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Aaron Rodgers Is Thinking About Playing Into His 40s, Says His ‘Legacy Is Really Important’

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks he has several years of football left in him.

With more and more quarterbacks playing to older ages, it wouldn’t be a shock if the Super Bowl champion played into his 40s. Well, it sounds like he’s thinking about it and is open to playing for several more years.

Rodgers, who is currently 36, said the following about potentially playing into his 40s, according to the Wisconsin State Journal:

How do you not? I’m not some cliché guy that’s going to talk about taking it year by year. Of course, you look at what Tom’s doing and still able to play at his age and play at a high level, and obviously what Drew has done and Phil getting an opportunity to keep rolling in Indy. My thing is, legacy is really important. Having an opportunity to do it all in Green Bay would mean a lot to me.

There’s no doubt in my mind at all that Rodgers can play into his 40s if he wants to. He’s had some health issues, but nothing that I think would force him to retire. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Given the fact the league is protecting quarterbacks more than ever, it’s hard to envision a situation where Rodgers can’t play until he’s at least 40.

 

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I think this is a trend you’re going to start seeing more and more. Again, it’s never been safer to be a quarterback in the NFL than it is right now.

With quarterbacks not getting lit up on a regular basis, you’re going to see guys extending their careers more than ever before.

 

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I’d be shocked if Aaron Rodgers didn’t eventually join that group. I could be wrong, but I think you’re going to see the former NFL MVP slinging it for Green Bay for a long time.