Today in Sports History: August 29

In 2018, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed an NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers. The four-year contract was worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees. The Packers drafted Rodgers in 2005 and he has been their starting quarterback since 2008. In 2011, Rodgers led the Packers to Super Bowl XLIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP as he passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the 27-23 win over the Steelers. In 2011, Rodgers won the NFL MVP and in 2012 was voted best player in the league on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012 by his fellow players. The 8x Pro Bowler has led the Packers to seven NFC Championship games over his career. In the 2020 season, Rodgers led Green Bay to the NFC Championships where they lost to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-31. Rodgers is currently with the Packers, however, he has voiced his request to be traded due to conflicts with team management.

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