Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers fueled speculation that he could make an announcement about his future plans soon when, on Monday night, he posted a series of photos and comments on Instagram that he dubbed #MondayNightGratitude.
Then Rodgers made his scheduled appearance Tuesday on ‘‘The Pat McAfee Show” and offered no clarity about what he’ll do in 2022.
“No decision about my future today,” he said.
Rodgers, 38, could return to play for the Packers — he has one year left on his deal — or ask for a trade or even retire. He will decide before free agency starts March 16.
Rodgers said he wants to have conversations with friends and teammates before making the call.
“It won’t be long,” he said.
Rodgers said he was happy to see the Packers hire Tom Clements, his mentor, as their new quarterbacks coach. He said meetings with Packers coaches after the season were better than previous years “in a positive way.”
His biggest revelation Tuesday: He’s coming off a 12-day cleanse that he said prompted him to focus on gratitude.
He said after winning his second straight MVP earlier this month that “I don’t fear retirement” and even praised Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst, with whom he feuded a year ago, saying there was “so much growth” in 2021 that “didn’t go unnoticed.”
The Bears are waiting for Rodgers’ decision. In October, he famously screamed at Bears fans that “all my [expletive] life, I own you.”
He wasn’t wrong — he’s 23-5 against his rivals.