The odds are slim that Rodgers will retire
The NFL world knows Aaron Rodgers to be a bit of a strange fellow who marches to the beat of his own drum.
It has never been more evident than in his choice of venue to contemplate his NFL future, a decision which is of considerable relevance for the New York Jets.
Rodgers joined the Pat McAfee Show and explained that he will be taking a four-night isolation retreat to decide whether he still wants to play football.
We’ll let Rodgers’s own words do the talking to explain exactly what an ‘isolation retreat’ is, as it’s difficult to do justice to the experience otherwise.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 7, 2023
For all Rodgers’s talk about making decisions and the like, we at Jet X suspect that his mind is already made up, rather as McAfee intimated. It has less to do with the QB’s mental state and more with his ego: there is zero chance that he wants to go into the Hall of Fame in the same class as Tom Brady.
Brady might have thrown a final wrench in the Jets’ plans upon his retirement, causing the Raiders (and other teams that may have been interested in his services) to pivot to Rodgers or other quarterbacks who may be on the Jets’ radar.
On the flip side, though, perhaps Brady’s exit could be a blessing in disguise, bringing Rodgers one step closer to New York.
Whatever floats your boat, Aaron. Play well and no one will care.
— Joe Blewett (@Joerb31) February 7, 2023
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