Aaron Rodgers is entering his 13th NFL season after a masterful 40 touchdown-seven interception campaign in 2016.

Rodgers, who turns 34 in December, realizes that he's starting the downside of his career.

"I think I'm on the back nine of my career," Rodgers said. "But I think I'm just kind of starting the back nine. This will be my 10th year starting, I got to sit for three years. So I'm not the typical 13-year pro, having the opportunity to sit for three years and not take the wear and tear to learn the game."