Every time quarterback Aaron Rodgers sits down for an interview, Green Bay Packers fans move forward in their seats to see or hear what the face of their beloved franchise has to say.
Rodgers recently sat down with Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and talked about a wide variety of subjects, ranging from what he was doing with his $35 million signing bonus to revisiting his plummet in the draft in 2005.
However, there was one thing that Rodgers told Dunne that sticks out. When Dunne asked Rodgers if winning multiple rings drives him, he replied with the following:
“For sure. Bart has two Super Bowl rings. Brett (Favre) has one. And I have one. I’d like, when I’m done, to have the most rings. I don’t know if it’s possible to get as many championships as Bart has, but maybe I can equal him in rings.”
Rodgers is right about Starr. Starr won five championships including two Super Bowls and it will be tough in this day and age for any quarterback to win five Super Bowls. However, equaling or surpassing Starr in Super Bowl titles is a feasible goal for Rodgers.
The big question is will he be able to do it? Rodgers is 29 years old and won’t turn 30 until late in the 2013 regular season. He’s currently in the prime of his career and is still in fantastic physical condition. Rodgers is considered by many to be the best quarterback in the NFL right now and the Packers won’t want to waste the opportunity before them.
So how can the organization help make Rodgers the true “Lord of the Rings” in Titletown?
Well, the first thing would be for GM Ted Thompson to avoid making the same mistakes Mike Sherman (as both head coach and general manager) did with Brett Favre, Rodgers’ predecessor. Sherman coached Favre when the quarterback was turning 31 and still had plenty of good football in front of him. As the results show, Favre played very well under Sherman though he never won his fourth league MVP award.