Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983, in Chico, California. Darla Leigh (née Pittman) and Edward Wesley Rodgers are his parents. The family relocated to Ukiah, California, then Beaverton, Oregon, before settling in Chico in 1997. He was a two-year starter at Pleasant Valley High School as a quarterback.
He graduated from high school in 2002 and moved on to Butte Community College to play football. He didn’t get a lot of attention from Division I programmes at the time, which he attributes to his lacklustre physical stature. He was able to transfer to the University of California, Berkeley, after just one year of junior college thanks to his outstanding performance at Butte Community College, where he threw 26 touchdowns and led the team to a 10-1 record.
What is Aaron Rodgers’ Salary and Net Worth?
Aaron Rodgers has a net worth of $200 million USD as an American professional football player. He is the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback. He earned $90 million in salary and sponsorships between June 2018 and June 2019. Aaron signed a contract agreement with the Packers in March 2022 that would pay him $50 million per year for the next four years, with a guaranteed sum of $153 million.
Career in College
Rodgers was named the starting quarterback for the Golden Bears in the sixth game of the 2003 season (University of California, Berkeley). He set multiple school records during his time there, and he still retains the Cal career record for the lowest percentage of passes intercepted (1.95 percent). After an outstanding junior season in which he threw 24 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions, he opted to forego his senior year in order to join the 2005 NFL Draft.
A Professional Life
Rodgers had hoped to be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, the team he grew up rooting for, but after they selected Utah’s Alex Smith, he was selected by the Green Bay Packers as the 24th overall choice. He spent his rookie season in the NFL as Brett Favre’s backup quarterback, a role he held until 2007. He got virtually little genuine playing time at this time.
When Brett Favre announced his retirement in 2008, Rodgers was promoted to the starting quarterback position. Despite the fact that Favre returned from retirement, he was transferred to the New York Jets. In his debut season as a starter, he threw for over 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns while only throwing 13 interceptions. He later went on to assist the Packers win Super Bowl XLV in 2011. He was selected Super Bowl MVP for his important role in helping his team win the championship.
Despite not being able to win a second Super Bowl, Rodgers has remained one of the best players in professional football. He holds the record for the longest streak of games without throwing multiple interceptions (41 games) and the lowest regular-season interception percentage among current quarterbacks. He’s also one of only seven quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for over 1,000 yards in a single postseason, and one of only five to have a passer rating of at least 110 through successive seasons.
Aaron was heavily chastised during the 2021 season after it was revealed that he had lied about his COVID vaccination status. After he tested positive for HIV, reporters hounded him for an official response on his status. Rodgers then went all-in on his anti-vaccine stance, espousing a slew of readily debunked erroneous theories and beliefs.
Other Work and Business Ventures
Rodgers and Ryan Braun, a Milwaukee Brewers player, formerly had their names on a restaurant in the Milwaukee area. The eatery, however, closed after Braun’s PED controversy. Rodgers is the first active NFL athlete to buy a piece of an NBA franchise. He achieved this status in April 2018, when he was named a new limited partner in the Milwaukee Bucks’ ownership group.
Rodgers has also been in a number of commercials over the years, including ones for State Farm Insurance and Pizza Hut, as well as other local Wisconsin campaigns. In fact, Forbes considers Rodgers’ multi-million dollar endorsement deal with State Farm (reported to be approximately $2-3 million) to be “one of the richest endorsement deals in the NFL.” Adidas, Prevea Healthcare, Bergstrom Automotive, Sharpie, and IZOD are among the businesses with whom he has endorsement partnerships.
In a skit on the second season of sketch comedy show “Key & Peele,” he performed alongside fellow Packers teammate Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and numerous other NFL players.
Rodgers resided in Suamico, Wisconsin, a northern suburb of Green Bay, until 2017. He spends his offseasons in Los Angeles, California. In addition, he owns real estate in Del Mar, California. From 2014 to 2017, he was in a relationship with actress Olivia Munn, and from 2018 to July 2020, he was romantically related to NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.
Aaron shocked the world when he revealed his engagement to actress Shailene Woodley in early 2021.
Salaries and Contracts
Rodgers signed a five-year, $110 million contract extension with the Packers in 2013, making him the highest-paid athlete in NFL history.
Rodgers signed a four-year, $134 million contract with the Packers in 2018. When all is said and done, the transaction will be valued roughly $180 million due to bonuses and guaranteed income flow. A total of $103 million was guaranteed as part of his contract, with $80 million due by March 2019. In other words, the Packers were supposed to pay Rodgers $400,000 PER DAY from August 2018 to March 2019. Brett Favre, on the other hand, earned a total of $135 million throughout the course of his career (on the field).
Aaron and the Packers announced on March 8, 2022 that the veteran quarterback has signed a new four-year contract extension with the team worth $200 million, including $153 million in guaranteed money.
Earnings from your job
Aaron Rodgers made a total of $263 million in NFL compensation alone during the 2021-2022 season, when many people thought he was retiring. If he finishes the four-year contract he signed in March 2022, his total NFL career earnings would be $463 million by the time he retires. Aaron will become the first NFL player to earn more than $400 million in his career as a result of the deal (from salary alone).
Aaron’s numerous endorsements have netted him at least $100 million in additional earnings.
Between pay and sponsorships, Aaron Rodgers made almost $360 million during his career, which will finish in 2022. His total career earnings, including endorsements, will be around $600 million by the end of his most recent NFL deal.
Brett Favre’s overall career earnings, including endorsements, were estimated to be approximately $200 million.
Purchasing Real Estate
Aaron purchased a house in Del Mar, California for just over $2 million in 2009. In November 2021, he sold this house for $5.1 million:
Aaron paid $28 million for an oceanfront Malibu property in December 2019. Robbie Williams, a musician, was the seller. He bought the house for cash, meaning he didn’t take out a mortgage.