Green Bay Packers: Expectations for Aaron Rodgers go up with new contract

The Chiefs also released rookie quarterback Chase Litton, opting to retain veteran quarterback Matt McGloin instead. Harrison Butker was ideal on four field-goal attempts. He has accrued 38,502 passing yards and 313 touchdowns.

Rodgers was injured for most of last season, and his absence was felt when the Packers went 3-6 under, then-backup quarterback, Brett Hundley and missed the playoffs.

The 34-year-old had two seasons remaining on his old contract. But he was often burned in preseason games, and his release appeared imminent when the Chiefs traded for a cornerback Thursday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not expected to become official until Friday, a day before roster cuts.

Aaron Rodgers also made it clear that while he's garnered himself long-term financial security, he's not someone who'll just rest on his laurels, especially when considering his desire to play into his 40s.

Kumerow emerged as one of the Packers' top receivers during camp and was in the middle of a breakout preseason when he hurt his shoulder somersaulting in the end zone at the end of an 82-yard touchdown during the Packers' second preseason game. "Previous year he was hurt the first eight games", Veach said.

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers discussed a pair of innovative contract models before he put pen to paper on a mammoth four-year, $134-million extension.

Chiefs: visit AFC West-rival Chargers on September 9. His intention is to keep on slinging pigskins beyond the age of 40, so following that outlook, the four-year contract extension he signed with the team on Wednesday does not guarantee that Lambeau Field will be his only home in the National Football League until the day he hangs up his cleats.

  • Stacy Allen