That sound you hear are thousands of Green Bay Packers fans crying at the same time. It was easy for the fan base to somewhat move on from Brett Favre because Aaron Rodgers was so damn good and delivered a Super Bowl during his career.
But now, Rodgers is getting up there in age and he’s eventually going to wear down and retire.
Aaron Rodgers wants to play wants to play until his 40th birthday but acknowledged his career is closer to being over and he used a golf analogy to speak on it.
“Yeah, that and seeing the 18th hole coming up, realizing I can’t play forever and the opportunities don’t come along all the time,” Rodgers told reporters Wednesday, two days after turning 35.
If Aaron Rodgers' football career was a round of golf, he says he'd be 'making the turn' with the 18th hole in sight. From what he said today, it sounds like he knew this team was special back in the spring and he's been all-in since then #Packers pic.twitter.com/vOmy0PcgMD
— John Doran (@JohnDoranTV) December 4, 2019
Rodgers is in his 15th NFL season, so if he’s really using that golf analogy, then he might just hang it up after his 18th season.
The 36-year-old has thrown for 3,065 yards and 22 touchdowns against two interceptions during the 2019 season that has his team sitting at 9-3.
With four weeks remaining, Rodgers is looking to get his team a 1st-round bye for the Packers who sit at one game behind the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks.
“I think the NFC is as deep as I’ve seen it in a long time, especially with the number of teams that have eight or more wins,” Rodgers said. “I think home-field advantage will definitely help. You’ve seen some of the bigger games this year from some of the top seeds, home-field advantage has meant something in those games.
“So we’d love to be one of those top-two seeds and have to have a team come to us after a week break, but we have a long way to go until we get there. We have to get this one this week and then get to 10 and start talking about some of those things.”