A-Rodg will never need another discount double check. He's free to wear all the diamond-encrusted golden WWE belts he desires.
Yet somehow, the richest contract in NFL history doesn't make Rodgers the richest quarterback (salary wise) ever -- at least not yet. According to Spotrac, here are the top five highest-paid quarterbacks to ever hurl a pigskin.
1. Peyton Manning
Career Earnings: $248 million
All those sideline Manning faces were just Peyton counting the zeroes in his bank account. No. 18 made bank over his 18 seasons; his $170M made in Indianapolis alone would put him 8th in all-time earnings, per Spotrac. Then, he went off to the Mile High City and came away with another $77M in earnings. And that's not counting the money he made from offseason commercials, either.
2. Eli Manning
Career Earnings: $219 million
Eli Manning came to the Giants on a trade for the fourth overall pick -- but still got that early '00's first overall dough. Then, he parlayed an improbable Super Bowl XLII run into more money in the bank. And in 2015, he cashed in again on a four-year, $84 million contract extension. Archie deserves a cut for making his sons the two richest QBs ever.
3. Aaron Rodgers
Career Earnings: $217 million
Even after a previous $100M extension, Rodgers was eleventh in all-time quarterback earnings -- right behind Brett Favre. That'll change in a hurry with the help of an immediate $57.5M signing bonus and approximately $22.5M more coming this calendar year. Move out of the way, Brett. Aaron's taking over again.
4. Tom Brady
Career Earnings: $197 million
Let's face facts: Tom Brady could've doubled these career earnings if he really pushed for it. The fact that he hasn't is what endears him to Patriots fans (and what helped spark the dynasty). The reigning MVP signed a two-year, $41M contract in 2016, but has always taken less so others could stay in Foxboro.
5. Drew Brees
Career Earnings: $194.7 million