Packers: Aaron Rodgers will go into closed retirement to decide his future in the NFL

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Aaron Rodgers believes it’s the darkness that will shed some light on his future in the NFL.

The veteran Green Bay Packers quarterback mentioned Tuesday to the “ Pat McAfee Show that he will begin a closed retreat in the dark for four days and four nights shortly after the Super Bowl.

“It’s a pretty cool opportunity for me to go and think in isolation,” Rodgers said. “After that, I believe I will feel closer to a final and definitive decision. »

For now, the No. 12 of the Packers says he does not know if he will play in 2023, whether in Green Bay or in the uniform of another formation of the Goodell circuit.

“I can tell you, retirement is 100% an option. This is why this closed retreat will be important for me to contemplate my future, so as to make an informed decision, the one that is best for the future of things and my happiness”, he commented.

The 39-year-old Rodgers mentioned last summer taking part in ceremonies revolving around the drug ayahuasca, which can be hallucinogenic. He however clarified that his closed retreat will not be for the use of ayahuasca.

“It’s just to sit in isolation, in meditation, and let your thoughts come and go. (…) The kind of things that most of us do little or not at all. We rarely turn off our phones to find ourselves in total darkness. I’m really looking forward to this moment. »

He added that apart from his meals, which will be delivered to him, he will have no communication with the outside world during his closed retreat.

Last week, Rodgers won the amateur portion of the Pro-Am tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., partnering Canadian pro Ben Silverman.

Among the clubs that would be interested in making a trade for the legendary quarterback are the Las Vegas Raiders, as well as the New York Jets.

“I’m not a free agent,” Rodgers said. I’m under contract with the Packers. It gets lost a bit in all conversations. (…) In Pebble Beach, the feeling coming from the fans was very positive. There were a lot of people who wanted to see me traded to their team. I believe the Raiders fans were the most vocal of the bunch. »



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