The local media hacks got some time with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday and what did they ask him? The usual droll questions.
So while we were glancing at the transcript, we noticed one semi-interesting question about what records mean to Rodgers. You’re probably aware he just threw his 200th touchdown last week, becoming the second-fastest guy to get to that mark.
Rodgers hit it in 99 games. Dan Marino hit it in 88.
And yeah, Rodgers appreciates the records, but he also plans on racking up some much larger numbers.
“This is my 10th season, and I like to think I’m halfway in; nine in and hopefully nine to go. It’s about being consistent from this point forward, keeping my body in great shape and playing at a high level and making the guys around me raise the level of their game, as well.”
Now, that would be just swell if old QB1’s play remains at an elite level for nine more seasons. We’re not going to say it won’t, although there have been some cracks in the armor through the early part of this season.
If Rodgers does get his way, he’ll be with the Packers through 2023. Nineteen seasons in all.
What’s maybe more amazing to think about is this. If Rodgers plays out that string, the Packers will essentially have had only two starting quarterbacks for 31 years, minus the forgettable, occasional Matt Flynn appearance.
One of Matt Flynns appearances was remarkable (Detroit) and another one was memorable (Viqueens). The rest were definitely forgettable.
I hope AR stays great for another 9 years! GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t forget about his 2nd half comeback against the Cowboys to save the playoffs.
great game. saved the season. Flynn sealed his Packers legacy with that one!
Also don’t forget about the Patriots game in Foxboro. He almost led us out of there with a W on the last drive.
Not gonna happen…same reason why Bert had to go, you find talent you’ll eventually need slide to you, you grab it and prep it, simple as that. However, in a magical world, imagine basically 2 starting quarterbacks (technically 5) in 31 years…Other NFL total numbers would be ridiculous, Id bet 500 guys
Also, Flynn almost beating the Patriots in the Superbowl season gave us hope if ARod went down again…which he did
The only comparison to that would be Bledsoe and Brady (throw Cassel in for one year)
The were asking him the “usual droll” questions? Do you know what “droll” means Monte? As a matter of fact that two-word phrase could be deemed contradictory all by itself. Anyway, what would you have asked Rodgers?
Imagine Rodgers playing during the Packers 100th anniversary! Can’t wait to see what the organization comes up with then! New throwbacks maybe???
If things remain relatively the same & it plays out like ARod wants…that is not only 31yrs with basically only two QBs…but having a top 5 QB in the league for almost every game, & a chance to win EVERY Sunday for 3 DECADES straight! If you were born in the early 90s, you will have gone to elementary, high school, college, & started a career & family…while the whole time the Pack had a first ballot HOF’er under center. When you look around the rest of the league…THAT is mind boggling. We, Packer fans, been so blessed its not even funny. Of course, it couldnt have happened to a more quality group of human beings on the planet! lol
If you were born in the late 60’s, you’d have gone to elementary, high school, college and started a career and family…while the whole time the Pack couldn’t figure out whether to fight, fuck or dance.
If what goes around, comes around, it would seem that us folks that endured the prior have paved the way for younger folks to enjoy the latter.
If what you say is true…then my having been born in the mid 60s and being too small to comprehend Vince…makes me part of the “Greatest Generation” of Packer fans too. I guess its not a stretch to compare Bengston, Devine, Bart, Forrest, & Infante with the Great Depression & World War II. lol
i just wish the followup to St. Vincent had been as successful for as long a tenure as head coach. bet the average “job expectancy” of HC is almost as bad as starting QB. and they don’t even have to play and get injured! [with exception of Sean Payton of course].
still, the number of head coaches per decade of tenure is one stat the packers are at, or near the top, of the league.