Aaron Rodgers turns 39 on December 31st and has shown no signs of slowing. However, could Rodgers, Green Bay Packers’ quarterback, play six more years to catch up to Tom Brady? While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, which was Brady’s 45th birthday, Rodgers was asked if he planned on playing until he’s 45.
“No,” Rodgers said, Per Zach Kruse Packers Wire. “No. But happy birthday, Tom!”This is not surprising considering Rodgers had considered returning to the game in the past two offseasons. “I think about it [retirement] all the time,”Rodgers spoke on TNT following The MatchPer. AtoZ Sports. “When you commit, you’re 100%. But the older you get, the interests change, and the grind, I think, wears on you a little more.”
Rodgers did not participate in the team’s mandatory minicamp and spring workouts during the offseason 2021 because he was unhappy with the front office and considered retiring. Rodgers did report on time to training camp and top reporters reported that he had considered retiring from the sport. After the 2021 season, Rodgers was contemplating his future before signing a monster contract extension in March.
“I’m still super competitive, still know I can play at a high level, so it’s going to be a tough decision,” ESPN reported that Rodgers made the statement before signing his contract. “I have a lot of things to weigh in the coming weeks. But man, just so much gratitude for this city and this organization and such a long, long career here that I’m proud of and really thankful for all the men and women that work here, the men I’ve gotten to cross paths with, coaches and players over the years.”
Rodgers has just completed two of his best seasons. Rodgers had a career-high of 8,414 yards, 85 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He also had a 11.6 passer rating. The NFL MVP award has been won by Rodgers in each of the last two seasons. Now, he has four in his career which is second in NFL history. Rodgers wants to win another Super Bowl before calling it a career. He hasn’t played in the big game in four years since winning it in 2010.