The Green Bay Packers gave Aaron Rodgers his opportunity when 23 other teams passed.
The deal is worth as much as $110 million, with $40 million guaranteed. The $22 million annual average of the extension is the highest salary in NFL history, slightly trumping the $120.6 million that the Baltimore Ravens gave quarterback Joe Flacco last month over six years.
This ought to give Aaron Rodgers fond memories of the NFL draft.
No other uniform would fit Donald Driver.
Driver finishes his 14-year career as Green Bay's all-time leader in yards receiving (10,137 yards), catches (743) and 1,000-yard seasons (seven), and is third behind Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe with 61 touchdown receptions.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.
With one championship under their belt, the Green Bay Packers are already eyeing a few others.
Adam Merchant had a wish and a command for the New York Giants.
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss Sunday's game in Detroit with a hamstring injury.