Packers QB Aaron Rodgers spoke to the media via conference call on Friday for the first time since Green Bay drafted QB Jordan Love and told them that his desire to start and finish his career with the same team “may not be a reality at this point.” (Jason Wilde on Twitter)
Rodgers sounded like himself during a conference call with the media, the first time he’s spoken publicly since the Packers interestingly drafted Love with their first-round pick. He said he’d treat Love just like all the other backup quarterbacks in Green Bay, but acknowledged openly that it’s a bit different now that he’s been on record stating he that he feels great and wants to play into his 40s. At 36, Rodgers believes he’s got another at least four to five years in the tank, and Love likely won’t sit on the bench for the entirety of his rookie deal, so something’s got to give. He ended the conference call by answering one final question about not being thrilled with the Packers decision to select a QB in the first round. His response, “there are some new factors that are out of my control. And so my sincere desire to start and finish with the same organization, just as it has with many other players over the years, may not be a reality at this point.” Rodgers may very well play the next couple of seasons with a huge chip on his shoulder, which could spark some increased fantasy value perhaps. He’s currently ranked #12 in FantasyPros consensus QB rankings.