Listen to any of his appearances on The Pat McAfee Show or read a single article about his four-day-long darkness retreat and you’ll like surmise that Aaron Rodgers considers himself to be quite a deep thinker.
And yet, despite his apparently self-revered intelligence, Rodgers’ favorite TV show is apparently the same one that your old roommate from college used to watch on repeat because they were always hungover: The Office.
That’s right, in a new in-depth piece from ESPN about his blockbuster trade to the New York Jets, it’s revealed that his favorite TV show is none other than the iconic 2000s Steve Carrell-starring sitcom The Office. Making the tidbit even funnier is the way in which Rodgers was deeply reflective about a particular quote from Ed Helms’ character Andy Bernard.
For now, in his hotel room, he pondered a line from his favorite TV show, “The Office.” Ed Helms’ character, Andy Bernard, says, “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them.”
“There’s a lot of wisdom to that, enjoying how special this moment is today and this journey,” Rodgers said. “I’m going to soak it up.”
No disrespect to The Office, of course, it’s just humorous to imagine that in between researching the science behind immunization and 9/11 conspiracy theories, Rodgers unwinds by soaking up the latest chapter in the prank war between Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert.
All that said, Rodgers’ newfound “carpe diem” attitude will certainly be welcomed by the New York Jets as both the organization and its fan base are desperate for the 39-year-old four-time Hall of Famer to bring the team some semblance of success — the Jets haven’t made the playoffs since the 2010 season — which will likely only happen if the famously mercurial Rodgers finds himself in the right headspace.