Aaron Rodgers Reveals the Secret Behind His Success While Taking on Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in the Match

Published 08/26/2021, 2:10 PM EDT
GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 06: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is all smiles after a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on December 6, 2020 in Green Bay WI.(Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Green Bay Packers fans saw more of Aaron Rodgers on the golf course than on the football field for most of this offseason due to his dispute with the team’s front office. 

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The quarterback who won the 2020 NFL MVP award skipped OTAs and minicamp to take a stand. And while the Packers front office was fretting over how to win back their quarterback, Aaron Rodgers himself was engrossed with his golfing exploits. 

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on before the preseason game against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

The quarterback is an avid golfer and has often taken part in multiple charity golf tournaments. One such recent event was ‘The Match’ which saw Rodgers get paired with pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau to take on the team of Tom Brady and golfing legend Phil Mickelson. 

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The match which was played out at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana, saw Rodgers and DeChambeau emerge victorious. And Rodgers recently revealed that a secret workout change might’ve helped him pip Brady and Mickelson. 

Aaron Rodgers shares his secret workout tip

During an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, Aaron Rodgers was asked whether or not he did something different over the offseason to get the edge over the duo of Brady and Mickelson. 

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While the quarterback said that it was business as usual, he did say that one particular aspect of his workout that he had tweaked. 

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“I wasn’t attempting to mislead anybody, but I was on a similar workout that I’ve been on,” Rodgers said. “I probably upped the calves workout just a tad because I knew I was going against Phil. I just didn’t want to give Phil any extra ammo,” said Rodgers jokingly.

The quarterback even ensured to save a bit of trash talk for everyone involved in the game, including Tom Brady. “He’s a below-average trash-talker as was his partner, really as was my partner as well.”

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Sinking the winning shot, it was Aaron Rodgers who had the last laugh in the game. The two might cross paths again a few months down the line once the 2021 NFL playoffs come around. For us NFL fans, it’ll be interesting to see who has the last laugh if it comes down to that.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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