The New York Jets acquired future Hall of Famer and four-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers prior to the 2023 NFL Draft. With that came Rodgers’ massive contract, one that owned him over $100 million over the next two seasons.
However, Rodgers took a massive pay cut, agreeing to a re-structured deal that will save the Jets over $30 million in 2023 and 2024 combined. Unfortunately for Rodgers, it is not the only $30 million he is losing out on.
State Farm Cut Ties with New York Jets Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
According to multiple sources, Rodgers and the insurance company State Farm have ended their 12-year relationship. While there have been no details surrounding the exact reason why, the insurance giant released the following statement:
“We wish Aaron the best in his future endeavors.”
That statement was sent to Sportico’s Kurt Badenhousen in an eamil.
Unlike many of Rodgers’ sponsors, State Farm stuck by him during his controversial COVID-19 comments and beliefs regarding the vaccine. Bellin Health, a company located in Green Bay itself, cut ties with Rodgers shortly after his comments on The Pat McAfee Show regarding the vaccine.
Back when he was losing sponsors left and right, State Farm had said:
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade. We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view.
“We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State Farm is to support safer, stronger communities. To that end, we encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances.”
So while they did not agree with what Rodgers said, they respected his right to his opinion.
State Farm, of course, has been airing commercials featuring Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. That being said, Rodgers was making $3 million a year with State Farm, one of the largest endorsement deals in the NFL. Over the course of their partnership, Rodgers hauled in $36 million.
Do not expect the phrase “Discount Doublecheck” to be heard anymore, though. Rodgers applied for a received a trademark for that phrase back in 2017.
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