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'I'm having the time of my life' - Aaron Rodgers hints at staying at Packers beyond 2021 season

Green Bay Packers v Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers v Cincinnati Bengals
LeRon Haire
ANALYST

Since losing last year's NFC Championship game, Aaron Rodgers has had a whirlwind of a time as the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

To begin with, Rodgers felt as if he deserved a more significant voice when it came to the Packers' brass making personnel decisions. He expressed a desire to have a bigger say on things that he felt affected his job directly.

@nflnetwork Aaron Rodgers says he thought about retirement. Enjoyed offseason away. But as he got back into workouts he realized: "I know I can still play, and I want to still play." At the same age, Brett Favre said goodbye with the words: "I know I can play, but I don't think I want to."

Rodgers was always adamant about losing former Packers receiver Jordy Nelson and former turned current Packers receiver Randall Cobb.

This is perhaps why it was somewhat of a pleasant surprise that Rodgers spoke about his pleasure of playing as a Packer this season and how he may play with them beyond this season.

You seem to be more calm & happy than ever."I love football & I'm completely invested in the season.. at the end of the day it's a game & you gotta have fun with it" ~@AaronRodgers12#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE https://t.co/ZdTTPAkjsd

Aaron Rodgers speaks on possibility of remaining a Packer beyond 2021 season

On Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers made his weekly appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" and told McAfee and his co-host, A.J. Hawk, a former teammate of Rodgers, about his time this season with the Packers.

Rodgers stated clearly that he has "a great coaching staff that I love" and "I'm still in Green Bay and having the time of my life."

As the show continued, so did Rodgers. He said:

"Life is about perspective and I'm just daily counting the blessings that I have in life and just have so much gratitude for these moments and for the fact that I'm 37, I'm still playing, still playing at a high level, and still get to have fun moments each week, including on this show."

Rodgers delved into more about his 2021 season so far with the Packers. He said:

"I love football, I'm invested completely in this season. I am. I know it's surprising. Life's been really good. It's been fun to have some new guys in the mix, new teammates, get to know some of the older ones a little bit better, to build those friendships. It's been great to work with the staff. I love the staff. They make things fun. They reinvent themselves every week."
Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers

Can Rodgers lead the Packers to a win tonight against the Cardinals?

Tonight, Rodgers will be without Davante Adams and Allen Lazard (each on the COVID-19 list) for the battle against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

Without his two starting receivers, it will be up to Rodgers to lead the team like he never has before. It will be imperative to lean on the running game with Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon and depend on tight end Robert Tonyan in the passing game.


Edited by Jay Lokegaonkar
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