Aaron Rodgers Responds To Criticism About His Four-Day Isolation Retreat: “Be Curious. Not Judgmental”

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We’re here once again in 2023, and there is still uncertainty about Aaron Rodgers’ future in the NFL.

Of course, the guy is 39 now and definitely on the tail end of his career, but we’ve found ourselves for the third year in a row wondering where the Green Bay Packers quarterback will land this upcoming season.

Some have speculated that he’s going to Las Vegas to team up with former Packers wide receiver Davante Adams once again, some believe he’s staying in Green Bay, and others think he’s gonna hang it up for good.

Maybe even a few other teams in the mix like the New York Jets… who knows?

However, Rodgers admitted yesterday on the Pat McAfee Show that he’s not even certain what the future holds, and said that he’s gonna have to take a “four day isolation retreat,” where he will literally sit in complete darkness and silence for four days… maybe even the sensory deprivation will stimulate a little DMT in the brain and float off Wonderland:

“I think it’s going to be important to get through this week and then to take my isolation retreat and just be able to contemplate all things my future and then make a decision I feel like is best for me moving forward and in the highest interest of my happiness and move forward.”

Rodgers also described his “isolation retreat” as:

“Four nights of complete darkness… It’s a darkness retreat. I’ve had a number of friends who’ve done it and had profound experiences.

It’s something that’s been on my radar for a few years now and thought it would be awesome to do regardless of where I was leaning after this season. It’s been on the calendar for months and months and months.”

He also said the sensory deprivation can cause hallucinations because it can stimulate the natural production of DMT, which is already the most hippie thing I’ve heard all year.

Needless to say, his comments drew a plethora of responses on social media, including one with former offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz, who said on Twitter:

“Weird the Packers aren’t consulting more with the guy who needs to go on a 4 day darkness retreat to figure out whether he wants to play football…”

Damn… shots fired.

Although many people were left confused as to why Rodgers was taking this route, he took to Twitter to let everybody know that it’s his own personal decision:

“Be curious. Not judgmental.

We are all on our own path, and doing things like this helps me find a greater sense of peace and love for life. Love and respect to you”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock