“Ever Hear Brady Talk About Playing Like an…”: Aaron Rodgers’ ‘Selfish’ Career Goal Fires Up NFL World After Packers Fail to Qualify for the Playoffs

Published 01/18/2023, 1:32 PM EST
Dec 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) gestures a first down after running with the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers has created quite the shakeup in the NFL world after his most recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. The 2011 Super Bowl champion has dropped a few bombs about his future in Wisconsin next year. However, fans have taken distaste with one of his comments about his MVP accolades.

After the close 20-16 loss to the Detroit Lions in their Week 18 deciding fixture, Aaron Rodgers is not in an emotional or mental state to arrive at any decisions right now. However, the 4x league MVP still has considerable faith in his own abilities. Whether he wants to use it with the Packers is not absolute.

A-Rod still believes in delivering at the highest level


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In 2019, a lot of people said I was washed, and couldn’t really play anymore. And then I won two MVPs in a row,” A-Rod said to loud cheering from McAfee and crew.


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Do I still think I can play? Of course. And play at a high level? Yeah. The Highest. I think I can win MVP again in the right situation. Is that Green Bay or somewhere else? I’m not sure,” the 39-year-old QB added.

The King in the North has not made up his mind yet. However, Aaron put forward a set of conditions for the Packers to adhere to if they wanted No 12 back. And it included the re-signing of some trusted brothers-in-arms. Namely, Marcedes Lewis, Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and David Bakhtiari.

Fans misunderstood Aaron Rodgers because of prioritizing the MVP award

The NFL world misinterpreted Aaron Rodgers’ belief in himself as selfishness. Twitter was flooded with comments about Rodgers going on about the MVP accolades and not keeping the Super Bowl in mind after just one Lombardi in the bag.


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Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff got the new King in the North shout-outs after taking the Lions from a 1-6 record this season to finish 9-8. And A-Rod has some competition for the throne in his own division. Rodgers had an average season, throwing under 4000 yards for the first time in 5 years. He also threw 12 interceptions (2nd highest in his career) in the 2022 season.


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Aaron seemed to be in a good mood on the show. However, he will not be interested in a Packers rebuild next year. With Tom Brady‘s free agency starting as well, the post-Super Bowl months will bring truly exciting headlines for the NFL world.



Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam