When the NFL announced the eight teams that would be playing in London next season, and Aaron Rodgers Packers weren’t one of them, he had a bright idea.
During an interview with NFL UK the day before the Super Bowl, Rodgers made it pretty clear that he’d like to see the Packers play in England sometime before he retires.
The Packers quarterback also pointed out that he’s not the only one who has been pushing for it — so has team president Mark Murphy.
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) February 7, 2019
“I know I’ve made my feelings known about wanting to go over there,” Rodgers said. “Our president has made it known.”
“We travel too well. Nobody wants to give up a home game with the Packers because they know it’s going to be a full house,” Rodgers said. “We’re not going to give up a home game, because we’re sold out for the next 30 years and nobody wants to give up a home game when we come to town.”
Rodgers is very aware of the Packers’ international popularity, and that’s partly because his girlfriend, Danica Patrick, actually just spent some time at a Packers bar in Paris.
“There’s so many great fans over there. There’s Packers bars in all these countries,” Rodgers said. “There’s one in Paris. Danica went to the one in Paris. It’s incredible. The reach of the NFL has become so great.”
Aaron Rodgers Commented on Danica Patrick's Sexy Post as She Cheered on the Pack from Paris https://t.co/Z5CeWdEln3
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) December 17, 2018
Rodgers also sent a signed ball to the Paris Packers bar.
Aaron Rodgers Sent a Signed Football to a Bar Danica Patrick Was At in Paris https://t.co/UGMNQaIPtq
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) January 8, 2019
Sounds like Rodgers wants a week vacation with Danica in London.
If the Packers do get scheduled for a London game, Rodgers would like to spend the entire week in England, as opposed to just a few days.
“The atmosphere is great, but I think the consensus is to be over there for the whole week,” Rodgers said. “The guys that went over Thursday and Friday said it’s tough for the time change, they’re a little tired, and plus, you don’t get to do anything. Our week is not that bad schedule-wise, other than Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so if you get over there on like, a Monday, you’ll be able to go around the city. Maybe there’s a Premier League game we could watch, just to be able to kind of enjoy the environment.”
Rodgers is at the point in his career where distractions are welcome.
The guy can’t eat sleep and breathe football these days.
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