Rodgers skipped the mandatory Green Bay minicamp last month amid reports he does not want to return to the Packers. At a press conference Monday to promote his participation in Tuesday’s televised golf event with Tom Brady, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson, Rodgers were asked how the past few months have been for him.
Aside from a brief ESPN interview in late May, Rodgers hasn’t commented much on his football future since ESPN announced in the hours leading up to the draft that he did not want to return to the Packers.
“Sometimes the loudest person in the room isn’t the smartest person,” Rodgers said. “Sometimes the loudest person in the room isn’t the one with all the facts on their side or the truth on their side. Sometimes there is a lot of wisdom in silence. Sometimes there is a lot of wisdom in being selective about what you say. This offseason, I spent a lot of time working on myself.
Rodgers then went into great detail about the type of work he did.
“I focused in the offseason on how to take care of myself – the total package,” Rodgers said. “Not just my physical self with workouts, but my spiritual self with my own mindfulness practices, my sanity as well. What’s the best way to deal with it? And that’s what I did this offseason. That’s why I took the time I took and did the right things or not the things I did. And I am very grateful for this time.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work on my mental health. I haven’t dealt with episodes of depression or anything that for some reason is acceptable if you’re talking about mental health. I just really tried to think about what puts me in the best frame of mind. “
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has said he has no plans to trade Rodgers. Packers officials have said they want to keep Rodgers in Green Bay in 2021 and beyond.
Rodgers was promoting “The Match,” a made-for-television event that pits the Packers and DeChambeau quarterbacks against Brady and Mickelson.
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