Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has never had any issues with his impeccable arm, but the 33-year-old superstar is taking precautions to preserve it for as long as he can.
Rodgers took time off Tuesday from throwing to focus on other aspects of his fitness and conditioning, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. Rodgers said it was more time off than he’d ever taken before from slinging passes.
“I worked hard in the offseason on my body and my core strength,” Rodgers said, per Demovsky. “I took a break from throwing for about a month. I kind of let my arm come all the way back. It’s felt good this year, as usual.
“But my legs I think have felt better the last couple years than maybe the previous couple years, probably due to the training and maybe eating better. I think when your legs are underneath you and you’re throwing from the ground up, you’re probably going to be a little more accurate.”
Make no mistake, Rodgers hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. He carried the Packers to the NFC North crown and threw for 4,428 yards, 40 touchdowns and 7 interceptions last season. But like fellow legend, Tom Brady, Rodgers is taking every measure possible to make sure he’s at the top of his game for years to come.