Apparently, though, the star quarterback’s future wife never had time (or perhaps the interest) to tune in to watch him shred defenses on Sundays.
But on Monday night, Shailene Woodley admitted the brutal truth about her fiancé. And in doing so, we learned about a whole other side of Rodgers that you will never see during an NFL game.
Aaron Rodgers has made $240 million during his brilliant NFL career
While Shailene Woodley knows Aaron Rodgers on a much more intimate level, Packers fans know him as one of the best quarterbacks to ever step foot on an NFL field.
After sitting behind Brett Favre for the first three years of his career, the California native finally got a chance to showcase his skills.
And Rodgers wasted no time proving the Packers made the right call to move on from the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
In his first season as a starter, the 2005 first-round pick surpassed 4,000 passing yards and threw 28 touchdowns. Two years later, Rodgers led Green Bay to a Super Bowl title. The following season, he won his first of three NFL MVP trophies.
Although the Packers haven’t won another championship with the nine-time Pro Bowler under center, they have consistently made the playoffs.
Along the way, the 37-year-old has earned a lucrative living for throwing a football. In 16 NFL seasons, Rodgers has made $240.9 million.
And while his soon-to-be wife has also done well financially, she doesn’t exactly view her future husband in the same light as NFL fans.
The Packers star’s fiancée admits the brutal truth about her future husband
Shailene Woodley’s bank account may not be as big as that of her fiancé’s, but the 29-year-old can still afford to purchase just about anything she wants.
However, you won’t find “Packers tickets” on any of her credit card statements.
In fact, the high-profile actress has never attended a football game in her entire life.
On Monday, Woodley made a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show to discuss her relationship with Aaron Rodgers—as well as a number of other topics—with host Jimmy Fallon. After confirming their engagement, she revealed the extent of her football experience.
“I never thought I’d be engaged to somebody who threw balls for a living,” Woodley said. “I still have never been to a football game because we met during this wacky, wacky time, and all of the stadiums were closed that he was playing in.”
After remarking that she had never even seen a single football game before she began dating the Packers QB, Woodley got brutally honest about how she views someone who most people would first describe as an NFL star.
“I don’t know him as a football guy,” she explained. “I know him as the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy! That’s the dude I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports.”
Will the superstar quarterback secure a second Super Bowl ring to go alongside his eventual wedding band?
Aaron Rodgers will get a chance to finally to host one of the most popular game shows in history in April, but he still has another accomplishment to achieve in the near future.
The longtime Packers signal-caller has already cemented his case as a future Hall of Famer. However, he cannot call himself a two-time Super Bowl champion…yet.
Green Bay failed to capture a title for yet another season. And while Rodgers’ lackluster playoff resume certainly doesn’t do him any favors, the Packers’ defense deserves the bulk of the blame for the team’s shortcomings.
In search of another Super Bowl ring, it will be interesting to see if the aging quarterback can secure one before he officially ties the knot with Shailene Woodley. Much of that depends on how Green Bay attacks the offseason. Signing J.J. Watt would give the defense a much-needed boost. And it certainly wouldn’t hurt to add another weapon on the perimeter for the reigning NFL MVP.
Then again, the Packers strangely decided to draft Rodgers’ successor last year.
At least he doesn’t have to worry about being replaced off the field, though.
After all, a wedding band represents the ultimate commitment.
And based on how things have gone in the last year or so, it won’t be surprising to see Rodgers and the Packers get a divorce sooner or later.