Aaron Rodgers Supplants Joe Flacco As NFL's Highest Paid

That didn't take long.

Less than two months after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco became the NFL's highest-paid player, Green Bay inked quarterback Aaron Rodgers to an even bigger deal.

Rodgers signed a five-year extension worth $110 million Friday afternoon, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein. The team announced the extension, but not the terms.

Flacco signed a six-year deal worth $120.6 million on March 4. So while he has more total money in his deal, Rodgers' annual average salary of $22 million tops Flacco's $20.1 million.

Rodgers reportedly is set to earn $62.5 million over the first three years of the deal, $500,000 more than Flacco's $62 million.

Flacco saw this day coming before the ink was dry on his contract.

"When guys that are drafted in the first round, when guys that win football games for you, quarterbacks like that, when the time comes up for those guys to get paid, they usually become the highest paid guy in the league," Flacco said the day he signed.

"I'm sure in a couple of months from now, someone is going to sign a deal, and you guys are going to be talking to them about how they are the highest paid guy in NFL history. That's just the name of the game. I know that this isn't going to hold up for that long."

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