After another offseason of future uncertainty, Aaron Rodgers signed a long-term extension to stay with the Green Bay Packers.
The 38-year-old agreed on a three-year deal with two voidable years in 2025 and 2026 to provide Green Bay cap relief. If he plays out the contract, Rodgers would end a 20-year career with the same team.
“I think he’ll go as long as he wants to go,” LaFleur said when asked how long he thinks Rodgers will play. “It’s not only the talent and the mind, but the way he takes care of himself is as good as I’ve seen. Super disciplined in terms of everything he does from what he puts into his body to how he prepares physically, mentally. So yeah, those aren’t conversations that we have regularly. We’re just going to take advantage of the time that he is with us and continue to try to work and grind to hopefully some day be able to get a Super Bowl.”
Per Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com, LaFleur also described where he was when learning that Rodgers was returning to Green Bay.
Rodgers wouldn't rule out retirement after winning his second straight MVP award, so he might not have the desire to compete at age 40 and beyond like Tom Brady. While a lucrative contract may have improved his relationship with Green Bay, his discontent could resurface if the Packers don't find new wide receivers to replace the traded Davante Adams.
Green Bay hasn't reached the Super Bowl in 11 years despite winning eight NFC North titles since capturing Rodgers' lone championship. With three consecutive 13-win campaigns falling short in the postseason, the four-time MVP could be driven to add another ring to his collection.
Rodgers would also need to play at least two more seasons to pass former Packers icon Brett Favre for fourth place on the NFL's all-time leaderboard in passing touchdowns.
The Future Hall of Famer seems poised to take his status on a year-by-year basis, so LaFleur and Co. will have to go with the flow.