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Video: Aaron Rodgers ‘Feels Like a Punter’ Due to How Few Sacks He’s Had this Year

by Matthew Wilson
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Aaron Rodgers considers himself a lucky quarterback after few sacks this season. The Greenbay Packers might want to go knock on wood before he jinxes himself. But Rodgers says at 37 he never felt better.

Speaking on the “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers discussed his season and how he tries to maintain wellness as he gets older playing a sport where people tackle each other.

“Waking up on Monday without barely getting hit? S–t, that’s a dream come true right there. I feel like a punter,” Rodgers said with a laugh.

But he has his fellow Packers players to thank. So far, Rodgers said he has only a dozen sacks this year, a rarity among quarterbacks.

“I feel great. To barely get touched in a game,” Rodgers also continued. “I said after the game, I’m turning 37 tomorrow and I feel amazing. I’ve been sacked 11 or 12 times this year. That’s really rare for my career. Big shout out to the boys upfront. The scheme has been really good for that as well. And I’m just trying to deal with the ball as quickly as possible.”

Off the field, Rodgers says his wellness team helps him maintain his health.

“I don’t spend a million on my body every year,” Rodgers said. “Don’t spend anywhere close to that, to be honest. I get a massage at least once a week, once or twice. Then I have daily, weekly routines I go through. I wouldn’t say it’s super sophisticated. It’s something that evolved through the years and worked for me.”

Aaron Rodgers Doesn’t Plan to Retire Soon

Rodgers also commented on his future in the NFL. Recently, the Packers traded up to draft quarterback Jordan Love. The move surprised Rodgers because he plans to play well into his 40s.

“And as much as I understand the organization’s future outlook and wanting to make sure they’re thinking about the team now and down the line — and I respect that — at the same time, I still believe in myself and have a strong desire to play into my 40s,” Rodgers said. “And I’m just not sure how that all works together at this point.”

Rodgers will take on the Philadelphia Eagles next on Dec. 6.