This offseason has been a tough one for Aaron Rodgers as he continues to work via his rift with the Inexperienced Bay Packers. On Monday, he took the chance to open up about his psychological well being.
The reigning MVP stated earlier than Tuesday’s charity golf exhibition that he has taken steps to enhance and protect his psychological well being this offseason amid questions on his future in Inexperienced Bay.
“I am very grateful for the chance to work on my psychological well being,” Rodgers stated, in keeping with ESPN’s Ben Child. “I have not handled bouts of despair or something, that I believe for no matter cause, are OK to speak about for those who’re speaking about psychological well being. I’ve simply actually been making an attempt to consider what places me in the most effective state of mind. What habits can I type that permit me to really feel most in my physique, most current, happiest? And that is what I have been doing.”
Rodgers added that there has typically been a “bizarre stigma” on talking about psychological well being if the topic isn’t mentioning despair or self-harm. He stated he has discovered lots about his psychological well being and is grateful to be paired with Bryson DeChambeau for this yr’s charity golf match.
“I believe he is typically like myself typically,” Rodgers stated. “I believe he is just a little misunderstood along with his personal profession. I am excited for him to get the chance for individuals to see him, as a result of I believe he is a terrific dude.”
Amid his rift with the Packers, Rodgers didn’t take part in Inexperienced Bay’s obligatory minicamp and missed its offseason program. He is reportedly adamant about not returning to the Packers until common supervisor Brian Gutekunst is fired.
Whereas the Packers haven’t any plans to commerce Rodgers, it was reported over the weekend that the Denver Broncos are nonetheless monitoring his state of affairs in Inexperienced Bay.
Rodgers is just the newest athlete to talk out about psychological well being. In latest weeks, Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open because of psychological well being considerations, and observe star Sam Parsons additionally opened up about his struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic.