Today in Sports History: August 29

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 2018, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed an NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers. The 4 year contract was worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees. The record extension came deservedly so, as Rodgers has been the Packers star quarterback since being drafted by the team in 2005. During his time there, Rodgers has collected many personal accolades along with team achievements. Rodgers’ led the Green Bay Packers to the 2010 Super Bowl, where they won against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 304 passing yards and three touchdowns were enough for him to be named the Super Bowl MVP in 2010. In 2011, Rodgers won the NFL MVP and in 2012 was voted by his fellow players as the best player in the league on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012. The 8x Pro Bowler continues to keep the Green Bay Packers a contending team in the NFL. The team finished at the top of the NFC North Conference with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses in the most recent 2019-2020 season. 

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