Good news for the Green Bay Packers and their fans–quarterback Aaron Rodgers hopes to remain with the organization for at least eight more seasons.
Rodgers recently discussed how he would like to be a member of the Packers as future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre and even though he has two years remaining on his current contract–this shouldn’t be an issue for any party. With the way things have gone for Rodgers since taking over Favre’s job at starting quarterback in 2008, the team should have no problem keeping him around for as long as he wants–assuming he still puts up big numbers of course.
The former first-round pick will be entering his sixth season as Green Bay’s starter in 2013 and appears to be developing a Hall of Fame career of his own as he threw for single-digit interceptions for the third time in four years this past season. On top of that, Rodgers broke the 4,000-yard passing mark for the fourth time in five seasons in 2012 and has thrown 84 touchdowns over the last two years.
At this rate, there’s no question Rodgers will find himself in the talks for MVP heading into next season as well assuming he stays healthy. There was a reason why the Packers were so confident with Rodgers taking over the starting role for Favre back in 2008 and now–it looks like the organization won’t have anything to worry about when it comes to the quarterback position for at least eight years if everything goes according to plan.
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