“That’s Why I’m Having So Much Fun”- Aaron Rodgers Reveals Reason Behind Change in Mindset

Published 09/23/2020, 8:40 AM EDT
Sep 20, 2020; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers running back Aaron Jones celebrate following an early third quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: William Glasheen/Appleton Post-Crescsent-USA TODAY NETWORK


Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers has enjoyed a brilliant start to his 2020 NFL campaign. The Packers kicked the season off with a convincing 43-34 win over their NFC North rivals, Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers went 32-of-44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns to give his team a 1-0 start to the season.

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He followed that up with another strong performance against Matthew Stafford’s Detroit Lions in Week Two. The 36-year-old quarterback completed 18 of his 30 attempted passes against the Lions. He threw for 240 yards and a had pair of touchdowns as the Packers won by a 42-21 scoreline.

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Aaron Rodgers has a chat with former NFL kicker Pat McAfee

Why is @AaronRodgers12 having so much fun?

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— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 22, 2020

Aaron Rodgers made his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday. The veteran NFL quarterback was asked about the secret behind his bright start to the 2020 season. Here’s what A-Rod had to say.

“I have just a new and increased love of life, and I made decisions and changes and habits that put me in a lot better headspace. There’s just a lot of things that have come together in my life over the last few months that have really been enjoyable and reminded me, given me perspective on life and in football to view things through the most positive lens I possibly can.

“And that’s why I’m having so much fun and it starts with love. And you surround yourself with people that you really enjoy,” Rodgers said on the show.

Packers star opens up on ‘different’ pre-season training regime

Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s what the two-time NFL MVP said about this year’s ‘unusual’ preseason training schedule.

He said, “I think the way we did the schedule this year with the lead-in time. The first couple of weeks felt kind of like an early offseason schedule.

“I told a friend of mine this is the first training camp in the last 16, the first time ever, that my arm hasn’t hurt at one point during training camp.

“The reason for that is a lot of times you might not throw the last week or last two weeks or maybe throw limited during the break in the offseason and day one you come in, and they want you to throw 150-200 balls in practice.

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“This was a great lead-in, not just for my arm, also our other guys with skilled abilities. I think it was just kind of our wind, our football shape, weightlifting. You could lift harder when you’re not practicing as hard.

“I thought the schedule was beautiful in order to kind of get yourself into a really good spot in training camp,” Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee show last week.

The Packers play the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this weekend. Let’s hope Rodgers and Co. can maintain their unbeaten run in the league.

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