Tom Brady has defied all limits; he’s 45 years old and still playing in the National Football League. Will Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers follow in his footsteps? That’s a resounding, “No.”
Rodgers, 38, would have to play seven more seasons to reach Brady’s unbelievable milestone. But that’s not a mark he has any interest in reaching.
When asked this Thursday whether or not Rodgers would like to try and play until he’s 45 years old, he had a simple, one-word answer: “No.”
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Well that settles it. Aaron Rodgers is probably closer to retiring than Tom Brady is.
At 38 years old, Rodgers is nearing that point when veteran quarterbacks start thinking about retirement. In fact, earlier this offseason he revealed that he thinks about retirement “all the time,” a pretty stunning revelation from the Packers quarterback.
“I think about it all the time,” Rodgers said following Wednesday night’s vanity TV golf event.
He added, “We commit, you’re 100 percent. But the older you get, the interests change, and the grind, I think, wears on you a little more. . . . The football part is the easy part. That’s the joy. It’s the other stuff that wears on you and makes you think about life after football. Tommy obviously set the bar so high with playing so many years, but I can definitely see the end coming.”
Could this be Aaron Rodgers’ final season in the NFL? You never know. Until then, savor what you see from the all-time great in 2022.