Aaron Rodgers Says “There Will Be No Decision” On Retirement Plans Right Now

Aaron Rodgers

Not so fast…

Just yesterday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shared a cryptic Instagram post that led many people to believe he may be announcing his retirement from the NFL in the near future:

But this morning, the league MVP made his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show to clear the air, saying he hasn’t made a final decision about his future quite yet:

“There will be no news today. No decision on my future.”

He says the reason he was inspired to write the lengthy Instagram post was because he’d just come out of an intense 12-day cleanse, and that he was feeling a lot of gratitude for everything in his life as a result:

“I just came out of a 12-day cleanse where you’re eating a specific diet, and you’re going through these treatments every day, and you’re not really doing anything else.

You’ve got to kind of turn everything else off, so you’re not working out, you’re not straining or anything. It’s kind of a re-centering.

It not only heals you physically, but I think it takes away mental stress, and then the spiritual part I think is it allows you to kind of enjoy the meditations a little more, so when I come out, my first thought is intense gratitude for the people in my life.”

It’s was a little dramatic, for sure (especially the part about his now ex-fiancée Shailene Woodley), but with the lack of news in the NFL offseason now, it’s not surprising that it made headlines today.

Most people just wanna know what he’s planning to do next, especially since whatever he decides is coming on the heels of Tom Brady’s recent retirement.

Aaron did also note that he plans to make a final decision as soon as he feels certain about what he wants to do, though, and that it’s likely coming soon:

“I am looking forward to making the decision & moving forward.

I think it’s best for all parties involved to get this behind us… there’s conversations to be had, and a few more things to contemplate, but it won’t be long and I’m not gonna hold anybody hostage in this.

I’m not gonna, you know, do that. Obviously I want to feel certain about it, and when I do, I’ll make a decision, and we’ll just move on and move forward.”

We’ll see if he ends up pulling a Tom Brady and retiring before the 2022 season starts, but it’s also possible that he might request a trade to another team for his 18th season in the NFL.

Here’s a little bit more of his appearance on the show:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock