Weeks after taking Packers to NFC championship, Rodgers asked if worried about young QB taking his job
Along with a lot of insight on the NFL’s collective bargaining negotiations, Green Bay Packers quarterback was also recently asked about his team’s future at the position.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst hinted the team may draft Rodgers’ replacement soon — though it wasn’t clear if soon meant 2020.
As we all know, Packers Hall of Famer Brett Favre wasn’t super enthusiastic when Rodgers was drafted.
The talk seems a little ridiculous, since Rodgers just led the Packers to the NFC championship, but ESPN still decided to ask Rodgers about a possible youngster beating him out.
“Well, look, I’m realistic; I know where we’re at as an organization and where I’m at in my career,” Rodgers told ESPN. “I still feel like I have a ton of years left playing at a high level. I’m confident enough. I’ve always felt like it doesn’t matter who you bring in, they’re not going to be able to beat me out any time soon. I feel really confident about my abilities and my play.”
The 37-year-old continued on, noting the team has drafted QBs before, though never as a first-rounder.
“We’ve drafted guys over the years,” Rodgers said. “I think my first year starting we drafted two quarterbacks, in 2008. We’ve drafted various guys over the years. I understand the business and the nature of it, obviously love to bring guys in that are going to be able to play and compete right away. I understand it’s a business. I wouldn’t have a problem.”