With Aaron Rodgers’ career with the Green Bay Packers officially over, a look back on some of his most notorious moments in the media is definitely in order.
Rodgers’ career shouldn’t just be defined by these moments alone, as he is a Super Bowl champion and a four-time MVP with the team, so let’s give him his props, which are certainly due.
The overall feeling on Twitter is of course mixed, as support for this player has almost always been throughout his career.
Be sure to check out a piece written by Freddie Boston here at Lombardi Ave, to look back at some of Aaron’s most epic moments on the field during his time with the Packers.
Unfortunately his last season with the Packers didn’t go very well; most can look back on his career with thanks and a wee bit of the old nostalgia. In my eyes, he is certainly one of the greatest to wear the Packers colors.
Regardless, off to New York he is, as statements he made on the “Pat McAfee Show” have certainly made the rounds.
Today, though, I figured we should look back on those moments that had us scratching our heads in wonderment as Aaron was always good for a few entertaining segments on TMZ.
Certainly opinionated as he is talented, Aaron Rodgers had and still has a funny way of looking at things according to many, but in the end he is a true original and one that I’ll miss covering for sure.
A shattered family life
He’s had a few public relationships over the years that got some attention—all of them ending quite badly and all in the public eye—but as far as his family life is concerned, Rodgers probably got a bit more attention for rumors about his estrangement from his immediate family.
Rodgers had a falling out with many members of his family, including his father, and although he has stated that he believes in the possibility of making up with family, there is still an evident estrangement there.
The Covid debacle
Well, this one came to a pretty nasty head and all when he was asked by the press if he had been given the vaccine against Covid-19.
Well, his answer was honest enough, at least in his eyes. He said he had been ‘immunized,’ but as it turned out that didn’t mean taking the official vaccine.
He was ousted because he ended up getting Covid-19 just a few months later. He admitted while speaking to Pat McAfee that he decided to go for an alternative protocol for trying to rid himself of the threat of infection.
Here’s some of what he told McAfee at the time:
"“I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and ability to make choices for your body: Not have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something. Health is not a one-size-fits-all for everybody…I consulted with a now good friend of mine Joe Rogan, after he got Covid, and I’ve been doing a lot of stuff that he recommended…”"
He made quite a wee bit of news over this, as did podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan. They both prescribed to the use of ivermectin, which is a medicine used to de-worm animals…horses in particular.
Aaron Rodgers’ crazy salary
His future with the team is of course over, as stated, but the future was a big question mark for him for a few seasons now. It was a recurring song that was sung at the start of many off-seasons, specifically the last two, in which the question was asked: Will Rodgers still be with the Packers?
Well, we finally have a definitive answer to that now, but the money he made regardless of all the uncertainty in the past raised a few eyebrows regardless.
Forbes named Aaron Rodgers the 14th highest-paid athlete in the world and that was for very good reason. Between 2021 and 2022 (yes, the year of the vaccination debacle), he made a whopping $57 million from football earnings alone and an equally whopping $11 million form endorsement deals.
In the end, he was worth it if you ask this writer. Besides, athletes make an immense amount of money, why not he get a piece of the pie, even if it was a large piece.
He started with the Packers in 2005 and what a career it’s undoubtedly been, both on and off the field.
Thanks for all the memories, Aaron.