Did Aaron Rogers hint at how his final retirement would go?
The Packers defender discussed one during his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday. [his] Favorite Players at Barry Sanders ”and the Lions legend praised for his approach to resigning from the NFL.
“If you remember, he retired with a little note, like, ‘Hello guys, thank you, it was fun to be outside.’ And I always thought it was great, “Rogers said.” He loved the game, but he wasn’t bigger than the game, and I think that’s the way to do it. ”
On Dec. 2, the ruling NFL MVP, who turned 38, said he never wanted a “farewell trip” to end his career.
“I think it worked for some kids and it’s great, great. I respect that, but it’s not what I want, ”he said.
When Rogers was later asked about his future, he explained that he would “try to stay in the current situation as much as possible.”
“I know it’s hard because people want to talk about my future and what I want to do, and I respect and appreciate that. But for me, I can’t live without missing the past, the achievements and the wonderful memories – or the decisions of the future, the way forward, ”he said. .
Rodgers was at the center of the trade hype when he clashed with the Packers in the summer. He later revealed that his problems were not related to reserve defender Jordan Love, who was chosen by the team as a replacement for Rogers in the 2020 NFL Draft.
During a virtual outing at SportsCenter in June, Rodgers said his concerns were about culture, character and “doing the right thing.”
“Danger!” a quarterback who also enjoyed being a guest on the show. last spring, he signed a contract with the Packers until 2023.
In another episode of Tuesday’s “Pet McAfee Show,” Rodgers gave a detailed account of why he continues to play at the MVP level in his 17th year in the NFL.
“It really comes from giving less f-x,” he said, and explained, “It’s maturity like old age, making mistakes, failing, sometimes being overly sensitive, or taking things too personally. Unforgiving o ‘ It’s a great pleasure to be with you. ”
Rogers also took the time to talk about culture in Green Bay.
“I have lived here for 17 years. I love communicating with fans. I have friends who live here. I made a list of things you need to do in Green Bay to immerse yourself in Green Bay culture, ”he said.
Rogers and Packers have already dominated their field in the NFC playoffs.
Green Bay closes its regular season in Detroit on Sunday.