In an exhaustive Q&A with Packers All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com delves into the psyche of the former Cal standout and 10-year vet, with questions ranging from dealing with public scrutiny to his relationship with coach Mike McCarthy.
Wilde also touches on the length of Rodgers’ career, which has been a topic of discussion after the quarterback hinted at how many years he has left in a tweet on the nine-year anniversary of his drafting. Here’s Rodgers’ response when asked if he has changed his timeline:
I think the way I’ve been feeling the last two years, with changing some things off the field in the offseason with my eating patterns, my body’s been feeling really good. To the point of, I feel like I can really keep my legs underneath me for a long time and as long as I have my legs, I feel like I can play the position the way I want to play it. I’d love to be able to play this contract out and then do a few more [years]. I think that’d be a lot of fun. This is a great place to play and live and work, and this is what we do. This is what I’m talented at more than anything else in my life, and I want to keep doing it.
More links and notes from the NFC North can be found below…
- After suffering through a 2013 season filled the hamstring injuries, many Packers have taken to alternative methods of prevention, in particular yoga, writes Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Even without mainstay Jermichael Finley, the Packers still have plenty of tight ends on the roster, including third-round choice Richard Rodgers and intriguing undrafted free agent Colt Lyerla, Dunne writes.
- 2013 first-round defensive lineman Datone Jones headlines a group of six Packers who need to step up this season, reports Mike Vandermause of Green Bay Press-Gazette. The other five are B.J. Raji, Nick Perry, Derek Sherrod, Jerel Worthy and Johnathan Franklin.
- In his weekly mailbag, ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky writes that fourth-round wide receiver Jared Abbrederis could find his niche in the slot for the Packers, allowing Randall Cobb to play more on the outside.
- Demovsky details a series of players who have returned from injuries, as well as those who are still recovering.