Aaron Rodgers has what he truly craves most right now, and that’s attention. And for as long as his NFL future stays a mystery, that will remain the case, which perhaps explains why the notoriously headline-thirsty QB has now put on this Will He/Won’t He song-and-dance for two straight offseasons now.
With the four-time MVP’s plans currently unknown to everyone except him (and even *he* may not know what he’s thinking), the 39-year-old finds himself as the main character in the National Football League as free agency approaches. And not only is it what he wants, but it’s exactly what he said he *wouldn’t* do, as both the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers are reportedly in the dark when it comes to his impending decision.
We're an hour away from the start of the free agent negotiating period, and I'm told neither the Packers nor the Jets know what Aaron Rodgers is going to do.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 13, 2023
This is, of course, the exact opposite of what Rodgers said he would do, as he previously promised the Packers he wouldn’t drag them through the same process as last year (he has) while consistently saying things like his decision will come “soon enough” (it hasn’t).
He’s kinda doing exactly what he said he wouldn’t, right? https://t.co/fuAYNQJWy2
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) March 13, 2023
This has also had an effect on the NFL insiders of the world, who are now resorting to tweeting absolutely nonsense updates as the NFL world holds its breath awaiting Rodgers’ decision. Take this update from ESPN’s Josina Anderson, for example, who described the mood inside the Jets’ facility as “anxiously calm,” which not only doesn’t mean anything but is a blatant oxymoron.
I feel like the tone in Florham Park, NJ right now is anxiously calm. #Jets
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2023
Regardless of what Rodgers ultimately decides, it’ll represent a sad end to what was a Hall of Fame career, as his three options are to now return to a team that reportedly doesn’t want him, retire off the back of arguably his worst season as a pro, or play for the New York Jets. But, hey, at least he’ll be a featured speaker at an upcoming psychedelics conference!
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