Aaron Rodgers is completely content material doing Aaron Rodgers issues, whether or not you prefer it or not. The NFL MVP from the 2020 season, who has been embroiled in a tense standoff with the Inexperienced Bay Packers entrance workplace this offseason, appears to have completely loved how he has put his offseason to make use of. In accordance with Rodgers, he has focussed on his personal psychological well being, and fairly frankly it’s greater than somewhat inspiring.
“I’m very grateful for the chance to work on my psychological well being,” Rodgers stated. “I haven’t handled bouts of melancholy or something that I believe, for no matter motive, are OK to speak about when you’re speaking about psychological well being. I’ve simply actually been attempting to consider what places me in the very best state of mind. What habits can I kind that permit me to really feel most in my physique, most modern, happiest? And that’s what I’ve been doing.”
Let’s recap the offseason of 1 Mr. Rodgers (heh).
Information got here out that he’s engaged to an actress named Shailene Woodley a pair days after most people discovered that they had been even courting, and Woodley stated that they’ve been engaged “for a while now.” Rodgers was galavanting around Hawaii with Woodley and actor Miles Teller and his spouse, hosted Jeopardy!, wore a “Turd Ferguson” nametag to The Kentucky Derby, and rocked a person bun whereas enjoying acoustic guitar.
This all appears completely regular.
Constructing as much as “The Match,” which can see Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau face off with Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in a spherical of golf this afternoon, Brady had this to say about Rodgers — who was sporting an “I’m Offended” shirt — and his scenario.
If it doesn’t appear regular, perhaps it ought to. We’re too fast to scrutinize athletes for stepping anyplace outdoors the little field the place the previous guard would really like them to remain; any risk to “regular” is a risk to manage, which drives these presently in management completely mad.
The Packers have been adamant that they won’t commerce Rodgers, and that they need him beneath middle for 2021 and past, which clearly you’d assume they might say after Rodgers had arguably the very best season in his profession with 4,299 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and solely 5 interceptions en path to an MVP.
Because the calendar flips into July, it appears no person has any thought what’s going to occur in Inexperienced Bay apart from Rodgers, and he appears completely wonderful with that. Rodgers doesn’t owe the followers or the group something. Athletes are usually not possessions of their cities and fanbases. Rodgers is doing what’s greatest for Rodgers, after years of effort and sacrifice for a entrance workplace that continues to remain stagnant and downright idiotic of their roster development — i.e., buying and selling up final yr to draft quarterback Jordan Love whereas not deciding on a single vast receiver in all seven rounds.