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Aaron Rodgers doesn’t think it would be right to play one year with New York Jets

While Aaron Rodgers still hasn’t definitively stated his long-term plans beyond the 2023 season, he continues to drop hints that he is planning to play more than one season with the New York Jets.

Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7FM’s DiPietro & Rothenberg Show, Rodgers strongly suggested he is aiming at multiple seasons in green and white.

“I’m not a big cliche guy. Most people would say, ‘Let’s take this one day at a time, one year at a time.’ But the Jets gave up a lot for me. So, to just play one year I think would be a disservice. Now if that one year turns out to be a magical year, who knows?”

Reading between the lines, it seems like Rodgers is suggesting he would think about retirement if the Jets managed to win the Super Bowl this season, but otherwise, he’d lean toward returning.

Rodgers explained that he also needs to see how his body feels before making a decision.

“More than that it’s how my body feels. And I’ve made some changes this offseason with training and diet. I haven’t eaten a lot of bananas or fruit in a while, or anything processed. I’ve been kind of just sticking to a lot of protein and fats. Body feels good, joints feel good. Changed up some training regimen stuff with my incredible trainers out west.”

Finally, Rodgers explained he currently feels like he is in outstanding shape and could play a few more years, but he wants to see how he feels following the rigors of an NFL season.

“You know, body feels really, really good. I feel like I’m in a good spot. As you get older, sometimes you wake up in the morning and you’re thinking, ‘Man, why does this hurt? Why does my knee hurt? Why does my shoulder hurt?’, but the last couple months, my body has been feeling really good. Now, talk to me in three, four months, we’ll see how it feels, but the way it feels now, I think I could play a number of years.”

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