Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL player Aaron Rodgers told worried fans to “RELAX” a September ago.
Rodgers could have gone down the same path in a Tuesday appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” which occurred about 48 hours after Green Bay suffered a humiliating 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. . While he didn’t use those exact words, the 37-year-old made it clear he is already turning the page and focusing on the upcoming “Monday Night Football” showdown with the Detroit Lions.
“It could be a panic outside the facility,” Rodgers said, according to Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper. “I think it’s just a good learning lesson for us. We can’t play like this. We can’t start a game like this. Like I said after the game, our energy levels was a bit low before the game. We have to do a better job to respond to adversity. There is not much to say.
Rodgers said last month he didn’t want the season to become a “farewell tour” amid reports he could orchestrate his exit from the Packers after the campaign, but that is exactly what the last few months of the year so Green Bay doesn’t start turning things around next Monday. Fortunately for Rodgers and Co., Detroit and the other two NFC North teams have also lost their first games of the season, so the Packers have yet to lose ground in the division standings.