Pat McAfee thinks Aaron Rodgers could just retire
Although Pat McAfee claims he is unaware of Aaron Rodgers’ decision, the former NFL punter believes the quarterback could walk away from his playing career.
As the 39-year-old Rodgers awaits the public’s next career move — which could be a potential trade to the Jets — McAfee shared a PSA on his YouTube show Tuesday that explained He has no inside information on Rodgers.
“I think he’s a guy who can retire,” McPhee said. “And it’s not out of the blue, but it’s the real deal.
“He’s a guy who can plunk down $58 million and retire because he’ll look at it like, ‘My happiness isn’t about money.’ This is how he goes legitimately.
“So I think in that aspect, if he felt he was happy without all the stress of football, I think he would be someone who could reject that and be completely cool with it. Can and can move forward as well. It’s just from hanging out with her once in Lake Tahoe and realizing she’s a motherf-king hippie. ”
However, McAfee said he is uncertain about Rodgers’ playing future.
“There’s still no public answer to the Aaron Rodgers situation,” McPhee said. “I don’t know personally.
“Will the answer come soon? We have no idea… but it doesn’t necessarily come from this particular program today. What we are saying, we have no idea. A place like yesterday, a place like Friday.
“We want everybody to know, because I know there’s a lot of people tuning in, ‘Is it Aaron Rodgers Tuesday?'”
McAfee explained that he was “hands off” on the matter – and not “teasing, pushing or prodding” Rodgers about his decision.
“You live your life buddy,” McPhee said of Rodgers. “If you feel the need, or want to talk to us about it, cool – if not, do your thing.
“We’re happy for Aaron, if Aaron is happy with Aaron.”
It was speculated that Rodgers would reveal his decision on “The Pat McAfee Show”, as it is the only media platform that speaks in-depth about the quarterback’s NFL career.
McAfee has been close friends with Rodgers since they first met at a charity golf event in the Bahamas in 2019.
Rodgers has not appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” since Feb. 14.
It marked his last appearance on the program before entering a “dark retreat” in Klamath County, Oregon at Sky Cave Retreats – which included spending several days in a deserted room with only light.
At the time, Rodgers told McAfee that he committed to solitude in an effort to help him decide on his NFL future, and to “get a better understanding of where I am in my life.”
Rodgers could decide to return to the Packers for a 19th season, seek a trade or retire for good.
The four-time NFL MVP previously said on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he considered retirement before returning to Green Bay for the 2022-23 season.
All eyes will be on Rodgers as any trade will become official at the start of the new league year, which begins on March 15 at 4 p.m.
The Jets reportedly believe they are on the brink of a trade for Rodgers after meeting with the quarterback last Tuesday.
Jets brass — including owner Woody Johnson, vice chairman and co-owner Christopher Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett — took a private jet to California to meet with Rodgers amid the search for a veteran quarterback. .
The Packers had to allow the Jets to talk to Rodgers, who has said a trade from Green Bay — where he’s spent his entire 18-year career — wouldn’t upset him.
The Jets appear to be pulling out all the stops to land Rodgers.
First, they hired Hackett, Rodgers’ former offensive coordinator, in Green Bay in January — and are now reportedly targeting free agents who are close to the quarterback.
Rodgers has provided the Jets with a wish list of free agents he wants them to target and acquire, According to Diana Russini of ESPN — including his Packers teammates Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and Mercedes Lewis, as well as Odell Beckham Jr.
The Jets are actively working to reach an agreement with Lazard, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported tuesday
Rodgers has $110 million remaining on his contract extension he signed with Green Bay last spring.
He has $59.5 million guaranteed this year and another $49.25 million due in 2024.
The Jets and Packers remain engaged in compensation and contract negotiations.