'Let's Just Get This Behind Us': Packers' Aaron Rodgers Discusses 2022 Plans

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Aaron Rodgers is once again the man of the hour around the NFL. He's left the door open for retirement, walking away from the Green Bay Packers, or even coming back to Lambeau Field.

And, in full Aaron Rodgers fashion, he's offered little-to-no insight on what's going on through his mind right now.

Following a brief hiatus from social media, the reigning MVP posted what could've been seen as a farewell message. Then again, he claimed it was nothing more than a 'Monday Night Gratitude' post.

Rodgers Says He Won't Make A Decision Right Now

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Needless to say, everybody was looking forward to his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, hoping he'd offer some clarity about his situation.

Unfortunately, that was from the case:

“There will be no news today,” Rodgers said. “No decision on my future. I just came out of a 12-day cleanse where you’re eating a specific diet and you’re going through these treatments every day and you’re not really doing anything else."

Rodgers Wasn't Focused On Football

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If anything, football and his career were the last things on Rodgers' mind over the past 12 days. Instead, the legendary gunslinger was trying to heal both physically and spiritually:

“You’ve got to kind of turn everything else off, so you’re not working out, you’re not straining or anything," Rodgers explained. "It’s kind of a re-centering. It not only heals you physically, but I think it takes away mental stress and then the spiritual part I think is it allows you to kind of enjoy the meditations a little more, so when I come out, my first thought is intense gratitude for the people in my life.”

He Knows He's The Topic Of Conversation

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Even so, Rodgers is well aware of all the speculation and interest about the next step in his career.

He could be the first domino to fall in an offseason that promises to be full of blockbuster deals and QB moves. That's something he has to deal with being one of the faces of the league:

“I get it,” the Packers star said. “There’s not a lot to talk about football-wise and this will be a topic of conversation. But I am looking forward to making a decision and moving forward. I think it’s best for me. It’s best for the team. It’s best for all parties involved. Let’s just get this behind us.”

This saga will go on for a little longer.

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