Last night's NFL's highest-paid quarterback was 39-year-old Aaron Rodgers. Monday morning, a 24-year-old passed him at #2.
Rodgers is guaranteed 59.465 million if he plays this season. Rodgers' $150 million three-year contract last offseason raised his average to $50 million.
Multiple reports say Hurts inked a $255 million five-year agreement. Guaranteed $179.304 million.
ESPN's Field Yates estimates Hurts will earn $2 million more than Rodgers. Hurts will be the highest-paid QB ever.
Rodgers earns well. He can simply forgo the $50,000 for disrupting the Packers' offseason fitness regimen.
As his career declines, Rodgers will see younger quarterbacks accept greater contracts. That's NFL time and contracts.
2022 Hurts outperformed Rodgers. Hurts finished second in NFL MVP and one drive from winning the Super Bowl.
Despite a fractured thumb, Rodgers failed to lead the Packers to the playoffs and defend his MVP title.Last season, Hurts outplayed Rodgers in the Packers-Eagles matchup.
Rodgers went 11/16 for 140 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Hurts threw two touchdowns for 153 yards. 157 yards.
The Eagles won 40-33 after Love replaced Rodgers in the fourth quarter. Love's performance in that game may have influenced Rodgers' decision to join the Jets this autumn.