Two legendary quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, faced each other for possibly the last time in the Week 3 Bucs vs Packers matchup.
Two legendary quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, faced each other for possibly the last time in Week 3 during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers matchup. Though the two are competitors, Rodgers shared some sentimental words on their possible last matchup.
In a Tweet by The Athletic, Rodgers was quoted saying, “It’s special. I’ve been fortunate enough to play in an era of legendary QBs. I can’t believe Tommy is 45 and still doing it at a high level.”
The Athletic captioned the photo with, “Two of the NFL’s best QBs of all time may have played their final game against each other. Even after many years of matchups, Aaron Rodgers is still in awe of Tom Brady.”
Brady has widely been considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, so his likelihood of retiring after this season is bittersweet to many.
Aaron Rodgers ‘fortunate’ for playing against Tom Brady after potential final head-to-head matchup
Brady originally announced his retirement after the 2021-22 season, but he went back on his words and said he’s going to come back for another season. He’s just on a one-year contract, so he’s not locked into playing long-term. Essentially, he’s able to make whatever move he feels fit after this season.
Considering he came extremely close to retirement last season and has been in the league for over two decades, he’ll probably retire once this season is over.
He’s had a very lengthy career. He began his NFL career in 2000 with the New England Patriots and created a dynasty on the field. Through all of his full seasons, he hasn’t had a completion percentage of less than 60. He’s also won the most Super Bowls (7) out of any quarterbacks in NFL history.
His future impact was also unknown during the draft. He was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round and became the starting quarterback in 2001. He helped the Pats win their first Super Bowl during his first season as a starter, and then he helped them win five more before going to the Buccaneers in 2020.
His impact in the league is like no other. He was truly an underdog before being given the chance to shine, and now he’s one of the most legendary quarterbacks in the history of the sport.
It’s understandable why Rodgers would be emotional to never face him again. Many of us are emotional about Brady’s days in the NFL coming to an end too.