Packers Sign Rodgers to Contract Extension

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Packers Sign Rodgers to Contract Extension

April 26, 2013 Updated Apr 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM CDT

Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension, the team announced on Friday afternoon.

Details of the contract were not released by the team, but the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting it is a five-year extension worth $110 million.

Rodgers was drafted with the 24th overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft and has since thrown for 21,661 yards and 171 touchdowns while throwing just 46 interceptions.

“Aaron is a true professional and a special player,” Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson said. “He works hard, is humble, and is focused on his actions, on and off the field. He is an excellent teammate and pushes himself and others to be the very best. We are happy to reach an agreement to extend his career with the Packers.”

Rodgers has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons, the past two years earning the role of starting quarterback for the NFC.

“An exciting day for our football program,” head coach Mike McCarthy said. “Aaron is an excellent illustration of a Green Bay Packer. It is truly a blessing to witness his continued accomplishments, both on and off the field.”

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