The Facts: Rodgers looks around at older QBs getting chances to keep playing, and he’s encouraged. Even if a couple of them changing teams late in their careers bugs him a little, as well. Rodgers said the examples of new Bucs QB Tom Brady, new Colts QB Philip Rivers, and Saints fixture Drew Brees, the 36-year-old Rodgers said he can imagine doing the same. “How do you not?” Rodgers said of considering playing into his 40s.
Diehards Line: Rodgers continued: “I’m not some cliché guy that’s going to talk about taking it year by year. Of course, you look at what Tom’s doing and still able to play at his age and play at a high level, and obviously what Drew has done and Phil getting an opportunity to keep rolling in Indy. My thing is, legacy is really important. Having an opportunity to do it all in Green Bay would mean a lot to me. ... That’s my goal. I’ve got four years left on my deal. I’d like to play four at a really, really high level and if I feel like keep on keeping on from that point, to do it.” Rodgers’ contract runs through the 2023 season, during which he’ll turn 40. And, as PFT suggests, while it’s understandable to want to finish where he started, seeing Brady and Rivers (and Brett Favre because of Rodgers) have final chapters elsewhere has to give him pause.