As the ongoing regular NFL season is on the way to reaching its closure, its that time of the year again when the football community turns its attention on the future of Aaron Rodgers, with the Green Bay Packers quarterback, as usual, returning indefinite and unspecified answers regarding retirement. His most recent revelation over whether he would hang his boots up following the 2021 season, Rodgers says he’s not ruling that notion out.
If this year has taught me anything, it’s that I still can play: Aaron Rodgers
Aside from testing positive for COVID-19 last month, Aaron Rodgers has enjoyed a great 2021 season so far. Even though he has only clocked 3,689 passing yards so far, currently 10th highest in the league, the quarterback’s impeccable 33-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio makes Rodgers the frontrunner to bag the MVP award for the second consecutive time.
However, with two weeks remaining of the regular season, the lingering question of Rodgers’ future in the NFL has taken hold once again and last Wednesday, the player himself said that while he is enjoying the ongoing season, he has not ruled out the possibility of calling it quits after this year.
“I wouldn’t rule that out,” said Rodgers, “I think that I’m just enjoying this season for this season. I think that playing next year will definitely be in the thought process. One of the things, wanting to not be a bum on the way out and still be able to play, I think, is important to me.”
The Super Bowl XLV champion did miss practice due to a toe injury that he suffered while he was on the reserve?COVID-19 list, but has been able to recover and even on Christmas Day, threw his 443rd career touchdown pass against Cleveland Browns, setting a new franchise record.
“If this year has taught me anything, it’s that I still can play, I still have love for the game I’m still super competitive and I still enjoy the process of the week. I miss practice and it’s tough to not be out there, week after week now. But I still do love competing and I love being out there,” the 38-year-old added. [H/T NFL.com]
- Aaron Rodgers says he has not ruled out the possibility of retiring after the 2021 season
- The Green Bay Packers quarterback has enjoyed a stellar season and is the favourite to win the MVP award once again