Aaron Rodgers Once Recommended a Non-Fiction From 5th Century BC That Impressed Pat McAfee and Can Ignite a Fire in Book Lovers: “Such a Special…”

Published 12/11/2022, 1:29 AM EST

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Aaron Rodgers is an affectionate book lover. Other than playing NFL, the 39 YO top QB has a few interests that excite him. And book reading is definitely one such hobby. In 2021, A-Rod shared his interest with his best buddy and noted host Pat McAfee. 

In the Aaron Rodgers Book Club segment, he discussed the importance of five books in his life. Among them, one notable work that stood out from the rest is “The Art Of War”, a fifth-century work written by China’s Sun Tzu. “Such a special book,” the Packers #12 QB told his favorite host with a smile. Notably, it further excited McAfee, who laughed out of excitement when the veteran QB suggested the book. 


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Aaron Rodgers learns lessons from books and replicates them in style

There is a noteworthy reason the top QB is in the world of books. He considers it as a learning tool to replicate the finer nuances of his game. While expressing his views in the McAfee show, the superstar QB detailed his thought process on reading. 

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According to the December 2 born icon, some books shape his thoughts. It further helps him to read the psychology of opponents and replicate them in his game. Such inner battles have the power to help him gain an added advantage over opponents.


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Scientifically speaking, reading is one of the most rewarding habits to improve focus and concentration, which are crucial for success in sports. 

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The 2022-23 season has been struggling for the top giant for many reasons. The series of Packers losses, his broken thumb, and gross underperformance has all put him under dire pressure. Recently, the star gave the Pat McAfee show a miss, which made fans ask whether all is okay with the legend. 

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Apparently, A-Rod’s experienced counterpart, Tom Brady, is also facing similar struggles in the Bucs. The two giants in the NFL are at odds in their careers. But they have shown in the past that they can bounce back with their steely determination. The Packers next meet 2022 Super Bowl winners Rams. Can Aaron Rodgers prove his critics wrong? The answer is 192 hours (eight days) away!


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Perhaps reading is one key aspect that can be of solid help. Because with avid reading comes introspection and confidence. 

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Nidheesh Kumar


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Nidheesh Kumar is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. He has completed his Masters in Communication from the University of Hyderabad and was previously a sports journalist with Telangana Today. An avid enthusiast, Nidheesh is a loyal fan of writing and conversations revolving anything remotely around sports.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial