Aaron Rodgers admits it will be a "pretty special" moment when he enters the Hall of Fame one day. On Thursday night, Rodgers' New York Jets played the Cleveland Browns in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Although Rodgers didn't suit up, he enjoyed the occasion as he loved seeing some of his former rivals who are set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Rodgers, who will be turning 40 in December, recently hinted that he didn't come to the Jets to play just one season. Rodgers' resume is well-documented and five years after retiring the four-time NFL MVP quarterback will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot.
Rodgers on entering the Hall of Fame one day
“It did. Yeah, it did. I’ve been a fan of the league since I had a memory and there’s been so many incredible players that I’ve played against that are in the Hall.
Tonight, DeMarcus Ware, Ronde Barber, Darrelle Revis, played against all three of those guys. That’s what happens when you’ve been around as long as I have. But it’s a special place, so much great history. I’ve said this before: I grew up wearing out this old VHS tape of Super Bowl highlights, so I’ve been in love with the game since as long as I can remember, and this is always what I wanted to do.
So, to be able to still be doing it, and to have this fun, new opportunity here and to have 18 great years in Green Bay with such a storied franchise and then to have one day have that at the end of the road is going to be pretty special," Rodgers told Mike Tirico on NBC, via Pro Football Talk. In the Hall of Fame Game, Rodgers' Jets had a 16-7 lead at halftime but the Browns won in the end 20-16.
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