Packers' Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers could play until he is 39 years old

Rodgers threw 40 touchdowns last year
Packers' Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers could play until he is 39 years old
Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 13:16:16-05

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy believes Aaron Rodgers could do what Tom Brady did for New England this season – lead his team to a Super Bowl title at age 39.

"I wouldn't be surprised by it, with some good fortune," McCarthy said at the NFL combine. "As far as the conditioning and the level of conditioning from the guy, it's off the charts."

Rodgers, 33, threw for 4,428 yards and a league-high 40 touchdowns in 2016. Since becoming the full-time starter in 2008, Rodgers has made 135 of the 144 regular season starts for the Packers, only missing time with two concussions in 2010, and a shoulder injury in 2013.

Meanwhile, for New England, Brady has been nearly invincible. From 2001-15, Brady made every single start with the exception of 2008, when he missed 15 games with a torn ACL. Brady was also suspended for the first four games of last season following the “deflate-gate” issue.

Brady returned for the final 12 games of the regular season, and the postseason, which he capped off with a comeback victory in the Super Bowl over Atlanta. He now has five Super Bowl titles in seven appearances.

Rodgers won Super Bowl XLV in 2010, but has yet to return to the big game. He is 9-7 all-time in the playoffs.

Rodgers is signed through the 2019 season.

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