Answering Google's top questions about Aaron Rodgers
No player has been talked about more this NFL offseason than Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Just last season, Rodgers collected his third NFL MVP Award, after he led the Packers to a second consecutive NFC Championship Game. Yet, as soon as his season ended, he dropped the hint he was unsatisfied with his current team and might seek greener pastures elsewhere in the league.
Since then, the world has waited to find out whether Rodgers will stick it out another season in Green Bay, force a trade to another franchise, or retire from his illustrious football career.
Fans from all over the world have been flocking to Google to learn more about Rodgers and his uncertain future.
While the search engine isn't a magic crystal ball, it provides plenty of clues about the controversial sports figure.
Let's answer some of the most searched questions about Rodgers, from his feud with the Packers front office, to his famous fiancée, and his assortment of outside business ventures.
Why is Aaron Rodgers upset with the Green Bay Packers?
It all seemed to start during the 2020 NFL Draft, when Green Bay traded up into the first round to select quarterback Jordan Love.
Rodgers had just led the Packers to the NFC Championship Game, and many experts expected Green Bay to select a high-end receiver to help the team contend for a Super Bowl in the coming season. Instead, the front office went after Rodgers' eventual replacement.
While Rodgers says he has no problem with Love, he was purportedly upset that general manager Brian Gutekunst did not discuss the first-round pick with Rodgers beforehand.
Feeling disrespected, Rodgers led the league in scoring in 2020, guided Green Bay to a second-straight 13-3 record, and won his third MVP.
But the feeling of disrespect only heightened during the 2020 NFC Championship Game, when head coach Matt LaFleur opted to kick a field goal with nearly two minutes remaining in the game, when the Packers trailed by eight points.
Rodgers never got the ball back, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers punched their ticket to the Super Bowl.
That may have been the last straw for Rodgers, who doesn't appear eager to show up for team activities this offseason.
When is Aaron Rodgers’ contract up?
Rodgers' current contract with Green Bay goes through 2023. In August 2018, he signed a four-year extension worth $134 million, with a $57.5 million signing bonus.
On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Rodgers recently declined a two-year contract extension from the Packers that would have made him the highest-paid player in football.
Despite all that cash, the contract allegedly did not offer Rodgers the type of security he desires. The Packers have year-to-year flexibility with Rodgers' contract that would make it easy to cut him after the 2021 season and move on to Love.
Where is Aaron Rodgers going to play football this year?
That's the million-dollar question. The Denver Broncos were once considered the ideal trade partner for Green Bay, but earlier this spring, Gutekunst insisted a trade was off the table.
Just about every reporter with access to Rodgers has attempted to coax the quarterback to spill his plans, but he has enjoyed playing coy.
For those attempting to read the tea leaves, Rodgers reportedly renewed his golf membership to Green Bay Country Club for the remainder of the year. He also hired a cleaning service to deep clean his home in Wisconsin at the end of July — which could indicate he is planning to spend more time in Green Bay, or that he is planning to sell.
In spite of the uncertainty surrounding Rodgers, he's still a top candidate to win another league MVP in 2022.
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When is Aaron Rodgers’ birthday?
Rodgers was born on Dec. 2, 1983 in Chico, California. Like Tom Brady, he grew up a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, who inquired about a trade for Rodgers ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Is Aaron Rodgers part owner of the Milwaukee Bucks?
In addition to his Super Bowl title, Rodgers is now the proud owner of an NBA championship.
In 2018, Rodgers purchased a minority ownership stake in the Milwaukee Bucks, who just won the 2021 NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns.
Who is Aaron Rodgers engaged to?
On the night of Rodgers' third MVP win, he publicly thanked his fiancée during his acceptance speech, but did not specifically name his mystery bride-to-be.
A few days later, sources confirmed actress Shailene Woodley was engaged to Rodgers. The pair began dating around the summer of 2020.
Prior to his relationship with Woodley, Rodgers dated actress Olivia Munn from 2014 to 2017 and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick from 2018 to 2020.
What is Aaron Rodgers’ net worth?
Rodgers' net worth is estimated at $120 million. Outside of football, he rakes in hefty income from endorsement deals with companies like State Farm, Pizza Hut, Adidas, and Sharpie.
What is Aaron Rodgers’ IQ?
The aspiring host of Jeopardy supposedly has an IQ of 130. While the exact number is not confirmed, we know Rodgers scored a respectable 35 on his Wonderlic test during his NFL combine in 2005.
He's also a "trivia freak," which makes sense, considering his affinity for Jeopardy.