Back in early March, the longtime future Hall of Fame quarterback of the Green Bay Packers said he would not have issues with the Packers drafting a quarterback.
The following was our story about Rodgers’ comments regarding the possibility of such an eventuality happen.
Original story below:
Aaron Rodgers knows what it’s like on the other end of the equation, when he’s the drafted young quarterback who is perceived to be the star of the future when an established legend is in his later years with the Green Bay Packers.
Could that time be coming when the Packers make such a move? If so, the veteran star quarterback of the Packers says he wouldn’t object to the team drafting a quarterback in the first couple days of this year’s selection process in April.
“I wouldn’t have a problem,” he told ESPN Wisconsin’s Wilde And Tausch Friday.
“I’m a realist. I know where we’re at as an organization and where I’m at in my career.”
The situation between Rodgers and then-Packers quarterback Brett Favre turned problematic when Favre retired in March 2008, then un-retired just before Packers training camp when the Packers had already set an off-season plan for Rodgers to take the helm.
Favre, who was 38 in the 2008 off-season, felt he was still near the top of his game, as both his near-MVP regular season performance with the 2007 Packers and 2009 Minnesota Vikings would attest to. But his career disintegrated in 2010 with Minnesota.
Rodgers, 36, feels similar right now to how Favre felt at that time.
“I still feel I have a ton of years left to play at a top level. Whoever they bring in, they’re not going to beat me out.”