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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says Patriots QB Tom Brady was a major influence this offseason

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The Packers QB wants to follow in Brady's footsteps.

Every single NFL quarterback should aspire to be like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. That's not even a question. No quarterback in the history of the sport has been able to combine individual and team success with the same longevity as Brady.

Brady credits his offseason muscle preparation as a key reason for his health, and puts a heavy emphasis on how he eats. He released a "Nutrition Manual" so people can eat like him to improve their health. Coffee isn't allowed. I'm not on board.

But count Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as someone who has taken notice.

"One area I've really focused on is working with my nutrition, and really thinking hard about that," Rodgers said at practice last week, via ESPN. "Just trying to be smart about my eating habits."

"To be honest, Tom Brady is an influencer there because of the stuff he talks about, and how healthy he is," Rodgers added.

Brady is under contract with the Patriots until he turns 42, and he currently wants to play even longer.

This past season, Brady put together the best campaign by a 38-year-old quarterback in the history of the league. He's trying to avoid the same 39-year-old cliff that Peyton Manning fell over last season, and he'll be chasing the longevity of Brett Favre and Warren Moon.

I think Brady can keep going, at least until he holds all of the records. He just needs three or four more years- which is coincidentally the length of his contract with the Patriots. Don't ever count out Touchdown Tom.