Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers reveals in an interview what his plans will be after he retires from football.
At the age of 36, Rodgers isn’t exactly considered a young spring chicken in professional football terms, at least. So what will he do when he finally decides to hang up the cleats? Aaron Rodgers joined the Pat McAfee Show yesterday to reveal his future plans.
Pat McAfee asked Rodgers if there is a chance that we would see him in the commentator’s booth once he retires.
“No. Well, I’ve given a lot to this game. I’ve been playing since I was in eighth grade. I’ve been playing for 16 years, and I just feel like when I’m done, I want to be done.”
Rodgers did give a hint where you could see him in the future, however, and it does involve a football field.
“You know, I think it’d be fun to help out some– you know, an age group that I feel like is real impressionable still. Like highschool kids. I think being able to, you know, just volunteer, help, you know, or just help with some quarterback stuff. I think would be fun.”
The 2005 first-round Green Bay draft pick said that he loves the sport too much to leave it entirely.
“Just because I love the game so much, I don’t want to totally, you know, get out of it. But as far as the pro level, yeah, I mean, I don’t see myself doing anything with it. I’ve given, physically, so much to the game and mentally, you know, all the years. Yeah, I feel like I’ll be pretty satisfied with what I did and what I contributed and move on at that point.”
Aaron Rodgers at Green Bay
As he should. Rodgers made it to the Pro Bowl in his second year as a starter and has led the Packers to a Super Bowl win in his third. In addition, they have been in four NFC Championship Games, but only won in 2010. Rodgers has been back to the Pro Bowl eight more times. He also has two NFL MVP Awards.
His best season was in 2011 when he threw for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Throughout his professional career, he has thrown for 46,946 yards, 364 touchdowns, and 84 interceptions.