Aaron Rodgers hopes to play entire career with Packers


Aaron Rodgers wants to achieve what no Packers quarterback has done over the past quarter century - spend his entire professional football career in Green Bay. 

A guest on Bill Simmons' HBO show 'Any Given Wednesday', Rodgers said he values loyalty and hopes to build on his legacy like previous athletes before him. 

"Two of my favorite players from my sports watching growing up, they recently retired," Rodgers said on the show, via Pro Football Talk, which aired Wednesday. "One was Derek Jeter with the Yankees and the other was Kobe Bryant. And then Tim Duncan just retired [this week] and that's a great example too.

"Their legacy, I think it's made in those later years. Derek is one of the best shortstops ever and one of the best Yankees ever. Kobe is one of the greatest Lakers ever. Tim is one of the best power forwards ever and he won all those championships [in one place].

"They stayed with the same team. They stuck it out. I think there's a lot to be said about kind of finishing your legacy with one team. I hope I'm lucky enough to be able to do that."

Rodgers, who was at ESPN's 24th annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday, is entering his ninth season as starter of the Packers and his 12th season overall since being drafted 24th in 2005.