Aaron Rodgers Says He May Have to Leave Packers During Career

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2018

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Rodgers wants to follow Tom Brady's path and still chuck it when he's in his 40s. He also accepts that in today's NFL he might again follow Brett Favre's footsteps and one day don something other than the green and gold.  (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
Mike McCarn/Associated Press

If Aaron Rodgers is able to play in the NFL for as long as he hopes, he believes it could result in playing for another organization other than the Green Bay Packers.

Per Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press, Rodgers said he would like to play into his 40s and compared his situation with the Packers to Brett Favre's.

"I think you have to be humble enough to realize if it could happen to Brett, it can happen to you," he said.

Rodgers turned 34 in December and is signed through the 2019 season. ESPN's Adam Schefter said during an interview with KNBR last month the Packers may work on an extension this offseason.

Rodgers has previously stated his desire to be with the Packers organization for life while also understanding the realities of being an aging player in the NFL.

"Doing it their entire career at one place, I just think it's pretty special," Rodgers said in August 2017. "Again, I'm a realist as well. I have to play well, the team has to want to bring me back. But obviously I'd like to finish things here where we started."

Injuries limited Rodgers to just seven games last season. The two-time MVP led the league with 40 touchdown passes in 2016 and was named MVP of Super Bowl XLV when the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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