Rodgers hopes to play entire career with Packers


Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers wants to spend his entire career with the Green Bay Packers.

Rodgers is entering his ninth season as starter of the Packers and his 12th season overall since being drafted with the 24th pick in 2005. 

The Packers have missed the playoffs just once since Rodgers became starter and the 32-year-old - who has a contract with Green Bay until 2020 - is taking inspiration from three other sports starts who spent the whole career with the same franchise.

Speaking on the HBO Shot 'Any Given Wednesday', Rodgers said: "Two of my favourite players from my sports watching growing up, they recently retired.

"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."