Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) leaves the field after a 13-10 loss against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL divisional round football playoff game Saturday January 22, 2022, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Apc Packvs49ers 0122221161djp

A week after announcing that he was staying with the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers has signed a four-year contract to make things official.

Rodgers’ contract terms are a bit complicated but in total, this contract encompasses the last year of his current deal (2022) plus four more years where the final two years are essentially dummy years in order to spread out Rodgers’ cap number. As explained by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, those dummy years would be redone if Rodgers decides to keep playing beyond 2024. By doing that, Rodgers’ cap number drops from a reported $46.66 million to $28.53 million for the Packers in 2022, which will buy the team more time and flexibility to go for a title.

It’s easy to speculate that Rodgers’ new contract helps make it easier for the Packers to re-sign Davante Adams to a long-term deal. That remains to be seen as the two sides are reportedly “far apart,” but there’s definitely more room to play with before the Packers are on the hook for a $20.5 million cap hit on the final year of Adams’ current contract.

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