Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Says He Wants to Play Until He’s 40

Aaron Rodgers knows exactly where he wants to be when he turns 40 years old, Rob Demovsky of reports.

“Hopefully right here,” Rodgers said standing in front of his locker at Lambeau Field. “Hopefully talking to you guys right here.”

On the day Tom Brady turned 40, Rodgers said he not only said he hopes he’s still playing at that age but he hopes he’s still doing it for the Green Bay Packers.

“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, who was drafted by the Packers in 2005, had a front-row seat for the end of Brett Favre’s career in Green Bay during the summer of 2008. But it wasn’t just the end of Favre’s time with the Packers that makes him feel that way.

“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 player 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.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery Spent the Summer Working with the “Footwork King”


Packers wideout-turned-running back Ty Montgomery worked with Rischad Whitfield, better known as the Footwork King, during the break between minicamp and training camp according to Rob Demovsky of

Whitfield has become one of the best trainers of NFL running backs in recent years and was given a large portion of the credit for Melvin Gordon’s sophomore surge last season.

“I hope it pays off for me, too,” Montgomery said. With Whitfield, Montgomery did “a lot of speed-ladder drills, a lot of change-of-direction drills, a lot of read-and-reaction drills.” Montgomery is also up to 223 pounds, but it’s lean muscle in the chest and shoulders area in an effort to take more of a pounding as a runner. The Packers are counting on Montgomery to be their primary back during the 2017 season.

Video: CBS Breaks Down the Packers Punting Battle This Summer

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Undrafted rookie Justin Vogel is the only punter on the Packers’ roster. He fits Green Bay’s preferred skill-set but there are no guarantees.

Packers Pick Up Option on Pro Bowl Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The Packers officially picked up the fifth-year option on their Pro Bowl safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Monday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The deal marks the first time the team used the tactic to add another year to their first-rounder’s contract.

The Packers had until Wednesday to decide whether to add the fifth year (2018) to Clinton-Dix’s contract.

As a result of the option, Clinton-Dix will receive around $6 million in 2018, all of which is guaranteed against injury. Clinton-Dix is scheduled to make $1.55 million during the 2017 season.

Packers Send Running Backs Christine Michael and Don Johnson Packing

The Packers Monday released a pair of running backs, saying so-long to Christine Michael, and Don Johnson.

In this past weekend’s NFL Draft the Packers drafted Jamaal Williams (Round 4, Pick 134, BYU), Aaron Jones (Round 5, Pick 182, UTEP) and Devante Mays (Round 7, Pick 238, Utah State) stocking a depleted running back corps.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy named Ty Montgomery his starting running back on Saturday shortly after the team picked a trio of running backs — BYU’s Jamaal Williams (fourth round), UTEP’s Aaron Jones (fifth round) and Utah State’s Devante Mays (seventh round) — on the final day of the draft.

Even with Montgomery, a converted receiver, as the starter, the Packers are expected to share the workload among the new group of backs.

Michael played in nine games, including playoffs, last year for the Packers. He rushed 31 times for 114 yards and one touchdown in six regular-season games and added 58 yards on 16 carries in the three playoff games combined. The 2013 second-round pick of the Seahawks joined the Packers on Nov. 16, the same day Jackson was placed on injured reserve because of a knee injury.

The Packers re-signed Michael to a one-year, $800,000 deal on March 23, but only the $25,000 signing bonus was guaranteed.

Report: Packers Nearly Dealt QB Brett Hundley on Draft Day

The Packers dangled their backup quarterback Brett Hundley on the trade market and came close to making a deal on the second day of the draft, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Now it appears they’ll likely hang on to him for another year, but expect them to move him before he enters the final year of his contract in 2018. They believe they can get much more in return than the fifth-round pick they invested in him in 2015.

A Rundown of All the Green Bay Packers 2017 NFL Draft Picks

Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Packers 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

Round 2, Pick 1 (33rd overall) (From Browns)

Kevin King, CB, Washington: An early reminder that Day 2 will be loaded with talent. King is not as complete a cornerback as his former Washington teammate, the injured Sidney Jones, but he checks off the size-speed combo at cornerback. He gives the Packers a potential top-two outside cornerback.? GRADE: B+

Round 2, Pick 29 (No. 61)

Josh Jones, S, N.C. State: The Packers keep stockpiling players in the secondary—Jones on top of earlier pick Kevin King. That loss to the Falcons in the NFC title game clearly stuck in their minds, as their banged-up secondary could not match up. Jones doesn’t necessarily have a clear path to playing time right away, but Morgan Burnett’s a soon-to-be free agent. GRADE: B?

Round 3, Pick 29 (No. 93)

Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn: Can the Packers get Adams to keep the light flipped on? The Auburn product flashed dominance at times, and he can bring it from several spots in the 3-4 alignment, but the glimpses of brilliance only made his long quiet stretches more frustrating. With Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels already in place, Adams could be eased into action. GRADE: B?

Round 4, Pick 1 (No. 108) (From Browns) Vince Biegel, LB, Wisconsin

Round 4, Pick 28 (No. 134) Jamaal Williams, RB, Brigham Young University

Round 5, Pick 32 (No. 175) (From Broncos) DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue

Round 5, Pick 39 (No. 182) (Compensatory pick) Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP

Round 6, Pick 29 (No. 212) Kofi Amichia, C, USF

Round 7, Pick 20 (No. 238) Devante Mays, RB, Utah State

Round 7, Pick 29 (No. 247) Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU

Packers in Play for Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer at 33?

It sounds like the Packers are well aware that Aaron Rodgers is not going to be under center forever for the Packers, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting the team is looking long and hard at the thought of drafting Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer with the 33rd pick in Friday’s NFL Draft.

Rapoport says that the Packers are getting trade calls, but could stick and make the pick.