To Martin Rogers
FOX Sports Columnist
Heading into a major Hollywood movie release, the studio’s dream scenario is for the lead superstar to be generous and creative during the publicity cycle.
It’s a relatively simple attention grab. With Tom Cruise, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth showing off their personalities, spilling juicy gossip, and hopping on couches and more, movies get more attention, make more money, and are worth more. would be considered investment.
So if the 2022 Green Bay Packers season is a movie, the power brokers who fund it will clearly be happy.
Aaron Rodgers can’t stop talking. It reminds me that I am living my life.
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He chats for hours about holistic cleanses and psychedelic treatments, his previous relationships, his beliefs about COVID-19, and his own past mistakes. Discussed and argued far beyond the realm of professional football.
The Packers’ most important goal this season has always been, and winning the Super Bowl is the only possible option for a team that has won 13 games each over the past three years.
Is Rogers a sign of confidence ahead of the new campaign?
That’s the trend in movies. Actors are usually more likely to eagerly embrace a promotion for a movie that they think will be well-received than an often-forgotten dud.
Or does Rogers just need attention?
Green Bay is rated the fifth-best +1100 to win a Super Bowl, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Packers have won Rodgers despite not reaching his game for the title since winning behind No. 12’s arm in 2011, making him one of the favorites every year. be.
Like so many others last year, it was thought that Rodgers’ last appearance in the pack could be his last appearance in the pack after a playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Instead, after years of strife stemming from Jordan’s draft of his Love in 2020, Rodgers signed his three-year extension, which pays nearly $1 million a week.
And over the course of several months, I threw myself wholeheartedly into the interview circuit.
He told Pat McAfee of therapeutic cleansing, which involves vomiting, enemas, and phlebotomy.
He smokes cigars with podcaster Aubrey Marcus, and revealed he drank psychedelics on a trip to South America with ex-partner Danica Patrick.
He didn’t breeze into the room where he was taped for a few minutes, and after some fun and a little chat, he came out the door again. he goes long he gets into it.
Appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience over the weekend, Rodgers spoke about his decision to tell reporters last season that he was “inoculated.”
“I was ready for this question the whole time, thinking about how I wanted to answer it,” he told Logan. ’” If there is a follow-up, talk to me about my process.
“They may or may not understand what that means. They may follow up. They didn’t follow up. So I go into the season. ” [with] Some of them think I was vaccinated. ”
Rodgers has a lot to say. That’s probably why he chooses situations where he spends a lot of time saying it.
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Sometimes it contradicts and confuses, sometimes it makes you think. Whatever your stance on his beliefs, and some of them, I must say, are very unconventional, there is one thing that is inherently fascinating.
It’s unprecedented to have an athlete who has held the position of the greatest quarterback of all time who is ready to go to extreme lengths to share so much personal information. Maybe it’s therapy and a way to ensure he stays near the top of the news cycle. Maybe it’s to add to his mystique.
Packers fans hope this is a signal that he’s content, that he’s smart, and that nothing’s stopping him from making more elite plays.
Green Bay looks poised for another attack, as NFC North lacks depth, it’s true to imagine the current MVP not charting a path to a high seed again above is impossible.
Head coach Matt Lafleur’s tenure has been productive and the pair’s relationship seems strong.
Rodgers also talked a little bit about football, believe it or not. A few weeks ago, he garnered several headlines for his remarks deemed critical of the team’s broad receiving corps. He has since offered several pieces of praise to the group and has withdrawn some.
Week 1 meeting with the Minnesota Vikings is coming soon. So Rodgers and Logan’s chat was probably the last big podcast he sat on this summer. Speak whatever is on his mind.
The content is likely to be more about life than football, doesn’t necessarily fit most social norms, and should include some controversy along the way. It even features word choices that obscure the truth. It may be
Either way, Aaron Rodgers will be talking about something he’s been doing a lot lately, whether he likes it or not.
Martin Rogers is a columnist for FOX Sports and author of the FOX Sports Insider newsletter. worldYou can subscribe to our daily newsletter here.
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