Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reacts to Andrew Luck’s retirement
Andrew Luck’s decision to retire sent shockwaves throughout the NFL, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the latest player to weigh in.
During an appearance on Adam Schein’s radio show, Rodgers shared his thoughts freely about the situation and his dislike for the way things went down.
Rodgers started off by saying he was shocked just like everybody else.
“Well the surprise was obviously the first emotion. He’s a young player, he’s had a really, really good career.”
He then pivoted to the way things were handled by the team and fans.
“I think the second is, a little disgust maybe at the way it was handed. Him getting booed, the word leaking out the way that it did, I thought that was a little disgusting. Because here’s a guy who’s making a quality of life decision, and he’s given a lot to the game.”
Rodgers certainly didn’t hold back, and he joined the chorus of current and former NFL players sticking up for Luck.
“He’s put himself through a ton just to get back on the field,” Rodgers said. “I think he should be championed and appreciated and given the praise he’s due for making the decision that’s in the best interest of himself, and his wife, and his family for his own personal quality of life.”
Rodgers has dealt with serious injuries of his own, and he emphasized that he can relate to what Luck went through with the constant rehabbing.
Rodgers wrapped up his comments by complimenting Luck’s game and wishing him the best moving forward.
“I enjoyed competing against him, I think he’s a hell of a player, and I’m happy for whatever’s next with Andrew.”
The Packers will take on the Chiefs on Thursday in preseason action.