Aaron Rodgers held a press conference Wednesday afternoon that laid bare his grievances with Green Bay Packers management, saying, “I’m always going to be optimistic on change being possible.” Rodgers also traced the arc of his career, fully aware that time is running out.
Rings culture would have you believe championships are the ultimate reflection of an individual’s performance. How long will people continue believing that a debate about individual quarterbacks in football, the most systemic sport in existence, can be solved simply by who wins or loses?
After a long, strange offseason, Aaron Rodgers has returned to the Green Bay Packers. It seems likely this is the final ride, a Super Bowl or bust season before Rodgers and Green Bay part ways. How do you find balance between joy and the pursuit of winning when the stakes are this high?