Aaron Rodgers adopted an holistic approach to a very tumultuous offseason.
During a news meeting Monday, the Green Bay Packers quarterback talked for a long time about the means taken to improve and preserve his mental health in the midst of inquiries regarding his long-term future with the NFL franchise.
The remarks came in front of “The Match,” a charity golf exhibition Tuesday that will highlight Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau contending with Phil Mickelson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana.
Rodgers, who is moving toward his 17th year with the Packers, said he has zeroed in on the most proficient method to deal with his profound and mental states.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to work on my mental health,” Rodgers said. “I haven’t dealt with bouts of depression or anything, that I think for whatever reason, are OK to talk about if you’re talking about mental health. I’ve just really been trying to think about what puts me in the best frame of mind. What habits can I form that allow me to feel most in my body, most present, happiest? And that’s what I’ve been doing.”
Rodgers, 37, is amidst a public crack among himself and the association. The three-time MVP didn’t take part in the team’s mandatory minicamp and missed Green Bay’s offseason program. In his restricted media remarks this offseason, Rodgers has been obscure with respect to the reports that began when ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the situation minutes before the beginning of April’s NFL draft.
On Monday, Rodgers utilized an adage.
“Sometimes the loudest person in the room is not the smartest person,” Rodgers said. “Sometimes the loudest person in the room is not the person who has all the facts on their side or the truth on their side. Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom in silence. Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom in being selective on what you say.”
In any case, in Rodgers’ extended response toward the finish of his media meeting, the quarterback talked generally on psychological well-being and how it is examined. He said there has frequently been a “weird stigma” on speaking about the subject on the off chance that one isn’t referring to misery or self-hurt. Rodgers said he has taken in a great deal about having a positive mental express this offseason and was appreciative for Tuesday’s presentation blending him with DeChambeau, quite possibly the most polarizing figures in golf.
“I think he’s often like myself sometimes,” Rodgers said. “I think he’s a little misunderstood with his own career. I’m excited for him to get the opportunity for people to see him, because I think he’s a great dude.”
Rodgers said he has played a sum of eight rounds since last August and acknowledges parts of his game will be examined on public TV. In any case, during Monday’s news meeting, Rodgers said he was anticipating playing with DeChambeau and having a great time against Mickelson and Brady.
“The mental side of it is so important for all of us athletes,” Rodgers said. “I don’t think it’s talked about enough. But taking time to work on yourself is, I think, the best gift any of us can give ourselves.”