Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off a season in which he turned 30 and suffered an injury that cost him half his season. But Rodgers says neither age nor health will keep him from running the ball.
Rodgers told the Journal Sentinel that he will “always” want to use his legs as well as his arm. Rodgers is no Michael Vick (who wrongly thinks he’s the first rushing quarterback but rightly thinks he’s the best), but Rodgers is a solid runner who has averaged 4.7 yards a carry and scored 18 touchdowns in his NFL career.
“It adds an extra dimension to my game,” Rodgers said.
The Packers will just have to hope Rodgers can run as effectively in his 30s as he did in his 20s — and hope he doesn’t get hurt in the process.