February 10, 2013
Rodgers wants to be a Packer at least eight more years
By THE SPORTS XCHANGE

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waits for play to resume against the San Francisco 49ers late in the fourth quarter during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 12, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers envisions himself as a Green Bay Packer for at least as long as Brett Favre was the team’s signal caller.

Favre spent 16 years with Green Bay until finishing his career with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.

Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Saturday that he wants to stay with the Packers for just as long, if not longer than Favre.

“I’ve had eight great years there, the last five as a starter,” Rodgers said. “Hopefully I can give them another eight plus years of playing at a high level.”

In eight years, Rodgers will be 37 years old.

Rodgers has two years left on his contract, so he will need another long-term deal with the Packers to make it to 2020.


“We’ll see what happens with that, I’m not stressing about it,” he said. “I think the Packers would like me to be around for a few more years and I’d love to finish my career there.”

Rodgers is playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in the Monterey, California, peninsula. He is paired with PGA Tour pro John Mallinger.

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