Aaron Rodgers hopes to still be playing for Packers at 40

QB wants to be "hopefully right here" at age 40
Posted at 2:47 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 16:59:22-04

Aaron Rodgers envisions himself still surrounded by reporters hounding him with questions in front of his Packers locker when he's 40 years old.

Being that Thursday was Patriots QB Tom Brady's 40th birthday, Rodgers was asked where he sees himself at age 40.

"Hopefully right here," the 33-year-old Packers play-caller said, pointing to his locker. "Hopefully talking to you guys right here."

"I do think it's realistic. I hope it's in this locker room, though. That would mean it's been at a high level."

Rodgers saw the end of Brett Favre's career firsthand and wants a different finale to his career with the Packers.

"It's being a sports fan and watching some of my favorite all-time players either not finish in the place they started or the place where you fell in love watching them play," Rodgers said. "And seeing how different the memory is of those players as a fan." 

Rodgers pointed to Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan as some athletes he's admired for being able to sustain success in the same place, "doing it their entire career in one place, that makes things pretty special." 

Currently, Rodgers' five-year, $110 million contract runs through 2019. His $22 million per year ranks fifth among NFL quarterbacks, trailing Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, Kirk Cousins and Joe Flacco.