Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reacts to Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from Olympics
While the Green Bay Packers seem to have come to a compromise with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the 2021 season, it didn’t stop the signal caller from speaking his truths on Wednesday. It was the first time Rodgers was at a press conference since all the offseason drama started and he covered an array of topics.
One of the things Rodgers brought up was his mental health and the Packers gunslinger drew reference to Simone Biles and her decision to step aside at the Tokyo Olympics, citing her mental health. Rodgers talked about his own mental health, via Yahoo, and backed up the choice made by Simone Biles.
“I think it’s important that we work on our mental state and as you’ve seen with Simone Biles, I think there needs to be more conversation around that,” Rodgers said. “We as athletes are often put on a pedestal that we’re not — that we’re beyond any mental hindrances or clutter. And the only time that mental health often gets talked about is when it’s under the conversation of depression. I didn’t have any depression, but I have a ton of respect for people who speak out in those situations.”
Biles’ decision to step aside in Tokyo shocked everyone. She continued to support and encourage and help her teammates as they moved along without her in their events. And now, she clearly has a supported in the Packers’ quarterback.
Many have spoken out about the decision by Simone Biles with most doing so by defending her choice, including the Packers’ star player.