Like Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers wants to play into his 40s. However, Rodgers is aware that he might have to switch teams in order to fulfill that dream. In an interview with Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press, the 34-year-old Rodgers likened his situation to that of Brett Favre, whom he replaced as Packers starter.

Favre was the Packers’ starter for 16 years, going 160-93 and carrying the team to 11 playoff appearances, two Super Bowl stints, and one Super Bowl trophy. In 2007, the Packers decided to move on without Favre and turn the offense over to Rodgers, their first-round pick in 2005.

In March 2008, Favre announced his retirement, but four months later, he expressed his intention to return to the Packers. In August, the Packers traded him to the New York Jets.

Rodgers likens himself to Brett Favre

“I think you have to be humble enough to realize if it could happen to Brett, it can happen to you," said Rodgers, who has two years remaining in his contract with the Packers. The veteran quarterback is slated to earn a base salary of $19.8 million in 2018 and $20 million in 2019. Last season, Rodgers was limited to just seven games after he suffered a broken collarbone in October [VIDEO]. He threw for 1,675 yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions as the Packers missed the playoffs.

Texans rookie QB wants to surpass Brady’s SB wins

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was starting to make a name for himself in the NFL when he suffered a season-ending knee injury.

In seven games, with six starts, Watson completed 126-of-204 passes for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He ran the ball 36 times for 269 yards and two touchdowns before he suffered the season-ending injury. Now, Watson is setting a high bar as he prepares himself for his second year with the Texans, who selected him 12th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Watson told Good Morning Football that if Brady wins his sixth Super Bowl ring on Sunday (Feb. 4), he wants to win seven in his NFL career. “If you don't want to chase Tom Brady and [be] above him, you're selling yourself short,” said Watson. The Texans said that Watson’s rehab has accelerated, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider. With the way his rehab is going, Watson could be on the field with teammates during OTAs. The early recovery will give Watson enough time to work with his teammates and further develop their chemistry.