Aaron Rodgers Confesses of Dreaming About Replicating Kobe Bryant’s Legacy With Green Bay Packers

Published 01/28/2021, 12:10 PM EST
Nov 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after catching a pass to score a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers has been a Green Bay Packers player ever since being drafted by the franchise back in 2005. The quarterback has now spent over a decade and a half with the franchise and even won them a Super Bowl back in 2011. 

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But since then, the chase for the franchise’s 5th Super Bowl title continues. With another Championship Round defeat, a lot of speculation regarding Rodgers’ future with the franchise surfaced. 

With his recent comments only adding fuel to the fire, Aaron Rodgers took a moment to clear some of the speculation surrounding his future.

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Aaron Rodgers dreams to end his career as a Packer

While speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers admitted that he has dreams of ending his career as a Packer. He said that the idea of being a one-franchise-player is something which has definitely crossed his mind.

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Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) during the third quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

“It’s not a certainty, or an absolute. Is that my future is not in my hands. Now that’s really the case for all of us I think as players. But I think naturally, there’s times where you let your mind go to, maybe, ‘I’m going to be a Packer for life or I’m going to be like a Tim Duncan or Kobe and play with one team my entire career,” Rodgers said.

Eager to replicate what Basketball legend Kobe Bryant achieved with the LA Lakers, Rodgers though said that given the unpredictable nature of the league, nothing is certain.

No room for absolutes in the NFL

The dream scenario in Aaron Rodgers’ head remains to end his career with the Green Bay Packers. Something which he prioritizes nearing his 40s.

“I think naturally you dream about that. That’s kind of like a dream scenario and I’ve talked about that, for much of my career,” he said.

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The drafting of Jordan Love in the draft this season though was definitely a reality check for Aaron Rodgers.

“I think when they drafted Jordan (Love), it was more just like the reality kicking in going ‘Hey, that’s actually never the case there are no absolutes in this business,” he said.

While nothing concrete yet has emerged regarding Aaron Rodgers’ future at Green Bay, his recent comments indicate that he still has his heart set at Lambeau Field.

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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