Aaron Rodgers says he’ll make a decision “soon enough”

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Packers (for now at least) quarterback Aaron Rodgers has emerged from his darkness retreat. His first interview happened on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast.

Tyler Dunne of GoLongTD.com has transcribed the key portion of the conversation, regarding the timing of Rodgers’s decision as to whether he’ll retire or play.

“It’s best for anybody who has an interest in this to make a decision sooner rather than later,” Rodgers said. “I remember before [Brett] Favre retired, there were times in April and May, we weren’t sure if he was going to come back because he didn’t come to any of the offseason program. Then in 2008, he actually did retire in March and then said, ‘No, no, no,’ in June after OTAs, I actually want to come back and play. That’s when he was traded to the Jets. There was obviously a lot of tension that summer. For everybody involved directly and indirectly, it’s best for a decision earlier.

“I feel really good about the conversations that are going to be had, that have been had with important people in my life. Yourself included. But I’m not looking for somebody to tell me what the answer is. All the answers are right inside me. I touched many of the feeling on both sides in the darkness. I’m thankful for that time.

“There’s a finality to the decision. I don’t make it lightly. I don’t want to drag anybody around. I’m answering questions about it because I got asked about it. I’m talking about it because it’s important to me. If you don’t like it and you think it’s drama, and you think I’m being a diva or whatever, then just tune it out. That’s fine. But this is my life. It’s important to me. I’lI make a decision soon enough and we’ll go down that road. I’ll be really excited about it.”

For now, he’s framing his decision as retire or play. If he chooses to play, the next question will whether he plays for the Packers or someone else.

Regardless of what he decides and when he decides it, the clock is ticking loudly for the Packers and potentially interested teams, especially those who have other options.

81 responses to “Aaron Rodgers says he’ll make a decision “soon enough”

  1. Clown world continues. I’ll be glad when he retires and we don’t have to hear about this guy anymore.

  2. Typical disingenuous Rodgers. The reason for all the criticism is we all know he’s going to play next year. All the drama is self created because even though he claims otherwise he craves the spotlight. Rodgers will be playing for a new team in 2023 regardless of his claims otherwise.

  3. Imagine being off from work for two months and having the audacity to tell your employer, “I need more time. I’m still not sure if I’m coming back…”

  4. I hope it soon. I am sitting the dark waiting until decision day 2023. The only light I have is from my laptop that can only access Profootballtalk.com

  5. Rodgers has 60mil guaranteed and is in the drivers seat. The Pack have no leverage.

  6. Really interesting exchange there considering Dunne was affiliated with McGinns hit piece.

  7. We don’t talk enough about Aaron dating a witch last year, which seemed to turbo charge his narcissism.

  8. supercharger says:
    March 1, 2023 at 9:15 am
    It’s funny how he gets to make the decisions with his 1 Super Bowl.
    Are you serious?
    Why shouldn’t he get to make the decision on whether to play or not regardless of how many Championship rings he’s got? SMDH

  9. Yes, East, West or South, please “go down that road.” The sooner, the better.

  10. Aaron Rodgers at the end of March … “I’m all in. I always wanted to stay a Packer. It means so much to me. I know I am the leader of this team and I think we can go far with the guys in this locker room … all the way to the NFC Championship game.”

  11. It’s funny how he gets to make the decisions with his 1 Super Bowl.

    Its funny the Packers can’t seem to imagine life without him, making him the highest paid player in history 3 times.

  12. Any body who believe’s this crap deserves him. He knows exactly what he is going to do and thats get that 58 mil in his bank account and go through the motions one more season in GB and hang it up.
    He doesnt give a darn about playoff talk or SB he knows this team is going nowhere fast even with him at the helm.

  13. Rumor has it he’ll make a final decision after his next “retreat”, licking frogs with the natives in Peru this summer.

  14. Packers are getting exactly what they signed up for. Should have traded him last year instead of giving him a $150 million contract. His trade value has plummeted. No team wants this guy and have to deal with this. If they do, they will be going through this every year until he retires.

  15. Thanks for letting us know Aaron. I’ll be right here not needing my entire seat…..just the edge of it!

  16. Rodgers living his life.

    Media reporting every breath he makes.

    Everyone: I hate Rodgers.

    I stole this but I’d say it’s pretty accurate.

  17. Once again:

    Aaron, the train has left the station. Jordan Love’s on it and your left behind.

  18. Mr.Attention seeker has spoken, and we all know he’s playing this year, so let’s end the suspense. I can wait for this guy to retire

  19. Rodgers will not retire and be forced to go in the Hall Of Fame in the same class as Brady.

    He craves attention to much can you just picture him cringing at all the attention Brady

    would get? That would be great but not gonna happen.

  20. Right after the end of the season, didn’t he say his decision wasn’t going to drag out this year?

  21. I wonder if he’d answer this question: “If you decide to play somewhere, will you show up for OTAs?” That’s all I care about at this point.

  22. The Aaron Rodgers clown diva show has worn out it’s welcome. No one is amused. He is just making a fool of himself at this point.

  23. Me me me, let’s me tell you about how important my decision is and how I feel really good about the conversations that are going to be had.

    This is fun.

  24. Why would any team fawn over this guy? He’ll always be remembered as the guy who always choked in the playoffs while lesser teams like the Giants and Seahawks went to the SB

  25. Maybe we’re being too hard on Rodgers based on last year. I mean, he did lose his superstar receiver. Whoever heard of anyone having success under such dire circumstances? Wait…I forgot about Mahomes and the Chiefs…

  26. dezno24 says:
    True Diva!
    Your Opinion,…. but it’s His Life,… Not Yours. You could only wish you were in his situation.

  27. He is 100% going going to be on a roster week 1 as he gets 60 million guaranteed.

    The darkness may have told him to fake an injury to collect the 60 million while not playing.

  28. Packers brass: “When will you make a decision?”
    AR12: “Soon enough.”
    Packers brass: “That’s not soon enough.”

  29. Come on enough with the dramma queen act just tell us your leaving heck we’ll even leave the light on so you can find the door .

  30. Find it funny that people complain about him, it’s his life, he can do whatever he wants and if the Packers don’t like it, they can show him the door.

  31. I could care less if they trade him to an NFC team take the best offer it’s silly to think we should trade him only to an AFC team what he does wherever he is matters not one bit to me.

  32. Time for The Packers too move on, due to the super weak division they are in the divisional records have come easy but only 1 SB win it is a serious underachievement considering the talent they have had at this position.

  33. Aaron is going to make this as difficult as possible with Packers GM. This could get ugly.

  34. How in the world is this a “diva” thing?

    Reading these comments, you would think Rodgers called a press conference w/ all of the media to make this announcement. He was just responding to a question.

  35. Another nothing “story” about a day in the life of the NFL’S biggest drama queen.

  36. So his Majesty is doing basically what he complained Favre did by dragging out his plans.

    Since he was next in line then, is this payback for going thru with Favre hell!

    I feel bad for the Packers fans, no fans deserve to be treated like this.

  37. As a LIFETIME Packers fan (since mid 60’s championship), MOST of us are TIRED of the DRAMA! NOTE the narcissism EACH time he speaks: START with the 3rd paragraph (“I feel really good”0 through the end of the 3rd paragraph,(“I’ll be really excite with it”): AR uses the words I, ME & MY … 18 times! We are SICK of the DRAMA & “ALL ABOUT AARON”! Send him to Vegas or New York (they will NOT tolerate his ARrogance) & “SHOW us GB Packers fans the LOVE as in a HUMBLE, fun, talented guy, JORDAN LOVE” ! We’d rather have 7-9 wins & START the NEXT 15 years! coachkurt

  38. Didn’t realize he was on AM’s show again – thanks for letting us know. Going to listen this afternoon! These guys have a beautiful friendship and I’m enjoying watching #12 progress along this new path.

  39. billsrthefuture says:
    March 1, 2023 at 11:58 am
    How in the world is this a “diva” thing?

    Reading these comments, you would think Rodgers called a press conference w/ all of the media to make this announcement. He was just responding to a question.


    seriously! A-rod goes out of his way to avoid MSM, unapologetically explores himself as a man, and is always striving to better understand the world around him. These are all admirable qualities and pretty much the antithesis of diva behaviour.

  40. Can we please stop talking about this tool. It would be great if he would just retire and we would not have to hear from his ego driven mind.

  41. I feel bad for the Packers fans, no fans deserve to be treated like this.

    We had it pretty good when Bob Harlan and Ron Wolf were at the controls.

    Not so much since.

  42. Rodgers must be auditioning for a new production of Hamlet. “I touched many of the feelings on both sides in the darkness.” Or maybe he is writing lyrics for Morrissey now. Or Lana Del Ray?

  43. neom says:
    March 1, 2023 at 11:16 am
    Find it funny that people complain about him, it’s his life, he can do whatever he wants and if the Packers don’t like it, they can show him the door.


    Correct, It is his life, but when you put yourself out there saying and doing idiotic things then you get what you deserve, which is the responses he was looking for anyway. So people have every right to express their opinion as well. Like you just did. People complain because they get tired of hearing about it, and it is impossible to not hear about if you read or watch any sports related information. So it is not even avoidable.

  44. Look lets not forget he has been on the team like what 18 years? Its not like they dont have a clue what is in his head and his preferences.
    I think they know dam well he is coming back for another season and doesnt want a trade.
    The latter, he is really forcing other teams to fill postions aka Carr to the jets so nothing is open for him to go to trade wise.

  45. The Packers should announce (5 minutes after telling Rodgers’ agent) that they expect a firm decision and explanation of intent to be communicated to them by Noon, March 3, or from that point on the team will take actions in the best interest of the team; actions that will be irrevocable and made without regard to Rodgers’ wishes.

  46. ESPN, PFT, CBS sports, NFL network, Fox, etc have already written the articles and filmed the videos for Rodgers’ announcement, all they are waiting for is the date and the decision.

  47. I still think he plays in GB next year and neither Rodgers, the Packers or their fans will be very excited about it.

  48. Rodgers has a really young girlfriend, so he won’t be retiring, or he’ll feel like an old man, and she’ll see him as an old man sooner, than later. The only real question… is he staying in Green Bay?

  49. I want Rodgers to be traded, and let Love play. Also, still draft a QB, preferably Hendon Hooker, just in case Love doesn’t work out, or if Love becomes a free agent in a year, or two. The Packers needs to cover their bases. There’s no doubt in my mind that H. Hooker will do well.

  50. I don’t care where he goes as long as they Jets have enough sense to let him go somewhere else. Wherever he goes failure and misery will follow. The guy’s own family can’t stand him and his lady friends split as soon as they find the door. How could the Jets think it might be different with them?

  51. patriots123456 says:
    March 1, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    I feel bad for the Packers fans, no fans deserve to be treated like this.


    Aside from Patriots fans. yes.

  52. packerlies says:
    March 1, 2023 at 9:29 am
    Nothing has changed
    Exactly. Its been 2 months since the 8-9 packers were eliminated from the playoffs and nothing has changed.

    And rodgers is still stringing the packers along and the packers are still groveling to Aaron Rodgers. They wait on his terms. On his imagination.

  53. This clown never seems to offer enough evidence that he is the lowest of lowlife men. His family doesn’t want him and he can’t keep women happy.

  54. Love how he puts it on other people for “asking him about it all time,” while going on podcasts what seems like daily. And just what is the Aubrey whatever podcast and GoLongTD? LOL this is farce.

  55. The Packers will tell Rodgers he’s welcomed back if that’s what he wants to do, but on their terms this time. He must contribute in the off-season and get to know his teammates. If not, they’ll pull him and let Rodgers be the most expensive sideline coach in the league. He’d hate to be benched, watching, with national TV audiences mocking his demeanor. If he decides to return to Green Bay, tell him he’ll be yanked the first time he fails to play as a difference-maker. Enough.

  56. The Packers will tell Rodgers he’s welcomed back if that’s what he wants to do, but on their terms this time.

    2022 says otherwise.

    Two significant injuries gave them an ideal situation to plug Love in.

    Not a reach to say the hand injury should have landed him on IR. And this is probably the most conservative training staff in the League, as we’ve seen over the years. They never shut him down.

    That is to say nothing of the fact that he cost them games for the first time in his career.

    If Rodgers is back for 2023, I don’t see a reason to believe anything is going to change. Thats what the Packers actions bear out. A zebra doesn’t change its stripes.

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