Aaron Rodgers' goal: To play into 40's, finish with Packers

It appears Aaron Rodgers is renewing his commitment to extending his career for at least five more years, and making sure that career ends in Titletown.

When asked about what motivates him at the Wisconsin High School Sports Wards in Green Bay, Rodgers gave a revealing answer.

"Sustained greatness is what drives me, to be the best and be able to choose when I'm done playing," he told Brett Christopherson of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

"As you've seen here recently with Jordy (Nelson), but even you go back a few years, whether it's Julius Peppers, A.J. Hawk, John Kuhn or Brett Favre. The fairy tale ending of starting a career and ending it in the same organization rarely happens. That's kind of my goal, is to be indispendable to this organization into my 40's, to where they've got to keep me around."

Watch the video below, as shared by the Journal Sentinel's Aaron Nagler:

The Packers and Rodgers are working on a new extension of his contract, which currently is set to end in 2019. He is expected to become the highest-paid pro football player in history based on per-year contract size when the deal is finalized.

Reports are that the deal will happen before training camp this summer.

Editor's note: We incorrectly sourced the interview from the Journal Sentinel High School Sports Awards in Milwaukee on Monday. The event was held in Green Bay, sponsored by the Journal Sentinel's parent company, USA TODAY NETWORK publications. We regret the error.

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