​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.

​​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.

Instead, he is looking to other quarterback greats for inspiration as he moves forward. ​As Rodgers said, "Obviously, Tom [Brady] is kind of rewriting the book. Brett [Favre] had a good season when he turned 40. 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.”


Yes, Rodgers not only wants to play into his fifth decade on earth, he also wants to be as mobile as he is now at that age.


That will be quite the task, and if Rodgers pulls it off he will solidify his position as one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Already it is hard not to place him among the all-time elites, as he possesses what is easily the best career passer rating in NFL history: 103.8, a full five points above Russell Wilson at No. 2.

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.