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Aaron Rodgers Emerges from Darkness

Aaron Rodgers returned to the light.

The Green Bay Packers star quarterback emerged from his four-day darkness retreat Wednesday in Oregon, the facility’s owner told ESPN. The NFL world awaits Rodgers’ decision, with the Packers and other interested parties eager to be enlightened regarding his football future.

“It’s an opportunity to do a little self-reflection in some isolation and after that, I feel like I’ll be a lot closer to that final, final decision,” the four-time NFL MVP said recently on “The Pat McAfee Show” about the retreat. “I’ve had a number of friends who’ve done it and they had profound experiences.” Scott Berman, owner of Sky Cave Retreats, told ESPN that Rodgers’ repose was spent in a 300-square-foot room that is devoid of natural light. There are lights that can be turned on inside the room, however. Rodgers had a queen bed, a bathroom and a meditation-like mat. Rodgers, 39, maintained he’s undecided about playing in 2023 — with the Packers or another team. Retirement is also an option.

Reports last week indicated Rodgers could be open to a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders — and a reunion with former Green Bay receiver Davante Adams — and New York Jets considered top potential suitors. The Jets hired former Packers quarterbacks coach and Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator. Rodgers is due $59.5 million in guaranteed money in 2023 and $49.25 million in 2024. –Field Level Media


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