Aaron Rodgers Taking Things at His Own Pace To Maintain Mental Health Through a Challenging Offseason

Published 07/06/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 30: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


The 2021 NFL season is still far away. But the speculation regarding Aaron Rodgers and his future at Green Bay continues to dominate headlines.

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With reports of the QB wanting out first emerging on draft day, speculation of his exit has continued non-stop. And his actions seem to back the reports as well. 

Failing to turn up for OTAs and minicamp, the quarterback is now clearly holding out. But despite everything, Rodgers is yet to openly state his desire to leave the franchise.   

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Keeping his cards close to his chest, the QB has maintained a sense of mystery regarding the entire scenario. Not turning up for practice, vacationing in Hawaii, little is known about Aaron Rodgers‘ whereabouts. 

But speaking to the media before a charity gold game where he’ll be taking on fellow NFL quarterback Tom Brady, Rodgers provided some insight as to how he has been spending his offseason.  

Aaron Rodgers focusing on his mental health

Rodgers has been relatively reserved ever since the news first broke of his intention to leave. But now shedding some light as to what he’s been up to, the QB displayed a side fans perhaps weren’t aware of before. 

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“I’ve focused on in the offseason about how to take care of myself, the total package,” Rodgers said as per AP“Not just my physical self with workouts but my spiritual self with my own mindful practices, my mental health as well.”

Taking time out to focus on himself, the QB said he’s thankful for the time he’s had this offseason.

November 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

“That’s what I’ve been doing this offseason. That’s why I’ve taken the time I’ve taken and done the things or not done the things that I’ve done. And I’m very thankful for that time.”

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Having no regrets over not turning up to Packers’ mandatory training camp, Rodgers said focusing on his mental health was a decision that should help him in the long run.  

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“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to work on my mental health… I’ve just been really trying to think about what puts me in the best frame of mind,” he added.

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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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