Aaron Rodgers won’t become a football broadcaster

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Aaron Rodgers could be as good of a broadcaster as he is a quarterback. He’s smart, witty, funny (in a dry way), and entertaining. But if he gets into TV in any way after his playing career ends, it won’t have any connection to football.

“Well, I’ve given a lot to this game,” Rodgers told Pat McAfee on Tuesday regarding Rodgers’ lack of interest in becoming a broadcaster. “I’ve been playing since I was in eighth grade. I’ve been playing 16 years and I just feel like when I’m done I want to be done. I think it’d be fun to help out an age group that I feel like is real impressionable still, like high school kids. I think being able to volunteer, help, or just help with some quarterback stuff I think would be fun. Just because I love the game so much I don’t want to totally get out of it, but as far as the pro level, I don’t see myself doing anything with it.”

That’s a shame. And not in a sarcastic, Seinfeldian way. It really is a shame, because the game would be better off if Rodgers’ knowledge and experiences were part of its presentation.

There’s a chance Rodgers, who participated in NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVI, will feel differently once he retires from playing — and if one of the networks decides to throw Romo-style money at him to talk about football.

22 responses to “Aaron Rodgers won’t become a football broadcaster

  1. Rodgers could be a Romo-style color guy, and would be fun to have him do his reads live like Romo does. I bet he gets offered big money. Not sure he’ll take it.

  2. Why is it a shame, not every former player needs to be on teeveeee. Number one, half of them have no business being on television and it makes them less likeable. Good for Aaron Rodgers for not doing what seemingly every other annoying ex athlete wants to do. I’m also surprised that you’re surprised, because – while I don’t exactly claim to know the guy, it is clear that he too much of a chill surfer dude type that would prefer to do his own thing instead of spending his life flying and wearing suits, which is precisely the opposite of who I think he is

  3. It’s not a shame for a professional to want to retire on his terms. He owes the NFL machine nothing beyond his organizational (on field) contribution.

  4. As much as he grinds my gears with the Vikings playing him twice a year, i think it would be a really good fit once he hangs it up. He knows his stuff, and it would be really interested to hear him talk about, and call games, and get a glimse into his perspective, and how he sees the game.

  5. Not a Rodgers fan though I respect the talent. Good for him on doing what he wants to do with his time away from the game. His personality might lead to him being a good tv guy, but if is heart isn’t in it, why not give that opportunity to someone who actually wants it?

  6. Rodgers would be perfect in a broadcasting role. He is well-liked and respected and one of the smartest to play the game. The possibility remains.

  7.  cheeseisfattening says:
    November 17, 2020 at 8:08 pm
    Outside of cheese eating land Rodgers is mostly disliked. Not good for being on tv
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I guess that means he’d be great on TV, because “cheese eating land” is coast-to-coast, not to mention…..the world.

    ”U.S. per capita consumption of cheese 2000-2019. In 2019, the average consumer in the United States ate about 40.4 pounds of cheese. Over the past ten years, U.S. per capita consumption of cheese has increased by over five pounds.” -October 2020.

  8. Would he be any good? How can you tell? Because he’s a good QB? Means little to nothing. Until that dude steps into the booth, you just don’t know. You ever see some of these guys once the lights go on inside that booth? They freeze. Stumble. Mumble. Bumble. Terrible. Believe it or not, being a good broadcaster or color guy is damn hard, takes a ton of prep, and is not easy just because you played the game.

  9. How can anybody think this is a good idea? I’m a lifelong Packers fan and while I respect his great qb play he’s a very unlikeable person.

  10. Great QBs have rarely been good on-camera talent.
    So Kirk Cousins definitely has a chance, once his tragic career ends.

  11. I’ve seen those State Farm commercials. Looks like Rodgers is in line to star in his own sit-com.

  12. Screaming at the cameraman and complaining to the producer that his colleagues aren’t doing it right would not make for good TV.

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