September 11, 2018
By Daniel Sutter
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become the highest paid player in the NFL. (Green Bay Packers photo/Corey Wilson)
The Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers just signed a contract extension making him the NFL’s highest paid player. Can economics make sense of athletes’ enormous salaries? And are such salaries justified?
Top athletes now make eight figure salaries; Mr. Rodgers’ four-year contract extension will pay at least $134 million, including $67 million before the end of…