Aaron Rodgers is coming off one of the best campaigns of his illustrious career. The Green Bay Packers‘ star quarterback has shown every reason to believe some highly productive football remains ahead. However, Rodgers can’t hold back his excitement for his next big challenge that lies off the field.
Aaron Rodgers strings together 2020 MVP campaign
Aaron Rodgers entered the 2020 season with some lingering doubt concerning his future with the Packers.
Rodgers moved past that dialogue putting together one of his best seasons that helped capture his third career MVP award. The 37-year-old led the league with 48 touchdown passes and an 84.4 quarterback rating, along with ranking seventh with 4,299 passing yards.
His performance guided the Packers to secure the top spot in the NFC playoff picture and a second straight NFC North division title. However, Green Bay fell short in the NFC championship game for the second consecutive year.
It may have marked another discouraging end to a season, but Rodgers can’t hold back his excitement for his next huge challenge that has nothing to do with his craft.
Aaron Rodgers excited about next big challenge that has nothing to do with football
As Aaron Rodgers moves through the next chapter of his NFL career, he has also shifted his mindset concerning his life away from his craft.
Rodgers privately became engaged to actress Shailene Woodley last year, which has thrust him toward a new territory in his life. During a recent interview in an Instagram Live conversation with Zenith Watches CEO Julien Tornare, the 37-year-old revealed that the next big challenge in his life is fatherhood.
“Well, I think the next great challenge will be being a father,” Rodgers said. ” I’m in the age group where a lot of my close friends from high school and college are fathers now and have families of their own. Maybe not in the immediate future, but it’s definitely something I really look forward to.”
As Rodgers nears closer to his 40s, his life has taken on another perspective away from football. The opportunity to become a father is something that he holds a growing desire to experience.
As he moves forward in his life, Rodgers is ready to embrace the challenges and everything else that comes with the territory of being a parent.
Packers future ahead remains cloudy
Aaron Rodgers may be taking some exciting steps forward in his personal life, but the focus remains on his NFL future.
After the Packers’ playoff exit after the NFC Championship loss, Rodger expressed uncertainty concerning his tenure with the franchise. Much of what he voiced was his raw emotions after a devastating loss, but it did show his lack of control over his future in Green Bay.
The three-time MVP has routinely stated his desire to spend the rest of his NFL career with the Packers. However, he has become quite aware of the possibility that the team could move on from him.
The Packers’ decision to take Jordan Love in the first round in last year’s draft sent a clear signal concerning Rodgers’ future. His performance in the 2020 campaign silenced that growing doubt, showing that he’s still playing some of the best football.
Rodgers is heading into the second year of his four-year, $134 million deal that runs through the 2023 campaign. Since the Packers’ playoff exit, there is some lingering chatter that he wants an extension with the franchise.
Ultimately, Rodgers’ future with Green Bay will hinge on his performance as it will either keep him where he wants to be or guide him elsewhere in this next chapter of his career.
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