Will Aaron Rodgers be on the Green Bay Packers when he's 40? | The Tylt
Will Aaron Rodgers be on the Green Bay Packers when he's 40?
Aaron Rodgers is a generational talent. He has had two 40+ touchdown and seven or fewer interception seasons in his career. No other quarterback in NFL history has done it once. The Green Bay Packers recognize Aaron Rodgers is special. Even if he declines, he'll still be a great passer who could win games and outperform most quarterbacks in the league at age 40.
Tom Brady looks like he will retire with the New England Patriots. John Elway went out a Denver Bronco, Troy Aikman remained a Dallas Cowboy to his last snap. Aaron Rodgers may be better than all of those quarterbacks. If Rodgers wants to stay in Green Bay, the Packers are more than happy to fulfill that request.
In an ideal world, it would be great if Aaron Rodgers stayed with the Green Bay Packers until he was 40. He's done a lot for the organization, and he has become a fixture on the team and in the community. However, the reality of the NFL is teams will drop players at the drop of a hat if performance dips. Players will also leave if they feel slighted, or feel if an organization is not committed to winning. Loyalty in the NFL is nonexistent.
For every Aikman, Elway or Brady, there are probably 10 other franchise players who have left their teams for multiple reasons. Peyton Manning went through three surgeries before the Indianapolis Colts let him walk. Joe Montana, one of the greatest players ever, was traded to Kansas City. Heck, even Brett Favre, a Green Bay legend, was let go by the team.
Rodgers can dream about staying with Green Bay. However, history shows that won't be the case.