Aaron Rodgers has revealed that he definitely does not intend to a career as long as Tom Brady. This week, Brady turned 45 years old and he is by far the oldest quarterback in the league. The second oldest quarterback in the league is Rodgers, who is 38 years old.
For the past two decades, Brady and Rodgers have been considered as one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Rodgers is coming off back-to-back MVP seasons and he is definitely still one of the best in the game. When Rodgers was asked if he sees himself playing like Brady until 45, Rodgers said no.
“No, I don’t," Rodgers answered. “But happy birthday, Tom."
Rodgers likely to retire with the Green Bay Packers
After the 2020 season, Rodgers was uncertain about his NFL future. Rodgers ultimately decided to return to the Packers for the 2021 season, but once again contemplated what to do with his career after last season ended.
After taking some well time off to decide his next move, Rodgers signed a three-year extension with the Packers. Rodgers will now likely spend his entire NFL career with one team. Going into the new season, Rodgers opened up about his journey to a good mental health and well-being.
During his appearance on Aubrey Marcus' podcast, Rodgers told the story about how pant-based psychedelic ayahuasca helped him reach the current level of self-love. “To me, one of the core tenets of your mental health is that self-love,” Rodgers said.
“That’s what ayahuasca did for me, was help me see how to unconditionally love myself. It’s only in that unconditional self love, that then I’m able to truly be able to unconditionally love others. And what better way to work on my mental health than to have an experience like that?” According to Rodgers, he has been a better teammate since.
“The greatest gift I can give my teammates, in my opinion, is to be able to show up and to be someone who can model unconditional love to them,” Rodgers said. “I mean obviously it’s important I play well, and show up and lead and all that stuff.
They won’t care about what you say until they know how much you care”. Rodgers had back-to-back MVP seasons in 2020 and 2021, but it didn't result in the Packers winning a Super Bowl. It remains to be seen if Rodgers can win his second Super Bowl this coming season.