This is some excellent news for Packers fans, as well as for everyone who loves to see an absolute maestro dissect defenses.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay's franchise quarterback and future Hall of Famer, wants to keep playing until he's 40 years old. And in a perfect world, he wants to reach that milestone with his beloved Packers.
Aaron Rodgers wants to play until he’s 40, with the Packers if he can help it https://t.co/fsLSSYMVkR— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 16, 2018
Rodgers is entering his 14th year in the league, all with Green Bay, and his 11th as the starting quarterback. He has had some injury issues in the past, cutting his season short last year, as well as in 2013.
Those injuries don't seem to have scared him off at all, however.
How much longer does Aaron Rodgers have? Star QB says 'I'd love to play to 40' https://t.co/0KXeB70QvO— football (@footballclubnfl) July 16, 2018
Instead, he is looking to other quarterback greats for inspiration as he moves forward. As Rodgers said, "
Highest career #NFL passer rating:— AFO (@AFansOpinion_) July 12, 2018
1) Aaron Rodgers 103.8
2) Russell Wilson 98.8
3) Tom Brady 97.6
4) Tony Romo 97.1
5) Steve Young 96.8
6) Drew Brees 96.7
7) Peyton Manning 96.5
8) Philip Rivers 94.8
9) Ben Roethlisberger 94
T10) Kurt Warner / Kirk Cousins 93.7
Rodgers might well be able to play till he's at a properly ripe old age, but if he wants to do it with the Pack, he needs to sort out his contract situation soon. We'll soon find out if his organization shares his level of commitment to the cause.