Rodgers thinks about retirement 'all the time'
Aaron Rodgers might be just several months removed from signing an NFL record extension, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback continues to contemplate his football future.
"I think about (retirement) all the time," Rodgers said Wednesday at The Match after he and Tom Brady won the celebrity golf event, according to 247Sports' Nick Kosko. "And I resonate with what Tom said about the mindset of 55-45. You know, when you commit, you're 100%.
"But the older you get, the interests change and the grind, I think, wears on you a little bit more, and the football part, that's the easy part. That's the joy. It's the other stuff that wears on you and makes you think about life after football. Tommy obviously set the bar so high with playing so many years, but I can definitely see the end coming."
In March, the Packers made Rodgers the league's highest-paid player with a three-year extension that averages $50.2 million, ending the speculation about his future with the team that began last offseason.
Before he recommitted to Green Bay, the back-to-back reigning MVP suggested that he could retire.
Rodgers completed 68.9% of his passes for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns against four interceptions to earn his fourth career MVP award and the NFC's No. 1 seed for Green Bay.
However, the Packers lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round to fall short of a third straight NFC Championship Game appearance. Rodgers failed to throw a touchdown and took five sacks in the 13-10 defeat.
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