Aaron Rodgers Is Heading into Total Darkness This Offseason

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs out on to the field as he is announced against the Detroit Lions during their football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Apc Packvsdetroit 0108230308djpa

Aaron Rodgers has always been one of the quirkier characters in the NFL universe. Whether it’s an ayahuasca retreat or some philosophical thoughts during his weekly appearances on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers remains an interesting personality if nothing else.

Now, during his latest appearance on McAfee’s show, Rodgers revealed his latest offseason quest. It turns out, Rodgers is heading into total darkness in the coming weeks where he won’t see any light for four consecutive days and nights.

Rodgers said of this isolation retreat that he has “had a number of friends who’ve done it, and they’ve had profound experiences.” The retreat, in Rodgers’ description, involves going into a small house by himself, living in total darkness, and having people bring food from the outside. If he feels he cannot make it through the four days, he is able to leave at any time.

Aaron Rodgers Is Heading into Total Darkness This Offseason
Jan 1, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers QB described this period of darkness as “an opportunity to do a little self-reflection in some isolation, and after that, I feel like I’ll be a lot closer to that final, final decision.”

That “final decision” Rodgers refers to is the choice between continuing his NFL career and where he would want to play. Once again, he also discussed retirement with McAfee, and amidst some speculation that he wouldn’t want to retire in the same offseason as Tom Brady and J.J. Watt, Rodgers said that the idea of him not wanting to share the stage with those players is “ridiculous.”

Overall, it appears we are still weeks away from Green Bay’s longtime quarterback making a decision regarding his future, but perhaps the retreat will help him decide what he wants to do in 2023.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also earned minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys marathon training, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his opinions, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.