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There has been a ton of speculation as to why Aaron Rodgers, a 40-year-old quarterback, will call it quits on his NFL. But in a press conference on Tuesday, Rodgers sure sounded like a player that has plenty left in the tank.

Rodgers was asked by reporters about an opportunity that he passed up this offseason to potentially become the vice-presidential running mate alongside Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who he has quite the close relationship with.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback maintained his support for Kennedy, but reaffirmed that his focus is on his NFL career.

“Yeah, I love Bobby,” said Rodgers via SNY Jets on X, formerly known as Twitter. “We had a couple of really nice conversations. But there were really two options. Retire and be his VP, or keep playing. And I want to keep playing.”

It sure seemed like Rodgers at least weighed the possibility of calling it quits on his NFL career in favor of this opportunity. And it’s hard to blame him.

Despite the fact that Rodgers is certainly not qualified for the position, running to be the Vice President of the United States has to be at least a little bit enticing.

But no, Rodgers will not be running alongside Kennedy. Instead, he will focus on have a successful year in New York with the Jets, who seemingly have a great chance at make a deep run in the postseason in the 2024-25 season.

[SNY Jets on X]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.