Aaron Rodgers Reveals Why Spending NFL Season Away From Fiancée Will Be a ‘Good Thing’

by Chris Haney

During a recent interview, Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers shared why spending the NFL season away from fiancée Shailene Woodley isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

While speaking with Haute Living recently, Rodgers opened up about his tumultuous offseason. Many outlets speculated about Rodgers returning to Green Bay or if he would force a trade. The possibility of retirement became a real option as well. But as the quarterback has said before, he woke up one day and decided to return for his 17th NFL season in Wisconsin.

In addition, last year’s MVP spoke about his famous fiancée, actress Shailene Woodley. The pair met last year and started dating but were shockingly able to keep their relationship secret for months. The couple have been inseparable since announcing their engagement earlier this year.

Rodgers and Woodley spent his offseason traveling around the world as they were spotted on vacation numerous times. They were photographed and filmed enjoying each other’s company in Canada,  Mexico, Hawaii, and even at Disney World. While speaking in the interview, Rodgers admitted that their work schedules will keep them apart now for months. Yet the Super Bowl champion thinks it can be a good thing for the couple.

“It’s a busy work time for her. So [my decision] probably came at a good time for both of us to be able to focus on our work,” Aaron Rodgers explained to Haute Living. “I think it’s going to be a good thing.”

“I mean, her work was shut down for an entire year, and she’s booked a number of projects. She enjoys working and her own routine, which I obviously enjoy, too,” he added.

Aaron Rodgers ‘Definitely’ Would Have Taken ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Role If Given the Job

Aaron Rodgers had quite the eventful offseason as he often made headlines. One of the biggest storylines not involving the Green Bay Packers was his Jeopardy! guest-hosting appearance in April. He made it well-known how big of a fan of the game show he is since he’s been a lifelong viewer. In fact, if Jeopardy! worked around his football schedule, Rodgers said he would’ve accepted the full-time hosting position if offered the job.

Last month, he spoke to NFL.com’s Adam Schein about his desire to take over iconic host Alex Trebek’s position. Trebek passed away in November 2020 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Following his death, the game show went on a months-long search before naming Jeopardy!‘s executive producer Mike Richards as host. Backlash over Richards’ past podcast comments forced him out of the role not long after. But even before Richards stepped down, Rodgers confirmed he would’ve taken the job.

“Yeah, I definitely would’ve,” Rodgers told Schein. “I mean, if they would have figured out a way to make it work with my schedule, yeah, for sure.”

“That was just so much fun,” Rodgers said of his guest-host appearance. “I spent a lot of time studying and getting ready for it. I definitely wanted it, was interested in finding a way to make it work with my schedule and their schedule and filming. But I had such a blast. I have zero regrets with how it all went. It was such a special environment. It was surreal to be on that stage.”