People say things on Twitter. Sometimes they don’t mean them, sometimes they do. So think of this what you will.
That was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers responding to something from the team’s account. It pointed out that the Packers drafted Rodgers 12 years ago on April 24.
Rodgers has been talking a lot about prolonging his career recently. He’s previously mentioned that he wants to play until he’s 40.
Rodgers will be 34 in December, so 12 more years will put him at 46.
The only non-kicker to last that long in the league was QB George Blanda, who played until he was 48. Of course, Blanda was also a kicker and didn’t throw many passes after he turned 39 in 1966.
A few other quarterbacks came close — Steve DeBerg, Warren Moon and Vinny Testaverde lasted until they were 44. Of course, all of them finished their careers as backups.
So 46 is pretty unlikely and certainly even more so to remain a starter. In fact, the latter has never been done.
Rodgers surely knows that.