Aaron Rodgers is still deciding if he wants to play football with the NY Jets in 2023. While he makes up his mind, however, he was playing football elsewhere.
Rodgers was spotted Saturday morning in Orange Country where he and a number of NFL quarterbacks, such as Josh Allen, Jared Goff, and Sam Darnold, took part in a charity flag football game.
The event was hosted by RX3 Growth Partners, a growth equity firm that Rodgers helped co-found in 2018. Others in attendance were Desmond Ridder, Kyle Allen, Will Levis, and UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
With less than two days until the unofficial start of free agency on Monday, both the Jets and Packers are desperately awaiting a decision from Rodgers, but the future Hall of Fame quarterback evidently decided to take a break from those discussions.
The NY Jets need an answer from Aaron Rodgers ASAP
The time for waiting is essentially over for the Jets. They've been awaiting a response from Rodgers since January, and with the soft deadline of Monday's legal-tampering period approaching, they need an answer.
The same is true for the Packers, who would like to know the financial ramifications of Rodgers' decision before free agency starts. Retirement and a trade have very different tangible effects on Green Bay's cap situation.
Rodgers himself stands to benefit from making a decision as soon as possible as, if he were to choose the Jets, he could absolutely help in the recruitment of new players to join him in Florham Park.
Unfortunately, Rodgers doesn't appear to be in any hurry to make a decision. This is the 39-year-old QB's first public appearance since he was spotted during his meeting with the Jets last week.
Perhaps throwing a football around in a charitable fashion as he did on Saturday will help reinvigorate Rodgers' passion to play. Perhaps it will spark that competitive edge that he may have lost touch with this offseason.
Or, more likely, it has nothing to do with his decision.
The Jets continue to await a response from Aaron Rodgers, and I continue to await a new topic to write about.