Aaron Rodgers spoke with NFL Network prior Saturday’s NFL Honor ceremony which marked his first interview since the end of the 2018 season. The Packers quarterback had just returned from a vacation in New Zealand before receiving the NFL Moment of the Year award for his heroics in week one against the Chicago Bears.
During that game, he appeared to suffer a significant knee injury but went on to play in the second half and lead the team to an improbable comeback. Rodgers did not miss any game time with the injury until he suffered a concussion in week 17 facing the Detroit Lions.
In his interview, Rodgers gave a promising update regarding his health.
“My body feels really good,” Rodgers said. “Instead of getting surgery postseason, decided to kind of go through a different routine with my knee than I’ve done in the past, and I’m feeling really, really good. Got a concussion the last game, that’s cleared up. I’m feeling really good. I’m getting back into my workout routine, but the first month of the offseason is a lot about yoga and traveling.”
He is also well aware of the changes going on back at home in Green Bay under a new regime with head coach Matt LaFleur. He and LaFleur have reportedly spoken numerous times since he was hired and Rodgers is excited for what’s in store.
“A lot of change, in life in general, it’s tough at first,” Rodgers said. “But it usually works out for the best so I’m excited about what’s going on in Green Bay and the future there.”
In the meantime, Rodgers appears to be enjoying his downtime and will even be playing in this week’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am with close friend and PGA golfer Jerry Kelly.
All players will report for the start of the offseason program on April 1st.
___________________Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. Brandon graduated from Longwood University in 2016 with a degree in mass media. He has covered the Packers for over two years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.