Aaron Rodgers Salary, Bio, Background, Career, Awards and Philanthropy

Published Date   27th Jun. 2017, 00:23 am
Aaron Rodgers Salary, Bio, Background, Career, Awards and Philanthropy
Quick Info
Birth Name: Aaron Charles Rodgers
Date of Birth: 02/12/1983
Age: 39 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $30 million

The American quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers salary rose as he led his team to Super Bowl XLV victory.


Aaron Rodgers is an American football quarterback who started playing from his college days. Successful footballer from the early age, Rodgers has made several career records including lowest single season and career interception. Aaron Rodgers salary hiked as he got selected in 2005 NFL draft. After 3 years, he started playing for Green bay Packers and contributed in winning Super Bowl XLV. He has received prestigious titles like Associated Press Athlete of the Year (2011), NFL Most Valuable Player Twice and Super Bowl Champion XLV.

Birth and Background

Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983 in Chico, California to Darla Leigh and Edwards Wesley Rodgers. His father used to play football as offensive lineman for Chico State Wildcats during 1970s. Therefore, Aaron Rodgers also inherited the similar interest and skills.

Aaron attended Oak Manor Elementary School after moving to Ukiah, California. During his days in school and only when he was 10, he was featured on the front page of the Ukiah Daily Journal for his excellent performance in basketball competition. Later, Aaron Rodgers attended Vose elementary School and Whitford Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon. He played baseball as center field and pitcher in Raleigh Hills Little League.

After the family shifted back to Chico, California in 1997, Aaron joined Pleasant Valley High School and played as quarterback. Aaron Rodgers salary in the future was determined from the early days as he recorded 6 touchdowns and 440 yards. Moreover, he broke the school record with 2466 total yards in 2001.

College Career

Aaron Rodgers started to play for California Golden Bears Football team from 2003 to 2004 as he attended University of California. Aaron Rodgers had a good record. However, he gathered little attention from Division I programs as well as rejection from Bobby Bowden in 2002. California Golden Bears’s head coach eyes fell on Rodgers as he threw 26 touchdowns and led Butte College to NorCal Conference championship.

Rodgers broke many school records during his 2 years at Berkeley. As a result, he became a Heisman finalist in 2004. One of the remarkable gains of Aaron Rodgers was getting into 2005 NFL Draft due to his praiseworthy passing attacks. Another one was making an NCAA record as he successfully made 23 consecutive passes in one game.

Professional/NFL Career

Even though Aaron was confident about his performance, he slid down to 24th overall pick by Green Bay Packers. Nevertheless, he got 7.7 million deals with Packers in 2005 and spent his rookie year with struggle.  But after Brett Favre retire in 2008; Aaron Rodgers got the position of starting quarterback. The position hiked Aaron Rodgers salary as well as his enthusiasm. He began to show his excellence beating Minnesota Vikings with 28 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions. After passing 328 yards, Aaron Rodgers gained a lot of attention and award.

The tough player suffered from shoulder pain in the same season but still continued to give his best winning over Seattle Seahawks. Aaron Rodgers salary rose as he signed a $65 million 6-years contract on October, 2008. In 2010, he set NFL record for consecutive playoff games as he had at least 3 touchdown passes. The Packers won NFC championship and tripped for Super Bowl XLV where Rodgers made 24 pass attempts and three touchdowns.

The popular players with a lot of fans contributed to Packers’s victory in Super Bowl in 2011. He finished the season with 4643 yards passes, 45 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions turning into the highest single-season passer rating in NFL history with 122.5.

In 2013, Aaron Rodgers salary continued to grow as he signed 5 yearlong contract worth 110 million USD with Packers. However, he underwent a fracture due to which he could not continue to play for the season.

Aaron Rodgers struggled in 2015 season and in first 5 games in 2016. But, he successfully came back as he made 125.5 passer rating making it season and his career high. Later, he made 150.8 passer rating- the best ever recorded rating. Despite of his injury, Aaron Rodgers contributed to Packers’s win against Seattle Seahawks. The other successes of Packers in the 2016 seasons were against New York Giants in the Wild Card round and the #1-seed Dallas Cowboys in divisional round.

Awards and Achievements

Aaron Rodgers salary increased with his astounding performances and the awards and titles he won are the evidence of his amazing performances. Among many titles, he won starting quarterback in fifth game in 2003.  He became the FedEx Air Award winner for passing 328 yards in 2008.  Again, in 2010, he was named FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year for his passing performance.

For successful passes and touchdowns, Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP in 2010. Moreover, he became the third person to pass over 1000 yards in NFL history. In 2014, he won AP NFL Most Valuable Player and NFC Offensive Player of the Year titles. The same year, he secured number one place in NFL history in career touchdown passes. The following year, he secured sixth position on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 list. For the winning performance against Seahawks, he became NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Salary and Net Worth

He signed contract with Packers in 2013 worth 110 million USD that made him one of the highest paid players. He owns a home in Del Mar, California. with his long career in professional football, Aaron Rodgers salary and net worth has hiked to 30 million USD.

Personal Life and Philanthropy

Aaron Rodgers was in relationship with actress Olivia Munn since 2014. Nevertheless, they recently broke up in April 2017.

Aaron Rodgers salary does not only go to his luxury lifestyle. The good hearted player, Aaron Rodgers is the co-founder (with David Gruber) of itsAaron. The foundation is responsible for raising awareness for organizations and people. Moreover, he also supports other organizations like MACC Fund, RAISE Hope for Congo, and other charities.

The focused and hardworking player, Aaron Rodgers is not only pro in football but also active in social life. He has worked all through his career fruitfully and the list of his awards and titles are the proof of it.

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