Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that he doesn’t believe the team is built for just right now and that this group has the opportunity to take a run a a tilt e for years to come.
When asked about a closing window and his own mortality, Rodgers fired back that it’s not quite time to put the team out to pasture.
“I don’t think so,” Rodgers said, via Packers News.
“We think we can win this year, and that’s our approach every single year. Now, you kind of know by midseason whether you’ve got a team that can compete or a team that it’s going to be tough. I’d say we had four teams during my eight years starting where we felt really good about our chances of … (where) we felt like we were the best team.”
“I think it’s more realistic now than it was when I first started playing,” Rodgers said of playing until 40. “The way the (practice) schedule is now, training camp, the research on nutrition. I think it is possible to play and play well into your 40s.
“Tom (Brady) is 39 I believe. He’d love to play probably, what, two, three, four more years? Drew (Brees) has talked about playing into his 40s, he takes great care of himself.”