Aaron Rodgers Plans to Play Until He’s 40
The soon-to-be 35 year old hopes all his seasons in the NFL come with the Packers.
Favre … Brady … Rodgers?
While speaking with Peter King for his inaugural Football Morning in America column, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he’d like to follow in the footsteps of NFL legends like Brett Favre and Tom Brady and play – at a high level – at the age of 40.
“I’d love to play to 40,” Rodgers told Peter King. “I just think that number means a lot. Obviously, Tom [Brady] is kind of rewriting the book. Brett [Favre] had a good season when he turned 40. My goal is be able to move like I do or close to how I do and still be able to do that at 40 … just because nobody’s been able to do that and still move around the same. Steve Young’s career was cut short in his late thirties. John [Elway], the same—he didn’t really move the same as when he was younger. So to be able to move the same way at 38, 39, 40 would be cool. That’s my aim.”
To do that, Rodgers will have to avoid getting injured, something he has had trouble doing in recent seasons.
Over the past five seasons, Rodgers has missed 16 games thanks to a pair of clavicle injuries that he has incurred while playing his somewhat reckless brand of football.
That said, Rodgers has previously said he has no plans to change the way he plays in order to avoid taking serious hits. And, while, he’s playing in the NFL, Rodgers said he hopes it is for the Packers in Green Bay.
Rodgers, who turns 35 in December, has two years left on a five-year, $110-million deal.
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