Rodgers, 33, first indicated last offseason that he started to think of ways to maximize his longevity. That’s when he revamped his diet to, among other things, eliminate cheese and other dairy products. He also said he’s used Brady as a model for the way he eats and trains.
McCarthy said earlier this month at the NFL scouting combine that he wouldn’t be surprised if Rodgers was able to maintain his current level of play like Brady, who won the Super Bowl this past season at age 39. He took that a step further on Wednesday when he was asked at the NFL annual meetings if he could see Rodgers playing well into his 40s.
“I mean mentally and physically, clearly yes; he has that ability,” McCarthy told reporters in Phoenix. “I think there’s no question there. But I think all positions in football are the same. It’s their legs. You watch a player — and it’s no different with quarterbacks — as long as they have their legs, they can compete at that level.”
“If you do have good fortune and good healthy and you’re able to keep playing at a high level, I think these guys will play a lot longer than the generation before them,” McCarthy said.
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