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Sorry Viking fans, Aaron Rodgers wants to play 8 more years

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Minnesota sports fans already suffering from an inferiority complex caused by years of repeated big-game failures will not be happy to know that Aaron Rodgers plans on playing for a long time.

Rodgers, 31, told Peter King of The Monday Morning Quarterback that he wants to play eight more seasons in the NFL.

Through 10 years in the league – only seven as a starter – Rodgers has torched the NFL to the tune of 226 touchdowns and only 57 interceptions. That's a touchdown-to-interception ration of nearly 4 to 1.

But there's no team, or fanbase, that shakes with more fear than the Vikings when Rodgers is on the opposing sideline.

In 14 career games, the Packers are 10-4 against the Vikings with Rodgers at quarterback and he's thrown for 31 touchdowns, nearly 3,500 yards and only 4 interceptions, according to Football Reference.

And he's made it look easy.

Two of the four losses Rodgers endured against the Vikings came in 2009 when Brett Favre was beating his former team.

Those jaw-dropping stats are unlike anything any other team in the NFL has seen, except the Chicago Bears, perhaps, who have allowed 31 touchdowns to Rodgers while picking him off 8 times. He's torn up the Lions for 22 touchdowns and 5 interceptions (12 games).

According to Pro Football Talk, Rodgers will likely continue to carve up the league even when his mobility dissipates; he proved in 2014 that he could still dominate while playing with a leg injury.

While the Vikings have pinned their hopes to Teddy Bridgewater to solve a never-ending quarterback carousel, the Packers have spent 23 consecutive years with Favre and Rodgers spinning passes.

It's the good life for Packer fans like Kevin Sutter.

"We talk about it, me and my brothers,' said Sutter, a 27-year-old Packer fan from Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, who spoke with The MMQB. "We talk about it a lot—just how incredibly crazy it is that for our entire childhood we saw how great Brett Favre was. He was in the top two or three quarterbacks in the league for like 10 to 12 years, which was our entire childhood. And now my brothers and I sit around and watch Packers games together, and we marvel at how great Aaron Rodgers is. We remember when we were 10 years old and we saw Favre, and now you just appreciate it so much more how good Rodgers is. I can’t even imagine watching a team you love struggle to find a franchise quarterback."

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