Today Aaron Rodgers made it perfectly clear that his intention is to play for the New York Jets next season after spending his entire career with the Green Bay Packers.
Not only will this have a major impact not he prospects for each of those teams next season, but it also removes Rodgers from the top of one NFL list.
For right now, no quarterback has had a longer tenure with their current team than Rodgers.
When Aaron Rodgers is traded, Dak Prescott will surprisingly move to the top of that list.
With Aaron Rodgers going to the New York Jets, Dak Prescott is now the NFL’s longest-tenured starting QB. He has been the Cowboys’ starter since 2016
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) March 15, 2023
It’s surprising to see that there is no QB who has stuck around with one team longer than Dak Prescott right now.
Derek Carr would have been the leader if it weren’t for the fact that he also ended up with a new team this offseason.
Dak’s long tenure has come despite not being taken until the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft and in spite of his performance and job security being regularly scrutinized over the course of his time under center for the Cowboys.
To make this stat even more impressive, there is only even one other starting QB left in the league who has been with the same team since 2017. That quarterback is Patrick Mahomes.
12 of the teams in the NFL will head into next season with a starting quarterback that they acquired either this offseason or last offseason.
Dak is currently heading into the 3rd year of a 4-year contract with the Cowboys, so he will sit at the top of this list until at least the end of next season.
With the way that quarterbacks have been moving around the league lately, it seems like there’s a possibility that him and Mahomes could remain far ahead of the rest of the league on this list for some time to come.