While Aaron Rodgers might have recently completed his darkness retreat, he’s apparently no closer to letting the world know what his next move is going to be.
During a recent interview on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast — his first public interview since exiting the darkness — Rodgers addressed his future in the NFL, which currently remains up in the air. And according to the 39-year-old four-time MVP, he’ll make his decision “soon enough.”
According to his website, Aubrey Marcus is the founder of ONNIT, “a nutritional supplement and holistic health provider based on his philosophy of Total Human Optimization.”
“It’s best for anybody who has an interest in this to make a decision sooner rather than later,” Rodgers said.
“I remember before [Brett] Favre retired, there were times in April and May, we weren’t sure if he was going to come back because he didn’t come to any of the offseason program. Then in 2008, he actually did retire in March and then said, ‘No, no, no,’ in June after OTAs, I actually want to come back and play. That’s when he was traded to the Jets. There was obviously a lot of tension that summer. For everybody involved directly and indirectly, it’s best for a decision earlier.”
Despite this anecdote and the fact that it’s now March 1, meaning the new league year officially begins in just two weeks, Rodgers still hasn’t let the Packers organization know what he’s thinking. He has, however, “touched many of the feelings on both sides in the darkness”, whatever that means.
“I feel really good about the conversations that are going to be had, that have been had with important people in my life. Yourself included. But I’m not looking for somebody to tell me what the answer is. All the answers are right inside me. I touched many of the feelings on both sides in the darkness. I’m thankful for that time,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers then reiterated that whatever decision he makes, he’s really excited about it:
“There’s a finality to the decision. I don’t make it lightly. I don’t want to drag anybody around. I’m answering questions about it because I got asked about it. I’m talking about it because it’s important to me. If you don’t like it and you think it’s drama, and you think I’m being a diva or whatever, then just tune it out. That’s fine. But this is my life. It’s important to me. I’lI make a decision soon enough and we’ll go down that road. I’ll be really excited about it.”’
Rodgers’ ability to use a lot of words but actually say nothing at all is actually quite remarkable.
As for the Packers’ side of things, all signs seem to point to the team being ready to ship Rodgers out of town and move on to Jordan Love as their franchise QB.
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