Receiver Donald Driver recently has dubbed himself a “Packer for life.” His quarterback has that same aspiration.
“I want to be a Packer for life and I don’t see myself going anywhere else,” Rodgers said in an interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette. (MDS previously noted Rodgers’ candid — but spot-on — comments on the Pro Bowl, from that same interview.)
Of course, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning likely would have said the same thing after seven NFL seasons. Tom Brady likely would say the same thing now.
While it’s impossible to rule out the potential impact of an injury on the team’s desire to keep Rodgers around until he’s ready to retire, it’s clear that the Packers and their fans won’t have to deal (again) with the wishy-washiness that comes from a guy who is addicted to the spotlight, but who has lost his desire to do what he needs to do when no one is paying attention.
“[W]hen I’m not committed to being a 100 percent offseason guy, then that’s probably when I should step away from the game because these guys deserve 100 percent of my effort and time,” Rodgers said.