Aaron Rodgers set to contemplate NFL future throughout ‘darkness retreat’

Aaron Rodgers remains to be not sure whether or not he’ll proceed his NFL profession in 2023, telling “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday that he plans to take what he known as a “darkness retreat” after the Tremendous Bowl.

Rodgers mentioned the retreat will encompass himself alone in a room with “complete darkness” and no outdoors contact, apart from meals being delivered by way of a slot in a wall.

“It’s a darkness retreat. I’ve had a number of friends who have done it and have had some profound experiences,” Rodgers mentioned. “It’s been on my radar for a few years now, and I felt like it would be awesome to do regardless of where I was leaning after this season.”

Rodgers continued to play coy about his preferences between staying with the Inexperienced Bay Packers or requesting a commerce to a different staff. He did acknowledge a vocal contingent of Las Vegas Raiders followers trying to recruit him throughout the Pebble Seaside Professional-Am golf match, which Rodgers received.

Raiders huge receiver Davante Adams, Rodgers’ pal and longtime teammate in Inexperienced Bay, additionally made it clear that he’s attempting to recruit Rodgers to Vegas.

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Rodgers reminded followers there’s a main hurdle that must be cleared if he needs to alter groups.

“I’m not a free agent,” Rodgers mentioned Tuesday. “I’m under contract with the Packers. That gets lost in the conversation a lot.”

Rodgers is owed practically $60 million by the Packers in assured cash subsequent season below a contract extension he signed final offseason. That contract would probably should be restructured if he’s traded.

Rodgers did make it clear he was “not going to San Fran” — which means the San Francisco 49ers — throughout the Pebble Seaside Professional-Am golf match, a remark that he “did not expect to take off.”

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Nonetheless, Rodgers did shoot down any hypothesis that the current retirement of fellow NFL superstars Tom Brady and J.J. Watt — who’re universally anticipated to be first-ballot Corridor of Famers as quickly as they’re eligible in 2028 — would affect him to play one other yr and thus probably be enshrined in a much less star-studded Corridor of Fame class.

“The idea that I wouldn’t want to share a stage with Tom and J.J. [Watt] I think is ridiculous,” Rodgers mentioned. “That’s already going to be an incredible Hall of Fame class. Their decisions don’t impact my own decision.”

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