Aaron Rodgers is 37, and while it feels like he’s both been around forever (especially if you’re a Bears fan) and that he could keep slinging bombs for as long as he wants, there’s no guarantee of that.
That means we should appreciate his play while we can (unless you’re a Bears fan) and Rodgers hit a milestone today that’s certainly worth celebrating, throwing his 400th career touchdown to Davante Adams.
.@AaronRodgers12 throws his 400th career passing TD!
7th player in NFL history to reach that mark. #GoPackGo
— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 2020
It’s kind of funny that Rodgers hit the 400-club mark via a pretty simple pass which Adams turned into a score via his own toughness and effort, but hey, that’s football. As the league noted, Rodgers is just the seventh player to reach 400 touchdown passes, joining Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, and Phillip Rivers.
Brady and Brees are playing into their 40s, and will likely be extending the all-time lead back-and-forth until one of them retires, so Rodgers has some catching up to do if he wants to end up on top of the list. But even if he were to retire right now, he’d still be among the inner circle of great quarterbacks, despite having just one Super Bowl ring.