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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed he is thinking of retiring “all the time.”
Ahead of the 2022 season, fresh on a newly signed contract with the Green Bay Packers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers participated in The Match VI. Rodgers hit the winning putt to give himself and teammate Tom Brady the win over other quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. While what he did on the golf course was remarkable, it was what he said after the event that caught everyone’s attention.
When he spoke to TNT Sports’ Ernie Johnson, Rodgers revealed that he is constantly thinking about retirement.
“I think about it all the time,” said Rodgers, h / t Nick Kosko of 247Sports. “And I’m reasoning with that, Tom [Brady] said about the mindset of 55-45. You know when you commit you are 100%. But the older you get, the interests change, and the spark, I think, wears you out a little more, and the football part, that’s the easy part. That is the joy. These are the other things that wear you out and make you think about life after football. Of course, Tommy set the bar so high by playing for so many years, but I can definitely see the end coming. ”
Aaron Rodgers says he thinks about retirement ‘all the time’
Rodgers and retirement are not necessarily a new topic. Prior to the end of last season, the quarterback said it was an opportunity for him to put an end to his NFL career.
Last season, Rodgers won his fourth NFL MVP award and his second in a row this year after throwing in 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns and seven interceptions, all while completing 68.9 percent of his assists. The Packers had the best record in the NFL, but they were eliminated in the division round by the San Francisco 49ers.
After wondering what was next for Rodgers this offseason, it was answered pretty quickly after he and the Packers agreed on a three-year, $ 150.8 million contract.
Rodgers is poised to enter his 39-year-old season, and Packers fans need to know it’s only a matter of time before he decides to retire. When that will happen is still unknown. The Green Bay trophies certainly hope that this is the year the team returns to the Super Bowl and picks up their fifth Lombardi trophy, and that Rodgers gets the second ring of his career.