As Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers starts his self-imposed darkness retreat, the rest of the league grows increasingly worried about him.
What is going on in Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ head? That’s the million-dollar question that everybody wants the answer to.
Aaron Rodgers stirred the pot about a potential Packers exit in mid-January after Green Bay failed to make the playoffs, and since then, reports have varied regarding whether Rodgers truly does want out of the franchise.
On one hand, Rodgers is a hot trade commodity who could be dealt for valuable draft capital to help Green Bay build a legitimate playoff-contending squad in 2023. On the other, Rodgers still has a decent arm and could have a few more years of high-caliber quarterback play left in him.
Whatever Rodgers chooses to do, the public will hear about it (likely from Rodgers’ friend, Pat McAfee) sometime this offseason.
Rodgers recently said he plans on going on a four-day darkness retreat where he will contemplate his future, and the NFL community wasn’t sure how to respond to this eccentric piece of news.
Aaron Rodgers’ increasingly weird antics are eliciting sympathy from the NFL community
Per NBC Sports’ Peter King, Rodgers “seems like a good person, but he might be more trouble than he’s worth.”
The league reacted to Rodgers’ decision to submerge himself in darkness with raised eyebrows, just confused as the rest of us about why Rodgers needs to deprive himself of his senses and sit in darkness, Batman-style, to figure out his football future.
Green Bay has already received a formal request from the New York Jets inquiring about Rodgers, but they likely can’t discuss that with Rodgers right now because he’s purposefully made himself unavailable. How convenient.
After a disappointing 2022 season, Green Bay will have to decide what’s the best course for the future, which may or may not include their long-time legendary quarterback. They have the sympathy and condolences from the rest of the league for having to put up with the volatile enigma that is Aaron Rodgers.