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Aaron Rodgers Wants To Be Playing For Packers When He Turns 40

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The idea of an NFL player playing into his 40s is not such a crazy idea anymore, especially with the likes of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who just turned 40, still playing at the top of his game.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is 33 years old, was asked what he would like to be doing when he turns 40.

“Hopefully right here,” Rodgers told reporters in front of his locker (h/t ESPN). “Hopefully talking to you guys right here.”

The idea of playing until or past the age of 40 seems realistic to the franchise signal caller.

“I do think it’s realistic,” the 33-year-old Rodgers said.

“I hope it’s in this locker room, though. That would mean it’s been at a high level. Like I said, hopefully Dec. 2 of 2024, help me out, 2023. Thank you.”

Rodgers was around for the tail end of Brett Favre’s career and points to players such as Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter as examples of players who spent their entire career with one team, something Rodgers would like to do.

“It’s being a sports fan and watching some of my favorite all-time players either not finish in the place they started or the place where you fell in love watching them play — or they did,” Rodgers said.

“And seeing how different the memory is of those players as a fan, and seeing some of my favorite players growing finishing up now or have finished up in the last two or three years — the Derek Jeters, the Kobe Bryants, the Tim Duncans — doing it their entire career in one place, that makes things pretty special.

“So again, I’m a realist as well. I have to play well, the team has to want to bring me back, but I’ve said I’d like to finish things here where we started.”

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Three takeaways from the Detroit Lions divisional win against the Green Bay Packers, putting them at 2-3.

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1. The Lions took advantage of every turnover they forced better than expected

The Lions forced three fumbles against the Packers and they were able to score each time. Along with that, each time they scored, it was a touchdown. In the end, taking advantages like that came up huge for the Lions and being the major factor in winning this game.

2. Bob Quinn’s drafted guys keep making plays

Kenny Golladay, Kerryon Johnson, and Da’Shawn Hand continue their great play and keep showing why their the top players for the team at their position. Golladay made great catches throughout the game, Johnson averaged 5.8 yards per carry this game with 70 yards rushing, and Hand had another sack and forced fumble. Guys like these continue to show that Bob Quinn is doing pretty good when it comes to drafting.

3. The Lions really could give some of the credit of this win to Mason Crosby

Mason Crosby leaving 13 points on the board can make a difference in a game. Either the crowd was in his head or he was in his own head as Crosby couldn’t make a field goal all day. The Lions haven’t gotten luck like that in a while, but luck happens in the NFL.

This win was needed for the Lions going into their bye week. They are now at 2-3 and have a week to prepare for another big game upcoming against the Miami Dolphins. Due to the tie between the Vikings and the Packers, there is a three way fight for 2nd place in the NFC North. The season is still early and it will be interesting to see where each team heads in these next few games.

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Packers Placing Davon House on Injured Reserve

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The Green Bay Packers are placing veteran cornerback Davon House on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

House had been dealing with the shoulder issue all season long and will now 8 weeks to recover, otherwise he could potentially miss the remainder of the season, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

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Packers’ Mo Wilkerson Out for Season

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Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Muhammed Wilkerson will miss the entire season after undergoing surgery, although details pertaining to the injury and the procedure were not immediately known, according to ESPN’s Rom Demovsky.

Wilkerson is playing on a one-year, $5 million deal with Green Bay this season.

 

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