AJ Green Bio: Family, Contracts, Retirement & Net Worth

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AJ Green is a former football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. The fourth overall pick of the Bengals, AJ played for the Georgia Bulldogs football team in college before declaring for the 2011 NFL Draft.

He spent ten seasons with the Bengals before being traded to the Cardinals in 2021.

He concluded his Bengals career ranked second in the team’s history, behind Chad Johnson, in received yards, touchdowns, and receptions.

As of 2024, AJ Green has a net worth of a staggering $40 million.

AJ Green
NFL Player AJ Green (Source: Instagram) 

Did you know Green’s home in Roswell, Georgia, was burglarized on January 13, 2023, Friday evening? Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the robbery and no one was harmed.

On February 6, 2023, the former wide receiver announced his retirement from football via Instagram post.

We will walk you through his early life to retirement and his personal life in this article. But first, let’s look at the quick facts table;

Quick Facts

Full Name Adriel Jeremiah Green
Known As AJ Green
Nickname AJ
Birthdate July 31, 1988
Age 35 Years Old
Birthplace  Summerville, South Carolina
Current Residence Roswell, Georgia, United States
Father’s Name Woodrow Green
Mother’s Name Dora green
Siblings Avionce Green
Nationality American
Marital Status Married
Girlfriend Miranda Brooke (m. 2015)
Children Easton Ace Green
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height 6’4″/1.93 m/193 cm
Weight 94 kg/207 lb.
Ethnicity Afro-American
Zodiac Sign Leo
Profession Professional Football Player (former)
Education Summerville High School, University of Georgia
NFL Draft Cincinnati Bengals: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th Overall
Awards & Achievements 7X Pro Bowl

2X Second-team All-Pro

PWFA All-Rookie Team (2011)

SEC Freshman of the Year (2008)

Playing Career 2011-2022
Association Cincinnati Bengals (2011-2020), Arizona Cardinals (2021-2022)
Position Wide Receiver
Shirt Number 18
Salary $3.5 million (previous)
Net Worth $40 million
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Merch  Signed Helmet, Signed Jersey 
Last Update May, 2024 

Early Life & Education

Early Life

AJ Green was born Adriel Jeremiah Green on July 31, 1988, in Summerville, South Carolina, United States. His father, Woodrow Green, was a steelworker and truck driver and his mother, Dora Green, was a clerk at a Walmart.

He lost his only sibling, an older brother, Avionce Green, in a car accident on the way to a school carnival.

AJ with his parents
AJ With His Parents (Source: Instagram)

AJ was just 4 at the time of the incident, the same incident left their aunt paralyzed too.

Interestingly, the former NFL player was on a juggling team in elementary school. He learned to juggle in second grade and could juggle as many as four items at once.

Education

AJ Green attended Summerville High School in South Carolina, where he played basketball and track in addition to football.

He played as a wide receiver at Summerville under the head coach John McKissick. He showcased amazing football in high school and was considered one of the top football prospects of the Class of 2008.

childhood pic of AJ
Childhood Picture of AJ (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, he was ranked No. 9 on the Rivals.com list for the high school class of 2008.

After a successful high school career, Green made his commitment to Georgia by signing a letter of intent to play for the Georgia Bulldogs football team.

He played under the head coach Mark Richt at Georgia from 2008 to 2010 and declared for the draft.

Career

College football career went excellently well for AJ, which helped him get picked fourth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

He broke the mark set by Lindsay Scott and became the highest-drafted wide receiver in Georgia school history.

On July 2011, he signed a four-year rookie contract with the Bengals.

AJ Signing contract
AJ Signing Contract With The Bengals (Source: Instagram)

His gameplay as a rookie earned him a Pro Bowl nomination in addition to being named to the NFL All-Rookie Team.

Similarly, Green was ranked 77th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.

And after 10 amazing seasons with the Bengals, he was traded to the Cardinals on a year long deal worth $6 million on March 17, 2021.

The following year on April 14, 2022, Green signed a one-year contract extension with the Cardinals worth $3.5 million.

A.J. Green announced his retirement on February 6, 2023, capping off a stellar career. In his 12 seasons long NFL career, he recorded 10,514 yards, 70 touchdowns in receiving, 93 yards in rushing, and 12 fumbles in regular seasons.

Awards & Achievements

AJ Green, a kid from a small town in South Carolina, has made a name for himself in the organized football and has garnered fortune. In addition to that he has achieved numerous awards and honors whilst setting several records.

  • 7× Pro Bowl (2011–2017)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2012, 2013)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • 2× First-team All-American (2009, 2010)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2010)
  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2008)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2008, 2009)

Net Worth & Contracts

One of the best wide receivers during his NFL career, AJ Green, as of 2024, has a net worth of a staggering $40 million.

Having spent around 12 seasons in the league has proved quite lucrative to the wide receiver. Aside from football earnings, Green made an equally astonishing amount through brand ventures.

AJ reportedly has endorsement deals with the companies such as American Family Insurance, Beats By Dre, Cascade and FanPicks.

From all these, he makes around a million dollars or more per year.

Contracts

In 2011, AJ signed a $19.68 million four-year rookie contract with the Bengals with a $12.81 million signing bonus, a $4.92 million average annual salary, and the full amount guaranteed.

After the contract expired in 2015, he extended his stay with the team with a 4-year/$60 million contract, including a $15 million signing bonus and an average annual salary of $15 million.

AJ on the field
AJ During The Game (Source: Instagram)

AJ inked a one-year/$6 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals on March 17,2021, and a contract extension on April 14, 2022, worth $3.5 million.

Overall, the former NFL wide receiver earned $118,781,164 from her NFL career.

Wife & Kids

The Cardinals wide receiver AJ Green is a married man. He is married to the professional singer Miranda Brooks, his college sweetheart.

The couple met on Facebook and exchanged texts for a while, six months to be precise, before actually dating.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by A.J. Green (@ajgreen_18)

Soon after that, the pair walked down the aisle and exchanged their vows on 15th August 2015. It was a private but lavish ceremony in Atlanta with the presence of close friends and family.

They also shared a video of their dance on their social media handles.

The Tennessee native Miranda and AJ share two children together. They welcomed their first baby in 2016 and named him Easton Ave Green, and in 2019 they welcomed their second son, Gunnar Blaze green.

House Robbery

AJ Green’s home in Roswell, Georgia, was burglarized on January 13, 2023, Friday evening.

Reportedly, no one was home at the time of the robbery. 

It is still unclear how the suspects gained access to Green’s residence and what valuables were stolen.

Nevertheless, after the alarm was tripped, it notified the local police who responded around 8 in the PM.

Police are still trying to track down the perpetrators who did it, reviewing the footage from security cameras on the property.

Unknown Facts About AJ Green

  • In 2010, AJ was suspended for four games for selling his Independence Bowl jersey to an agent in Miami. He donated the money to get his suspension decreased.
  • He donated money to elementary school teachers in Summerville in 2019.
  • In 2015, AJ endowed three scholarships designed to help the one student-athlete and two needy students attending the University of Georgia.

Social Media Presence

The former NFL player is very much active on his social and is frequently seen posting pictures of him training, at the game, and with his family.

You can find him on Instagram under the handle @ajgreen_18, Facebook @A.J. Green, and Twitter @ajgreen_18.

Instagram: 453k followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by A.J. Green (@ajgreen_18)

Facebook: 190k followers

Twitter: 351.1k followers

Popularity Graph 

The 12-year veteran earned numbers of fan as one of the greatest receivers of his generation.

AJ Green
Popularity of AJ Green Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google Trends) 

The above graph shows the popularity of AJ Green based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is AJ Green leaving the Cardinals?

AJ Green will finish this season as part of the Cardinals but will reportedly hang his boots after the season's conclusion.

Is AJ Green going to retire?

AJ announced his retirement on February 6, 2023.

What’s AJ Green’s NFL record?

Through out his career, he had 10,514 receiving yards, 70 receiving touchdowns, and 727 receptions over 158 games.

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