Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers hopes stay in green and gold for eight more years.
At 29 years old, another eight seasons would keep him in Green Bay through his 37th birthday. He has two years left on his six year, $65 million contract that has seen him win league MVP and a Super Bowl.
After winning his first Super Bowl, Joe Flacco might get the $20 million a year salary he’s looking for. For Rodger’s, a statistically superior quarterback, the sky could be the limit.
During the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Rodgers spoke with the Green Bay Press-Gazette about his “eight more seasons” dream. He says:
“I’ve had eight great years there, the last five as a starter. Hopefully I can give them another eight plus years of playing at a high level.”
With his contract ending after the 2014 season, Rodgers dodges questions about a possible extension:
“We’ll see what happens with that, I’m not stressing about it. I think the Packers would like me to be around for a few more years and I’d love to finish my career there.”
Knowing Joe Flacco could set the benchmark for quarterback contracts after winning the Super Bowl, Rodgers is very complimentary:
“Joe had a great postseason and now he’s got to be considered among the top guys winning the Super Bowl.”
Like Flacco, who dropped an F-bomb on national television, Aaron Rodgers character has come into question before. Some of his critics believe he is not a true team leader. After a slow start last season, Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley called out Rodger’s ability to lead.
Regardless, the bottom line is that Aaron Rodgers hopes to be a Packer for eight more years. To do that the Packers brass will have to open their wallets pretty wide.
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