Aaron Rodgers intends to play an 18th season with the Green Bay Packers, a decision that would take the reigning MVP off the NFL free agent market.
The announcement also resolves the biggest question mark hanging over the league this offseason ahead of next season. Rodgers posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday confirming that he will be back.
"Yeah, I'll play for the Packers next year," Rodgers said. “However, reports that I signed the contract are inaccurate, as are the terms of the contract that I 'signed.' I'm very happy to be back."
The NFL Network and Pat McAfee, who hosts "The Pat McAfee Show" on SiriuxXM and YouTube, said Tuesday that Rodgers would stay with the Packers next season.
Rodgers has a weekly slot on McAfee's show during the season.
The NFL Network reported that Rodgers, 38, has agreed to a four-year, $200 million deal, of which $153 million is guaranteed.
McAfee denied this report and said that "the contract was not finalized," but added that Rodgers agreed to continue with the Packers.
Rodgers' decision would have come nearly a month after he won his second straight MVP award and the fourth of his career, all at Green Bay.
He indicated that he wanted to announce his future before the start of free agency next week.
The report on his decision came at the deadline for the Packers to decide to give wide receiver Davante Adams the franchise tag.
Almost simultaneously, Green Bay assigned that tag to Adams. Unless the star wide receiver signs a long-term deal before July 15, he will earn $18.4 million in 2022.
Rodgers wanted to avoid what happened a year ago, when his status was uncertain until the start of training camp.
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