With 38 years of age Aaron Rodgers remains one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the NFL. Nevertheless, the Packers’ quarterback isn’t about to prolong his career at the same level as Tom Brady.
In accordance with Associated Press Rodgers indicated that he has motivations other than soccer and He added that he does not plan to stay on the grid until he is 45 years old, Brady’s age.
“I’ll be doing anything else. I have many interests besides sports.” elaborated. “The game has been good to me. I feel like I’ve given it my all. At some point it will be time to do something else and I firmly believe that it will be before the 45 years”.
Rodgers has a three-year contract with the Packers. (50.2 million per campaign) and in case of fully complying with the agreement, a virtual one would take place after the 2024 campaign, after turning 41 years old.
Praise for Brady
Even though he doesn’t want to follow in Brady’s footsteps, Rodgers highlighted the high level that Brady shows at an unusual age in professional sports. He acknowledged that the Michigan product has not yet reached the downward curve of its career.
“The consistency with which he plays at a great level, without slowing down. All great players fear becoming a below average player. when they are at the end”, he pointed out. “Maybe some want to stay another year or they can be in a team where they do less. But when you achieve so much at a high level, you try to stay that way for a long time.”
It should be noted that after 40 years Brady has three Super Bowl appearances, two league titles and a Hall of Fame career: 2,055 passes, 23,340 yards, 170 touchdowns, 52 interceptions, three Pro Bowls, one MVP and a first-team All-Pro designation.
Buccaneers and Packers will meet this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium and will be the fourth owner between Brady and Rodgers; the 45-year-old veteran leads the series with a balance of 3-1.