Aaron Rodgers Takes Pride in Encouraging Other Players to Be “Unapologetically Themselves” With His Candid Interviews at the Pat McAfee Show

Published 08/05/2022, 3:51 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – APRIL 7: Aaron Rodgers, professional football player, and investor, speaks during the Bitcoin 2022 Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center on April 7, 2022 in Miami, Florida. The worlds largest bitcoin conference runs from April 6-9, expecting over 30,000 people in attendance and over 7 million live stream viewers worldwide.(Photo by Marco Bello/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has often appeared on talk shows or podcasts. Moreover, he is frequently seen on the Pat McAfee show, where one can see the real him. Not many players are capable of showing their true side in front of the camera. However, Aaron Rodgers isn’t one of them, and he is proud of it.

He is one of the best players to ever play the game. Despite that, he doesn’t care what people assume about him. Recently, during his appearance on a podcast, Rodgers urged other players to be themselves.

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Rodgers said, If I can do anything today and through go on the Pat McAfee Show and some of the interviews I’ve done last couple years is to continue to give out a permission slip for people to be unapologetically themselves and it’s not the norm I would say all the time in professional sports.”

He added, “There’s uh ideas out there about just shut up and dribble or shut up and stay on the field or just kind of keep your opinions to yourself just talk to me about football entertain me and that’s all I want but there’s also narratives out there for all of us that that can run sometimes and it’s nice to be able to take back some of the narrative and let people kind of see beyond the veil into who I am what I’m about…”

Aaron Rodgers is always quite vocal about his views. It seems he doesn’t let the world get to his head. Could this be the reason for Rodgers’ prolonged success? It very well could be.

Other players idolize Aaron Rodgers

Not many players can take such severe criticisms that Aaron Rodgers has faced throughout his career. His lack of playoff success has resulted in a lot of criticism, which the QB seemed to have endured with a strong mindset.

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Moreover, he is quite different from others. Rodgers inspires other players around the league. The way the Packers’ QB has been able to perform at the top level despite all these barricades is quite remarkable.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 02: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after the Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 37-10 to win the game at Lambeau Field on January 02, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rodgers also urged players to be the real version of themselves. That will help the outside world to see what really goes through the mind of a professional athlete.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC. But when it comes to the NFL, you can always see him rooting for his favorite superstar Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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