Once again, Aaron Rodgers has put the Green Bay Packers offseason on hold.
The team’s hands are tied until he decides whether he wants to continue playing, retire, or be traded somewhere else.
Rodgers will reportedly undergo a four-day darkness retreat to clear his mind and figure out the next step in his career, a decision that prompted some mockery and criticism online.
Tom Brady, however, was fully supportive of Rodgers’ methods.
He claims that the NFL season takes a big toll on people and that whatever works to clear their minds after enduring such a draining period of time is ok.
Moreover, the legendary QB made his colleague a simple request, urging him to stay in the game and postpone his retirement for a little longer:
“You know what, I hope he doesn’t retire,” Brady said in his Let’s Go! podcast. “Because like I said, I think the league needs good quarterbacks and he’s one of the greats. So if he retires it’ll be a sad day for the league.”
“He’s an incredible player and everyone has their different processes they go through,” Brady continued. “And you know what, I think we all need to get off our phone a little bit more. I think we all need to get away from the TV a little bit more. I think we all need a little more nature and a little more silence and a little more peace. And however he’s going about it, good for him.”
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Brady claims that the game is always better when the best players are out there, and he thinks that Rodgers still has plenty left in the tank and shouldn’t even come across the thought of walking away from the gridiron.
As of now, Rodgers has shown no indications of a desire to retire, but it does seem like he’s ready to leave Lambeau Field for the first time in his career.
The Packers may not have the offensive weapons he needs to thrive right now, and his relationship with the front office and HC Matt LaFleur has often been a subject of debate.
Should he leave, the Las Vegas Raiders and New York Jets are expected to be the frontrunners to get him, so this will be a story to follow closely in the next few weeks.NEXT: Aaron Rodgers Debunks A Myth About Insider Information