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'Realist' Aaron Rodgers would have no issues if Packers drafted QB

  • Though he feels he has plenty left, 36-year-old Aaron Rodgers "wouldn't have a problem" if the Green Bay Packers draft a quarterback.
Modified 07 Mar 2020, 02:52 IST
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Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers would harbour no ill will towards the Green Bay Packers if they spent one of their first few draft picks on a quarterback next month.

Green Bay were one win away from reaching the Super Bowl last season and many mock drafts are projecting the Packers will select a wide receiver with their first-round pick to give Rodgers another weapon and push them over the top.

However, with their starting quarterback now 36, the Green Bay front office will also be thinking about the future at the game's most important position.

Rodgers, a former first-rounder himself, certainly knows the score having sat behind Packers legend Brett Favre for three seasons before assuming the starting role when the veteran initially retired in 2008.

Favre's subsequent U-turn made for a drama-filled offseason as the Packers traded away their long-time starter to the New York Jets and pushed on with their succession plan, which was rewarded when Rodgers led them to victory in Super Bowl XLV.

Rodgers is under contract through the 2023 season and he promised to beat out any signal caller if that is the direction the Packers go in with the 30th pick.

"I'm a realist, I know where we're at as an organisation and where I'm at in my career," Rodgers told ESPN Milwaukee on Friday.

"I still feel like I've got a tonne of years left playing at a high level.


"I'm confident enough. I've always felt like it doesn't matter who you bring in, they're not going to be able to beat me out any time soon. I feel really confident about my abilities and my place.

"We've drafted guys over here - my first year starting we drafted two quarterbacks in 2008. We've drafted various guys over the years, but I understand the business and the nature of it.

"I'd love to bring guys in who are going to be able to play and compete right away. I understand it's a business and I wouldn't have a problem."

Published 07 Mar 2020, 02:52 IST
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