Aaron Rodgers is expected to earn a lot of money in 2024 after renegotiating his contract to aid the New York Jets' salary cap for this season.
According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Rodgers opted to defer his fully guaranteed $58.3 million option bonus until 2025, bringing his total salary for that year to $107.55 million.
The remuneration includes a basic salary of $1.21 million, a $58.3 million option bonus, and the initial $47 million option bonus in 2024 from the contract he signed with the Green Bay Packers.
After Rodgers declared his intent to join the Jets, his contract became one of the major talking points. His base salary was kept low annually under the three-year,
$150.8 million contract he inked with the Packers in March 2022, but it also included numerous roster and option bonuses.
The Jets had $8.6 million in cap space available before the Rodgers trade. He was going to be charged with $31.6 million of the cap.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network said that Rodgers would sign a modified contract to ease the Packers' cap burden.
This season, they are carrying $57.1 million in dead cap money, with Rodgers being responsible for the majority (40.3 million).