Updated: Mar 2
Drama Sells, and Aaron Rodgers knows it. Hello Smash Fans and welcome to this installment.
I’ve seen a lot of buzz about what Aaron Rodgers has said and done over the past few months and in the past week regarding his retirement with Instagram post, cryptic tweets, and brown corduroy suits. Since the preseason of last year, all Aaron Rodger had done it perpetuate storylines about himself. he has been able to keep himself in the media cycle pretty much nonstop for an entire year. Every single time it felt like Aaron Rodgers was waning from the spotlight, he would do something else to reignite the debate about him. I think that is half of what got him the MVP.
If Aaron Rodgers wasn’t in the spotlight 24 seven, people wouldn’t have appreciated his greatness. And I think he did it intentionally. You don’t create that much drama and not at least know what you’re doing a little bit.
Think about it, prior to the past two years, we never really talked about Aaron Rodgers. Was he a little bit of a diva, sure. But he was never in the spotlight like he is now. You don’t go from being a player that is almost never topic of conversation off the field to always in the limelight unless you want to. Aaron Rodgers wants this attention. Now I’m not saying he’s some sort of mastermind. I think he believes what he saying and he’s being truthful. Rogers is just projecting it and letting the world see it more than he normally would.
This attention, this buzz, I think makes him feel good about himself. I mean why wouldn’t he? He has millions of people talking about him on a near daily basis. I know if that happened to me I would love it.
I also think his antics over the past two years, has open the avenue for him to be traded. If he wasn’t so combative, wasn’t so controversial, wasn’t in the media so much, I think Green Bay just refuses to trade him if he asks because what is he going do?
Aaron Rodgers is locked in a contract for next year, and then you can franchise tag him twice. Which means, he would have to be a Green Bay Packer until he was 40 years old. However, with this public media attention, with him going through his antics the way he has, The Green Bay Packers can’t afford to just refuse to trade up. Yes, the Green Bay Packers could trade him to another organization that he doesn’t want to go to. However, they couldn’t just hold onto him.
All in all, I do think these moves by Aaron Rodgers are intentional. I don’t think he’s necessarily trying to be manipulative, but I do know that someone who has been in the NFL for 17 years without major incident, doesn’t allows anything to leak unless they want it to.
Thank you so much Smash Fans for tuning in I hope that you liked this article feel free to check out the video I posted this week which talks about the impact a player has versus their talent. I hope you’re having amazing days, and without further ado, PD Smash signing off.