Aaron Rodgers excited for “another chance” to play Tom Brady

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Aaron Rodgers is just like the rest of us. He’s still wrapping his mind around the idea of Tom Brady playing for the Buccaneers.

The Packers quarterback said during an interview with Chantel McGabe of the Golf Channel that he’s looking forward to seeing the former Patriots star in his new uniform this year though.

I think it is definitely strange,” Rodgers said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It will be strange to not see him in a Patriot jersey. We played them a couple of years ago and thought that was probably the last time we’d play each other. Now, we get another chance.”

“I think having him in the league is obviously great for the league and he’s a fantastic player. His career speaks for itself. Obviously, he still feels like he has a lot — he has something left to prove. I don’t think he does. I think it is only to himself that he can still do it. What he’s done kind of setting the bar for the rest of us with his health and his work ethic and his longevity is something I think that is appreciated now and is going to be appreciated even greater when he’s done playing.”

Rodgers has talked about playing into his 40s the way Brady’s doing now, though he’d prefer not to change teams late in his career.

As cross-conference foes, they’ve rarely seen each other on the field. Rodgers has started against Brady twice, splitting games in 2014 and 2018 (Rodgers missed their 2010 meeting with a concussion).

The Packers are scheduled to visit the Buccaneers this year, so they’ll get a chance to reconnect in person — along with the possibility of a playoff matchup.

18 responses to “Aaron Rodgers excited for “another chance” to play Tom Brady

  1. I plan to be in Tampa(God willing) to see Tom and Aaron go at it. Can’t wait for the date and time to be announced. I was at the game a few years ago when the Packers beat the Patriots and Tom in Lambeau. If you watched the game you saw it meant a lot to both Aaron and Tom. Tom was not happy to lose that one and that is a understatement.

    Tom and Aaron are friends and have much respect for eachother. I have never heard either ever utter even close to something negative about eachother. Pure class.

    We are lucky to be alive during both their careers. Years from now we can brag that we were around to watch Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers play eachother live.

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackersNation!✊

  2. “We played them a couple of years ago and thought that was probably the last time we’d play each other.”

    One of the few times Aaron has been totally honest in talking about football since signing his last record setting deal.

    He openly admits that he didn’t expect to lead the Packers to another SB after signing that contract, even though he’s getting paid like he should.

  3. Yeah, show Tommy boy how to really throw a football. Although, you did game manage your way to 13-3 last year, much like Brady has most of his career. Rodgers, your best days are behind you.
    Rodgers, the best ever to spin it, is clearly on the decline, but still has a lot left in the tank and a very viable part of the team. Unlike Brady who was the weak link in his offense last year. Delusional fans won’t agree, but BB knew. If the opponent put up more than 17 points, Tommy couldn’t get it done, plain and simple.

  4. Well it’s hard to believe they’ve only played twice knowing how long they’ve been in the league.

  5. Look forward to these guys facing each other. I expect good things from Aaron as soon as they start to put the cleats back on. It’s going to be an uphill climb for Tom. I wish he would have switched sides a few years ago.

  6. Can’t see Rodgers lasting until 40 let alone 45 – he takes too many risks (and knocks) either hanging on too long looking for the deep ball or scampering for life when it doesn’t develop.

  7. Unlike Brady who was the weak link in his offense last year. Delusional fans won’t agree, but BB knew.

    ———————————-
    nite2al,

    We will see, but I am sure if a coach had given Brees or Rodgers such squad, the tears of his fans would have flooded Boston.

  8. Seeing Brady in a Tampa uniform will be as weird as seeing Favre in a Viking uniform.

  9. streetyson says:

    Can’t see Rodgers lasting until 40 let alone 45 – he takes too many risks (and knocks)…
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    It’s not the risks or the knocks.

    Rodgers has proven to be too fragile over the years.

    Brady, since he became the starter in 2001, has missed 15 starts in 20 seasons due to injury. All 15 were in 2008 when he broke his leg. Brady started every game he was eligible to play in the last 11 consecutive seasons.

    Rodgers only became a starter in 2008 and has failed to start 16 games in a season in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017.

    Rodgers makes Brady look like an IRONMAN…

  10. The biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success remains to be Aaron Rodgers. Wishing, hoping, and praying won’t change it. Good luck with that.

  11. Correction.

    *The biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success remains to be Aaron Rodgers and the help he receives from the refs. Period.

    The majority of the Packers divisional wins are super close and typically always decided via a false flag from the refs allowing the Packers to continue their drive when they were clearly stopped.

  12. gtodriver says:
    April 15, 2020 at 12:34 pm
    streetyson says:

    Can’t see Rodgers lasting until 40 let alone 45 – he takes too many risks (and knocks)…
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    It’s not the risks or the knocks.

    Rodgers has proven to be too fragile over the years.
    __________

    Are you really this dense?
    I honestly want to know.

    I realize you hate Aaron Rodgers because you post this negative garbage any time PFT runs a story about him.
    Now, you, and all the other desperate Barneys, try and push this wrongheaded narrative that Aaron Rodgers has been injury prone as he’s gotten older, unfortunately the pesky facts keep proving you wrong.

    With the exception of the 2017 season, where Rodgers broke his collarbone on a freak tackle midway through the year, he’s started 80 games out of a possible 80 games.
    In fact, he hadn’t missed a previous game until another broken collarbone sidelined him in 2013.

    Rodgers sat out the final game of 2011 season, against the Lions, as the Packers were 14-1 and had already wrapped up the #1 seed.
    And in 2010, he legitimately missed a game due to a concussion.

    You can keep beating this idiotic, tired drum, but it just makes you sound ignorant. Every time.
    Seriously, your trolling game could use a whole lot of polish.

  13. Stop whining. Look up 2019 NFL Penalty Differential. The Packers were far from being favored with penalties, either for or against. I wonder if the season-ending victory over the Lions was affected by the Green Bay defense forcing four three-and-out punts in the second half? Do you think that was a factor?

  14. Who wouldn’t want to watch two of the all time greats square off against each other.

  15. h0metownzero says:
    April 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    Who wouldn’t want to watch two of the all time greats square off against each other.
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    You’re right it I’ll be cool to see Brees and Brady face off twice a year.

  16. Yes, it will be great to see Brees and Brady square off this season, but even better to watch Rodgers and Brady go toe to toe. .
    They are currently 1-1 against each other, and seriously, how often do you get to see the two QBs voted atop the All-Decade team, play each other.
    Can’t Wait!
    It’s going to be a great year for Hall of Fame QB matchups.

  17. gtodriver says:
    April 15, 2020 at 12:34 pm
    Rodgers only became a starter in 2008 and has failed to start 16 games in a season in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017.
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    He was benched in week 17 of 2011 because the Packers had already secured homefield advantage.

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