension with the Green Bay Packers.

    The deal keeps the 38-year-old Rodgers, who recently was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the second straight year and the fourth time in his 17-year career, at the team he joined from college in 2005.
    "We are very pleased to be able to come to an agreement with Aaron that keeps him in Green Bay," Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst told the team's website.
      "His play on the field and leadership in our locker room remain vital in our pursuit of another Super Bowl title. The agreement also allows us to maintain and enhance what we feel is already a very competitive roster."
        The Packers did not disclose details of Rodgers' deal, but he will earn over $150 million over the next three seasons, according to the Spotrac website.
        Spotrac says Rodgers will earn $42 million in 2022, $59.5 million in 2023, and $49.3 million in 2024, with the 2025 and 2026 seasons as voidable years on the contract.
        Aaron Rodgers throws the ball during the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022.
        Following the Packers' loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Playoff Round, it was unclear whether the 38-year-old would continue playing for the Packers, or even continue playing in the NFL.
          Ultimately, however, he will return to the team that, as starting quarterback, he has guided to the playoffs 11 times in the last 14 seasons, eight division victories and one Super Bowl title.
          In the process, Rodgers has gathered many individual accolades, including four NFL MVPs in 2011, 2014, 2020 and 2021 and a Superbowl MVP in 2010.
          He finished the 2021 season throwing for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions, leading the Packers to the top seed in the National Football Conference.
          In recent months, Rodgers' off-the-field actions have landed him in the news. He and Shailene Woodley ended their engagement in February, one year after Woodley announced the engagement to the public during an interview with Jimmy Fallon.
          Rodgers also made headlines for his thoughts on Covid-19 vaccinations. After admitting to testing positive in November, Rodgers missed the Week 9 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Packers lost 13-7.
          During an interview on "The Pat McAfee Show" that same month, Rodgers confirmed he was unvaccinated against Covid-19 and was disappointed with the treatment he was receiving in the media.
          Rodgers said the media was on a "witch hunt" to find out which players were vaccinated and blamed reporters for him saying he was "immunized" back in August.
          Rodgers said if any reporter would have asked a follow-up question, he would have explained he's "not an anti-vax flat earther," but that he's a "critical thinker."
          He did not get vaccinated because he has an allergy to an ingredient in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and was scared about the possible side effects from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, he said.