Staying put. Aaron Rodgers assured followers that he has no plans to depart the Inexperienced Bay Packers within the close to future — or ever.
The 38-year-old quarterback replied, “Sure, positively,” when asked by reporters on Tuesday, June 7, whether or not he plans to retire with the crew he’s performed for since 2005. The response got here three months after Rodgers confirmed his intention to return to the Packers following weeks of hypothesis that the athlete was planning to retire after the 2021-22 soccer season.
“Hey everybody, simply needed to clear some issues up,” the California native tweeted in March. “YES I shall be taking part in with the @packers subsequent 12 months, nevertheless, studies about me signing a contract are inaccurate, as are the supposed phrases of the contract I ‘signed’. I’m very excited to be again 💪🏼 #year18❤️.”
The previous College of California, Berkeley scholar was seemingly referring to a report that he had signed a $200 million contract for 4 extra years with the Wisconsin crew. He finally signed a $150 million deal for 3 extra years with the franchise.
Now, nevertheless, the previous Jeopardy! visitor host mentioned he’s taking issues one 12 months at a time, regardless of the very fact he agreed to play with the Packers for not less than three.
“For those who say I’m for positive taking part in two extra, three years after which you’ve gotten a magical season that ends with a championship and suppose that that is likely to be one of the best ways to journey off, I don’t need to decide to one thing,” he instructed reporters on Tuesday. “You say, ‘I’m solely taking part in yet another 12 months,’ and you’ve got a bitter style in your mouth and nonetheless acquired the drive and the fervour to play one or two extra years, I simply don’t need to get pigeonholed into it.”
Shortly earlier than recommitting to the one NFL crew he’s ever performed for, Rodgers break up from ex-fiancée Shailene Woodley after multiple 12 months collectively. The soccer participant and the Huge Little Lies alum, 30, dated on and off for a number of extra weeks after their preliminary February breakup, however three months later, an insider instructed Us Weekly that the duo had referred to as it quits for the final time.
“Buddies have been instructed it’s over for good,” the supply defined in Could, including that the pair “simply didn’t work out as a pair.”
Following the information of their preliminary break up, Rodgers, who introduced his engagement to Woodley in February 2021, apologized to his “family members” for a way his controversial stance on the coronavirus vaccine affected them. The ESPY Award winner made headlines in 2021 for refusing to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 regardless of league rules and subsequently contracting the sickness.
“One factor that I’m unhappy about and positively apologetic is I didn’t understand within the midst of the COVID conversations how a lot my scenario was affecting my family members and my folks,” he mentioned throughout a February episode of The Pat McAfee Present. “Understanding type of all the gravity of the scenario I used to be thrust into and determined to talk on a number of occasions had an impact on lots of people. To these folks, I simply say, ‘I’m sorry.’”